Veteran Student Services assists student veterans in their transition to college and supports them in achieving their educational goals. Through collaborations with the university and external partners, we provide support, resources and programs that are relevant to veterans at DePaul. The office also works to promote an environment that is inclusive of the veteran experience, in which student veterans can thrive as engaged members of the DePaul community.
Meet the Veteran Liaisons
Veteran Liaisons are DePaul students with prior military experience that can help you connect with benefits and resources as well as provide support in transitioning to academic life.
Our Veterans Liaisons
Ryan Nash served five years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Grand Haven, MI, and Houma, LA, and continues to serve at Marine Safety Unit Chicago in the USCG Reserves. In Louisiana, Ryan was a liaison that relayed information between civilian contractors and military officers. He is currently a junior at DePaul University where he is pursuing a degree in environmental science. Ryan hopes to provide awareness to DePaul veteran students in the form of campus resources, information on benefits and the overall transition process.
Daniel Eggensammer served four years in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman with 2nd Battalion 5th Marines. In 2011, he was deployed to Japan when his unit was tasked to provide humanitarian relief after a devastating earthquake. In 2012, Daniel spent seven months in Helmand Province, Afghanistan conducting combat operations. Daniel is currently pursuing a MBA with a concentration in Change Management and Leadership. He recently graduated from DePaul with his bachelors degree in Business Administration. Daniel is excited about upcoming events connecting veterans to one another and getting more involved in the community.
Christopher Dillon served 6 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on Marine Corps Base Hawaii where he worked as an aviation structural mechanic. While stationed in Hawaii, he was assigned as quality assurance inspector for the P-3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft. During his enlistment, he deployed three times to Okinawa,Japan, Sicily, and Djibouti, Africa. Christopher also attended Hawaii Pacific University for a short while. He is now attending DePaul and a senior pursuing a bachelors degree in Finance. He hopes to help fellow student veterans transition back to life as a student, while providing information of all the resources that DePaul has to offer.
Bridget Keane served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps, first as a public affairs specilist at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, then as a Marine Security Guard. During her tour as a Marine Security Gaurd, Bridget served at embassies in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nassau, Bahamas. She is currently a senior at DePaul University pursuing her bachelors in public relations and communications. She looks forward to assisting student veterans and providing them with the resources to help during their transition from active duty.
Daniel Waller served 8 years on active duty in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Riley, Kansas and Schweinfurt, Germany and completed a deploymnet in Iraq in 2011-2012 with the First Infantry Division. He is a transfer student and senior at DePaul pursuing a degree in Digital Cinema with a focus on Directing. He is well versed in many different issues facing veterans returning from active duty service and is ready to help in any way that he can.
Eric served 8 years active in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Carson, Colorado, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed to Iraq from 2007 to 2009 with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, and Afghanistan twice; once with the 4th Infantry Division in 2010 and again in 2012 with the 101st Airborne Division. Eric is a senior in the College of Computing and Digital Media’s undergraduate Cyber Security program. He is familiar with several resources within the University as well as within the veteran community and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Eric is eager and ready to assist veterans and those utilizing Veterans Affairs education benefits with any issues that they may have during their time at DePaul.
Heather Duke served six years on active duty in the United States Navy. She was first stationed in Sasebo,Japan as a hovercraft deck mechanic for Assault Craft Unit-5 Western Pacific Detachment as one of the first women in a previously male only unit. During her three years she deployed every year with ships like the USS Tortuga and the USS Essex. On her first deployment she was able to spend two weeks in Australia, one of her favorite countries.
After three years overseas, she came back to the United States to be stationed on the USS Gravely DDG107. As a plank owner she was promoted to Gas Turbine Mechanical Second Class Petty Officer. Now as a senior at DePaul, studying Computer Science with a concentration in Software engineering she hopes to one day use her mechanical and chemical knowledge combined with her love of programming. She looks forward to assisting veterans with the tools and information they need to succeed here at DePaul and find a fulfilling career after graduation. Snipe for Life!
DePaul University has many departments that support our veteran
students. Our office and these departments work together to help veterans transition
into university life with the end goal of successful completion of a degree. Below is a list of departments that veterans can use during their
time at DePaul.
More information is available on the Adult, Veteran and Commuter Student Services web page.
DePaul is fortunate to have Veteran Student Services offices in the Loop and Lincoln Park. These offices are available for veteran students and
students using veterans benefits to come and visit with other veteran
students. It is also an office that can help answer any questions that DePaul
veteran students might have. Visit us at:
||Lincoln Park Campus
|1. E Jackson Blvd, DePaul Center, Suite 11007
||2250 N. Sheffield Ave, Student Center,Room 360
Some community building opportunities are listed below:
Veterans Quarterly Connect
Student veterans are welcomed back to campus every quarter with food and camaraderie. The event takes place during the 2nd week of every quarter in both Lincoln Park and the Loop.
Veterans Day at DePaul is a time to celebrate the contributions that veterans make in the classroom and throughout campus. This day of celebration is observed every November, in collaboration with a variety of university departments.
DePaul prepares for Memorial Day weekend with a commemoration service for fallen service members that spreads awareness across campus about the significance of the holiday and asks all to pledge support for troops in service.
Transition to Careers
Sponsored by Bank of America, this program is a partnership between six DePaul departments that have come together to deliver skills-based resources and ongoing support to ensure that currently enrolled student veterans are not only prepared to transition into employment, but also to make decisions that impact long-term financial stability.
Through a series of workshops, ongoing individual services and career networking opportunities, our goal is to ensure that DePaul student veterans are successfully transitioning to their civilian careers after graduation.
DePaul student veterans that participate in the program will:
- Learn skills for conducting an effective job search
- Receive hands-on resume and cover letter writing support
- Gain access to alumni and corporate representatives for an expanded network
- Get personal financial and long-term financial planning support
- Have access to assistance with legal issues and other barriers to employment
- Learn how to access ongoing support from DePaul resources
Employers interested in sponsoring a meeting of the Student Veterans Union should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.Emplouers jlijlkjl
The following DePaul offices have partnered to develop workshops for veterans as well as provide ongoing support related to the careers and financial futures of student veterans. Visit each website to view their resource offerings, and to learn how to contact them for support.