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SXU named to G.I. Jobs 2011 List of Military Friendly Schools

“Gold Standard” for veterans transitioning to higher education

Chicago (Aug. 16, 2010) G.I. Jobs, a national military news, analysis and opinion magazine, named Saint Xavier University to its “2011 list of Military Friendly Schools” it was announced today in a nation-wide publicity campaign. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which 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, and have in common a shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. The list was compiled through extensive research starting last April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. 

“Military veterans are warmly welcomed to Saint Xavier University,” said President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., whose own father was a Navy veteran of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach.  “We are a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. I encourage military people in transition who are considering college to learn more about the program and about the many other ways in which SXU extends a friendly hand to our nation’s military veterans.”

“This 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools is especially important now because the Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified.”

Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the list’s Academic Advisory Board, agrees. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience.”

The detailed 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools in late September. The Web site militaryfriendlyschools.com assists military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their personal educational needs. The site currently shows 2010 Military Friendly Schools but will switch to the 2011 list in late September.

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