The Northern Wyoming Community College District announced in a media release that they've opened a Veteran Services Office that will serve Sheridan, Johnson and Campbell Counties. Dean of Enrollment Services Sharon Elwood stated in the release that the goal is to provide comprehensive support to veteran students throughout their college career.
Brett Burtis was recently hired as the Director for Veteran Services. His duties will include financial aid counseling for VA benefits, referral services, mentoring, and community outreach. Burtis is a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel and was most recently a teacher at Big Horn Middle School.
The majority of the funding that allowed for the director position came in the form of a grant from the Marna M. Kuehne Foundation, which also provided scholarships to disabled veterans. Veterans interested in applying for education benefits, or for more information on what's available, should contact Burtis at Sheridan College. He can be reached by calling 307-674-6446 ext. 2720