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UW-Superior again named a Military Friendly School for 2014

Posted on Sep 18, 2013
UW-Superior honored for assisting military students
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UW-Superior again named a Military Friendly School for 2014

Once again the University of Wisconsin-Superior has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine in recognition of the university's efforts to assist military veterans and their family members in completing a college education.

According to G.I Jobs, the ranking places UW-Superior in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in services offered to veterans.

UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter was pleased to once again earn the designation, she said, "The University of Wisconsin-Superior helped Armed Forces Veterans leverage their life experiences to obtain the best educational advantage by helping them get connected, navigate the system, learn and succeed."

G.I. Jobs is a private organization that surveys 7,000 schools nationwide about the services they provide to veterans and makes that information available through its magazine and website. To be named a Military Friendly School, a university is evaluated on such areas as flexibility in class scheduling and requirements, transferring academic credits, providing support for veterans, and academic accreditation.

UW-Superior provides a veterans benefits coordinator and office to help veterans understand their government education benefits and to arrange payment for their tuition and fees. The university also tries to maximize the number of military training and credits that veterans can transfer to UW-Superior to apply toward their university degrees.

Carl Huber, director of Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center at UW-Superior, is proud of what is taking place here on campus, "I serve a unique demographic that faces unique challenges in balancing work, family and school. These students have experience in the workforce and are returning to school to improve skills to advance their personal and professional career opportunities. As such, it is my challenge to meet them where they are and provide for their educational, social and leadership needs that enriches their growth and development while here."

Huber went on to say, "From boots to books, diapers to academics, unemployment to exciting opportunities, and career stagnation to advancement - I am here to address their needs and serve UW-Superior with quality student services."

UW-Superior added a Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center office a year ago and is planning to expand services in the future. "It's a privilege for us to be recognized as one of the top schools in the nation for veterans," added Admissions Director Tonya Roth.

For more on the Military Friendly Schools announcement you can visit:

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