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Military and Veteran Affairs

Office of Military and Veteran Affairs


The Military and Veteran Affairs Office (MAVA) serves the needs of prospective and enrolled active military personnel, Veterans, their dependents and survivors. MAVA aides in application and certification for students who are eligible to receive education benefits under various Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) programs. In this role, the MAVA team facilitates smooth transition and reintegration into the college community. We provide supplemental recruitment and retention efforts, various counseling and one-on-one advisement services, priority registration, in-state tuition, academic program information, and certify eligible students to receive DVA education benefits while maintaining productive relations with the Veterans Administration and other agencies serving Veterans. 

The MAVA Team works closely with many campus departments, and have created a point of contact bridge. Please see our list of support offices and the POC appointed for any inquiries.

Admissions Services (The Village)
Javier Morgades
, Assistant Director
Office: V-100
Phone: 718-368-4561

Bursar's Office
Enrika Kohavi, Enrollment Bursar Director
Office: A-205
Phone: 718-368-5416

Office of Student Affairs
Cindy Lui, Executive Director
Office: A-216
Phone: 718-368-5563

Registrar (Office of Student Records)
Sandy Lujan, Associate Registrar
Office: A-101
Phone: 718-368-4955

Financial Aid Office
Ishani Gunasekara
, Financial Aid Specialist/Loan Coordinator
Office: U-201
Phone: 718-368-5620

Center for Career Development and Experiential Learning
Marisa Joseph,  Director
Office: C-102
Phone: 718-368-5115

Counseling and Health Services
Ilona Fridson
Psychological Counselor & Outreach Coordinator
Office: D-102
Phone: 718-368-5975

Access-Ability Services
Gail Glass-Malley
, Intake Coordinator/Counselor
Office: D-205
Phone: 718-368-5175

The Women's Center
Frances Robinson
, Program Manager
Office: M-382
Phone: 718-368-4700

BMI/Men's Resource Center
Michael Rodriguez
, Program Manager
Office: U-218
Phone: 718-368-5864

Military and Veteran Affairs
Office Location: C106
Tel: 718-368-5472
Fax: 718-368-4562

Hours of Operation
When Classes Are in Session
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Veterans Lounge
Location: T7-220
currently closed during remote learning period
Tel: 718-368-6875

Tara Yarczower
Veteran Program Specialist/Certifying Official

Michael Gutstein, SGM USAR (RET)
College Assistant