MSU recently opened the Student Veterans Resource Center, located in Room 8 of the Student Services Building, to provide outreach and transition services to veterans during their transition from military to college life.

As part of the Veteran Education Initiative, MSU opened the Student Veterans Resource Center, located in Room 8 of the Student Services Building, to provide outreach and transition services to veterans during their transition from military to college life. 

Sarah Mellon was recently hired to serve as the student resource representative at MSU.  In this role, she assists service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents with information and resources necessary to meet their academic, career, and personal goals.  The services offered by the center include information about campus, local, state, and federal programs regarding academic, financial, health and wellness, and recreational resources and benefits. 

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 possesses a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Siena Heights University; a Master of Education from the University of Toledo; and a Master of Arts in rehabilitation counseling from MSU.

“The center features a comfortable lounge area, computers and a quiet study space,” Mellon said.  “The center also offers meeting space to host the Veterans Resource Team, Student Veterans of America – MSU Chapter; all Student Veterans Resource Center partners and other veterans’ 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 of regular business hours.  An appointment is not necessary during regular business hours, but is highly encouraged.  To schedule an appointment or meeting, students, faculty and staff may call (517) 884-5973 or email mellonsa@vps.msu.edu.