• Meet the Success Specialists for Veteran Services

  • Our grant funded Success Specialists are here to help you navigate starting college and will offer continued support throughout your time at MHCC. They will help you find resources for your individual needs as a college student.

    They can be reached through the Veteran Services email or online chat from the Veteran Services page on MHCC.com.

    How can they help?

    • Answering questions about Veteran Educational Benefits
    • Assist in finding appropriate forms and documents
    • Help with course selection and work with you to create an Education Plan mapping out your path at MHCC
    • Connecting you to MHCC Advising, Career Planning and Counseling, Learning Success Center Tutoring, Student Resources (Basic Needs) and other campus resources that may be of assistance to you
    • Assist in connecting you to Community Resources for help with housing and food instability, employment, and other basic needs
    • Be your cheerleader if you need extra support!

    Who are the Success Specialists?

    Alisha served in the Marine Corps and is a recent graduate of MHCC. She is passionate about helping Veterans and will “have your six” as long as you need her. She is outgoing and easy to approach. Alisha lives in the community and wants to give back all that she has gained as a student at MHCC, serving in the military, and as a volunteer EMT and Firefighter. She loves being the “calm in the chaos”, so if your life feels crazy, drop Alisha a line for some solid and calm advice.

    Heather is also a graduate of MHCC and continued at Portland State to complete a Bachelor’s in Communication. Heather lives in the community and is passionate about helping students find local resources to help them meet their basic needs while in school. She will also be happy to offer advice on how to get the most out of school and your VA benefits.