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FAU Named to ‘Military Times’ 120 Best Colleges for Vets

Selection Places New Emphasis on Academic Rigor

BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 12, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University has been named to Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings for the third year in a row. The organization comprising the Army TimesNavy TimesAir Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual “Best for Vets: Colleges Survey”, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

“To be nominated for a third consecutive year is an honor and serves as confirmation that FAU values and supports veterans,” said Charles Brown, Ph.D., senior vice president for student affairs at FAU. “The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, managed by Dylan Reyes-Cairo, assistant dean of military and veterans affairs, serves military students with an array of holistic programs and initiatives that support their success and well-being as they transition from military service to college. We are ready to provide information and counsel to ensure that no veteran at FAU is left behind.”

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.

The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.

The rankings are published in full in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.      

The Veterans Day release of Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 coincides with several Military Times initiatives to celebrate service members. The #MyVeteran social media/online campaign allows people to post pictures, videos and stories about a veteran in their lives. Editors’ picks, along with a Made in the USA holiday gift guide, appear in the issues of the Military Times papers on newsstands this week.

-FAU-


About Military Times :
he Military Times newsweeklies and digital platforms are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: payroll, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews and entertainment. Military Times is published by Gannett Government Media. For more information, visit www.militarytimes.com .

About  Gannett Government Media :
Gannett Government Media was established in 1940 as the Army Times Publishing Company, an independent publishing company reporting on military news and information. Since then, the company has expanded into defense and government news, and has launched or acquired more than 13 periodicals and extended its brand globally into the online and broadcasting arenas. Gannett Government Media is a subsidiary of Gannett Co. Inc. For more information, visitwww.gannettgovernmentmedia.com .


About  Gannett :
Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people ­ and the companies who want to reach them ­ with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com .


About Florida Atlantic University:
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.

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