August 26, 2009
Last week, on August 17th, I was pleased, but not surprised, to learn that many of the colleges in the 19th Congressional District were named “Military Friendly Schools” by G.I. Jobs. The “Military Friendly Schools” list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.
I would like to congratulate Abilene Christian University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Hardin-Simmons University, Wayland Baptist University and Lubbock Christian University for being name “Military Friendly Schools.”
A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools. I would also encourage you to be on the lookout for a new web site, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com that will launch in September with interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.