Erik Zetterstrom

Veterans Support Coordinator
802-888-1381 |

Erik has been working part time at CCV since 2016 in a number of capacities, to include, office manager, student adviser, workforce outreach specialist, and faculty. Prior to that he served almost 24 years as an Active Duty Army Engineer. Some of his favorite assignments included command of the only Rough Terrain Engineer Company in the entire free world -“Airborne!”, running the Army ROTC program at the University of Idaho – “Vandals!” and command of the 40th Engineer Battalion- “Battering Rams!” He served one tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan.

Erik earned his commission and bachelors degree from the University of Vermont and his masters degree from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. While at the University of Vermont he served in the VT Army National Guard. His wife of 25 years and his step son also served on active duty for many years. He enjoys hiking, biking, skiing and cooking. Erik is grateful to be given the opportunity to work with military connected students and is excited to get started!

Nikki Bronson

Assistant Registrar and School Certifying Official
802-447-6948 |

Nikki Bronson

Nikki comes to CCV in 2021 with a wealth of registrational experience. She started her higher education career over 15 years ago at Bennington College, with her most recent position as an Assistant Registrar at RPI. Nikki has also worked at other institutions including Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State, and Fairfield University. She will serve as the lead for several registrar areas including graduation processing, academic standing and military connected student certification processing. In her free time, Nikki enjoys cooking, baking and reading. She will be working out of the Bennington center and is excited to start her new chapter at CCV!

Wolf Whitney

Veteran Connected Mentor and Tutor
802-888-4258 |

Wolf Whitney is a multi-disciplinary contemporary artist and sculptor. Her work focuses heavily on the influences of ritual and the natural world. 

After leaving active duty in the U.S. Army she moved to Vermont to pursue a simple life. Little did she know that this move would rekindle her passion for learning. Wolf has been a student at CCV since 2022 and will be graduating in the summer of 2023. After which she will be continuing her education at Nothern Vermont University with hopes of becoming an art therapist. 

Hardwork and dedication are the fundamental pillars of Wolf’s beliefs. She believes everyone deserves a sense of community and belonging. This is why the opportunity to become a Veteran Connected Mentor for CCV is such an honor. 

Melanie Crosby

Financial Aid Counselor / Assistant Registrar
Brattleboro and Springfield academic centers
Brattleboro: 802-254-6380 | Springfield: 802-885-8360

Melanie has been working at CCV since 1998 in several roles, that include office manager, financial aid counselor, secretary/receptionist, and faculty. Melanie is first-generation college student. Melanie enjoys cooking, baking, camping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Melanie is working out of the Brattleboro academic center.

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