Meet Rutgers Mentors

Members of the Rutgers community who have experience with military life are ready to give you one-on-one guidance on life at the university. You can apply to be matched with a mentor on your campus.

Meet some of the volunteers who have signed on to be Rutgers mentors.


Neil WiseNeil Wise
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ

A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Neil served in the Coast Guard through 1972, when he started law school. He is a 1975 graduate of the Rutgers School of Law–Camden, where he has served as an adjunct professor since 1995 and as a career counselor since 2006.



Larry G. Larry G. "Chip" Goods Sr.
Hometown: Durham, North Carolina

Chip served in the U.S. Army from 1959–1974 and in the New Jersey National Guard from 1974–1984. While on active duty as a noncommissioned officer, Chip served three tours in Vietnam as an airborne ranger with Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol units. He also served five years as a drill sergeant. At age 50, Chip enrolled at Rutgers, graduating from Rutgers–Newark in 1999 with undergraduate degrees in sociology and criminal justice.

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