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Andrew Holbert

Veterans Services Coordinator, Veterans Resource Center

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

I am the Veterans Services Coordinator. I served four years in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA. Originally I enlisted as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Crewman (1833), however, because I was stationed in 29 Palms, CA and the nature of the wars I was reassigned as an interim infantryman. I was a squad point man for a foot mobile unit while deployed to Iraq.

I separated in July 2011 and began my college career a month later at Corban University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. As a student-veteran, I noticed the struggles unique to my background. During my four years at Corban I initiated, developed, and led the University’s first veterans program. I have lived in Oregon since I separated.  I am married and have 3 children.

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

503-838-9229 | wouveterans@wou.edu | 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.

Laura Pettyjohn
Laura Pettyjohn
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9229 | wouveterans@wou.edu | WUC – Room 108

I began attending WOU in the fall of 2016 and am now a sophomore and Education major. I served for 3 and a half years in the National Guard as an 88M (Motor Transport Specialist) out of Bend, Oregon. I began college at Southwestern Community College where I earned my certificate to be a teacher’s assistant before transferring to Treasure Valley Community College to work on my associate degree.

At WOU, I am involved with the Student Veterans of America (SVA) as the chapter’s Communications Officer, and strive to be involved with the student population, and to support the student-veteran community as the WOU Veterans Female Liaison. On top of all of that, I am the mother of a preschooler!


James Doyle

James Doyle
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9229 | wouveterans@wou.edu | WUC – Room 108

I am a Criminal Justice Major with a Minor in Literature. I am a veteran of the United States Army where I served for 3 years as an Airborne Infantryman with the 1/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division out of Fort Richardson Alaska. I deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 to Eastern Afghanistan for an 11-month Combat tour with the 1/501st as a machine gunner. I finished my army career as a Sergeant at Fort Lewis Washington with 2/3 Infantry, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division completing a 5-year contract.

As a WOU student, I was the Veterans clerk for the Registrar office from February 2016 to March 2017 and played Rugby for the WOU men’s rugby club 2016-2017 season. I recently transferred to the Veterans lounge to be more involved with the student affairs side of the Veterans community. I am seeking a career in either state or federal level law enforcement.


Jeremy Bulluss
Jeremy Bulluss
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

503-838-9229 | wouveterans@wou.edu | WUC – Room 108

I am a Business Major with a Minor in Political Science. I served 6 years of active service in the Army as an infantryman. I was stationed in Fort Bliss with the 1st Armored Division where I deployed to Iraq in 2009 to 2010 with 1st Special Troops Battalion as a PSD Team Leader, attached to the 3rd Infantry Division’s, 2nd HBCT, HQ Company. During my time in Iraq. I spent much of my deployment in the Northern held Kurdish region, moving from bases in Irbil and Kirkuk. When I returned I was assigned to Alpha Company, 4-17 Infantry. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2012-2013 to the Panjwai River Valley in Southern Afghanistan as a Squad Leader.

As a student here I spent my first year learning about the campus and wanted to become involved in the community of veterans. I quickly became a member of the Chapter of Student Veterans of America here at WOU. After being involved, I then ran for and became the current Vice President of the chapter.

Staff Members In Uniform

Andrew Holbert in uniform
Andrew Holbert, USMC

Shane Follett in uniform
Shane Follett, USN

Laura Pettyjohn, ORARNG

James Doyle, U.S. Army

Jeremy Bulluss, U.S. Army