UMSL Green Zone Training

The UMSL Green Zone is a training program for faculty and staff members designed to develop a campus community of support 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


12:30 - 1:15 PM

Student Veteran Panel

1:20 - 2:00 PM

Small group vignettes
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, February 17th, 2017
10am - 2pm 
Express Scripts Hall 104

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 Artis Artis Academic Advisor COE-OASIS Advising
4 Baker Sylvia Academic Advisor College of Arts and Sciences
5 Barnum Peggy Executive Assistant College of Arts & Sciences
6 Bateman Sue Academic Advisor Off-Campus Sites
7 Boehlow Rachel Assistant Director Career Services
8 Brauweiler Kelly Graduate Assistant College of Arts & Sciences
9 Burris Deborah Director & Chief Diversity Officer Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
10 Byrne Emily Support Staff III Arts and Sciences
11 Calliotte Whitney Financial Aid Coordinator Student Financial Aid
12 Chism Sean Retention Coordinator College of Arts & Sciences
13 Cramer Tara Program Coordinator Disability Access Services
14 Curry Mark sr. enrollment advisor Admissions
15 Curtis Lori Associate Professor/BSW Advising Coordinator School of Social Work
16 Daugherty Nate Study Abroad Coordinator International Studies & Programs
17 Derda Grace Coordinator, Student Serv College of Arts & Sciences
18 Diamond Elizabeth Office Staff Advanced Credit Program
19 Eckelkamp  Beth Associate Dean  College of Arts & Sciences
20 Falcon Kathleen Administrative Assistant Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity
21 Ferrari Francesca Associate Director Graduate Business
22 Furlow Teir Sr Academic Advisor Off Campus Sites
23 Georges Tony Financial Aid Director Financial Aid
24 Heisel Alan Professor Communication & Media
25 Holt Laura Psychologist/Outreach Coordinator Counseling Services
26 Kimberlin  Robin Social Worker Sr. Student Social Services
27 Koertel Mike Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
28 Kosnik Lea Associate Professor Economics
29 Krull Ryan Lecturer  College of Arts & Sciences
30 Manion Anita Assoc Teavhing Prof Political Science
31 McGraw David graduate student mentor College of Arts & Sciences
32 Munkel Karen Therapist Counseling Services
33 Nanney John Assistant Clinical Professor Psychological Sciences
34 Negrón Luimil Graduate Assistant College of Arts & Sciences
35 Nigro Kathleen Director of Gender Studies (July 01) Sociology, Gerontology, Gender
36 Perez John Sr. Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
37 Pickering Lindsay Transfer Specialist Transfer Services
38 Prather Kimberly Academic Advisor OASIS
39 Salamon Jessica Office Support Staff III College of Arts & Sciences
40 Schara Cody Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
41 Southerland Joe Academic Advisor College of Arts & Sciences
42 Sterling Eboni Academic Advisor OASIS
43 Stratmann-Sebol Mindy Counselor/Victim Advocate Counselor Services
44 Taussig Lela Advsior TeachForAmerica OASIS
45 Vasconcelles Erin Psychologist/Training Coordinator Counseling Services
46 Warren Jackie Res. Ed. Coordinator ResLife
47 Yasbin Ron Dean College of Arts & Sciences