Johnny Green
Dr. Johnny Green


Dr. Johnny Green received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degree from Auburn University. Dr. Green’s professional career includes being employed by Alabama Gas Corporation (marketing department) and the Legislative Fiscal Office. At Auburn, Dr. Green has been employed as an Assistant Professor of Political Science, as Director of Auburn University’s Center for Diversity and Race Relations, Vice President for Access, Outreach and Community Initiatives, Dean of Students, and as a Development Officer. He currently serves as the Director of the Veterans Resource Center.

Steve Barnard

Steve Barnard
VA Certifying Official

Assistant Director of the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center Steven Barnard used the Vietnam Era GI Bill and the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program to return to school to attain one of his two Bachelors of Science in Education degrees from Auburn University. He also utilized VA educational benefits to attain a Masters of Arts from Pepperdine University in Human Resource Management and a Master of Science from Troy State University.

Mr. Barnard has worked in several professional positions at Auburn University. For the past 12 years he has been the University School VA Certifying Official and a Financial Aid Advisor.

As a Retired Army Officer, Mr. Barnard has held various command, staff, and instructor positions in different types of combat, combat support, service school and garrison units in both stateside and overseas units in the Far East and Europe.

As a disabled veteran and a resident of Alabama before entering active duty, Mr. Barnard’s wife and two children have used the Alabama Disabled Veteran Dependent Scholarship Program to go to school and received their degrees.

Robyn Westbrook

Robyn Westbrook
VA Certifying Official

Robyn G. Westbrook holds a Bachelor's Degree in History with honors from Auburn University. She is the former Vice-President of the Auburn Student Veterans Association and enjoys assisting her fellow veterans in transitioning from military life to civilian life. She began working at the Auburn University Veterans Affairs Office in September 2009. Prior to her enrollment at Auburn, Robyn served 6 years in the United States Air Force as an Information Manager. Her duty stations include McConnell AFB, Kansas, and The Defense Intelligence Agency at the Joint Intelligence Operations Center at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 2005, she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Robyn is the recipient of the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal. In her spare time she likes to read and watch movies with her husband and their cat Izzy.

Tyler Ledford

Tyler Ledford

Tyler Ledford holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from Auburn University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Business Administration also at Auburn. He began working at the Auburn University Veterans Affairs Office in 2012 as an undergraduate work study and now serves as the Veteran’s Resource Center’s Graduate Assistant. Tyler is originally from Anniston, AL which is where he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Marines from April 2008 to April 2012. His primary duty station was Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and he served one combat deployment in Afghanistan in 2010. He received numerous awards including the Combat Action Ribbon and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. Tyler and his wife Kristina have been married since September 4, 2011 and are both avid Auburn Football fans.

Andrew Newby

Andrew Newby

Andrew Newby currently a Junior majoring in Aviation Management and Professional Flight at Auburn University. He began working for Veteran Affairs in April of 2013. Andrew enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in June of 2006 as a guitar player; he traveled the country performing various venues before laterally moving to Explosive Ordnance Disposal in 2010. He has a few awards and has been a few places. More recently, he has written a book - an apologetics reference guide - and plans to pursue a Masters of Divinity in Apologetics/Messianic Judaism at Denver Seminary. He enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful wife, his offspring, and one of the two dogs. He tolerates the other dog, enjoys triathlons, loves reading, and is passionate about music.

Amanda Casconi Amanda Casconi

Amanda was born and raised in northwest Louisiana and attended college at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. After graduation she commissioned as an active duty Air Force personnel officer and was assigned at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. During that time she deployed stateside to the Air Force Mortuary. Her second active duty assignment was as the Operations Officer at the New York Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Brooklyn, New York. Amanda finally decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Registered Dietician, so she left active duty and returned to the South to attend Auburn University and pursue a dietetics degree. She realized that she had always been waiting impatiently for the next part of her life to happen when she should have just been content enjoying each moment as it was happening, and decided to start living like it. She believes everything that happens to us and every decision we make in life, good or bad, teaches us something and betters us somehow.

Mike Broome Mike Broome

Mike Broome, currently a Junior majoring in Finance at Auburn University, began working in the Veteran's Resource Center in March of 2014. Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps as a Ground Radio Intermediate Repairman in June of 2008. After completing Communications School, his primary duty station was Camp Pendleton, California, and he served two combat deployments in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2011. He enjoys spending his free time working out at the gym, reading, watching television, or playing tug-of-war with his dog Zeus.

Barry Kimbro Barry Kimbro

Barry Kimbro came to Auburn as a transfer student in the fall of 2012. She is a Junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with the goal of working in land conservation. She enlisted in the Air Force in 2007 and worked as an Air Transportation Information Operator while stationed in Yokota, Japan. Barry currently holds the position of Treasurer for the Auburn Student Veterans Association. She is also one of the Peer Advisor Leaders for the new program P.A.V.E. Peer Advisors for Veteran Education. Barry likes to spend her free time riding her horse Zip, playing with her two dogs, kayaking, or any other outdoor activities.

Sam Hickman Sam Hickman

Sam has been married to his high school sweetheart for eleven years, and they have four children, three girls and a boy. He is a twelve year veteran of the AL Army National Guard as an MP with two deployments to Iraq. He will graduate with a degree in Media Studies in May 2015 and plans to continue his education at Auburn with a Masters in Communication. He loves playing bass guitar and is very active in his local church.

Belinda Lang Belinda Lang

Belinda Lang is a junior in the College of Math and Sciences pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Cellular Microbiology and plans to immediately pursue an MS and PhD in Biological Sciences. She is hoping to work for the CDC and do positive things for the health of others. She began working at the Auburn University's Veterans Affairs office in Fall of 2014. Prior to her enrollment as an undergraduate at Auburn University, Belinda spent a total of 20 years in the United States military forces. She first entered the U.S. Navy as an oceanographic electronics technician collecting sub-surface, surface, and air data. Later, she transferred to the U.S. Army and became a Chief Warrant Officer (918B) electronics and communications shop supervisor maintaining satellite and radio communication systems for intelligence purposes. During this time, she had extremely diverse duty stations and positions with unique groups around the world. Some of the locations that she enjoyed the most were the Bering Sea on a remote island called Adak, Alaska (the tundra), to Fort Irwin (the desert) to NSWC Crane, Indiana (the woods). Her hobbies include owning a horse farm, kayaking, spelunking, cycling and rock climbing. She plans to keep living life to the fullest always looking for adventure and never letting time catch up with her.

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