Georgia Southern University Honored for Being Military Friendly
Georgia Southern University has been named one of the most military friendly universities in the country in Military Advanced Education’s 2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Georgia Southern will be featured in the December 2011 issue of the publication.
The honor’s timing is significant as Georgia Southern celebrates Veteran’s Day on campus today. As Georgia Southern has continued to grow in reputation and size, more and more members of the military including active, reserve, veterans and their dependents choose Georgia Southern for their college education. In fact, more than 600 are currently pursuing their degrees at the Statesboro, Ga. campus or online.
“Georgia Southern’s online degree programs have opened up an excellent opportunity for members of the military to pursue a respected degree on their own schedule, whether at home or deployed,” said Ted Moore, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs who is also a military vet who was awarded the Purple Heart. “Georgia Southern’s location is ideal for soldiers who are stationed in Georgia. The state is home to 15 military installations including Ft. Stewart, Ft. Benning and Robins Air Force Base. We have also had soldiers choose to earn their degrees online after being deployed to places like Afghanistan.”
Moore says that Georgia Southern will be focusing on the military even more as the University continues to grow. “We believe that we not only offer a respected degree, but provide the flexibility that members of the military, veterans and their dependents are looking for. They have extremely demanding schedules and they not only want flexibility, but they want to know they are earning degrees that will pay dividends once they graduate. Being recognized as one of the most military friendly universities in the country is not just an honor, but a sign that Georgia Southern is committed to our men and women in uniform.”