Veterans Services Coordinator
Get started as a veteran with Southwestern
At Southwestern, we welcome and support veterans on our campuses in Coos Bay and Brookings. We want you to be successful and become involved in our veterans’ community at SWOCC.
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 a Veterans Center on its Coos Campus. The center is located in Coaledo Hall in a quiet, perfect environment for veterans to study, relax, and reconnect with fellow veterans.
We also have a Veterans 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 services office. We want to get to know you!
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.