Veterans Service Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Angie Groennert

Veteran, Military & Family Mental Health Counselor

Angela Groennert holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lipscomb University and a Master of Arts in Military Psychology from Adler University. A native of Nashville, Illinois Groennert, provides mental health care for the veteran and military-connected populations on campus, which includes students, staff and faculty...

Contact via email
615.966.5142 (ext. 5142)

Jimmie Handley

Outreach Coordinator

Jimmie L. Handley Jr is 20-year veteran of the United States Army. As a retired senior non-commissioned officer, Handley brings a diverse scope of experience the Lipscomb community and the veteran family. He earned his undergraduate degree in business at Lipscomb University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Divinity....

Contact via email
615.966.1870 (ext. 1870)

Sam Lynn

Transfer Credentials Specialist-Veterans

Lynn is a Marine Corps veteran who spent ten years’ active duty service with the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, including four years as the Chief Instructor and Administrator of Headquarters Battalion's marksmanship coach and instructor academy in Twentynine Palms, California. He earned his undergraduate degree in business at Lipscomb...

Contact via email
615.966.6676 (ext. 6676)

Billie Scroggins

Veterans Certifying Official

Originally from Glasgow, Kentucky, Billie Scroggins has returned to the Nashville area to serve as School Certifying Official, helping veterans and family members get their benefits to pay for school. She brings nine years of experience as a school certifying official as well as two years in adult advising and...

Contact via email
615.966.1117 (ext. 1117)

Tom Seals

Professor of Biblical Practice
Veteran Chaplain

Tom teaches undergraduate Bible courses as well as Biblical ethics and textual studies. He received his BA in Biblical languages from Lipscomb in 1971, his M.T.S. degree from Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1976, and his D. Min. degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN, in 1999. In...

Contact via email
615.966.6642 (ext. 6642)

Chad Staggs

Director of Veterans Services

Chad J. Staggs is the director of Veteran Services. Staggs oversees the office, as well as our veteran students’ personal, professional, academic and spiritual needs. Focused on the transitional process into the classroom Staggs facilitates, collaborates and provides key leadership connecting university faculty and staff in addition to community partnerships...

Contact via email
615.966.5176 (ext. 5176)