Veteran & Military Student Services Team

20151022_ainesKyle-2Kyle Aines
Associate Director of Veterans and Military Services
Phone: 802-786-5185 Text: 802-332-3731
Serving: Winooski, Middlebury, Rutland, Bennington, Brattleboro, Springfield, Upper Valley, and the Center for Online Learning

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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 two sons, 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.

20151205_campusMarty McMahon
Veteran & Military Resource Advisor
Phone: 802-828-0134 Text: 802-332-3731
Serving: Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, St. Albans, and St. Johnsbury

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Marty’s background is nothing if not diverse. As a first generation college student from a working class background, he remained active in both the working class and academic worlds, learning much by living and working in the two. His traditional academic learning began in history, English, and philosophy, culminating in a B.A. from the University of Nebraska. After a period of service in the Air Force as a medic he returned to academic studies in literature, language, and rhetoric, receiving a master of arts from Middlebury College.He spent four years as a high school teacher before returning to non-academic pursuits and starting a chimney sweeping small business. Marty later worked for a number of years as a field technician in alternative energy, installing solar systems and climbing wind machines. During this time he once again was connected to the military while working as a contractor and crew chief on the Navy TACTS program, installing wind and solar systems on their off-shore platforms. He returned to part-time teaching at CCV and Vermont College while spending his non-teaching time as a firefighter/EMT, rehabilitating barns, and working in sustainable forestry. During this period he received certifications in hydronic heating, fire science, as an EMT-D, and in forestry. During the summers he completed the Master of Literature degree in American literature and rhetoric from the Bread Loaf School at Middlebury College where he fell in love with Moby Dick. It was also during this time his life and heart expanded greatly into multiple dimensions when he met his wife and they brought into the world a son and daughter.About four years ago the military connection came knocking once more, and Marty spent time supervising cadets at Norwich while teaching Military Literature to Special Ops personnel in their Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis online program. Returning to CCV is a homecoming for Marty and a great opportunity to work with veterans and their families.
Patrick head shotPatrick LaRiviere
Assistant Registrar and School Certifying Official
Serving: Bennington, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Montpelier, Morrisville, Rutland, Springfield, Upper Valley

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Patrick arrived at CCV as an Administrative Assistant at the Rutland center in early 2016. He was thrilled to accept a new position as Assistant Registrar in 2017, and with the new position comes a new and exciting opportunity to work behind the scenes to ensure that the certification process runs as smoothly as possible for our military-connected students. In his free time, Patrick enjoys playing and writing music, spending time with his fiancée and their pup, Zola, and delving into the occasional binge of a video game. Patrick is excited to begin his new chapter at CCV, and is here to help in any way that he can!
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