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DEDICATED MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE

Martin Duarte

(p) (760) 512-3067

(e) mduarte@astate.edu

Mr. Duarte retired as a Master Gunnery Sergeant from the United States Marine Corps after 30 years of faithful service.  His service includes combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  

Mr. Duarte received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Human Resources Management from American InterContinental University. A native of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Mr. Duarte's personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with a gold star in lieu of second award, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Meal with gold star in lieu of third award, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

In February 2020, Mr. Duarte, was hired as the Military Student Recruiter for Arkansas State University. Mr. Duarte is blessed to be among the chosen few that get the opportunity to do a job that impacts the lives of Veterans, service members, and their families.  

As the Military Student Recruiter, his primary duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Visit Military installations and speak to service members.
  • Meet with Military Installations Education Centers and serve as a liaison to develop partnerships between the university and Installations Educations Centers through out the United States.
  • Distribute resource materials for student recruitment throughout the United States.

 

ONLINE WRITING CENTER 

We offer writing services to A-State Online students so they may develop habits that lead to successful written communication. Our staff consists of tutors from various writing backgrounds that understand the struggles and joys of writing. We provide tutoring for all writing stages, from understanding the prompt and outlining to grammar and finalizing the paper. Successful writing comes from developing a network of interrelated skills and strategies, and we look forward to working with you to aid in this process.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, you can contact Stephanie Dekok at sdekok@astate.edu.

https://www.astate.edu/a/global-initiatives/online/a-state-online-services/online-writing-center/ 

   

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MILITARY CRISIS LINE 

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The Military Crisis Lineonline chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of men and women in the military call us every day, and start to get back on track.

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/military-crisis-line

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/get-help/chat

 

ACCESS AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES (A&AS)

Many service members and Veterans are experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSD) or Traumatic brain injury (TBI) secondary to their military service, and these symptoms are associated with academic difficulties.
 
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosed condition that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event. PTSD is a very common condition for many service members and veterans after military service. Symptoms can include disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams related to the events, mental or physical distress, difficulty sleeping, and changes in how a person thinks and feels.
 
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain caused by an external force. The symptoms of the injury can vary. Mild or moderate TBI symptoms can include mood changes, trouble with concentration, headaches, difficulty with sleep, and reduced motor coordination. Severe TBI can cause greatly reduced or lack of motor control, greatly reduced ability or inability to speak, and restlessness or agitation.
 
If you are diagnosed with the above conditions, are experiencing any symptoms detailed above, or experiencing other academic difficulties, please contact the office of Access and Accommodation Services. Access & Accommodation Services focuses on facilitating opportunities to stimulate and create a barrier free environment for those with disabilities and eliminating academic, social, and physical obstacles which impede students' access to a higher education. We believe every student has the right to achieve to their highest ability academically, socially, and intellectually. There is no cost to students using any of the services provided by A&AS. Please see contact information below and reach out if you feel this office can assist you.
 
Contact info:
A&AS Counselor: Dominique White
Phone: 870-972-3964

STUDENT VETERANS ORGANIZATION

The purpose of the A-State Student Veterans Organization is to assist veterans, and dependents, in acclimating to collegiate life, provide information regarding services available to them on and off campus, provide support groups, promote awareness of veteran students to the campus community, and to promote community service opportunities. SVO has social workers that work in our area that specifically work in counseling people who struggle with anxiety,  depression, and PTSD. We are sponsored by the Beck Center. We can also assist with VA claims if needed. 

If you are interested in joining SVO please email: astatesvo@gmail.com