Veterans

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About Us

Student Affairs works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to support our undergraduate, graduate, and professional school student veterans. Throughout the year we work with key stakeholders across campus to determine the needs of our students, develop priorities, and implement support strategies.

Student Affairs’ currently focuses on three primary objectives:

  • Developing and implementing opportunities for community building
  • Serve as a resource both on- and off-campus for student veterans
  • Advocacy 

Contact Us

If you have general questions for Student Affairs and how we work to support student veterans or need support at Duke University please email: veterans@studentaffairs.duke.edu or call 919-613-4453.

Certification and Benefits Questions

The Registrar’s office serves as the University certifying official for Duke. Please direct questions related to benefits and certification to her via email at veteranseducation@duke.edu or call 919-684-2813.

Comprehensive instructions on how to apply these benefits can be found at the following Duke University Registrar Website.

Location 

Crowell Building, East Campus (Third Floor)
10 Epworth Lane
Durham, NC 27708 

Staff 

Below is a list of Dean of Students Office staff members who support our student military-affiliated community and all Office of Student Veterans initiatives. 

Clay Adams, Associate Dean of Students

Clay Adams

A Chesapeake, Virginia native, Clay serves as the Associate Dean of Students at Duke University. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.S. in Business Management, and a M.A. Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. He most recently earned his Masters of Business Administration from North Carolina Central University. Clay directs all parent and family programs, student veteran initiatives, oversees the Student Affairs crisis response and risk mitigation teams as well as off-campus student response, and co-convenes the Council on Graduate and Professional Student Affairs. Additionally, he works with New Student Communications, and as the Division liaison to various constituencies. In his free time, Clay can be found enjoying time with his family or training for endurance sports.

Clay's passion for working with the military-affiliated student population can be directly tied to his family. Clay's older brother was an enlisted Army service member in the 82nd Airborne Division. 

Grace Sullivan, Student Development Coordinator

Grace Sullivan

Grace is a Student Development Coordinator within the Dean of Students Office. She earned a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. After graduating, Grace worked as an admission counselor at her alma mater before going on to pursue her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration & Student Affairs at the University of South Carolina. In addition to working with Duke parent and family initiatives, Grace also supports student veteran programming and advocacy on campus. In her free time, Grace enjoys traveling, baking, and spending time outside.

Evan Heisman, Staff Assistant

Evan Heisman

Evan is a Staff Assistant within the Dean of Students Office. He earned a B.A. in communication from Juniata College and a M.S. in management with a public relations specialization from the University of Maryland University College. Before joining the Dean of Students Office, Evan worked in the Student Support Services office at MIT where he provided academic and personal support to undergraduates. Evan continues to work closely with undergraduates through parent and family programming, student veteran programming, management and crisis response, and college advising. Originally from Maryland, Evan enjoys being on or around water, exploring Durham restaurants and food trucks, and attending Duke sporting events.

Anna Page, Graduate Assistant

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Anna Page is the Graduate Assistant for Student Veterans at Duke. A First Lieutenant in the United States Army, Anna serves in the US Army Reserves while pursuing her Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School. She is passionate about building community, developing support systems, and enhancing communication for and between the military population across Duke's schools and programs. Though a Northerner at heart, Anna has found a home in North Carolina and is honored to be a part of the efforts in making Duke a military-friendly campus.

Reservable and Dedicated Space

Student Veterans Lounge

The Office of Student Veterans was officially established in 2015 under the direction of Division leadership. After years of advocating for the needs of military-affiliated graduate students across campus, the creation and dedication of the office in 2015 signaled more formal recognition and representation of student veterans on Duke’s campus. While the office supports those students who have served or are still serving, the Office is nested within the larger Dean of Students Office.

In Spring 2017, a Graduate Assistant position was created to support the Office of Student Veterans. The Office’s work expanded once again in July 2018 when a new Student Development Coordinator position was added to the Dean of Students Office time being dedicated to Student Veteran initiatives.

Located on the third floor of the Crowell Building, the Office of Student Veterans promotes its three pillars of work with and for the student military-affiliated population: community building, providing support and resources, and advocacy across campus. Included in the office space is a Student Veteran Lounge. This is a dedicated space designed for student veterans to gather, study, and share fellowship.