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UWF Veterans Mentoring Program

The Veterans Mentoring Program was developed by Veterans for Veterans to assist all military affiliated students on their academic journey. This support is open to all students including Veterans, Active-Duty Service Members, and dependents regardless of whether they are using benefits or not.


A full-time Mentor Coordinator (MeCo) is an advocate for and an assistant to Military Affiliated students attending UWF. The current MeCo is a registered clinical social work intern (RCSWI) available to offer guidance to students and connect them with other valuable resources both on and off campus.

Additionally, the MeCo monitors Military Affiliated students’ GPA to determine their status as related to maintaining eligibility for UWF and VA education benefits. In the event a student is displaying academic distress and may be in jeopardy of losing benefits eligibility, the MeCo will reach out to the student to offer assistance. If a student would like assistance outside of this, the MeCo would be happy to meet and set that student up with a member of the SWIM team.     

The Mentor Coordinator (MeCo), Alleia Davila, MSW, RCSWI, is located in Building 38, Room 147 and can be reached at 850.474.2550 or If you are a student who is not on campus and would still like to meet with the MeCo, please send an email to to set up a zoom meeting. 

The MeCo offers assistance in these and other areas:

  • Mentor assignment
  • Tutoring assistance
  • Internships
  • Connection to disability services
  • Coping skills
  • Conflict resolution (between you and anyone on campus)
  • Withdrawals
  • Veterans Skills & Support Group

Note from your MeCo...

Hello there! My name is Alleia Davila and I am so excited to be here as a support through your academic career. As a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, active-duty spouse, and life-long learner, I have a deep understanding of the challenges that being a military affiliated student can pose. Whether it’s your first day or the day before graduation, I am here to help you navigate whatever you may face, both on and off campus. I understand there is no one-size-fits-all college experience and I look forward to seeing you achieve success, whatever that looks like for YOU.