The Pitt-Johnstown MountainCat Veterans Program (MVP) recognizes the service performed by United States military veterans, and assists them in making a successful transition into the student population. This program represents Pitt-Johnstown’s deep commitment to serving current and former members of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) who served on active duty.
The MVP is a collaboration of many units across the campus that compose the Veterans Support Council. Pitt-Johnstown is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Our commitment to veterans and active-duty military men and women has earned Pitt-Johnstown the prestigious distinction of being named a "Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs magazine.
Currently, our campus has more than 50 veteran students.
Specially trained individuals have been designated as your primary points of contact in several student services and administrative departments, which comprise the Veterans Support Council:
Executive Director of Development
|Kathleen A. Patterson
Human Resources Specialist
|Janet Grady, DrPH, ANEF, FAAN
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Health and Counseling Services
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services
Director, Real World Career Services
Director, Business Office/Billing
|Stephen Kilpatrick, PhD
Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Student Affairs (Interim)
Executive Director, Housing and Dining Services
Director, Financial Aid
Director, Advanced and Continuing Education
and MVP Coordinator
Chief of Police, Campus Safety and Security
Additional Benefits and Services
As an MVP, you are also eligible for:
In order to qualify for participation in the MountainCat Veterans Program, individuals must meet eligibility requirements for the GI Bill.
Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to provide veteran students, as defined by the Act, with preference in course scheduling. Non-compliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint form found at www.education.state.pa.us.