TROY, Mich., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Walsh College has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School for the seventh consecutive year by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and other media channels.
The Military Friendly School designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools in the country that do the most to embrace military students. In addition, they are recognized for dedicating resources to ensure the students' success both in the classroom and after graduation.
"We appreciate the perspective and experiences service members and veterans bring to our academic programs and community. We are proud of our selection to the Military Friendly School list," said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College.
"Walsh College places great emphasis on supporting service members and veterans in their pursuit of a high-quality, highly valued undergraduate and graduate business education," she added.
Additional services that Walsh offers its military students include:
- The Walsh College Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO), which provides community involvement and networking opportunities for student veterans. The WCSVO represents the views of student veterans at the college and explores the population's needs in order to implement helpful programs
- Military grants available to all active-duty or reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The grants cover all undergraduate tuition costs and a significant portion of graduate costs when used in conjunction with Military Tuition Assistance
- Veteran-specific scholarships
- A full-time Veterans Services Coordinator, Patrick Forystek, who serves as the main point of contact for students who are veterans. Forystek assists the students by navigating their education benefits and specializes in understanding their payments and how they can combine multiple benefits
The list has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country, according to Victory Media.
Institutions compete for the Military Friendly School designation by completing a survey of more than 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses are scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.
Walsh College is also a National Center of Academic Excellence, a designation awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency to only 91 U.S. schools.
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