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VA Educational Benefits and Veterans Services will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 26, for an all-day staff inservice. If you have questions about benefits that day, emails can be directed to

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VA Educational Benefits Office

Location: Bldg. 19, Room 233A
Phone: (541) 463-5663
Fax: (541) 463-4196

Ellen Jones, Senior VA Benefits Certifying Officer
Christine Harr, VA Benefits Certifying Officer

The VA Educational Benefits Office assists students in determining their eligibility and application for VA educational benefit funding, is responsible for certifying those entitled to VA educational benefits, and also reports to the Department of Veterans Affairs if a student does not remain in compliance with VA rules and regulations for receiving these benefits.

Maxwell Student Veteran Center

Maxwell Student Veteran Center flag wallLocation: Bldg. 19, Room 233B
Phone:  (541) 463-5684
Fax: (541) 463-4728

Sharon Hainley, Administrative Specialist

The Maxwell Student Veteran Center provides a  spot where Lane student veterans can take a breather, study, get questions answered, or make connections with fellow Lane student veterans.

The Center offers:

  • Computer stations with internet access (two are fully accessible), wifi, networked printer, and specialized software
  • Lounge/study area
    • Comfortable seating
    • Meeting space
    • Telephone for local calls
    • Coffee
    • Message board
    • Veteran-related Lane and community resource information
    • Book/DVD lending library
    • Notebook computer loan program
    • Current veteran-related magazines, periodicals, and literature
  • Dedicated quiet space in LIVE office adjacent to the Maxwell Center (Room 233C)
    • Monday-Thursday 12:00-5:00 and Friday mornings
    • Wifi for use with personal computers
    • Telephone for local calls

Robert D. Maxwell - Congressional Medal of HonorThe Maxwell Student Veteran Center is named in honor of World War II veteran Technician 5th Grade Robert Dale Maxwell, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division.  Mr. Maxwell was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond of the call of duty on September 7, 1944." He was employed as an auto Mechanics instructor in Advanced Technology at Lane Comunity College in 1966; he retired in 1986.

Lane's Integration of Vets in Education (LIVE)

Location: Bldg. 19, Room 233C

The LIVE program is designed to engage student veterans more fully in their learning experience while assisting them with their transition to college.  LIVE works in collaboration with others on and off campus to provide student veterans with support services such as: academic and career advising, peer-to-peer mentoring, and access to community resources for VA-related support.  During 2011-12, LIVE offered veteran-specific career and guidance courses; summer 2013 featured an Effective Learning course with a veteran focus; future offerings will include student success classes in cooperation with Lane Student LIfe and Leadership.

Lane Student Veteran Club

Bldg. 19, Room 233B
Phone: (541) 463-5684

Meetings are held the first Wednesday and third Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.   As well as providing a voice for the concerns of the Lane student veteran population, the club is active in helping veterans reintegrate into academic and civilian life and in promoting College and community resources.

Credential Acceleration and Support For Employment (CASE) Office

Location: Bldg. 19, Room 233C
Phone:  (541) 463-5223

CASE connects veterans to employment opportunities, helps develop personal career plans, aids in the transition from college to work, and provides academic support and guidance.  By appointment through Workforce Development.