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Shana Brazil
Veterans Services Coordinator

(541) 888-7236

Get Started as a Veteran With Southwestern

At Southwestern, we welcome and support veterans on our Coos and Curry campuses. We want you to be successful and become involved in our veterans’ community at SWOCC. We’ll help you apply and use your veteran benefits to start your career path.

Our Veterans Coordinator Shana Brazil has worked with students at our college for 14 years. She’s here to help you with everything you need. Our veterans services office provides a safe place for you to find answers to your questions and connect with services you need to learn and gain career training.

We’re Your First Stop

  • Apply for veterans benefits
  • Find information on kinds of benefits available
  • Understand how to get assistance
  • Apply for financial aid

Find Your Community

SWOCC also is home to the Veteran’s Resource Center on its Coos Campus. The center is located in Randolph Hall in a perfect environment for veterans to study, relax, and reconnect with fellow veterans.

We also have a Veteran’s Club that encourages and supports a strong peer to peer relationship between veteran students. Members also help develop, support and volunteer for community projects that focus on veterans and community members in need.

Please come visit our Veteran Resource Center. We want to get to know you!


Shana Brazil
Veterans Services Coordinator

(541) 888-7236

Veteran Success Story

Eric Gleason/U.S. Navy Veteran

Even If You Think You Can’t Do It – Try

It’s not easy for veterans to come back to regular life at home. When Eric Gleason left the U.S. Navy in 2007, he went to work in a casino. Then he worked as a welder until he hurt his shoulder. Unable to work, he was super depressed. His wife (then girlfriend) told him to go to school.

Let Our Veteran’s Service Office Help You

Connect with our staff to keep your GI Bill® benefits on track. Here’s where you can access VA policies and guidelines, and individualized service.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/Trademark_Terms_of_Use.asp


Southwest's Commitment to Service Members

Southwestern Oregon Community College complies with its U.S. Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding. The College has signed and is in compliance with the MOU and complies with Department of Defense guidelines:

  • Southwestern maintains accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and complies with Federal and State regulations.
  • Southwestern established its Veterans Service Office to provide students with information and refer students to services including:
    • Information about our programs and access to advising professionals to help with course planning.
    • Information about cost and funding options, including access to Financial Aid professionals who can assist students in learning about federal or private options.
    • Southwestern discloses its Cohort Default Rate.
  • Southwestern has a re-admission policy that allows Service members to re-admit to the college in the same status they left if the reason for leaving was because they were called to active duty in accordance with 34 CFR 668.18
  • Southwestern does not practice aggressive recruiting of any students, including Service members or veterans.
  • Southwestern does not incentivize any employee based on enrolling students in school or receiving federal aid.

Veteran Student Support Services

Please contact the following offices for help. Contact Southwestern’s Veteran Services Coordinator for Veteran Advising, VA education benefits, Financial Aid counseling, job search support and Student Support Services at Southwestern.

Veterans Services Office – Coos Campus

Shana Brazil, Veterans Services Coordinator / Certifying Official / Education Advisor
Randolph Hall Room 2
Phone: 541-888-7236

Financial Aid Counselor – Coos & Curry Campus

Dellwood Hall Room 22B
Phone: 541-888-7411

Title IV information – Coos & Curry Campus

Avena Singh / Dean of Financial Aid and Registration Services
Dellwood Hall Room 22A
Phone: 541-888-7352

Student Support Services Counseling – Coos & Curry Campus

Susan Stuntzner / Counselor
Stensland Hall Room 107
Phone: 541-888-1578

Ron Bell/ Counselor
Stensland Hall Room 109
Phone: 541-888-1578

Tuition Assistance

Active Duty, National Guard and Reservists who need Tuition Assistance help please contact Shana Brazil for information and then you will be referred to your military Educational Services Officer (ESO) for approval:

Shana Brazil, Veterans Services Coordinator / Certifying Official / Education Advisor
Randolph Hall Room 2
Phone: 1-800-962-2838 ext 7236 or (541) 888-7236


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