Associate Director of Veterans and Military Services
Phone: 802-786-5185 Text: 802-332-3731
Serving all CCV centers
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.
Assistant Registrar and School Certifying Official
Serving: Bennington, Brattleboro, Middlebury, Montpelier, Morrisville, Rutland, Springfield, Upper Valley
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!