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Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Fifth Straight Year
11/05/2015

Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Fifth Straight Year

Victory Media, which serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted Military Friendly Schools list for the fifth year in a row. The Military Friendly Schools list honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“We are honored that Victory Media has recognized our ongoing efforts on behalf of veterans and their families,” said FSU Interim President Thomas L. Bowling. “Our military service men and women sacrifice so much for the good of our nation and the world. It is a privilege to serve them in their academic endeavors.”

Frostburg State recently renovated its Veterans Center, which serves as a base for student veterans and dependents of veterans and helps ensure they receive the resources, representation and academic benefits they have earned. The Veterans Center hosts the Veterans Services Office and the Student Veterans of America organization and offers a lounge, kitchen and outdoor area for veterans to use. The Veterans Center additionally performs community and alumni outreach through fundraisers and programs, including a National Roll Call ceremony on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room.

FSU is also home to a chapter of SALUTE, the first national higher education honor society for student veterans and military service members. FSU offers its undergraduate education program at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.

The 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2016 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than in the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

The Military Friendly website (www.militaryfriendly.com) features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their needs and preferences. The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. The schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services for those who served.

A full story and detailed list of 2016 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel later this year. Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendly.com/methodology.

For more information about services to military and veteran students and their dependents at FSU, contact the FSU Veterans Affairs office at 301-687-4409 or VAoffice@frostburg.edu.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu