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UW-Green Bay awarded Military Friendly Schools ® Title from Victory Media Inc.

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay once again has been named to the annual Military Friendly Schools ® list from Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

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 the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’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.”

The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, 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.

“We owe an immeasurable debt to our men and women in uniform,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden. “UW-Green Bay supports our students who serve through an annual veterans reception, an active student veterans organization, the work of a dedicated veteran services adviser and numerous other avenues. The University’s inclusion on this list reflects our ongoing commitment to our students in the military and those who have served.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB). This board consists of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

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