Green Zone

LCC Green Zone logoMilitary-Connected Student Services is now offering Green Zone training to faculty and staff of Labette Community College who want to learn more about the military-connected student experience. Transitioning from military life to student life can be difficult for military-connected students. Unlike the structured atmosphere from the military, colleges like Labette Community College have a variety of departments and administrative areas that can be challenging to navigate. The Green Zone training program is designed to give our students a way to recognized staff and faculty who have been trained to be a resources and allies for military-connected students (Veterans, Active, Reserve, Guard, and family members). The goal is to make LCC a more military/veteran-helpful college.

What is Green Zone?

  • An initiative to support military-connected students by designating locations recognized as a “safe place.”
  • Identifies faculty and staff at LCC who are knowledgeable about issues faced by military-connected students and the resources or contacts available to assist them.
  • Participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door and/or can be made available to put on their syllabus.
  • A way to be supportive and give back to those who have sacrificed for others.
  • Helps faculty and staff provide supportive services necessary to ensure that military-connected students are successful in their academic pursuits, adjust to the campus environment, and eventually transition to civilian employment.

Who is a Green Zone volunteer/ally?

  • LCC staff and faculty who identify themselves as:
    • Someone who has completed the Green Zone training.
    • Someone who is aware of the issues and concerns faced by military-connected students.
    • Someone who is available and willing to assist the student or get the student connected to someone who can assist.

Volunteers are NOT expected to be experts who can “solve” the problems, instead:

  • They lend a sympathetic ear.
  • They help the student find the appropriate resources or individual for problem resolution.

Current Green Zone Volunteers

Below are Green Zone Volunteers. These individuals have completed the Green Zone training and are available to assist you.

Name Phone Email Location
Karen Barger 620-820-1182 Student Success Center
Dee Bohnenblust 620-820-1217 Health Science Building
Gale Brown 620-820-1159 Health Science Building
Melissa Bruce 620-820-1273 Main Building, M204
Tarah Cockrell 620-232-5820 Cherokee Center
Janice Every 620-820-1234 Student Union, 2nd Floor
Tammy Fuentez 620-820-1268 Student Union, 2nd Floor
Ralph Gouvion 620-820-1164 Annex, A105D
Brandi Irish 620-820-1241 Health Science Building
Jennifer Katzer 620-820-1219 Student Union, 2nd Floor
Kelly Kirkpatrick 620-820-1153 Student Success Center
Jessica Letterman 620-820-1231 Business Office
Leigh Ann Martin 620-232-5820 Cherokee Center
Trent McGown 620-820-1008 1401 Main, PTA Building
Robert Perez 620-820-1138 Main Building, M314
Elizabeth Robinson 620-820-1142 Student Success Center
Jason Sharp 620-820-1255 Main Building, M204
Cheryl Smith 620-820-1253 Health Science Building
Jimmie Wilson 620-820-1007 1401 Main, PTA Building
Scotty Zollars 620-820-1168 LCC Library

Contact Information

Kelly Kirkpatrick

O: 620-820-1147
Location: Military Lounge, Student Success Center
Veterans Crisis Line
Education Benefits Orientation Form Request for VA Certification Military Friendly Schools