Texas Tech Named Military Friendly School
August 18, 2009
Texas Tech is among the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to embrace American's
veterans as students.
Texas Tech University today (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.
The list can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr
CONTACT: Debra Crosby, assistant registrar, Texas Tech University,
(806) 742-1495 or firstname.lastname@example.org