Southeastern designated a Military Friendly Spouse School


Thursday, April 29, 2021 Military Friendly Spouse School
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University has been named a Military Friendly® Spouse School for 2021-2022.
     Viqtory Media, publisher of “G.I. Jobs,” states the listing honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools for their leading practices, outcomes and effective programs for military spouses.
     “Southeastern has made a concerted effort in the past several years to focus on military service members, veterans and their families,” said Director of Military and Veteran Success Matt Watkins, a U.S. Air Force Veteran. “Southeastern has created innovative programming, services, events and resources for our veterans, dependents and military population. All of our staff members feel there is no greater calling than serving those who have served us.”
     Southeastern enrolls 557 veteran and military service members. The university maintains a Veterans Upward Bound program; has an Office of Military and Veteran Success 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.
     A recent addition to campus is the Southeastern Student Veterans and Military Interest Association, a group open to veterans, reservists, spouses, dependents, and ROTC participants attending both Southeastern and Northshore Technical Community College. The association was founded to help the school administration better understand and meet the needs of veterans; offer advice from experienced to incoming veterans; help civilians better understand the military experience; and provide opportunities for veterans to meet one another and connect.
     “Schools that achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services,” said National Director of Military Partnerships for Military Friendly® Kayla Lopez. “Focusing on the betterment of the educational landscape and providing positive outcomes and economic opportunity for the military community.”
     Viqtory 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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