The Pitt-Johnstown MountainCat Veterans Program (MVP) recognizes the service performed by United States military veterans, and assists them in making a successful transition into the student population. This program represents Pitt-Johnstown’s deep commitment to serving current and former members of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) who served on active duty.
The MVP is a collaboration of many units across the campus that compose the Veterans Support Council. Pitt-Johnstown is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Our commitment to veterans and active-duty military men and women has earned Pitt-Johnstown the prestigious distinction of being named a "Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs magazine.
Currently, our campus has more than 50 veteran students.
Specially trained individuals have been designated as your primary points of contact in several student services and administrative departments, which comprise the Veterans Support Council:
|Shawn Brooks, PhD
Vice President, Student Life
|Paul Newman, PhD
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs
Director, Housing and Residential Life
| Laura Perry-Thompson
Senior Officer, Equity and Inclusion
|Janet Grady, DrPH, ANEF, FAAN
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Auxiliary Services
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services
Director, Business Office/Billing
| Robert Knipple
Vice President for Student Affairs and
Executive Director of RealWorld Career Services
|Theresa Horner, EdD
Executive Director, Health and Counseling Services
Director, Financial Aid
MVP Director, Advanced and Continuing Education
Chief of Police, Campus Safety and Security
Additional Benefits and Services
As an MVP, you are also eligible for:
In order to qualify for participation in the MountainCat Veterans Program, individuals must meet eligibility requirements for the GI Bill.
Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to provide veteran students, as defined by the Act, with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint form found at www.education.state.pa.us.