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Veterans and Military Program

Our Mission: To provide support services for Veterans, Active duty, Reserve, National Guard service members and their immediate family members, by helping them transition into higher education.


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








Stacey Dixon, Ed.D.
Director, Student Veteran Support Services
Phone: (312) 261-3262








David SanFilippo, Ph.D.
Faculty Advisor for Student Veterans of America, NLU Chapter
Phone: (407) 673-3773

 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 program manager with the Department of Defense Centers of Excellence (DCOE) for Psychological Health in Washington DC. 


Kevin Cajas


Kevin Cajas works with 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. 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 has vast experience working with veterans/military community projects.



Steven Goodwin

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

George Hollingsworth

George Hollingsworth served four years in the Army, which included one tour of duty in Vietnam.

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.


Doreen Levy


Doreen Levy is an independent career consultant who assists military veterans in developing their career search.


Michael Matura

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


Paul McConville

        Paul McConville is the President and Founder of Quincy Capital Partners, LLC.

Jim Mukoyama


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

Virginia Narsete

Virginia Narsete works for the Environmental Protection Agency as a public affairs officer.



David SanFilippo

David SanFilippo, Ph.D., is a Associate Professor of Healthcare Leadership. He is also a Faculty Advisor for Student Veterans of America, NLU Chapter



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