Learn How to Support Military-Connected Students: STARS for SUNY: Free Registration: Nov. 9th


Register to attend one or more online workshops focusing on how to best serve military-connected students. 

The Support for Transitioning and Returning Service Members (STARS) Project is a professional development series designed to provide audience-specific information by subject-matter experts to assist all college employees to effectively serve military-connected students.

Register Here: STARS Conference Wednesday November 9, 2022

Questions? Please email: Diana.Pasterchick@suny.edu

Session 1: Crossing Cultural Barriers I & II: Military Culture & Transition to Academic Culture
(recommended for all), 9:00 -10:00 am.

Presenters: Holly Wheeler, MCC Professor of English, STARS creator
& Eric Wheeler, MCC Assistant Director Veteran Services.

Session 2: Understanding Health Care Needs of Veteran Students (recommended for all), 10:15-11:15am.

Presenters: Julie Maio, Assistant Director Mental Health and Wellness SUNY & Amy Rodriguez, Director
Rochester Vet Center

Session 3 Breakout Sessions 11:30 am-12:30 pm
3A: Best Practices for Working with Military-Affiliated Students in the Classroom (recommended
for teaching faculty) Presenter: Holly Wheeler, MCC Professor of English
3B. Understanding Military Benefits (recommended for financial aid staff, academic advisors,
counselors, registration staff, and administrators). Presenter: Lori Bartkovich, MCC Veteran Specialist
3C. Supporting Student Development Needs of Veterans (recommended for administrators, career
center staff, counselors, and other advisors). Presenters: Eric Wheeler MCC Assistant Director Veteran
Services & Dave Oliver, Assistant Director, Veterans Upward Bound

Session 4: Student Veteran Panel (recommended for all) 1:30-2:30pm. Student panelists from multiple
SUNY schools representing 2 and 4-year institutions
Closing Session: Q&A for Conference Participants 2:45-3:45pm

Sponsored by SUNY System Administration and Monroe Community College

Find the PDF handout here: STARS for SUNY