Military and Veterans Center
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Military and Veterans Center
Location: Psychology, Room 107
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Email: tuvetcenter AT_TOWSON
Military & Veterans Center
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Meet our Team
Student-Veteran Peer Support Specialists
Skye Saunders is a United States Marine Corps veteran from Salisbury, Maryland, who's currently studying Art. They are hoping to inspire others about the benefits of using art in everyday life. Skye prides themselves on their strong customer service experiences, currently as peer support specialist for the MVC, beauty consultant, and as a former help desk expert in the military.
Joseph Breining is an Military Police Officer in the Maryland National Guard with one deployment to Kosovo. He is currently studying Criminal Justice. He enjoys lifting, video games, and traveling.
Elizabeth Serrano-Martinez is a U.S. Navy veteran and currently double major at Towson. She is majoring in psychology and foreign languages with a concentration in Spanish. She would like to eventually become a therapist for veterans and immigrants. She's also a proud mom and wishes to make the world a little bit better for her son.
Christian Braithwaite is a United States Army veteran from Dundalk, Maryland. His MOS was a 91H (tracked vehicle mechanic) at Fort hood, TX. Currently he studies Information technology (IT) and network security. He strives to provide the best assistance available regarding benefits for anyone it may apply to. Christian also can provide general advice from his perspective about this field of study. Chistian's hobbies and interests include, weight training, running distance, nutrition, being outdoor, reading & writing, PC building and gaming, movies, and Rubik's cubes.
Coordinator of Military-Affiliated Supports and Services & Lead School Certifying Official
Toby Frevert (he/him)
Psychology Building, Room 107
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Email: veteransbenefits AT_TOWSON (for all benefits questions) or tfrevert AT_TOWSON (for everything else)
Toby Frevert is an alumnus of University of Mayland, Baltimore County. Prior to joining the Towson University Community, he worked in politics, non-profits, and hospitality. Toby is a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity. He enjoys grilling, campfires, and the Catskill Mountains. He is a student at Towson University, seeking a Professional Studies M.A., with a focus on student affairs and in serving military-affiliated identities. Additionally, he is a board member for AVECO, a national professional organization for VA School Certifying Officials.
Assistant Director of Military-Affiliated Supports and Services & School Certifying Official
Rebecca Cossaboom (she/her/hers) Psychology Building, Room 107 A Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Phone: 410-704-3094
Email: rcossaboom AT_TOWSON
Rebecca Cossaboom is a two-time alumna of Towson University and licensed graduate professional counselor in Maryland. At TU, she majored in psychology where she went on to get her master's in counseling psychology. She has worked in higher education at TU in several roles over the past seven years prior to joining the MVC team. Most recently, Rebecca worked at the Towson University Counseling Center coordinating mental health outreach and prevention programming across campus. Rebecca is a proud daughter of a veteran, cat mom, plant collector, fall weather enthusiast, and foodie. Most importantly, she is passionate about supporting students, in their ability to not just survive, but thrive during their time at TU. Don’t hesitate to reach out to get connected -- she is always up for turning a meeting into a walk around campus!
Dario DiBattista (he/him)
Psychology Building, Rm. 107
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m
Email: ddibattista AT_TOWSON
Dario DiBattista is a combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps. In addition to being the editor of the anthology Retire the Colors: Veterans and Civilians on Iraq and Afghanistan (Hudson Whitman / Excelsior College Press 2016), he has written about military and veteran topics for numerous publications. Dario has worked in higher education (residence life, adjunct faculty, student affairs) for over 15 years, while also working as a creative writing instructor for the Veterans Writing Project. He is a candidate within the Doctor of Education program at Frostburg State University, where he is studying higher educational leadership.
Academic Adviser to Military-Affiliated Students
Academic Commons - CK 343
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email: tmadera AT_TOWSON