About the VRC

​​The VRC serves CMU students who are:

  • Veterans
  • Active Military (including National Guard and Reserve)
  • Spouses and/or dependents of Active Military and Veterans

VRC staff will help each student:

  • Get the most out of his or her CMU experience;
  • Receive assistance with educational benefits, including those applicable to spouses and/or dependents;
  • Build academic and social networks; and
  • Make the transition from active duty to student​

Veterans' Resource Center Contacts


Director (Vacant)


Tara Emmendorfer, Coordinator, School Certifying Official​
U.S. Air Force
(989) 774-1231

Tammy Hullender, Manager – Kognito: Veterans on Campus
​U.S. Army
(989) 774-7991​

Brandi Hajek, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) – Service Officer
U.S. Air Force
(313) 744-5820

Nicholas Mellon, President - Student Veterans of America (SVA)​
U.S. Army
(989) 774-7991

Nicholas Badgero, Manager - Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE)
U.S. Marines
(989) 774-7991

Xavier Truss, USDVA Work Study
U.S. Navy
​(989) 774-7991

Jessie Barber, School Certifying Official
(989) 774-7991