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Averett Named Military Friendly School For 2012 by G.I. Jobs Magazine


September 12, 2011



Averett University is pleased to announce that it has once again been named a "military friendly" school by G.I. Jobs magazine. This honor ranks the University in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are working to help America's military and veterans as students. The schools that were selected were weighted on scholarships and discounts, veterans' clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.

The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. For the first time, G.I. Jobs also incorporated a survey of student veterans. This first-hand feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students.

"We are very excited to have been named a military friendly school for the second year in a row," said Janet Roberson, Registrar, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) & VA Certifying Official at Averett. "I read a quote recently from an anonymous source that really struck me: it says 'A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for an amount of up to and including my life.'

"We work very hard to make sure current members of the military as well as veterans and their families are able to obtain a quality education at an affordable price. Anything we can do to help our servicemen and women in their pursuit of an education is the least we can do after all that they do for our country."

Veterans and current members of the military (both active and reserve) have a number of options available to them through Averett. The University offers a military discount for active duty military, and it participates in the Post 911 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans as well as other GI Bill Chapters. Veterans in the Post 911 GI Bill program can also transfer entitlement to their spouse or children. In addition, Averett offers financial aid to those who are eligible. Complete information about military options can be found through www.gibill.va.gov.

Averett offers classes in an accelerated format leading toward bachelor and master of business administration degrees at satellite campuses across the state including at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico. For more information about classes offered at the base, contact Academic Advisor by email Erma Neveu or by phone703-640-7498.

G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation's "Military Friendly Employers," "Military Spouse Friendly Employers" and "Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses."