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PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine. 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.
Schools on the “Military Friendly Schools” list offer additional benefits to student veterans, such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.
Steven Gamble, ENMU president, said, “We are very pleased with the ‘Military Friendly School’ designation. With Cannon Air Force Base so close to our campus, ENMU is keenly aware and appreciative of the sacrifices military personnel and their families make in protecting our country. Eastern wants to do everything in our power to accommodate their educational needs to enhance the achievement of their personal and professional goals. We also believe that the motivation and maturity of our military students serve as great role models for other students.”
Rich McCormack, publisher of G.I. Jobs, says, “This honor ranks Eastern New Mexico University in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide (for being military friendly).”
Military students can search for “Military Friendly Schools” at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com based on degree type, geographic location, military tuition discounts, credit for military service, Yellow Ribbon program, academic accreditations and more. They can also request information directly from the school, via an electronic reader response form. The site provides prospective military students with information on undergraduate colleges, graduate schools and trade/vocational-technical schools.
“This website 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 McCormack.
The list was compiled through research during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory committee of educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.
A detailed list of “Military Friendly Schools” was highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which were distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel.