Walsh College

Patrick Forystek, Veteran Services Coordinator, Records, Registration, and Veteran Services

(248) 823-1210 / pforyste@walshcollege.edu

Patrick assists servicemembers, veterans, and their families transition into Walsh College. He can help in the selection and application of VA Educational Benefits, finding community resources, and navigating State and Federal support services. He is a Marine Corps veteran (2008-2012), including deployments with the 13th MEU (2009) and to Helmand Province, Afghanistan (2010). Patrick has experience using Chapter 33 and Chapter 31 benefits, and has years of experience in veteran services within higher education.

 

Angie Gehringer, Assistant Director, Records, Registration, and Veteran Services

(248) 823-1660 / agehring@walshcollege.edu

Angie assists with GI Bill® certification, using multiple benefits, tuition assistance, and community resources.

 

Andrea Meitzner, Records and Registration Analyst, Records, Registration, and Veteran Services
(248) 823-1660 / abonkows@walshcollege.edu

Andrea assists with GI Bill® certification, using multiple benefits, tuition assistance, and community resources.

Advising, Career and Counseling Specialists for Veterans

Heather Rigby, Director, Admissions and Academic Advising
(248) 823-1294 / hrigby@walshcollege.edu

Heather Rigby is the Director of Admissions & Academic Advising at Walsh College. With over 15 years of experience working with military student populations, she provides program information, experience with military credit/transcripts and scheduling assistance to veteran students and their family members who are looking to use their educational benefits at Walsh College.

Cindy Vandamme, Licensed Professional Counselor, Academic Advisor
(248) 823-1273 / cvandam@walshcollege.edu 

Cindy Vandamme assists veteran students and/or their family members who are using their military benefits at Walsh with scheduling issues, military credits, academic counseling options, time management, study skills, mental health counseling, readjustment issues, etc.

 

Brenda Paine, Director of Career Services
(248) 823-1332 / bpaine@walshcollege.edu    

Brenda Paine is the Director of Career Services for Walsh College and a United States Air Force veteran. She provides services that include career counseling to students and alumni, cultivating employers in the community for jobs and internships, organizing successful job and internship fairs, and facilitating workshops. Brenda is skilled at counseling veterans about career transitions as she has experienced that first-hand.