August 18, 2009
The Military Friendly Schools list offers veterans guidance on which schools are doing the most to embrace them as students.
Texas Tech University Aug. 18 was named to the 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools by the G.I. Jobs Magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.
“Texas Tech already has many veterans on campus as students, faculty and staff,” said Guy Bailey, president of Texas Tech University. “We appreciate and respect the service our men and women have performed for their country. As they leave the military and look to further their education, Texas Tech is working to make the transition as easy as possible. These students bring experiences and maturity to our classrooms that benefit all of our students.”
Texas Tech is about to launch a new Web site, www.militaryfriendly.ttu.edu and there is a separate VA office on the campus, located in West Hall to help veterans navigate the registration and financial aid process. A military/veterans Welcome Event is set for Aug. 25 in the Frazier Pavilion.
“With so many undergraduate and graduate degrees and our School of Law, Texas Tech offers veteran and military students so much opportunity,” said Debra Crosby, assistant registrar at Texas Tech. “We are making every effort to make enrolling and attending Texas Tech as easy as possible.”
The Military Friendly Schools list was compiled through research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Criteria for making the list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.
“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted post-9/11 G.I. Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get education. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”