At Simpson College, our definition of "military-friendly" refers to the faculty, staff, student government, and the general student population having an attitude of gratitude, caring, and concern for both the academic success and emotional health for those who have served our country.

We honor your service as well, and we want you to know that Simpson will do everything it can to help provide a seamless and successful transition from military to academic life.

Our office:
• Assists the students while partnering with the Registrar to navigate and understand the process of applying for Federal and State VA benefits
• Connects students with resources on campus and other student veterans
• Reaches out to faculty and staff on campus to support their efforts in serving our students

Rhonda Pooley, Assistant to the Registrar and the VA Certifying Official, will make sure that you understand and receive all of the benefits to which you are due. Please feel free to contact her directly at 515-961-1648, or call our Admissions office at (toll-free) (800) 362-2454 FREE or (local) (515) 961-1624

We also would invite you to spend a few minutes exploring our website. You will find the stories of other veterans who say going to Simpson was one of the best decisions of their life.

We hope that you’ll let us put the words “Thank you for your service” in action.

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Joe Moody, Professor Emeritus of Biology                      

Joe Moody worked at Simpson from 1976 to 2002, and he never missed a single day of class in those 26 years.

Darrin Seamster ’11- Iraqi Veteran                                                  

Darin Seamster

When I came to Simpson and met the coaches, I could tell they were really genuine, hardworking people.

Clay Finley ’15 - From Battlefield To Football Field

Just before kickoff on Saturday afternoon at Buxton Stadium, Simpson…

Veteran Alex Grimm Finds Success Continuing at Simpson


“The staff at Simpson College has been incredibly helpful and knowledgeable on my options and opportunities with the GI Bill,” Alex Grimm said. “But more than that, I have always felt like I was part of the Simpson community, and I take pride in seeing the growing number of veterans pursuing a higher education as well as choosing this veteran friendly college.”