Sept. 19, 2012 — Morehead State University has for the fourth straight year been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This places MSU once again in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.
The common bond of these institutions is their shared priority of recruiting and retaining students with military experience.
Veterans, National Guardsmen and Reservists, and military families interested in learning more about MSU can get additional information by calling Jill McBride, student veteran advocate in the Transition Center in the Office of Enrollment Services, at 783-5226. She can connect military and veteran students with the services made available for them across campus.
“We are pleased to be recognized as the campus community continues to build on MSU’s tradition of providing the help veterans and their families need to transition from soldier to student and ultimately to college graduate. This past spring, MSU opened the new Veterans Resource Center, which assists prospective and current military and student veterans by providing counseling and direction on all educational benefits, enrollment and registration assistance, counseling resources and referrals, academic and career assistance, and provides a place for student veterans to study or relax and reconnect with their fellow student veterans,” said McBride.
Other reasons MSU is for our military and veteran students include:
• Application fee waived
• Priority registration
• Credit for military training and service
• No academic penalty upon documented deployment
• Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program
• Student Veteran Association
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Morehead State University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.
A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
For a complete listing of military-related services, including an enrollment checklist for new student veterans, contact Steve Crail, veterans’ certifying official in the Office of the Registrar, or visit www.moreheadstate.edu/veteran.