Westminster Named One of the Nation’s Top Military Friendly Schools
G.I. Jobs honors Westminster as top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools to embrace America’s veterans
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Contact Krista DeAngelis, (801) 832-2682
Aug. 17, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY – G.I. Jobs has recently announced that Westminster College will be featured in the 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools to be released today. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.
Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.
“We are very pleased to be recognized for our efforts with supporting our nation’s veterans,” said Joel Bauman, vice president of Westminster’s Enrollment Services. “We believe military students bring a high degree of maturity, life experiences, diversity, leadership and worldliness to the classroom providing our students and faculty the benefit of unique perspectives.”
Schools on the Military Friendly Schools list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more. The list was compiled through extensive research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) consisting of educators and administrators throughout the higher education community.
Westminster has had a dedicated veterans coordinator for more than two decades and has recently signed on to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the new program, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Westminster will cover the total cost of tuition and fees for eligible veterans who meet admissions standards of the college.
Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Utah State University are also included on this year’s list. The 2010 Military-Friendly School List can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr
About G.I. Jobs
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly
Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military
Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.” A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on our new web site at
www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. The new site will launch in September with interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information, visit www.westminstercollege.edu or follow WestminsterSLC or WestminsterPR on Twitter.