Photo of Colin HainesColin G. Haines

Director, Veteran Resource Center

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

I am the Director of the Veteran Resource Center here at WOU. I served ten years in the United States Army as an Combat Medic in several Infantry Battalions. I was stationed primarily in Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Lewis, WA where I served in every position from line medic to platoon sergeant. I deployed five times during my stint in the service, three times to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan.

I reignited my college career in 2014, almost immediately after separating from the Army. As was the case with many of my peers, college was not always easy for me largely due to some of the unique issues faced by many student veterans. I have since dedicated myself to the initiation and development of veteran supportive services in higher education. I am currently in the final year of my Masters program here at Western.

Shane Follett
Shane Follett
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.

 

 

Adam Dreyden
Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

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

I am an Exercise Science major with a minor in Health, and I have been attending WOU since 2016. I am a Non Commissioned Officer in the Oregon Army National Guard as a 19D Cavalry Scout.

As a currently serving student, I am always utilizing the plethora of resources the VRC has to offer. I am a member of the WOU’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America.  I am also truly thankful for being able to be working at the VRC, helping out veterans when I can.

 

 

 

 

 

Megan McAllister
Work Study, Veterans Resource Center

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

I am a Business major with a focus in Accounting, I have been attending WOU since fall term of 2018 with an expected graduation in 2019. I am currently in my first six year enlistment with the Oregon Air National Guard as a Fuels Management Journeyman.

As a military student I have become actively involved in Student Veterans of America where I work as the club treasurer. I am also involved in the Greek life here at Western Oregon University and am a work-study student in the Veteran Resource Center.

 

 

Kender
Service Dog, Veterans Resource Center

My name is Kender and I have the unique ability to cheer you up if you are ever feeling blue.  I love to be fondled but make sure you ask Colin before engaging me in pets because I am a working dog and should not be distracted if he needs me.  Never ever give me any food. I may look like I want a bite of your sandwich but do not give me anything under any circumstances.

I have never served in the military myself but I have I great deal of respect for those who put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms I enjoy every day.

 

Staff Members In Uniform

Colin in his BDU uniform
Colin Haines, Army

Shane Follett in uniform
Shane Follett, USN

Adam out in the field
Adam Dreyden, ORARNG

Megan McAllister, ORANG