Moraine Park makes Military Friendly Schools list for fourth year

by abemis4. December 2013 10:32

Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to be included in Victory Media’s 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools for the fourth consecutive year for its excellence in serving veterans as students.

This prestigious award recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide who embrace America’s veterans as students. The complete list can be viewed by visiting www.militaryfriendlyschools.com

 “Moraine Park is honored to again be included on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools,” Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president, said. “I am grateful for our staff and faculty who have taken the initiative to make sure we have many resources available to veteran students.”

Moraine Park has numerous resources available to military and veteran students, including the Student Veterans Association (SVA) club. The SVA meets regularly to provide information about educational opportunities offered at Moraine Park. The club allows students to ask questions and meet with other military students and veterans providing a support system that help veteran and military members smoothly transition from military life to college and careers.

“As a veteran who is still serving in the Air National Guard, I understand the specific needs of our veterans who are now enrolled in college,” Scott Lieburn, Moraine Park dean of students, said. “Having a strong network of other student veterans, like our Student Veterans Club, and a college staff who are supportive can go a long way in helping them achieve their educational goals.”

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community and technical colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. Schools on the Military Friendly Schools list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service and military spouse programs. 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.

For more information on Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.