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Tarleton named 'Military Friendly School' for third consecutive year
Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2011
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the third consecutive year.
The annual list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students.
The list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience.
“I am extremely pleased that Tarleton has again been named a Military Friendly School and will appear in the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools,” said Tarleton President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio. “As a nation that’s been at war for the past 10 years, it is imperative that we provide services for military veterans, active duty military personnel and their dependents.
“Tarleton State University has a long tradition of supporting the U.S. military and our veterans,” he said. “This designation provides recognition that we are supportive of our military, not only as they apply to continue their education, but once they are on campus, attending classes and participating in the many aspects of student life that make Tarleton so special.”
Tarleton currently enrolls 360 veterans and another 270 dependents of veterans.
“We’re very excited to have earned this designation in recognition of our work with military and veteran students,” said Denise Groves, dean of enrollment management. “The military and our veterans are an important part of our community, and we want to ensure that Tarleton is a first-choice university for them to attain an education.”
“Being designated as a military friendly school is a true honor. It tells us that people recognize our respect for and commitment to the men and women of our armed forces and their families,” said Elizabeth Johnson, veterans’ affairs coordinator for Tarleton. “We feel it is essential that we help lead the way in recognizing the sacrifices made by and for these individuals, and we consider it a privilege to count them as our students.”
According to G.I. Jobs, the schools on the list made the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System
Contact: Kurt Mogonye