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DATE: September 17, 2012 9:24:32 AM PDT
WWU Recognized as 'Military Friendly School'

Contact: David Brunnemer, WWU Registrar, (360) 650-7732 or David.Brunnemer@wwu.edu

BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University for the third year has been selected by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School” for 2013, placing Western in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide.

Based on a  survey of colleges and universities, Western is one of the universities to receive recognition for doing the most to assist America’s military service members and veterans as students. The list appears on the G.I Jobs website and will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools. It is based on surveys of more than 12,000 schools nationwide.

 “Western’s strong commitment to veterans is shown in many ways throughout our campus,” said Western Registrar David Brunnemer. “As a public university we think it especially important to welcome and to help veterans transition as smoothly as possible to university life, providing as much support as we can.”

Western offers a range of Veterans Services through the Registrar’s Office. The Associated Students have a very active Veterans Outreach Center.

The 2013 list includes more than 1,700 schools that represent the top tier of U.S.  universities, colleges and trade schools doing the most to educate America’s veterans. These schools offer military students the best services, programs, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff, according to the magazine.

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