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Angelo State Earns Repeat ‘Military Friendly’ Designation

August 16, 2010

For the second consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Angelo State University to its national list of “Military Friendly Schools,” counting ASU among the top 15 percent of universities, colleges and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Magazine representatives released the list Monday (Aug. 16) to recognize institutions that share the priority of recruiting students with military experience. The availability of new federal dollars in tuition money through the passage of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill has provided extended educational benefits to active duty military personnel and veterans.

“We are pleased to again be recognized as a military friendly school because providing quality service to military personnel and veterans is a major way we at Angelo State can thank them for their service to our country,” said ASU President Joseph C. Rallo. “Additionally, the recognition will benefit our new Center for Security Studies as it gears up to begin offering classes to military personnel in the fall of 2011.”

Angelo State is one of 60 institutions in Texas to be name to the list of “Military Friendly Schools.” Nationally, 1,220 schools received the designation. The G.I. Jobs recognition is the second national honor received by Angelo State University in the last four weeks. In July, Angelo State was honored by Princeton Review as one of the “Best 373 Colleges” for 2011.

G.I. Jobs Publisher Rich McCormack said, “This list is especially important now because the Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school. 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.”

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting in April when G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of a nationwide academic advisory committee. Criteria for making the list included efforts and results in recruiting and retaining military and veteran students plus academic accreditations.

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines.

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