Georgia Southwestern awarded Military Friendly School title from G.I. Jobs for 2013

AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) - Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Georgia Southwestern State University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

"Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Georgia Southwestern State University 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."

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The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

"Georgia Southwestern prides itself on its commitment to the men and women in the military, both past and present, who have put their lives on the line to protect and preserve the values fundamental to American democracy," said GSW President Kendall Blanchard, Ph.D.

"At the same time, the University realizes that the focus and self-discipline that go with a military career prepare one for the rigors of getting an education.  Those who have served generally make good students.  That is why we are both pleased and proud to have received this designation."

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