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Marshall recognized as friendly to military

Oct. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's ability to meet the needs of military veterans seeking higher education has earned it a new honor.

The university has been named to Victory Media's Military Friendly Schools list for 2014, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Victory Media's Military Friendly Schools website includes interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their needs and preferences. The website also features a complete list of the 1,868 Military Friendly Schools.

"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Marshall University's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools."

The announcement of Marshall's inclusion on the list came along with the announcement of the Military Friendly Schools Virtually College Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 20, said Crystal Stewart, program manager for information technology and MUOnline at the university.

The fair will provide an opportunity for service members, spouses and veterans to engage with Marshall while searching for a school and is especially efficient for introducing service members deployed overseas or those still in uniform to our education programs, Stewart said.

For more information, visit www.militaryfriendly.com.

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