Veteran & Military Student Services

Linn-Benton Community College welcomes and supports Veterans; In-Service students who are currently serving in the National Guard or Reserves of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Space Force; and Military Connected students including spouses and dependents.


Resources for Veterans at LBCC

Veterans Office

Located in Takena Hall as part of the Financial Aid & Veterans Office, under the guidance of the Veteran Benefits Specialist, this office assists Veterans, In-Service Military Students, and Military Connected Students with navigating education benefits through the VA, Department of Defense, and State of Oregon.

Veterans Benefits Specialist

  • Keryn Neary

The VA School Certifying Official reports enrollment information, academic progress, and graduation to the VA.

School Certifying Officials

  • Keryn Neary
  • Karen Ash
  • Megan Pickens-Lloyd

Veterans Office Counter is open:

Days

Hours

Monday

9:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday

9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday

9:00am – 2:00pm

Thursday

9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday*

9:00am – 3:00pm

* Please note: LBCC’s campus and all offices are closed on Fridays in July & August.

Zoom meetings and meetings outside of office hours are available by appointment.

Currently located in IA 232

Contact our School Certifying Official at: vetsoffice@linnbenton.edu with any questions.

Accessibility Resources

Located in Red Cedar Hall, Accessibility Resources coordinates disability accommodations for disabled student veterans. Accommodations can include preferred seating, specialized equipment, notetakers, extra time on tests, and more. Each accommodation is tailored to the individual's needs. Carol Raymundo, Accessibility Resources' manager, is trained in understanding unique situations facing veterans including PTSD, TBI, and other impacts. Contact: accessibility@linnbenton.edu.

Academic Advising for Veterans

More information is coming soon.

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

The VRC is a dedicated space exclusively for Veterans, In-Service Military Students, and Military Connected Students located on the Albany campus. The VRC is a friendly space for studying, meeting other Veterans, and receiving information specifically for Veterans. You will find a comfortable space with couches, coffee, computers (free printing!), a refrigerator, and lockers. The electronic passcode to enter the space can be obtained from our Veteran Certifying Officer: vetsoffice@linnbenton.edu.

Please be aware: This summer the VRC is moving to a new location. More information will be available after the move.

Veterans Club

The Veterans Club focuses on providing community and support to help our veterans adjust to college life. Contact: vetsoffice@linnbenton.edu for more information.

Veteran Scholarship

Vietnam Veterans of America, Mid-Valley Chapter 585 created a scholarship fund through the LBCC Foundation that is focused on helping student veterans and family members of veterans. Established in 2000, the Linn County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship Endowment has provided more than $17,000 in scholarships to LBCC student vets and their family members. Applications are due in the spring. 

VA Work Study

LBCC has some positions available for students using VA Education Benefits to work on campus in the Veterans Office and VRC. 

You may be eligible to take part in the work study program if you meet all of these requirements: 

  • You’re enrolled at least ¾-time at LBCC and/or OSU 
  • You can finish the work-study contract while you still qualify for education benefits
  • You’re using an approved VA education benefits program to pay for your education or training

VA Work Study pays Oregon minimum wage: $14.20 per hour (as of July 1, 2023) for up to 25 hours per week. 

To apply for VA Work Study please complete VA Form 22-8691 and mail it to:

Muskogee VA Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

For more information about the VA Work Study opportunities at LBCC, contact Rob Camp (campr@linnbenton.edu) or Keryn Neary (vetsoffice@linnbenton.edu). 

 


Contacts

Veterans Office

Takena Hall T-117
Phone: 541-917-4858
Email: vetsoffice@linnbenton.edu

Veteran Benefits Specialist
School Certifying Official

Keryn Neary
Phone: 541-917-4861
Email: vetsoffice@linnbenton.edu