Veterans Program

NLU’s Veterans Program provides support services for Veterans, Active duty, Reserve, National Guard service members and their immediate family members, by helping them transfer into higher education.

Veterans Program Team

University Staff

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Stephen K. Curda, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President for Veterans Education
Phone: (312) 261-3126








Ramon J. Prieto
Director of Veteran Student Coordinaion
Phone: (312) 261-3262






      Jonah Wine
Veteran Services Coordinator
AmeriCorps VISTA
Phone: (312) 261-3241


David SanFilippo, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor for Student Veterans of America, NLU Chapter
Phone: (407) 673-3773
4.22.13         Marsha Watson, Ph.D.
Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
Phone: (312) 261-3048



Advisory Council Members


Bridget Altenburg

        Bridget Altenburg is a proven executive with 18 years experience in the military, for-profit, and non-profit organizations.


Victoria Bruner


Victoria Bruner has been a  Military/Veterans Family and community services and programming for the last 14 years with the Department of Defense Centers of Excellence (DCOE) for Psychological Health in Washington DC. 


Kevin Cajas


Kevin Cajas works with other senior managers and executives to provide direction, formulate policies, and coordinate operational activities.


Kelly Demers


Kelly Demers is a Private Client Mortgage Banker at Chase Bank. She is also an advisory member for the Veterans Advisory Committee at National Louis University. Kelly is an alumni of the United States Military Academy at West Point. 


Jan Donatelli


Jan Donatelli is a Regional Director, Veterans, and Military Family Democrats in the Democratic National Committee. She holds many different experiences that are all relating to veterans/military committee projects.



Steven Goodwin

         Steve Goodwin is the President and Chairman of the NLU Veterans Program Advisory Council. He Vice President and Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley in Chicago.

George Hollingsworth

George Hollingsworth  served four years with the Army, which included one tour of duty in Vietnam, and attained the rank of Captain.

Michele Jones

Michele S. Jones is a Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. She was the first woman in the U.S. Army Reserve to attain her current rank and was at one time the highest-ranking African-American female enlisted person in any branch of the military.


Doreen Levy


Doreen Levy has consulted as the Program Director for the National Louis University Veterans Initiative, she now serves on the NLU Veteran's Program Advisory Board.


Michael Matura

        Michael Matura is an experienced financial operations manager at the Northern Trust Company. l.


Paul McConville

        Paul McConville is the Secretary of the NLU Veterans Program Advisory Council, and President and Founder of Quincy Capital Partners, LLC.

Jim Mukoyama


Jim Mukoyama, a retired U.S. Army Major General, leads Military Outreach Greater Chicago (MOGC).

Virginia Narsete

Virginia Narsete works for the Environmental Protection Agency as a public affairs officer. In addition, she is on the board at the Pritzker Military Library and Daughters of the American Revolution.



David SanFilippo

David SanFilippo, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor for Student Veterans of America, NLU Chapter


Marsha Watson

Marsha Watson, Ph.D. is Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at NLU. She is a Vietnam-era U.S. Navy veteran.



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