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.

 

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
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.

Grace Sullivan, Student Development Coordinator
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 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
Anna Page is the Graduate Assistant for Student Veterans at Duke. A Second 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.