G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Fort Valley State University the designation of “military friendly school.” The 2012 publication honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that assist America’s service members, veterans and students.
FVSU met the selection criteria for the second year in a row because of its student veterans organization on campus, a full-time military staff and because it accepts military credit.
“This recognition could only be achieved through hard work, dedication, and commitment from service members, their supporting command staff, and our institution,” said Eric Shaw, FVSU’s Military Resource Center director. Shaw meets regularly with the Robins Air Force Base education services’ staff.
G.I. Jobs contains a survey to help student veterans find a university that meets their needs. “Results indicate that Fort Valley State makes the transition from the military to college easy for veterans,” said Dr. Anna Holloway, dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education, where the Military Resource Center is housed.
“Scores for CLEP tests in subjects like English and History that service members take free while on active duty are accepted, for example, and military credits are accepted as recommended by the American Council on Education Guide in accordance with the requirements for respective college majors,” Holloway added.
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