Veteran Services & Contacts

 Veteran Administrative Support: 

  • Certifying Official

    Deanna Cruz, Financial Aid Administration
    Thomas Hall 3.65A

    The Certifying Official meets with new and returning veteran and dependent students on a regular basis to make sure their benefits (GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon, etc.) are activated within a timely fashion with the New York State Veterans Affairs office. In addition, she can discuss verification process and loan options.

  • Admission

    Troy Cogburn, Director of Transfer Admissions
    O’Malley, 6th Floor

    Provides support for any veteran who is transferring credit from other institution(s).  He will also help with basic information on the steps of the admissions process.

    Admissions Website

  • Student Accounts and Bursar Services

    Christina Cardinale, Assistant Director of Student Accounts and Bursar Services
    Miguel Hall 100

    Students who enroll at Manhattan College will work with Student Accounts and Bursar Services (SABS) to discuss financing options and set up payment plans. 

    Student Accounts & Bursar Website
  • Financial Aid

    The contact person will be: 

    Addie Newman, Associate Director of Financial Aid Administration
    Thomas Hall 3.64

    Explore Servicemember Benefits to See if You May Qualify:

    • Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Interest rate cap of no more than 6%
    • 0% interest while receiving hostile pay
    • HEROES Act Waiver that streamlines documentation requirements for certain program benefits
    • Income-Driven Repayment plans that base your monthly payment amount on your income and family size with payments as low as $0
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness after a certain number of loan payments
    • Postpone or defer payments during certain periods of, and immediately following, active duty*
    • All of a portion of loan forgiveness if you are disabled due to a service injury 
    • Loan repayment through special Department of Defense repayment program
    *Interest may accrue during periods of deferment or postponement. 
    Eligibility criteria for benefits vary by program and may include such factors as the type of military service, whether your loans were taken out prior to the date you began active duty status, and your income and family size. 
    For more information about scholarships and other benefits for veterans, visit:

    Veteran Admissions

Veteran Academic Support Services: 

  • Academic Advisement

    Manhattan College offers more personal, one-on-one contact and support than most other colleges, including the service of an academic advisor, as well as faculty advisors.

    School of Business

    Rhonda Shuler
    De La Salle Hall 201 | 718-862-7439 |

    School of Continuing & Professional Studies

    Rosemary Osso
    RLC 2FL | 718-862-7870 | 

    School of Education & Health

    Loretta Wilkins
    Miguel Hall 205 | 718-862-7291 |

    School of Engineering

    Richard Schneider
    Leo Hall 201 | 718-862-7282 |

    School of Liberal Arts

    Dianna Cruz
    Miguel Hall 210 | 718-862-7956 |

    Angie Thrapsimis
    Miguel Hall 210 | 718-862-7955 |

    School of Science

    Darcy Lis-Beglane
    Hayden Hall 506 | 718-862-7721 |

  • Academic Support & Tutoring

    Sarah Glessner, Learning Specialist, Center for Academic Success
    Thomas Hall, 3rd Floor

    The Center for Academic Success provides programs and initiatives to help the learning experience of all students. This includes peer tutoring, individual tutoring, study groups and online tutoring.  Your academic coach will help you focus on long-term and short-term goals, time-management, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

    Center for Academic Success Website

  • Center for Career Development

    Teneka Hardy, Assistant Director for On Campus Recruiting
    Thomas Hall, 3rd Floor

    The Center for Career Development offers numerous programs and resources to assist you with transitioning your academic experience into professional success. Each of Manhattan College's undergraduate schools has a dedicated career advisor who can provide guidance regarding choosing a major, career paths and job opportunities.

    Career Development Website

  • Center for Graduate School and Fellowship Advisement

    Elly Mons
    Thomas Hall, 3rd Floor

    This center offers individualized advising, centralized resources and information, and programming for students interested in graduate school, research, and fellowship opportunities.

    CGSFA Website

  • Counseling Center

    Jennifer McArdle, Director 
    Miguel Hall 501

    The Counseling Center services are provided at no charge to help students reach their educational goals and work through any personal issues that are causing anxiety or distress. Regular office hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., but evening appointments are also available by request.   There are various types of assistance available, including short-term individual counseling, student groups that meet weekly, private consultation, crisis intervention, referrals to local mental health resources, substance abuse screening and referrals, and educational programs.

    Counseling Center Website
  • Library Liaison

    Bernadette Lopez-Fitzsimmons, Librarian
    O’Malley Library 306

    Your library liaison will provide library information and research classes, personalized instruction, and workshops to help you maximize your college success.

    Library Website

  • Specialized Resource Center

    Anne Vaccaro, Director
    Thomas Hall, 3rd Floor

    The Specialized Resource Center (SRC) serves all students with special needs including individuals with a temporary disability, such as those resulting from injury or surgery. The SRC is a resource for students, faculty and the college at large. Use of services is voluntary, strictly confidential and free of charge. The SRC strives to ensure educational opportunity for all students with special needs by providing access to full participation in all aspects of campus life.  There is no fee for SRC services, but student need to provide appropriate documentation.

    SRC Website

Veteran Program Opportunities: 

  • Veterans at Ease

    Stephen Kaplan: Professor, Religious Studies and Director for Veterans Success
    Miguel Hall 432

    Stephen Kaplan, Ph.D. oversees the Veterans at Ease Program, which includes retreat programs for stress reduction, building bonds between veteran-students, and building bonds between veteran-students and Manhattan College faculty in order to facilitate the successful transition to civilian/academic life.

    Veterans at Ease Program
  • Student Veterans Club

    Troy Cogburn, Director of Transfer Admissions
    O’Malley, 6th Floor

    SVO (Student Veterans Organization), provides support through activities, special events, study groups, and other programs.  

    SVO Website