Military Affairs

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Military Spouses

At UNCW, military-affiliated students include both those who have served in the military and their families. About a third of our total military-affiliated population is made up of military spouses. Many of our students fall into more than one category of military affiliation; for example, some of our students are both military spouses and military members or veterans. Two members of the Office of Military Affairs staff are military-connected spouses, and lots of other UNCW staff members are military spouses, too. In other words, you'll be in good company here. You are considered military-affiliated whether you are using VA educational benefits, such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, or not. 

As a military-affiliated student at UNCW, you are always welcome to use the resources available in the Military Resource Lounge in the Warwick Center (think free snacks and coffee, a microwave and refrigerator, computer access and free printing, plus comfy places to spread out and do homework).

You'll also be part of the Military-affiliated Student Listserv, a weekly email newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on military community events, both on campus and off; scholarship opportunities, many of which are designated specifically for military spouses; internship and job listings; and UNCW support services. 

Military spouses are welcomed as members of the Student Veterans Organization, a national chapter of Student Veterans of America. 

For students in Onslow County and the Jacksonville area, the Office of Military Affairs has an office in the Base Education Center at New River Air Station, where you can connect with Joanna DeMott (demottj@uncw.edu), our Military Liaison and Program Coordinator.

Joanna is a speaker for Onward2Opportunity cohorts at both Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, a program that helps military spouses gain access to professional training certificates, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate. She is also a guest speaker for the Camp Lejeune Leadership Seminar, which offers a three-day seminar twice a year for military-connected spouses from Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River, MCAS Cherry Point, and MCAS Beaufort, SC. 

At UNCW, the Office of Continuing and Professional Education helps students access My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) benefits, a program that helps military spouses pay for certifications in a variety of careers. 

Military spouses who are interested in online programs at UNCW may choose from undergraduate degrees that are totally online, as well as online master's degrees or graduate certificates and licensure programs

For more information about how to apply to UNCW, please visit our Prospective Students page. 

If you were recently accepted to UNCW, please visit our Newly Admitted Students page. 

If you are a current UNCW student, please visit our Current Students page. 

If you are planning to use Veterans Affairs (VA) Educational Benefits, please visit our VA Benefits Resources page. 

If you are seeking employment at UNCW, please visit the Human Resources Jobs page.

For additional career support, please visit the Military Affairs Career Resources page. 

For more information about military affairs at UNCW, please contact Melanie Nelson on the UNCW main campus at nelsonms@uncw.edu or contact Joanna DeMott in our New River Air Station office at demottj@uncw.edu

 

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