Andrew HolbertAndrew Holbert

Director of Veterans Services, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9246 | | WUC – room 108 | 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

I am the Director of Veterans Services at WOU. I served four years in the United States Marine Corps as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) Crewman. However, due to the nature of the current theaters, I didn’t do much ‘amphibious assaulting’. I was stationed in 29 Palms, CA  where I trained as a provisional infantryman or an ‘AmGrunt’ as we were often called.

I began college in mid-2011, almost immediately after separating from the Marine Corps, and quickly noticed struggles unique to me and my military/veteran peers. I have since dedicated myself to the initiation and development of veteran supportive services in higher education. I have discovered this is my passion and the best job I have ever had. I am originally from Las Vegas but moved to Oregon after separating. I attended and graduated from Corban University in Salem, OR.

Shane Follett
Shane Follett
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9229 | | WUC – Room 108

I am a Computer Science major, and have been attending WOU since 2014 and am expecting to graduate in 2018. I served for 6 years in the Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician and was stationed at Naval Station Mayport with HSM-40 and at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island with VP-1.

As a student-veteran, I am the President of our Student Veterans of America chapter and have served our student body both as a student senator (ASWOU Senator of the Year 2015 – 2016) and as a member of the judicial board for the Associated Students of Western Oregon University (ASWOU). Upon graduating from WOU, I plan on seeking employment within the tech industry where I can utilize my degree and my experience as a veteran.



Noelle Jacobsen         Noelle Jacobsen
         Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9229 | | WUC – Room 108 

I am a Philosophy major and a Psychology minor. I have been attending WOU since the winter of 2014 and am graduating in the summer of 2018 as the first in my family with a bachelor’s degree. I am currently serving my fourth year in the Oregon Army National Guard and currently work out of Camp Withycombe as a 42R.

As a student veteran, I participate in intramural sports and am in the Phi Sigma Tau philosopher’s national honor society Oregon Delta chapter. After my education is finished plan on pursuing a career in the electrical trade while traveling to as many countries as possible.







Dulce MarescoDulce Maresco
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9229 | | WUC – Room 108 

I am a Visual Communication Design major, and this is my first year at WOU. I served for 4 years in the US Army as a Motor Vehicle Operator. I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade: 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion; 594th Transportation Company “Ghostriders”.

I separated in December 2017 to begin my college career. Upon graduating from WOU, I plan to return to active duty as an Aviation Officer.


Staff Members In Uniform

Andrew Holbert in uniform
Andrew Holbert, USMC

Shane Follett in uniform
Shane Follett, USN

Noelle Jacobsen
Noelle Jacobsen, ORARNG

Dulce Maresco
Dulce Maresco, ORARNG