Green Zone


Green ZoneMilitary-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 karenb@labette.edu Student Success Center
Dee Bohnenblust 620-820-1217 delynab@labette.edu Health Science Building
Bruce Bowles 620-821-1215 bruceb@labette.edu Health Science Building
Tarah Cockrell 620-232-5820 tarahc@labette.edu Cherokee Center
Sara Comer 620-820-1227 sarac@labette.edu L107B, Student Success Center
Tammy Fuentez 620-820-1268 tammyf@labette.edu Student Union, 2nd Floor
Trudy Hill 620-820-1257 trudyhill@labette.edu Health Science Building
Kelly Kirkpatrick 620-820-1153 Kellyk@labette.edu Student Success Center
Leigh Ann Martin 620-232-5820 leighannm@labette.edu Cherokee Center
Trent McGown 620-820-1008 trentm@labette.edu 1401 Main, PTA Building

Contact Information

Sara Comer, LMSW

O: 620-820-1227
sarac@labette.edu
L107B, Student Success Center
Veterans Crisis Line
www.eBenefits.va.govMilitary Friendly Schools
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