St. Norbert College named to military-friendly schools list

From St. Norbert College, August 18, 2009
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College has been selected as a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School. 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. The 2010 Military-Friendly School list can be found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr.

Since 1936, the St. Norbert College military science program has commissioned both active duty and reserve component officers for our nation's defense. Over 960 college students have graduated from St. Norbert's ROTC program. Eleven graduates have attained the rank of general during their military careers and many others have attained the rank of colonel (http://www.snc.edu/militaryscience/graduates.html). Few schools offering ROTC can make such a claim.

The G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School list was compiled through 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 from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.

A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schoolsand on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in September. A new web site, found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, will launch in September with interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.