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Andrew Holbert

Veterans Services Coordinator, Veterans Success 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 in July 2011. I am married and have 3 children.

Shane FollettShane Follett
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Success 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 Vice 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
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Success 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 to a 4 year old preschooler!


James Doyle
Vet Center Work Study, Veterans Success 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.



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