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Attention: UC ‘Saluted’ As One of the Nation’s Military Friendly Schools

The University of Cincinnati is highlighted as an institution that goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide opportunity to the nation’s veterans.

Date: 8/17/2009 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823

UC ingot   The University of Cincinnati is listed among 15 percent of the nation’s higher educational institutions that are making efforts to embrace America’s veterans as students. That’s after G.I. Jobs announced its 2010 list of military friendly schools on Aug. 17. 

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. All of the institutions are praised for sharing the priority of recruiting students with military experience.

“UC is striving to become the preeminent destination for the nation’s veterans,” says UC Senior Vice President and Provost Anthony J. Perzigian. “For example, UC is leading the state’s four-year institutions in our involvement in a new federal program that expands free college tuition for qualifying veterans, the Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program, which expands tuition benefits to post-9/11 veterans.”

“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” says Rick McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”

G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh. The list of the nation’s top military friendly schools was compiled from surveys of more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology and criteria for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory committee that consisted of educators and administrators representing Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations. Support services at UC include federal approval for the Montgomery GI Bill and the post-911 GI Bill; counseling services that address the needs of veterans; clearance for military students called to active duty to return to UC without penalties for withdrawing from school; UC ROTC Programs (Army and Air Force); distance-learning options and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

A detailed list of military friendly schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in September. G.I. Jobs is also announcing the production of a new Web site that will launch in September with interactive tools and search functionality. The Web site will assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.

G.I. Jobs Web site