Veteran & Military Resource Advisor
Kyle’s responsibilities as a Veteran & Military Resource Advisor include supporting veteran and military students throughout their time at CCV, connecting with the greater community, developing resources, and training staff. He has been with CCV since 2014 and his office is located in Rutland, although he travels throughout the state in this role.
Kyle grew up in the small mountain town of Tinmouth, Vermont. He joined the Army less than a year after graduating high school and completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After graduating from Advanced Individual Training as a combat medic (Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas), he was then assigned to 515th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas. One year and three days after leaving his home in Vermont, he was on a plane to Baghdad, Iraq. As an active duty soldier, Kyle completed a second tour (16 months) to Muqdadiyah, Iraq with 6/9 Cavalry Scout Squadron.
Between tours Kyle began dating his wife, whom he married in 2011. He graduated from Castleton University in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice. Kyle is the proud father of a son born in January, 2015, a role he had previously practiced with his fur-baby, Remy, a dog adopted from a shelter in Tennessee.
Kyle’s experiences as a non-traditional student who integrated back into the civilian world means he understands what it is to be a military-connected student. Almost a year after graduating from college, Kyle applied for and received a service-connected disability for PTSD. He can attest to the effects PTSD had on his personal life, as well as his education. He can also attest to the empowerment gained by seeking the help he needed. His love for fellow veterans and military members coupled with his deep passion to serve others has led him dutifully from the Army, through college, and to the Veteran & Military Services Team here at CCV.
Kyle currently serves all CCV academic centers.
VA School Certifying Officials
Assistant Registrar and Certifying Official
Serving Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, Online, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Upper Valley, Winooski
Chiara Carmolli-Anderson has been with CCV since November, 2011 as the Assistant Registrar and Senior VA School Certifying Official. Her main office is located in the Winooski Center; she spends time once a week with the rest of the Registrar Staff in Montpelier.
Chiara has a wealth of experience and knowledge that she brings to her job and enjoys helping students navigate through college while getting the most of their VA benefit. In her free time, she plays rugby with the Burlington Rugby Club; you’ll usually find her on the rugby pitch most Saturdays in the fall and spring.
Associate Registrar and Certifying Official
Serving Bennington, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Rutland, Springfield
JP lives in Middlebury with his wife and two school age children. He serves on the local school board and is president of the Middlebury Little League. He holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Michael’s College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree; he understands the demands of integrating studying into an already challenging schedule. When not studying or meeting, JP enjoys playing with his children, attending sporting events, and even occasionally reading a non-required book.
Among his duties as associate registrar, JP finds his work certifying veteran and military students to be one of the most rewarding. He relishes the opportunity to assist students directly. It’s especially meaningful to assist military-connected students in accessing the benefits that they have earned, and he’s proud to be part of the Military Services team at CCV. JP welcomes questions about the certification process and is always happy to help de-mystify any behind-the-scenes confusion.