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HERZING UNIVERSITY Awarded G.I. JOBS Military Friendly School Title

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G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Herzing University the designation of Military Friendly School for the third straight year.

MILWAUKEE (September 12, 2011)  G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Herzing University the designation of Military Friendly School for the third straight year.The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military servicemembers and veterans as students.

“We are very committed to serving those who serve our country, and are gratified to be recognized among the top colleges and universities in the country for active military and veterans,” said Renee Herzing, president, Herzing University. “Our founder and our chief academic officer are both proud veterans with specialized experience who have helped us to create a welcoming environment that supports the unique needs of military personnel and their families.”

All 12 Herzing University locations in the United States and Herzing University Online are Veterans Administration approved. They offer credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and give American Council on Education (ACE) credit for military training and experience. Herzing University offers financial benefits, support to specific military installations, and specialized staff including veteran advisors who assist veterans with career placement.  The University also allows military students to resume their studies without penalty after being called to active service.

“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,” said Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the Academic Advisory Board. “This is especially important now with so many schools competing for military students.”

In addition to other educational funding options, Herzing University offers the Military Appreciation Grant that covers up to 20 percent of tuition, and the Henry G. Herzing Scholarship for Severely Injured Service members.

The 2012 G.I. Jobs list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans into its selection process for the first time this year. Student veteran survey feedback can be viewed at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2012 list.

Michael Dakduk, Executive Director for Student Veterans of America agrees. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”

A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the G.I. Jobs annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The newly redesigned website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.  Service members and veterans can also meet individual student veterans from the various schools virtually on the site to learn more about personal school decisions and the transition from the military to an academic environment.

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