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Photo by Emily Mery / EOU is among the top 15 percent of schools nationwide doing the most to embrace military students.
November 5, 2014
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University is one of the Military Friendly® Schools on the 2015 list published by Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.
“We are so excited to once again be designated as military friendly. As eastern Oregon’s university of access and opportunity, it is only fitting that we continue to make EOU accessible to those who have given so much to our nation,” said Xavier Romano, vice president for Student Services.
“Our service members are able to pursue their degrees on campus, online and at our regional centers. And like our armed forces, ‘versatility’ is the key to our collective success. What these men and women bring to the classroom in regard to life experiences and skill sets is simply exceptional and a value to our faculty, staff and their student colleagues,” Romano added.
EOU’s resources for veterans, active military and family include credit for military service, scholarships and benefits for spouses and dependents. Non-resident veterans may also qualify for tuition assistance through the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program.
Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country.
For more information about EOU’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.eou.edu/veterans.
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