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VetSuccess on Campus

TCC Veterans and Military Services and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have joined together for VetSuccess on Campus, a collaborative effort to help you make a smooth transition to college life and have academic and vocational success.

We have two VA VetSuccess counselors on our campuses.

If you are a Veteran, active duty military or an eligible family member who attends or plans to attend TCC, call or come by to meet with a VetSuccess on Campus counselor.

Contact your campus's Veterans Services for additional help.

How can VA VetSuccess counselors help you?

Our on-campus counselors from the VA can help you:

  • Manage your education benefits
  • Explore vocations and select a suitable major / career
  • Elect your healthcare benefits with Veterans Healthcare Administration
  • Access, understand and apply for VA benefits (e.g., Disability Compensation, Life Insurance, Education, Home Loan Guaranty, and Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • Get referrals for medical and mental health care
  • Get referrals for readjustment counseling services for eligible Veterans and their families
  • Coordinate with school faculty/staff to provide Veteran-specific services (e.g., VA Certifying Official, Career Center, Student Disabilities Services, Counseling Center)
  • Find job placement assistance and coordinate with Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Programs (DVOP)
  • Locate community and other resources

Your VetSuccess On-Campus Counselors

William "Bill" Cobb, MA, CRC
817-515-6319
william.cobb@va.gov or william.cobb@tccd.edu

  • Northeast Campus: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Northwest Campus: Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Doug Smith, CRVC
682-206-5640
douglas.smith1@va.gov or douglas.smith@tccd.edu

  • South Campus: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Southeast Campus: Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Trinity River Campus: Wednesday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Additional VetSuccess Campus Locations

Northwest Campus

Anna Hinman, Veterans Counselor
Bill Cobb, VA Counselor (limited availability)
WSTU 2814A
817-515-7307
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

South Campus

Randal Baker

  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Valerie Groll, Veterans Counselor

  • Monday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

SFOC
817-515-4838

Southeast Campus

Vincent Smith, Veterans Specialist (available on Fridays)
Doug Smith, VA Counselor (limited availability)
Dartanian Chandler, Counselor
ESED 1128
817-515-3211
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Christina McDonald, Veterans Counselor
ESEC 2104A
817-515-3381

Trinity River Campus

Kevin Curry, Veterans Counselor
TRTR 1401B
817-515-1199

Deborah Hamilton, Academic Advisor
TRTR 1401C
817-515-1163

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Updated October 19, 2017