About the Veteran Student Center

The mission of the Veteran Student Center (VSC) is to empower, encourage, and engage military-veterans and their families as they become a part of the university and surrounding community. We strive to ensure that our veterans, military, and dependents have the accommodations and assistance needed to be successful students at Missouri State University.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Advocating for veterans, military, and dependents
  • Providing focused outreach and regular programming
  • Supporting our students during all phases of the enrollment through graduation process
  • Maintaining a trained staff and supportive office environment
  • Assisting students with military and VA educational program information and certifications
  • Working with our local, state, and federal partners to continue to improve support services, and maintain compliance
  • Providing services and support to faculty, staff, and all personnel serving the military and veteran population at MSU

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Raeleen R. Ziegler

Ms. Raeleen Ziegler, M. Ed.

 Director, Veteran Student Center

  • Oversees the overall operation and management of the Veteran Student Center, and the Veterans Lounge.
  • Collaborates with other university departments to improving the way all military, veterans, and their families are supported within the MSU community.

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Ms. Tamara Compton

School Certifying Specialist

  • Processes all benefit programs as they relate to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Helps coordinate all aspects of the certification process, and work with students to ensure timely benefit processing.

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Deidre Ashley

Office Support Assistant
(U.S. Marine Veteran)

  • An alumni of Missouri State University, she can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • She also helps to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

Bailee Finn

Bailee Finn

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Navy Dependent)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

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Stan Robinson

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Army Veteran)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

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Joe Benedetti

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Air Force Veteran)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

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Amanda Chavez

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Army Veteran)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

Mike Parmley

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Army Veteran)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

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Jared Blau

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Army Veteran)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.

Johanna Pruett

V.E.T. Student Liaison
(U.S. Army Veteran)

  • As a current student here at Missouri State University the Veteran Education Transition (V.E.T.) Student Liaison, can assist students as they navigate the MSU campus, apply for benefits, and find different ways to engage the campus and local community.
  • They also help to monitor the front desk in the Veteran Student Lounge and main office.