We Support Our Veterans

The Office of Veterans Services provides specialized programs and services to military veterans, eligible dependents, active duty service members  and members of the Selected Reserve.  We are a one-stop shop for anything that you, a student veteran or family member, may need. 
Our goal is to help veterans in whatever capacity necessary so that you can succeed with your educational and career goals.  This may include helping with admission to the school, navigating VA benefits, graduating, or finding employment opportunities.  
To help ensure your success, here are some of the services offered by our department:
  • Assistance with submission of VA Education Benefits.
  • On-campus liaison with the VA and NNU departments who assist veterans as they navigate the university system.
  • Guidance regarding educational benefits eligibility and assistance with VA/NNU forms submission.
  • Programs and services that support student veterans with PTSD, TBI, and other war related injuries; also help veterans obtain on-campus services through Students with Disabilities Services. 
  • Conduct events and programs that connect veterans and build relationships with campus and the community, including employment information sessions to connect veterans with employers.
The Office of Veterans Services is here to serve you during your time with Northwest Nazarene University. 

Who to Contact

Robert Sanchez, Director of Veterans Services and School Certifying Official (SCO)
Nancy Ayers, Registrar and School Certifying Official (SCO)

If you plan to use Tuition Assistance, contact Terrie Bowen in the Business Office.

Photo c of The U.S. Army.

Meet George

Current student George Nickel shares his thoughts on his Master of Social Work program at NNU and how it is helping him achieve his goals of supporting veterans. George is the director of student and veteran affairs for the Wyakin Warriors Foundation and a board member of the Idaho Veterans Foundation. He was recognized for his work veterans’ services with an Idaho Hometown Hero medal in 2014.