Southeastern named ‘Military Friendly School’ for second consecutive year

Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: September 20, 2012

      HAMMOND – For the second 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 2013 listing honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace the nation's military service members and veterans as students and to ensure their success.
     "Southeastern is proud to be recognized for the second time as a 'Military Friendly School," said President John L. Crain. "Members of the military and our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices in service to our state and nation. We are honored to be recognized as an institution that makes a strong effort to embrace them and assist them in reaching their educational goals."

     Southeastern enrolls more than 350 veterans, veterans' dependents and members of the military.

     Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Southeastern's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students, according to Sean Collins, "G.I. Jobs" director and vice president at Victory Media.

     "As interest in education grows, we're thrilled to provide the military community with transparent resources to assist in their search for schools," he added.

     The 2012 list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 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 2013 list was independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.
     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."


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