Veteran Peer Advisors
Tom Sudnick (USN)
Hello, my name is Tom Sudnick. I am originally from Massachusetts where I graduated high school in June 2004 and went off and enlisted into the Navy a month later. I served in the Navy for four years active duty and four years reserves. After the Navy I attended MiraCosta College for two years where I received associates in Criminology and Justice Studies. I transferred to Cal State San Marcos where I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminology. I plan on using this degree to obtain a job as a Massachusetts State Trooper or Probation Officer. I love working with Veterans, so if you have questions come on by the Veteran Information Center and I would be glad to help you.
Matt Blackburn (USN)
Matt Blackburn here, I’m from South Carolina and served six years in the Navy. Now I am a transferring Communications student here at MiraCosta. I enjoy the beach, comic books, and professional wrestling.
Andrea Weckle (USMC)
My name is Andrea Weckle; I also go by “Andi.” I am from Ortonville, MI where I graduated from high school. After graduating I went to Oakland University for one year to study Elementary Education. I decided to join the military halfway into my second semester, and chose the Marine Corps. I served for two years before being honorably discharged. I stayed in the area and began attending MiraCosta College. My major is Psychology and I intend on carrying through to graduate school to study neuropsychology. In my free time I enjoy relaxing with friends, taking my dogs to the park, cooking, and discovering new music.
Donney Cummins (ARMY)
“Family & Friends over everything else,” is my motto. I am an Oceanside native, 36 year old disabled US Army Vet and father of two sons, Jaydon - 17 years old and Blake - 12 years old. My college goal is to achieve a nursing degree (B.S.N.). I am a huge sports fan (Chargers and Padres) and I’m involved in my community with BOLT PRIDE to help foundations such as Wounded Warriors, Princess Project, Relay for Life and Toys for Tots. I enjoy DJing, dirt bikes and most of all helping others.