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UNI selected as military friendly by Military Advanced Education magazine

January 7, 2013
Contact: 

Leslie Williams, UNI dean of students, 319-273-2332, leslie.williams@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 as a Military-Friendly University in Military Advanced Education's (MAE) 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities.

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE's 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to implement military friendly policies in support of our men and women in uniform.

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year's institutions for inclusion in the guide are flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns.

"We are enthusiastic about the initiatives on campus to support our military and veteran students," said Leslie Williams, UNI dean of students. "To be recognized as an institution that embraces military students and works to ensure their success is significant. We all benefit from the experiences these students bring to our campus."

For more information about MAE's 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities, visit www.military-advanced-education.com/mae-home.html.

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