MSUToday
Published: Feb. 2, 2015

Veterans Resource Center welcomes new representative

Contact(s): Stepheni Schlinker Office of Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education office: (517) 884-8011 schlink2@msu.edu, Sarah Mellon Veteran's Resource Center office: (517) 884-5973 mellonsa@vps.msu.edu

Sarah Mellon recently joined Michigan State University to serve as the veteran resource representative for the university’s Veterans Resource Center, located in Room 8 of the Student Services Building.

Mellon comes to MSU through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s Veteran Education Initiative, a partnership program with higher education institutions to help veterans succeed by providing outreach and services during their transition from military to college life.

In her new role, Mellon will assist service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents with information and resources necessary to meet their academic, professional and personal goals, especially by providing them with networking opportunities with local, state and federal agencies/activities. In addition, she’ll refer veterans to health services through VA medical centers. Mellon will also coordinate service provision with campus admissions, as well as activities with the Student Veterans of America.

Prior to joining MSU, Mellon served as the veterans’ admissions coordinator and the Student Veterans Resource Center coordinator at the University of Michigan – Flint.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Siena Heights University; a master’s degree in education from the University of Toledo; and is pursuing a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from MSU.

“The center features a comfortable lounge area, computers and a quiet study space,” Mellon said. “It also offers meeting space to host the Veterans Resource Team, Student Veterans of America – MSU Chapter; all Student Veterans Resource Center partners and other veteran organizations.”

The Student Veterans Resource Center is open and staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment outside regular business hours.  An appointment is not necessary during regular business hours, but is highly encouraged. 

To schedule an appointment, students, faculty and staff may call (517) 884-5973 or email mellonsa@vps.msu.edu.

Sarah Mellon, veteran resource representative for MSU's Veterans Resource Center. Photo courtesy of University of Michigan-Flint.

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