Veterans Center Staff

(Click on names to read staff biographies)

Rebecca McMenamin

Rebecca McMenamin, M.Ed.
Manager of Veteran & Military Services/ VA Certifying Official
Office: 314-516-5705
mcmenaminr@umsl.edu
Campus Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0900-1700

Jason Blakemore

Jason Blakemore, M.A., CRC
Vet Success on Campus Counselor
Office: 314-246-8079
jason.blakemore@va.gov
Campus Office Hours: First Thursday of the month
0900-1500

Tom Knoten

Thomas P. Knoten, JD
Advisor-on-Duty
Office: 314-516-5705
knotent@umsl.edu
Campus Office Hours: TBD

Student Veteran Staff

Tony Bertolini                                                                    

Tony Bertolini
Born and raised in St. Louis, Tony attended Bishop DuBourg High School.  In 2009, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served 5 years as a Civil Engineer HVAC/R Technician.  Now, as a sophomore at UMSL, Tony uses Post-9/11, Chapter 33 education benefits to pursue a Civil Engineering degree in the UMSL-WUSTL Joint Engineering Program.

Quinisha Jackson Wright

Quinisha Jackson-Wright
Quinisha was raised in St. Louis, and enlisted in the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate in 2011. She is currently a Senior at UMSL with a major in Communications, and expects to graduate in Spring 2018.

Richard Eder

Rick Eder
Born and raised in St. Charles Rick attended Francis Howell North High. In 2004 Rick enlisted with the United States Marine Corps on both active duty and reserve. Rick’s first duty station was with 1st Marine Division, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion Camp Pendleton, California. In 2011, Rick would reenlist this time with the reserves. Serving as a Radio Communications Chief at 3rd Battalion 24th Marines located in St. Louis, MO. Now, as a junior at UMSL, Rick uses Post-9/11, Chapter 33 education benefits to pursue a History degree.

Miron Clay-Gilmore Miron Clay-Gilmore