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2023 - 2024 Military and Veteran Student Handbook 
2023 - 2024 Military and Veteran Student Handbook

Certifying Officials & Military/Veteran Student Affairs Contact Info

Contact Information

VA Certifying Official for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges:

Lorene Anderson
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

The VA Certifying Official can answer questions about your GI Bill®, collect required documents and certify your classes.

You must contact the VA certifying official each semester in which you would like to use your GI Bill. You can do this electronically, by filling out the form located at: https://web2.eicc.edu/forms/new/military-veteran-gi-bill-request-certification.php. Once you have filled out this form, the VA certifying official identified above will certify your enrollment. She will report your schedule and program to the Department of Veteran Affairs. Understand that the Certifying Official follows strict guidelines as per the Department of Veteran Affairs Education Benefit Department.

Military/Veteran Student Affairs

Shari Ruehling
Military/Veteran Student Affairs Facilitator
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

The Military/Veteran Student Affairs Facilitator serves as a liaison for military and veteran related concerns within the Colleges’ departments and with external agencies. The facilitator can answer questions about education benefits such as Tuition Assistance, Iowa National Guard Scholarship, and Financial Aid. She can help students understand EICC policies for the military/veteran student population such as procedures when called to active duty, priority enrollment and in-state tuition. The facilitator’s task is to aid the student in their transition and success in their academic endeavors.


SVA LogoStudent Veteran’s Association

Each campus has a Student Veteran’s Association. These organizations have activities such as the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, collections of care packages for deployed units and for military families in need, fall and spring family cook-outs, and work with Operation Home front along with the QC Stand Down event. Our organizations also work together with St. Ambrose, Blackhawk College and Western Illinois University Student Veterans’ Associations to provide opportunities for networking, various educational workshops and speaking engagements with congress and state representatives about the veterans’ various unique issues and needs.