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Wright State selected as a top military-friendly school

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FAIRBORN — Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Wright State University the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.


MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.


“This designation is another stamp of approval that Wright State’s goals and service are among the nation’s leaders in terms of addressing the needs of military students,” said Seth Gordon, Ph.D., director of Wright State’s Veteran and Military Center. “The Office of Veterans Affairs is honored to receive this designation for the fifth consecutive year. This honor affirms the university’s commitment to serving our veterans and military-connected students.”


The university serves more than 650 veterans or military-connected students—service members, Guard/Reserve members and military dependents.


Wright State offers an array of resources to help those students transition to campus. It awards educational credits for military training and experience and has designed courses open only to veteran and military students. It also delivers high-quality career services to best express military experience and helps veterans connect with other students through campus events, housing options and student clubs.


Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the Guide are the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Service member Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns.


Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel. MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights service member, school, and program profiles; and periodic special reports.


Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

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