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Veteran Student Support

Monday 8-5
Tuesday 8-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 8-5
Friday 8-5

Library Room 221
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK 73034
Nigh University Center
(405) 974-2578
(405) 974-3889 (fax)

Veteran Support Services UCO
Veteran Student Support - Staff

Kennan Horn

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Kennan Horn, Project Director for Student Support Services SALUTE and Manager, Veteran Student Support: Ken served in the U.S. Army from 1986-2010. His operational assignments include service in the 101st Airborne Division, 25th Light Infantry Division, and 10th Mountain Division. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern State University and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Management and Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. 

Jill Langston

Jill Langston, Coordinator of Veteran Student Support: Jill began her career at UCO 26 years ago and has worked in the Office of Admissions and later in Academic Records. Her years of experience in Student Affairs is an invaluable asset to the office and her current position, which involves being UCO’s School Certifying Official for VA educational benefits. 

VetHERO Coordinator- Position Open

Retention Coach for Student Support Services SALUTE- Postion Open 

Tyreka Duggar

Tyreka Dugger, Retention Coach for Student Support Services SALUTE: Tyreka was born and raised in North Charleston, South Carolina. She served in the Air Force from 2010-2013 as a Surveillance Radar Journeyman on the E-3 Sentry AWACS and was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, OK for the duration of her enlistment. After her service was completed, she proceeded to earn an A.A. from Rose State College in Sociology-Counseling/Social Work and a B.A. from UCO in Sociology-Human Services in 2017. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling at Langston University.

SSG (Ret.) Lisa Gray

SSG (Ret.) Lisa Gray, Veterans Upward Bound STRIPES Outreach Coordinator Lisa served with the ASARNG 45th Infantry Brigade and the United States Army combined experience and service with training and supervising personnel from 2002-2013. Lisa is an alumnus of UCO, with a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Science, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Education at UCO.

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Tannica Binder, Veterans Upward Bound STRIPES Outreach Specialist served six years in the United States Army as an Automated Logistics Specialist. Tannica was a Staff Sergeant with the Fort Sill Mobilization and Support Brigade and served in support of OIF/OEF and OND. Tannica earned a BA in Business Administration with a specialty in marketing from Cameron University as well as an AS in Business Management. Tannica also completed a BA in psychology and minor in sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Tannica is proud to serve veterans and their families in her current position as a VUB/STRIPES Outreach Specialist.  

Stephen Quinn

Stephen Quinn, Veterans Upward Bound STRIPES Outreach Specialist Stephen came to UCO after a 20-year career in the Air Force where he deployed several times as an Airborne Radar Technician on an AWACS aircraft.  His deployments include trips to Canada, Germany, Japan, Kosovo, and Saudi Arabia.  Quinn is married to Gina and a father of three; son Cullen and daughters Samantha and Mackenzie and has three grandchildren Emma, Lyla, and Aiden.  Quinn received his Organizational Leadership degree from Southern Nazarene.  He hails from Augusta, Ga, however, Quinn has lived in Mustang since 2003.

Russell Wolfe, Veteran Service Representative for the Oklahoma Dept of Veterans Affairs Russel is a Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army (Retired), served 11 years in the United States Army as Combat Support and Preventive Medicine Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC). His assignments include tours at Fort Benning, Fort Drum, Fort Meade, and overseas tours in Germany, Korea and Saudi Arabia. Russell was a member of the US Paralympic Archery team in 2008 and 2012. He has a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor/Community Recreation at the University of Central Oklahoma using the GI Bill.

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Jordon Dodson serves as the STLR intern for the VSS office. She graduated from Cache, OK and enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard in 2013 as 68W (Combat Medic.)  She is a Nursing Major, a member of the UCO Army ROTC and a Peer Health Leader.

Alex Luce

Alex Luce is a Dental Technician for the Oklahoma Air National Guard. She was raised in Tuttle, OK where she graduated high school in 2013. She is a senior Nutrition and Dietetics major at UCO, a member of the Food and Nutrition Club on campus and an active member of her sorority, Sigma Phi Lambda. After graduation, Alex plans on attending graduate school and becoming a Registered Dietitian.