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.
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.
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.
Jessica Reid serves as the associate director of the Military Resource Center. She is passionate about serving the unique needs of service members and their families. Her twin sister is a Navy wife to a submariner. Before she started working for Regent in 2011, she and her husband TJ served as pastors in various states across the country. They have been married for 13 years and are parents to Elsie, a future Christian leader to change to the world. Jessica finished her Bachelor of Science in Psychology through Regent as an adult online student. In her personal time, Jessica is a life coach and weight loss coach, and she is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership in Leadership Coaching.
Robert Crumpler is the assistant director of military academic advising for Regent University. He was blessed to have served 20 years in the U.S. Navy in various capacities and localities as an interior communications electrician. An alumnus of Regent, he completed his M.Ed. from the School of Education in 2012 while assigned to Submarine Combat Systems at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. One of his collateral duties at his final command was serving as a departmental career counselor onboard USS Stout (DDG-55), where he thoroughly enjoyed helping his shipmates take charge of their education and career path. He’s carried that passion into the present and considers himself extremely blessed to be a part of Regent’s mission to make Christian leaders to change the world. He and the military advising team have been called to serve Regent’s military and veteran students by helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. Robert and his wife Leslie have been happily married since 2000 and have one daughter. They are members of Central Baptist Church in Portsmouth, VA where he enjoys serving God on the Praise and Worship team and wherever else he is called to serve.
Regent University has a team of VA Certifying Officials eager to assist you with all of your questions about VA Education Benefits, GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, and/or federal and state Tuition Assistance. We look forward to serving you!
As a military admissions recruiter, 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 is working toward a Master of Arts in Communication from the Regent University 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 26 years and with whom he has been blessed with three daughters and two sons. 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.
Jeremy Fitzhugh serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University. He served more than seven years in the U.S. Air Force as a remotely piloted aircraft sensor operator and a formal training unit instructor. He successfully instilled core values, built rapport, and taught established training tactics and course concepts to a wide range of professional students, from high school graduates to senior-level government leaders. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry here at Regent. He is an ordained clergyman and has been ministering through music, preaching the Gospel and holding various leadership roles impacting both the young and seasoned generations for the past 10 years. With a passionate voice and a shepherd’s heart, Jeremy is honored to invest into the success of his fellow service members, their families, and others in the community as they excel in higher learning, professional development, and Christian leadership to change the world.
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).
Cory Lotspeich serves as a military admissions recruiter for Regent University. A former United States Marine, he served five years active duty and three years in the reserves in a ministry capacity. He attended college while actively serving, and after separating, he transferred to Regent University where he received his bachelor’s degree in biblical and theological studies in 2014. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Regent and will use that degree to continue in service to the military community. Cory is happily married since 2011; he and his wife have two young boys.
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 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 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.
Jose Roman is a senior military admissions recruiter, 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.
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.
Jacob Brunjes serves on the military advising team for Regent University. He is a chaplain candidate for the U.S. Navy with plans of superseding to active duty. Growing up in a military family, he deeply appreciates the sacrifices of the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, and he hopes to give back as U.S. Navy chaplain. With 14 years of experience as a pastor and a corporate chaplain, Jacob has ministered in Costa Rica, Mississippi, Virginia and Texas. He has also organized, led and participated in mission trips to Peru, Russia and Guam. He obtained his ordination from the Memphis School of Preaching and earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Amridge University, a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Regent University.
Mary Cory currently serves as a military academic advisor for Regent University. Her passion is to ensure military, veterans and their family members are provided with the best possible support while realizing their educational aspirations.
As a former Regent student, she acquired a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Adult Education. She graduated from Troy University with a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Adult Education.
Mary worked for two different Girl Scout councils over an 11-year period, and for the next seven years, she worked for Fleet and Family Support Center in Chesapeake, Virginia, an annex of Naval Station Norfolk. Her primary function was to aid active duty sailors, Marines and coasties in their pursuit of retirement and a civilian career by assisting them with transition. Then the opportunity arose to move to Japan as the education services officer. She held the illustrious position for over three years.
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.
Tye Whaley currently serves as a military academic advisor 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.