September 03, 2010 12:00AM
Pittsburg State University has been named to the G.I. Jobs magazine list of Military Friendly Schools for 2011. According to the magazine, "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."
Beginning in the spring, G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. The magazine compiled its list of military friendly schools using the data it received from that polling. Criteria for making the military friendly schools list included the university's efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.
Dr. Bill Ivy, PSU's dean of enrollment management and student success, said the university has a long history as a welcoming place for veterans and the new G.I. Bill is helping a growing number of veterans earn their degrees.
Sherry Roberts, an administrative specialist in the Registrar's Office, said she tries to help the veterans get off to a good start at PSU.
"We find that military personnel relocate a lot, and if they've attended multiple schools it can be difficult if their credits won't transfer," Roberts said. "We do our best to accept credits so they can complete their degree in a timely manner."
Ivy noted that veterans add an important dimension to the campus community.
"Because of their life experiences, veterans bring a different perspective to the classroom environment," Ivy said. "They are an important part of the fabric that makes up a diverse and vibrant campus community."
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