Southeastern designated a Military Friendly School for third consecutive year
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – For the third consecutive year, Southeastern Louisiana University has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of "G.I Jobs," the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.
According to the company, the 2014 listing honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace the nation's military service members and veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.
"Inclusion in this list is one indicator of Southeastern's commitment to our veterans and their educational success," said President John L. Crain. "It is an honor to be included in this listing and to know that we are among the top institutions helping those individuals who have made great sacrifices in service to our state and nation."
The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the commitment of those institutions in providing a supportive environment for military students, according to Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media.
"The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools," he added.
Now in its fifth year, the list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. The survey tabulation process that comprised the 2014 list was independently verified by Ernst and Young.
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. In addition to "G.I. Jobs," the company also publishes the magazines "Military Spouse" and "Vetrepreneur."