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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

Northeast Campus

Denise Edwards, USAF-Ret, M.A., CRVC
817-515-6319 or

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Northwest Campus 

Doug Smith, CRVC
682-206-5640 or 817-515-7132 or

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Additional VetSuccess Campus Locations

Northeast Campus


Chris Hunt, Veterans Counselor
NSTU 2827

Russell Cave, Academic Advisor
NSTU 1801

Northwest Campus

Bill Alexander, Veterans Counselor
WSTU 2814A

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Randal Baker, Veterans Specialist
WADM 1204A

  • Monday–Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

South Campus


Valerie Groll, Veterans Counselor

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

Chelsea Kirvin, Enrollment Associate

  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Southeast Campus

Christina McDonald, Veterans Counselor
ESEC 2104A

Dartanian Chandler, Counselor
ESED 1128

Vincent Smith, Veterans Specialist
ESED 1123A

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Trinity River Campus

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m.

Deborah Hamilton, Academic Advisor
TRTR 1401C

Randal Baker, Veterans Specialist

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

Updated February 06, 2019