As of Friday, December 17, 2021, students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Educational Benefits will be required to verify their enrollment. The VA Educational Office will be sending communications to you in the coming months, be on the lookout for more information.
Please visit the Verification of Enrollment webpage for information about the new requirement.
All programs offered through UCF Continuing Education are not approved as part of the GI Bill Educational Benefits. Graduate Certificate Programs are eligible for GI Educational Benefits. Approved list of Graduate Certificate Program, click here.
Please consult with the Veterans Academic Resource Center and/or the VA Educational Office directly before enrolling into any these programs.
JJ comes to the VARC with over 10 years of professional higher education experience, primarily in academic advising and residence life. Before joining UCF in 2006, he worked at a variety of academic institutions and companies including Southwest Ohio Consortium of Higher Educations (SOCHE), University of West Florida, East Carolina University, and Hillsborough Community College in the areas of programming, residence life, academic advising, and academic and university relations.
JJ also spent 5 years as a hospitality management professional, serving as Director of Housekeeping and Assistant Property Management for companies such as Homewood Suites, Clarion Suites, and JME Vacations (Destin). JJ grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and is a graduate of Wright State University; he holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration as well as a Bachelor’s in Communications and Public Relations.
He grew up as an Air Force dependent living on or near military bases including Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Bowling, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base. When not teaching or taking courses at UCF, he can be found visiting the local theme parks, traveling, and reading.