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ASU Earns 4th ‘Military Friendly’ Honor

September 18, 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, Angelo State University has received the designation as a “Military Friendly School” from G.I. Jobs magazine, which serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life. 

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.  Overall, Angelo State was among 1,739 educational institutions recognized nationally with the honor.

“This ongoing recognition of Angelo State as a Military Friendly School,” said ASU President Joseph C. Rallo, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, “is a tribute to the hard work of our faculty, staff and administrators in meeting the needs of military personnel, veterans and their families.  That campus commitment to our military is a major way we at the university can thank active duty personnel and veterans for their service to our country.”

The institutions on the 2013 list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience, according to the G.I. Jobs announcement, which indicated the recognized schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those with military experience.

Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs, said, “Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Angelo State University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.  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.”

A detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be published in G.I. Jobs’ annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools this October.  G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business with various related publications, including Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines.  The group annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”

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