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Georgia Southern Named a Military-Friendly University

1-8 GS named military friendly universitySTATESBORO, Ga., — Jan. 8, 2013 – Georgia Southern University has been named a military-friendly school for the second year in a row by Military Advanced Education in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. The list appears in the December issue of the magazine.

“This is proof that when it comes to meeting the needs of troops and veterans, our University is serving those who serve our country,” said Brooks Keel, Ph.D., President of Georgia Southern University. “Georgia is fortunate to have a number of military bases and military personnel, and Georgia Southern takes great pride in having these students pursuing their degrees either in classrooms on campus or online. We are committed to helping them achieve the success they deserve.”

The survey looked at different areas including the flexibility of online learning options, transfer credit policies and support for military families. Georgia Southern has staff assigned to assist veterans and    provide counseling and also offers a place for veterans to relax and study in the Military Resource Center located in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.  “The Guide has become an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members and their families about degree and certification opportunities currently available from institutions of higher learning,” said Laural Hobbes, editor of Military Advanced Education.

This is the second time in the last four months Georgia Southern has been honored for its educational opportunities for members of the U.S. armed forces and veterans. In September, G.I. Jobs magazine also named the University a “Military Friendly School” for 2013.

Military Advanced Education’s 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities is available online at

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University is one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit:

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