Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Wright State University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for the fourth consecutive year. 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 Wright State 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.”
“We are proud to work with and serve our diverse student population of enlisted and veteran military personnel,” said Jacqueline McMillan, Ph.D., vice president for enrollment management.
In early 2010, Wright State established a 24-member Veteran and Military-Connected Student Committee. The committee created an ongoing strategic plan to advocate for military-friendly policies across campus.
“We’ve spent the last several years researching and planning, building a foundation and implementing a number of large initiatives that have a positive effect on this group and on the university itself.”
Some of these initiatives include:
- Awarding college credit for military service
- Launching a Military and Veteran Student Center website
- Not penalizing service members who are called up for active duty mid-term
- Helping students write resumes that showcase their military experience
- Offering online orientation
“We’re fortunate to have an office devoted fulltime to the success of military students,” said Amanda Watkins, assistant director of the Wright State Office of Veterans Affairs.
“Our veterans dedicate their lives to protecting our country and our freedoms, allowing us to pursue our dreams,” said Watkins. “We are honored to serve those who have served us.”