Southeastern designated a Military Friendly School for fourth time

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, publisher of “G.I Jobs,” the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.
     It is the fourth year the university has earned the special designation.
     According to the company, the listing honors the top 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.
     “This listing demonstrates 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.”
     Southeastern has approximately 270 military veterans attending the university on the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill of Rights. The university maintains a Veterans Upward Bound program, an Office of Veterans Affairs that assists students in obtaining benefits and with other issues, provides academic and other counseling services, offers scholarships specifically for military students and veterans, and maintains a wide range of online and distance learning programs that provide students with flexibility in scheduling.
     Institutions competed for a listing based on such categories as military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and career and job counseling services. The data provided by schools were independently tested by the firm Ernst and Young.
     The 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the commitment of those institutions in providing a supportive environment for military students, the company said in announcing the list.
     “Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.
     Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. In addition to “G.I. Jobs,” the company also publishes the magazine “Military Spouse.”

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