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UNI selected as GI friendly campus

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Terry Hogan, UNI vice president for student affairs, 319-273-2331, terry.hogan@uni.edu

Jennifer Suchan, Office of the Registrar, 319-273-2278, jennifer.suchan@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2012, an honor placing the university in the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

According to G.I. Jobs, the list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that share a priority for recruiting students with military experience.  Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list include recruitment and retention of military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

"We are pleased to be recognized for our support of veterans, particularly those returning from current overseas conflicts," said Terry Hogan, UNI vice president for student affairs.  "At the same time, we are working continually to improve the services and support we provide. We think we're a great place for vets to pursue and achieve their educational goals."

The list was compiled through research in which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide.  The methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee consisting of educators and administrators.

For more information, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/default.aspx.