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UNCG makes ‘Military Friendly’ list for fourth consecutive year

Photo of military students during past veterans dayUNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools listing, now in its sixth year, is based on a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.

“Supporting students with military backgrounds — financially, academically, personally — is a point of pride for UNCG,” said Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “These students have much to offer in terms of self-discipline, life experience and specialized skills. UNCG is honored to dedicate the necessary resources to ensure their success in civilian life.

The number of students using Veterans Administration benefits to pursue their education at UNCG has increased by about 90 percent since 2008, said Mike Tarrant, the university’s director of strategic initiatives. This fall, 490 students are using VA benefits – 225 veterans or active duty service persons and 265 military dependents.

“Our faculty and staff, students, alumni, as well as employers have shared with us the leadership skills, global perspective, and commitment to service that our veterans, members of the military, and their family members bring to our community,” Tarrant said. “That is why we have developed academic programs and support services designed specifically with these students in mind.”

Tarrant points to programs and services such as the Yellow Ribbon Program, the School of Nursing’s Veterans Access Program, and the recently established Veterans Resource Center that are designed to support UNCG’s growing military-affiliated student population.

Full story at UNCG Now.