Austin Peay State University has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as Military Friendly School for 2011.
The honor ranks APSU in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide, according to a letter from the magazine’s publisher, Rich McCormack.
Military Friendly Schools were chosen based on a postsecondary institution’s policies, efforts and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students, the letter noted. For instance, in early 2010, APSU President Tim Hall launched the Military Education Task Force to help foster a greater understanding of the needs in training and curriculum for military science and leadership programs.In March 2009, when APSU opened the new Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell facility, further strengthening its commitment to educating military personnel. Of the four institutions offering classes at Fort Campbell, KY, APSU has the highest enrollment.
In addition, APSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs, in collaboration with the Education Services staff at Fort Campbell, Ky., continues to work to educate veterans, soldiers and their families on the benefits and requirements of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which went into effect August 1st, 2009.
APSU will be included in the magazine’s listing, Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will publish in September. Military Friendly Schools are not ranked in the list.
For more information about Military Friendly Schools, go online to www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.