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


September 17, 2012



Averett University is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year it has been named a "military friendly" school by G.I. Jobs magazine. This honor ranks the University in the top 15 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.

"Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Averett University's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media. "As interest in education grows we're thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools."

This year 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools that exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience made the list. Now in its fourth year, the listing was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year.

"We are honored to have been named a military friendly school for the third year in a row," said Janet Roberson, registrar and military affairs officer at Averett. "It's very important to us here at Averett to make sure current members of the military as well as veterans and their families have easy access to a quality education at an affordable price."

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. Many veterans in the Post 911 GI Bill program 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 at 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 Erma Neveu at eneveu@averett.edu or 703-640-7498.

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."