Nontraditional and Military Student Services staff are back in the office and available in person or virtually.  Contact us directly Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

To contact us, please call 419-372-8136, email, or join a live chat with our staff by clicking the Ask Us Anything icon on the left hand side or bottom right corner.

To connect with a specific member of our office, feel free to email us directly. We will respond and setup a phone call or virtual WebEx appointment if needed.  

Dr. Barbara Henry, Assistant Vice President Nontraditional and Military Student Services
David Rice, Assistant Director
Jason Graven, Military Program Coordinator
Tina Borders, Senior Secretary
Adriana Italiano, Graduate Assistant
Hoang Do, Graduate Assistant

Nontraditional and Military Student Services

National Guard Call-Up Procedures

As a BGSU student who serves in the National Guard or Reserves, first, we want to thank you for your service to our country during the COVID-19 crisis. We recognize the critical role you play in helping Americans through these unprecedented times. If you are activated for duty during the COVID19 situation, our office is prepared to assist you in balancing your commitment to the military and academic success. Your service to the nation is top priority, and we are here to support you so you don’t lose time toward degree completion.

If you are activated, please inform us as quickly as possible. We want to work with you and your faculty to design an individual academic plan that will fit your circumstances. Please do NOT withdraw from your classes at this time; we are here to assist you. Contact Nontraditional and Military Student Services at:

(419) 372-8136


Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS) provides assistance to support you as you make career and educational choices. Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of challenges. The NTMSS staff is familiar with the issues facing nontraditional and military students and can be a resource as you plan and complete your program.

Whether you are a nontraditional student starting or restarting your education, or an active-military or Veteran student, we can assist you in navigating the application process and easing your transition to BGSU.

Advisors are also available to assist current students.  We can help you discover and utilize campus resources and develop programs to best meet your needs.

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