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Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC)

The Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) at North Central Michigan College opened in October 2011. Our mission is to assist students with obtaining their VA education benefits, be a liason between the student and the campus community when it is needed and to provide a network of fellow student veterans.

The SVRC will also assist you with applying to use your benifits through the VA, filling out your FASFA forms, registering for classes, determining which VA education benefit is right for you and working with the VA regarding payment issues.

We have also established a network with many VA representatives and other community organizations here in Northern Michigan in order to provide contacts to veterans who are experiencing difficulties with resolving non-education VA claims.

***Student Veterans are defined as: Former military veterans (all branches-regardless of combat or field deployment time), National Guard members, Reserve Component members, dependents, and spouses***



NCMC VA Certifying Official
Melissa Colby
Phone: 231-348-6627
Fax: 231-348-6627

The Student Veterans Association

Other Contacts

MI DELEG Veterans Employment Representative
Douglas Robinson, Gaylord, Grayling, Petoskey 231-439-5219 or 989-732-3886 Ext. 4234

Dennis Szatkowski Alpena, Onaway, Cheboygan 989-358-3145

Veteran Service Officers

Otsego County- Marlene Hopp 989-731-7575

Charlevoix County- John Hess 231-547-7220

Emmet County- Jim Alton 231-348-1780

Cheboygan County- Michael Wise 231-627-8833



The Student Veterans Resource Center Live (SVRCLive) puts you on the fastest path to veteran’s educational resources. We deliver comprehensive insight and information about the resources and benefits available, along with powerful tools to find and connect you with the proper resources needed to succeed in your goals. Our website features a database of information on many topics including:

  • Career Paths
  • Veteran Organizations
  • Military Skills Translators
  • Resume Building
  • Activating Your Benefits
  • Interviewing
  • Grants and Scholarships
  • Internships/Apprenticeships
  • Transitioning
  • Work Study Programs
  • Educational Programs
  • Employment
  • Benefit Calculators
  • Business Resources
  • Payment Information
  • Health and Wellness
  • Transcripts¬†¬†

SVRCLive is here to assist you in reaching your goals. We want you to get the most out of your college education. That is why your educational institution has provided you access to SVRCLive, to help facilitate your success by providing support, resources and information that are unique to student veterans. We encourage you to visit our site and contact us, as we value the contributions you bring in supporting this cause. Please let us know how we can better serve you.