Georgia Southern Named “Military Friendly School”
For the third year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs magazine for its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America’s veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list was released today and can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
“It is a great honor for our University to serve our military men and women who have given so much of their time and made so many sacrifices for our country,” explained Georgia Southern President Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D. “We are reaching out to veterans, active-duty military and their dependents to give them the service and attention they deserve to make them successful while earning their degrees online or on campus.”
Georgia Southern takes great pride in being ranked among the top 15 percent of schools nationwide in a survey conducted by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs and The Guide to Military Friendly Schools®. In a survey of more than 12,000 schools, researchers examined policies to recruit and retain military and veteran students.
There is a proud tradition on campus to welcome the military and their families. Earlier this year, Military Times named the College of Business Administration (COBA) one of the best business schools for veterans in the United States for its online and part-time MBA program and for having staff dedicated to veterans issues.
In 2011, Georgia Southern established the Military Resource Center in the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive. It is a one-stop location providing services to help military service members achieve academic success. It is a place where military students can relax, study and talk with other service members and veterans.
“I am extremely happy and just proud for Eagle Nation because we are seeing the increase in veterans coming to school here,” said Director of Military Affairs Col. George Fredrick. “We now have 637 people receiving G.I. Bills including the military, veterans, spouses and children. Plus we’ve established a Student Veterans Association so they can share their experiences and help one another transition to higher education.”
Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.