Meet the Veterans Team

Nichole Grunwald, Military & Veterans Student Services Assistant



 Mr. Terry Jackson, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor


What We Do

The MVCRC houses both the UAA Military &Veteran Student Services Assistant and the Department of Veterans Affairs' VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC). This partnership supports our military, veterans and family members through one-on-one coaching sessions, large scale briefings and workshops. We also strive to elevate the overall institutional understanding of the military and veteran student experience through in depth training opportunities for faculty, staff and students.
Seawolf Bootcamp

Why choose UAA?

The Military & Veteran Community Resource Center helps ease the transition from the military into college by providing service members, veterans and their families with the tools needed to succeed. 

Here is just a few of the things we offer:

Coaching and Advising

Veteran Living Community

Art Therapy

Free Yoga

Honor Cords


Operation Self Expression

Join us for a free and confidential supportive expressive arts group to promote healing and camaraderie in a safe environment. To sign up and receive more information, please contact Sierra Mills or Jessica Mason at (907) 786-6158 or Nichole Grunwald at (907) 786-1183.

Fridays, 1300-1500 in the Leadership Lab, Student Union

Free Yoga for Veteran Students, Staff & Faculty

Free yoga for UAA students, staff and faculty who are active military or veterans. All skill levels welcome. Bring a towel, yoga mat and water. This class is only open to military and veteran students, faculty and staff who have paid the sports facility fee. Students taking six or more credits are automatically assessed the fee at registration. Students taking fewer than six credits and all faculty and staff may pay the $55 fee at the Issue Cage in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

Tuesdays, 1030 to 1130 in the Dance Studio, Wells Fargo Sports Complex 

For questions, email the Military and Veteran Student Resource Center at


Recent UAA Graduate Self Publishes Book to Motivate Student Veterans

Kenneth is a Human Services Graduate (2013) who is now working for Hope Community Resources while working on a Master Degree through UAA.  He was inspired by his professors to not only to excel in his field and be of service to clients in the Anchorage community who experience Developmental Disabilities but to share his story of educational success.  To that end Kenneth chose to write a book, in his spare time, about on how to successfully progress through college as a Veteran with a Family.  He self-published his book entitled:   "A Veteran's Road to College Success" on

Provides a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.

  • Support from the DCoE Outreach Center

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) has an Outreach Center to provide information and resources to service members, veterans, family members, health care providers, caregivers, employers and others in the community with questions about psychological health issues and traumatic brain injury. If you have questions about which tools for supporting your reintegration or education are right for you, a trained health resource consultant is ready to talk, listen and provide free, confidential guidance 24/7.