About the Center

Regent University’s Military Resource Center is dedicated to empowering the military community by providing support and resources to assist in the transition to student life, and to promote academic, professional and spiritual growth.

Philosophy

The Military Resource Center is responsible for all military student recruiting, retention, and community efforts within the university. Our goal is to create a military-supportive environment where as a student servicemember, veteran, or family member, you can achieve your academic, transitional and spiritual goals.

 

Staff

Bob HabibBob Habib
Senior Director, Military Resource Center
757.352.4840
 | robehab@regent.edu
Dr. Bob Habib is the senior director of the Military Resource Center. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army, spending 10 years as an educational department chair for the Armed Forces School of Music, a multi-service, adult education training institution. While there, he taught and mentored over 2,000 service members (ranging from junior enlisted through senior officer) while also developing new curriculum for numerous resident and non-resident courses. Along with several deployments, he managed to navigate his way through school utilizing many of the educational benefits offered to service members, and always promoted the importance of higher education to his Soldiers. He has also spent many years developing strategic partnerships with educational institutions and veteran service organizations nationwide in an effort to promote the professional, academic, and personal success of veterans and their families. He has been a teacher for Virginia Beach Public Schools and has served the DOD as an instructional designer for mid and senior level leadership courses. Bob is a Regent alumnus (M.Ed. and DSL) and resides with his wife Teresa who is a USMC veteran. Their oldest son is currently serving as an officer in the United States Army.
John CorderoJohn Cordero
Military Recruiting Manager
757.352.5451
 | jacordero@regent.edu
As the Military Recruiting Manager, John Cordero connects with the military population to educate and advocate for Regent University. He served for 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviation operations specialist, aerial gunner and observer, combat correspondent, journalism instructor and instructional team chief at the Defense Information School, and leader of Marines. John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University using tuition assistance while on active duty, and he is working toward a Master of Arts in Communication from the Regent University’s School of Communication and the Arts. He is convinced that God, by his word and Spirit, uses Regent University’s faculty, staff and academic programs to help enlarge minds, expand hearts and enrich souls so that people love God more fully and supremely and then demonstrate that love through the work they do for the good of others and for God’s glory. John is a happy husband of one wife, Jessica, to whom he has been married for 28 years and with whom he has been blessed with three daughters, two sons, one son-in-law, and one grandson. He is a member of Redeemer Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, through which he has the pleasure of connecting and serving with other Christians in various ministries. He has a passion for helping people pursue their God-given purpose in life and encourages them to consider how an education at Regent University and commitment to a local church can help them fulfill that purpose.
Tye Whaley
Military Benefits Manager
757.352.5136
 | tyelwha@regent.edu
Tye Whaley is the Military Benefits Manager for Regent University. She is passionate about serving our military population and ensuring that they are able to reach their academic goals while still maintaining a work-life balance. Tye grew up in a military family and later joined the military herself. She has an HR background from when she first served in the U.S. Navy and later transitioned to the Army National Guard. She has traveled to over 10 countries throughout her military service and continues to enjoy traveling. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security. In her free time, Tye enjoys hiking and running. She is committed to military students and their families and looks forward to assisting students in any way that she can.
Winfield ThomeWinfield Thome
Senior Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.edu
Winfield Thome serves on the military advising team for Regent University. He served for 22 years in U.S. Navy Special Operations, holding various leadership positions from Seaman to Master Chief Petty Officer. During active duty and retirement, Winfield was able to use many of the educational benefits offered to service members to accomplish his educational goals. He is pleased to continue to serve his fellow service members and veterans and to help them navigate their way through their own educational journey. Winfield earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity. He is a husband and father of three and actively serves in his local church.
Simonee Carter is a VA Certifying Official for the Military Resource Center. She served in the United States Navy and earned her undergraduate degree in Christian Ministry from Regent University. As a non-traditional student and mother, she developed a passion to help other adult learners, especially military personnel, successfully create balance to achieve their goals. Prior to being employed at Regent, Simonee spent four years working in administration for two Pre-K through 12th grade Christian Schools in both Virginia and Florida. Simonee currently serves on the worship team of her local church and has over thirteen years of experience in church leadership and development, youth ministry, evangelism, and intercessory prayer. She developed a passion for Christian missions after traveling to six different countries. Her favorite trip so far was with Regent University’s Center for Global Missions to Ghana, West Africa.
Jose RomanJose Roman
Military Employment Coordinator
757.352.5450
 | jroman@regent.edu

Jose Roman is the Military Employment Coordinator, a Mission Continues Fellow and retired service member with 22 years in the United States Navy. For his service, he received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” device, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.

In 2013, he finished his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Management and Communications at Old Dominion University. Jose helped establish the university military career transition program and the Military Connection Center on campus. He helped grow the Student Veterans of America chapter to over 300+ student and faculty members, and helped launch the 1st state-wide Student Veterans of Virginia conference. As a fellow with The Mission Continues, he worked with Habitat for Humanity developing Habitat for Heroes, a program to support affordable housing options for active military and veterans in the Hampton Roads community.

Jeanne Getz
Jeanne Getz
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5344 | jgetz@regent.edu
As a Regent University military admissions recruiter, Jeanne Getz serves the DC Metro Area. Serving as a musician in The United States Army Field Band, she toured the country as a musical ambassador, telling the army story and honoring soldiers and veterans at home and abroad. With a background rooted in music and a heart for serving others, Jeanne seeks to find ways to help military affiliated students utilize their benefits to enrich their lives. Having a lifelong love for learning, Jeanne served as an adjunct professor for Florida International University and enjoys studying and mastering new skills. She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University and earned her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music. Her husband serves as a senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Ft. Meade, Maryland. Jeanne is active in her church and has found Philippians 4:13 to not only be motivating and comforting, but also always true. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Mike HendricksMike Hendricks
Military Enrollment Coordinator
757.352.4757 | military@regent.edu

Mike Hendricks serves as the military enrollment coordinator for Regent University, where he assists our military recruiters and academic advisors in meeting the enrollment needs of our students from application to graduation. He is also responsible for organizing our community outreach opportunities and events on campus. As a 20-year Navy veteran with seven deployments under his belt, he is uniquely qualified to empathize with the needs of our military-affiliated students and the complexities of their education journey. He is fervently passionate about helping our students and their families in whatever capacity is needed.Mike holds an A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and is currently pursuing his B.S. in Professional Studies with an Information Systems Technology emphasis through Regent. He and his wife Darlene have been married for 19 years and have three children. Mike has served in ministry capacities as a network administrator and AV/sound/media coordinator for several churches, while Darlene has served as a teacher and coordinator for various children’s and preschool ministries and has a passion for helping those with special needs. Their family and life verses are Philippians 4:4-9 (NLT).

Brian Meisner
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5115 | bmeisner@regent.edu
Brian Meisner serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University in the San Antonio, Texas area. He is retired from the United States Army after over 27 years of faithful and honorable service to our country. Early in his career, after completing his initial 3-year enlistment, Brian exited the military and discovered how challenging life can be without a college education. He re-enlisted in the Army and attended college while actively serving. Over several years, he earned an associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree, and he is now completing his Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership. Understanding the importance of education, Brian’s passion is to encourage and assist our military population to pursue a Christ-centered, career-focused education that will empower them in life as they grow both professionally and spiritually. Brian is happily married to his wife of 25 years and they have one young son.
Bridget MillerBridget Miller
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5145 | bmiller@regent.edu
Bridget serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University in the Fayetteville, North Carolina Area. She served in the Army National Guard as a medic for six years while continuing her education in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. There she earned a Master of Business Administration while working in the University’s Military Science Department. She quickly gained a passion for serving the military student population in their educational advancement. She married her loving husband, Tyler, in 2016 and relocated to the Fort Bragg area in support of his service with the Army. Bridget is thankful to have the opportunity to work for Regent University and believes that fostering spiritual growth alongside educational advancement is imperative in developing Christian leaders who will change this world.
Richard MoralesRichard Morales
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5068 | rmorales@regent.edu
Richard Morales serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University in the Killeen, Texas area. He served for 20 years as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army. During his 20 years, he held several different leadership positions which allowed him to teach, coach and mentor over 1,800 Soldiers. Educating Soldiers and their families has always been his priority as a leader. As a U.S. Army recruiter, he enjoyed helping young men and women in identifying and achieving their dreams. He is especially passionate about JROTC programs because of the sense of pride, honor, duty and respect that it instills in young students. While serving in the military, he used his tuition assistance benefits to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from American Military University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Regent University.
MacKenzie RiversMacKenzie Rivers
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5310 | mrivers@regent.edu
As a military admission recruiter, MacKenzie Rivers serves our students in Savannah, Georgia. She thrives off of helping students find and achieve their academic goals. MacKenzie’s passion for higher education has allowed her to serve in many different capacities at the collegiate level over the past four years. Whether taking phone calls, creating graphic design elements, or meeting one-on-one with students, MacKenzie’s goal remains the same. She strives every day to help develop Christian leaders to change the world. MacKenzie married her best friend in August 2017. On that day she became part of our nation’s military family. Her husband, Allen, serves as an officer in the United States Army. Together they call Fort Stewart, Georgia home. In their free time they love to be outdoors, go hiking, and spend time with their nephews. MacKenzie is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Military Resource Center and she looks forward to continuing to serve the students of Regent University.
Bill SnowBill Snow
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5242 | bsnow@regent.edu
Bill Snow serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University. He served 27 years in the U.S. Army, spending 12 years as an educator at various levels for the Armed Forces School of Music. While there, Bill led a staff or world-class educators that taught and mentored thousands of service members, ranging from initial entry Soldiers to senior officers. Having served in locations in the US, Germany, Japan and Korea, he completed his Bachelor’s degree utilizing many of the educational benefits offered to service members. Bill is currently pursuing his Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at Regent, and he will use that degree to continue his service to the military community. Bill is happily married to his wife of 14 years, and they have one beautiful daughter.
Jeff WieckClint Steele
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5348 | csteele@regent.edu
Clint Steele serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University in the Jacksonville, Florida area. His initial military service was as an Infantryman in the United States Marine Corp. He then enlisted in the Army where he served again as an Infantryman and as a Recruiter, including holding several different leadership positions in both career fields. It was in those leadership positions that he learned the importance of professional development and the value of formal education. During his 21 year military service, he used the tuition assistance benefits to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security from American Military University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration. Before his move to higher education, he was deeply involved in public sector security management. Through that involvement that he earned the “Certified Protection Professional” (CPP) certification from the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS). He is passionately involved in the veterans community in his adopted hometown of Jacksonville. Together with his wife Bonnie they volunteer time to assist with a local veterans transition assistance charity.
Jeff WieckJeff Wieck
Military Admissions Recruiter
757.352.5503 | jwieck@regent.edu
Jeff Wieck is an Army veteran who serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University. During his 20 years in the Army, he served as an automated logistical specialist, musician, and instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music, where he taught and evaluated collegiate level concepts of music. Jeff is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies – Leadership Studies at Regent. He has served in several ministry positions at his church and loves the Lord. Jeff has a servant’s heart, an outgoing personality, and a desire to help military families achieve their educational goals.
Nicole Aceituno
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.edu
Nicole Aceituno serves as a military academic advisor. She gained a strong passion to serve the military community while her father served in the Navy for 14 years. Being led to Regent by God and the military, Nicole is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Law and National Security and will begin pursuing her MA in Not-for-Profit Leadership at the end of 2018.In her free time, Nicole serves as a youth ministry leader for high school girls and enjoys being a make-up artist for special events.
Maria WaltonMelissa Dayton
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.edu
Melissa serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University and is passionate about serving Veterans and assisting their transitions between military and civilian life. Melissa served six years in the Air Force National Guard while earning her B.S. in Psychology. Melissa is also a Navy spouse and has gained a deep passion for representing the voice of the military community. She is currently pursuing an M.A. in Organizational Leadership as she continues to develop her leadership skills in keeping with the values and training she experienced in the military.
Michael GrassMichael Grass
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.edu
Michael Grass serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University. He is deeply passionate about the needs of the military community. He served as an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Navy for 8 years and as a reserve chaplain for 3 years. Following active duty, he completed a Master of Arts in Missions at Oral Roberts University and then a chaplain residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After that, he served as an Outreach and Evangelism Pastor at his church in Chesapeake, VA. There, he met his beautiful wife Melanie. Together, they are now students at Regent University. Michael is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Theology and Melanie a B.A. in Christian Ministry.
Tiffany KliemannTiffany Kliemann
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.edu
Tiffany Kliemann serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University. She loves helping others through encouragement and compassion. While serving in the U.S. Navy as a security member for the special forces units, she earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal on her third deployment. After serving her country, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration while utilizing her military benefits. Serving people and helping them be successful in life is her passion. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and helping her local ministry express God’s 1 Corinthians 13 love. Another passion she has for God’s kingdom is helping people achieve health through dance instruction at local fundraising events; Tiffany holds several Zumba specialty licenses. She also administers praise dance at her ministry studio through lyrical training and Holy Spirit guidance for deliverance purposes.
Maria WaltonMaria Walton
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.edu
Maria Walton serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University. Maria believes our military men and women deserve our respect and compassion for the sacrifices they have made for our great country, and they need to know that they are not alone in their educational journey.Maria has been happily married to her husband for 28 years. They have an amazing daughter, son-in-law, and two beautiful grandbabies. As an Army spouse, Maria oversaw the Walton household move 11 times in 22 years. Maria earned her B.S. in Psychology and English and is currently working on an M.S. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration.