Veteran & Military Student Services

LBCC 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:




9:00am – 4:00pm


9:00am – 4:00pm


9:00am – 2:00pm


9:00am – 4:00pm


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.

Contact our School Certifying Official at: 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:

Academic Advising for Veterans
Visit LBCC’s First Resort to meet with an advisor or navigator who specializes in the area that you are interested in pursuing. Our advisors and navigators are experts in the many degrees and certificates offered at LBCC. 
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:

Veterans Club

The Veterans Club focuses on providing community and support to help our veterans adjust to college life. The club is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America and we try to send active members to the National Convention (NatCon) annually.

To join the Veterans Club, please submit an application (select Veterans Club from drop-down menu).

Contact: 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 submit it to Rob Camp.

For more information about the VA Work Study opportunities at LBCC, contact Rob Camp ( or Keryn Neary ( 



Veterans Office

Takena Hall T-117
Phone: 541-917-4858

Veteran Benefits Specialist
School Certifying Official

Keryn Neary
Phone: 541-917-4861