FAU Named Military Friendly School® for 2013
BOCA RATON, FL (September 18, 2012) – For the second year in a row, Florida Atlantic University has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of Military Friendly Schools® for 2013. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students while ensuring their success on campus.
“The faculty and staff of FAU take as much pride in serving our military and veteran students as these students did in serving our country,” said Charles Brown, senior vice president for student affairs at FAU. “They deserve all the opportunities that higher education has to offer.”
Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. Complete survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Florida Atlantic University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.
The esteemed designation will be noted in the G.I. Jobs “2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools®,” to be distributed in early October to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel as well as at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, a website that military and veteran students can use to search for higher education institutions that match their individual preferences.
G.I. Jobs magazine is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company also publishes Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines.
About Victory Media Inc .:
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory's free, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists can be found www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com a www.militaryfranchising.com. Victory's lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.