Candy Laven
South Central College
Welcome Center
1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003
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507-389-7225

David Schrader
Southeast Regional Coordinator
Higher Education Veterans Programs
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507-389-5726

Office hours:
Wednesdays and Thursdays –
B130, North Mankato Campus

Candy Laven and David Schrader are able to provide information and assistance to students making the transition from military to college. Veterans, current military members, and family members are encouraged to come in for personalized information about both on and off campus resources available to meet the unique challenges they face.

Information and referrals regarding:

  • Educational benefits and scholarships
  • Veterans' employment assistance and unemployment benefits
  • Medical benefits
  • Mental health resources
  • Family assistance services
  • Service-connected disability claims
  • Post-deployment transition issues
  • Veterans' rights regarding residency status, payment extensions, military transfer credits, and accommodations for deployments

For information about education benefits you may be eligible for, contact David Schrader.  For information about admission, enrollment, programs, certification and class schedules contact, Candy Laven. For information regarding VA education benefit payments and bills, contact 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).