UMSL Green Zone Training

Green Zone Training is a program for UMSL faculty and staff members designed to help develop a supportive campus community for veterans, current servicemembers, and their families. UMSL faculty and staff will gain tools to enhance the overall college experience for military-connected students so they may better guide and assist these students toward degree completion and onto a successful future. This is achieved by providing an encouraging, structured environment and gaining greater knowledge about campus and community resources focused on veteran student success.

Learning Objectives include: 

  1. Learn the basics of military structure, culture, and jargon
  2. Gain insights into the military to college transition issues faced by veterans
  3. Understand the key GI Bill educational program concepts and procedures
  4. Become familiar with the services available to military-connected students at UMSL
  5. Recognize ways to make your services, programs, and interactions more military-friendly

Sample Schedule

10:00 - 11:15 AM

Military Overview and culture activity
Transition challenges
Strategies to connect with student veterans

11:20 AM - Noon

Campus Services for Veterans
GI Bill Overview

Noon - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Student Veteran Panel

1:20 - 2:00 PM

Small group vignettes
Wrap-up 
Tour of Veterans Center

After training has been completed, faculty and staff will recieve a Green Zone medal sticker (pictured on the right) for their office and gain access to a Blackboard group for additional resources. 

How to Register

Green Zone Training is offered once per semester (3x/year) and registration is required.  Here are details for the next training: 

Friday, September 29th
10am - 2pm 
Bellerive Hall Chapel (South Campus)

Register Here

Green Zone Attendees To-Date

Last Name First Name Title Office 
1 Abeln Tim Assistant teaching Professor Language and Cultural Studies
2 Adams Secily Asst Director - Fitness & Wellness Campus Recreation
3 Apt Janessa Sr. Retail Sales Associate, General Merchandise TritonStore
4 Artis Maxwell Academic Advisor COE-OASIS Advising
5 Bachman William Gary Associate Professor Emeritus and Lt. Col US Army Retired Optometry
6 Baker Sylvia Academic Advisor College of Arts and Sciences
7 Balogh Maria Associate Teaching Professor/Spanish Language & Cultural Studies
8 Barnum Peggy Executive Assistant CAS Dean's Office
9 Bateman Sue Academic Advisor Off-Campus Sites
10 Bibee Mandy Academic Advisor Pierre Laclede Honors College
11 Black Andrew Teaching Professor Philosophy
12 Blank Anne-Sophie Teaching Professor - French Language and Cultural Studies
13 Boehlow Rachel Assistant Director Career Services
14 Burris Deborah Director & Chief Diversity Officer Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
15 Cadenbach Andrea Assistant Professor Supply Chain & Analytics
16 Carrell Janice Senior Academic Advisor Graduate Business
17 Chen Yuan Student Service Coordinator Graduate Business
18 Chism Sean Retention Coordinator College of Arts & Sciences
19 Christiansen Shilo Intern Veterans Center
20 Cramer Tara Program Coordinator Disability Access Services
21 Curry Mark Sr. enrollment advisor admissions
22 Curtis Lori Associate Teaching Professor/BSW Advising Coordinator School of Social Work
23 Daugherty Nate Study Abroad Coordinator International Studies & Programs
24 Davidson Emily Assistant Director of Marketing and Membership Campus Recreation
25 Diamond Elizabeth 1) Office Staff, 2) Grad Student 1) Advanced Credit Program, 2) College of Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
26 Duffey Suellynn Assoc. Prof & WPA English
27 Eboni Sterling Academic Advisor OASIS
28 Eckelkamp  Beth Associate Dean  CAS Dean's Office 
29 Falcon Kathleen Administrative Assistant Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
30 Farrell Monica Manager of Business Advising College of Business
31 Ferrari Francesca Associate Director Graduate Business
32 Fisher Jennifer Assistant Teaching Professor Art & Art History
33 Flores Deb Assoc. Director of Development Advancement
34 Furlow Teir Sr Academic Advisor Off Campus Sites
35 Georges Tony Financial Aid Director Financial Aid
36 Grady Frank Professor English
37 Guetterman Linda Senior Academic Advisor Arts & Sciences
38 Heisel Alan Professor Communication & Media
39 holder Tyson Student Service Coor II Multicultural Student Services
40 Holt Laura Psychologist/Outreach Coordinator Counseling Services
41 Jones Rosie Teaching Assistant Gender Studies
42 Kell Yvette Director of Campus Recreation Campus Recreation
43 Kimberlin  Robin Social Worker Sr. Student Social Services
44 Klekamp Sarah Academic Advisor CAS Advising
45 Klinger David Professor CCJ
46 Koertel Mike Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
47 Kosnik Lea Associate Professor Economics
48 Lacy Sarah Assistant Professor Anthropology and Archaeology
49 Lanier-Shipp Elizabeth Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations University Advancement
50 Lidgus Jonathan Director Residential Life
51 Lockaby Matthew International Exchange Coordinator International Studies and Programs (Study Abroad)
52 Maher Timothy Teaching Professor Criminology and Criminal Justice
53 Manion Anita Assoc Teaching Professor Political Science
54 McGraw David Retention Specialist Student Retention Services
55 Miller Liz Graduate Teaching Assistant English
56 Mirchandani Dinesh Professor and Department Chair Information Systems
57 Moehrle Steve Professor and Chair College of Business - Accounting
58 Moody Susan Senior Student Services Coordinator  COBA
59 Munkel Karen Therapist Counseling Services
60 Nanney John Assistant Clinical Professor Psychological Sciences
61 Negrón Luimil Graduate Assistant College of Art & Sciences 
62 Nigro Kathleen Director of Gender Studies (July 01) Sociology, Gerontology, Gender
63 Peterman Shahla Teaching Professor math and CS
64 Pickering Lindsay Transfer Specialist Transfer Services
65 Prather Kimberly Academic Advisor OASIS
66 Robertson Katy Associate Director, Leadership Giving Advancement
67 Rohloff Waldemar Associate Teaching Professor Philosophy
68 Schara Cody Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
69 Schulte Michael Assoc Teaching Professor Math/Computer Science
70 Seipel Tiffany Office Support Staff III Languages
71 Staley Lynn Assoc. Teaching Professor English/Gender Studies
72 Sterling Eboni Academic Advisor  College of Education Advising
73 Sterling Antionette Student Retention Specialist Student Retention Services
74 Stratmann-Sebol Mindy Counselor/Victim Advocate Counselor Services
75 Sullivan Christopher Clinical director Counseling Services
76 Swederske Jessica Deputy Title IX Coordinator HR
77 Taussig Lela Advisor Teach For America OASIS
78 Vanatta Christina Sr. Academic Advisor Nursing
79 Vasconcelles Erin Psychologist/Training Coordinator Counseling Services
80 Wamser-Nanney Rachel Assistant Professor Psychology
81 Warren Jackie Res. Ed. Coordinator ResLife
82 Whitney Calliotte Financial Aid Coordinator Student Financial Aid
83 Williams Sha-Lai Assistant Professor Social Work
84 Woodhouse Shawn Director COE Advising 
85 Yasbin Ron Dean College of Arts & Sciences
86 Zarucchi Jeanne Professor Art & Art History/Language & Cultural Studies