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08-20-2010

Clarkson University Named to Military Friendly Schools List for 2011

G.I. Jobs has named Clarkson University to its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list .

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

Among the programs which brought Clarkson to the list were its ROTC programs, veterans’ counselors, events for veterans, VA approval and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Clarkson University provides full tuition benefits to qualifying post-9-11 active duty service members, veterans and eligible dependents of military personnel under the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program.

With a long history of military preparation on its campus, Clarkson’s Army and Air Force ROTC units have also been recognized in Washington Monthly Magazine among the top five universities in its Annual College Guide for the percentage of students serving in ROTC. Students in these programs are the recipients of numerous awards and recognition for their scholastic work as well as success in field training.

"The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience," says Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the list’s Academic Advisory Board. "It’s especially important now with so many schools competing for military students."

The list was compiled through research starting last April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide.

The newly redesigned website, found at http:// www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their personal educational needs. The site currently shows 2010 Military Friendly Schools, but will switch to the 2011 list in late September.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.


[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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