Thomas University named a Military Friendly® school
G.I. Jobs magazine has once again named Thomas University to its list of Military Friendly® schools featured in G.I. Jobs’ February issue.
“Being designated as military friendly is very important to Thomas University because we are dedicated to serving those who serve our nation,” said Dr. Jill Dennis, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing. “Thomas University is honored to assist active duty service members and veterans, and we understand the challenges unique to military and veteran life.”
Colleges and universities are selected for the Military Friendly® schools list based on survey submissions covering 10 categories that are determined to be important factors in support military students, according to the Military Friendly® website. These surveys are developed by the independent Military Friendly® Advisory Board. Surveys cover topics that include admissions and orientation, career outcomes, tuition assistance, flexibility and military spouse policies.
“Veterans, active military, and their spouses have long been a priority of Thomas University's service to the community,” said Dr. Gary Bonvillian, TU President. “We thank them for their sacrifices and consider it a privilege to represent a grateful nation.”
According to G.I. Jobs magazine, Military Friendly® schools have military support on campus, are accredited, offer peer support, accept military training credits, have flexible attendance and scheduling options, and help fill in the funding gaps for out-of-pocket costs.
One way TU assists veterans is through the veterans’ portal on the Career Center’s webpage, which is accessible at http://tinyurl.com/tuveterans. In addition to featuring information about TU’s veterans’ resources, the page also includes links to community, federal and state resources specifically for veterans. TU also has the SALUTE honor society, which is specifically for veterans; a veterans’ lounge and a chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
“The special incentives we offer not only assist financially but create a culture of connectedness on campus to align services and support,” Dennis said. “In addition to a significantly reduced tuition rate for active duty service members, we offer scholarships for veterans and active duty dependents, career counseling, a student organization and lounge specifically for veterans, and intensive advising to ensure active duty service members and veterans reach their educational and career goals. Online courses and programs support those who need to be away for service.”
In addition to being recognized as a Military Friendly® school, TU also participates in the Yellow Ribbon program and the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” initiative.