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Marist Named a "Military Friendly School"
POUGHKEEPSIE – Marist College has been named by G.I. Jobs.com as a “Military Friendly School” in recognition of the excellent services and programs it provides to support its student veterans and active duty military. G.I. Jobs is a top source for veterans seeking information on higher education and civilian careers.
“Marist is proud to be recognized for its commitment to veterans and service members,” said Dean of Graduate and Adult Enrollment Sean-Michael Green, himself a Marine veteran who oversees the Marist Veterans Liaison Office and serves as a mentor to the Student Veteran Organization. “As well as the College, this honor belongs to the Student Veteran Organization – Fox Company – which plays an important role in helping to make Marist such a welcoming place for those with military experience.”
The survey-driven list has been published annually since 2001. The 2013 list includes more than 1,700 schools that represent the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities doing the most to educate America’s veterans and active duty military. Marist and the other “Military Friendly Schools” offer student veterans the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking, and staff.
The list measures the programs and services important to the military community, including: a school’s flexibility in accommodating veterans; veteran student support; academic accreditation; percentage of student veterans; tuition discounts; and military spouse policies. A Military Friendly Schools Academic Advisory Board composed of higher education professionals helps determine the survey questions and weightings.
For more information on military and veterans programs at Marist, please visit http://www.marist.edu/admission/military/ or call (845) 575-3800.
For further information, call the Marist College Office of Media Relations at (845) 575-3174.