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Montana Tech Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs


9/15/2011

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Montana Tech the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students. Michael Dakduk, Executive Director for the Student Veterans of America agrees, "The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans."

Service members and veterans can also meet individual student veterans from the various schools virtually on the site to learn more about personal school decisions and the transition from the military to an academic environment.

"We are pleased to be named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs for the second year in a row," announced Tony Campeau, Director of Enrollment Management at Montana Tech. "This demonstrates that our Veterans’ Services team is making sure student veterans receive the best education and experience at Montana Tech. We believe we are a military friendly school and should be a top choice for veterans."

The 1,518 colleges, universities, and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

"A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The newly redesigned website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.

For more information, call the veterans’ certifying officials, Chrissy or Kristin, at 406-496-4256.