Home » 2016


Please be sure to complete the online evaluation of the 2016 Conference if you haven’t already!

Documents from the 4th annual CMVE Conference (September 27-28, 2016) are available below:

Click here to view the detailed conference agenda.

Keynote address:
Where’s Willie Gillis Jr. on my campus? Data Collection and Collaboration to Locate and Serve Student Veterans On Campus  – Dr. Chris Cate, Student Veterans of America

Concurrent Sessions Group I
Through the Looking Glass: An In-Depth Look and Discussion on Data Collection, Collaboration, and Tracking. – Dr. Chris Cate, SVA

Veterans Compliance Reporting Re-Engineering Project Update – Doug Falk, National Student Clearinghouse

Get Out and Get Active: Activity-Based Veteran Groups – Featuring Team Red, White, and Blue; Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors; and Dr. Will Emerson, UM-D

Finding Purpose: Exploring the Purpose of the Modern SVO – Patrick Forystek, Walsh College

Concurrent Sessions Group II
Improving Veteran Services: How to Assess Current Services and Proactively Implement Changes – Kara Fields, Macomb Community College, Ryan Sieja, Wayne State University

Connection to Military Culture Makes Collaborating for a Veteran-Friendly Community Stronger – Elizabeth Snell, Jackson College

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA): VA Education Benefits – Brent Haddow, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Connecting the Student Veteran to Michigan’s Veteran-Friendly Employers – David Dunckel, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Concurrent Sessions Group III
Veterans and the Michigan Workforce: Information and Tools from the MI Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives – Dr. Scott Powell, BLMI

Breaking Down Barriers to Student Veteran Success – John Collins, Beverly Jones, University of Michigan – Flint

Creating a model for Veteran Success through Collaborations – Featuring Ferris State University

Transition Support: The Whole Student Concept – Billy Clayton, Western Michigan University