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Veterans' Publication Names University of Memphis a Military Friendly School

For release: September 19, 2011
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

G.I. Jobs, the leading magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded the University of Memphis the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

Among the U of M’s military-friendly features are: a wide range of online courses and degree programs; participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program; seamless transfer of credits from community colleges; three ROTC programs – Army, Navy and Air Force; and a convenient Veterans Services office to coordinate educational benefits. In addition, the Memphis area is home to Naval Support Activity Mid-South and its strong military community.

In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular school based on peer reviews from current students.  Student veteran survey feedback can be viewed at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2012 list.

“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America. “Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”

The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering assistance and support to those who served. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide.

G.I. Jobsis published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”

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