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UNCG among nation’s best at supporting vets

For the third straight year, UNCG has been recognized as a Military Friendly School, putting it in the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and their families.

The distinction is based on a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools approved for Veterans Administration tuition funding. The 2014 list highlights 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools that stood out for recruitment and retention of students from military backgrounds. The list is released by Victory Media, a veteran-owned small business.

UNCG’s military population has doubled since the fall of 2007, despite the fact that the campus is not near any military bases. “Veterans are coming here and coming here for a reason,” says Dedrick Curtis, a veteran and the university’s veteran services coordinator.

In addition to the continued recognition from Victory Media, Military Times Edge Magazine put UNCG on its 2013 Best for Vets list, the only North Carolina public university to make the cut.

By Michelle Hines

Full story at UNCG Now.