September 17, 2012
Saint Francis University has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, ranking in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for the certifications, programs, policies and financial efforts it uses to recruit and retain military students. This is the third consecutive year Saint Francis was recognized. Saint Francis received a plaque for this honor, is listed on the G.I. Jobs Website and will be listed in the 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which publishes in late September 2012.
Saint Francis received this recognition for its commitment to serving and educating veteran-students, including helping with the application, financial aid and scheduling processes. The military affairs office aids veterans and military personnel in acclimating to college life by providing them with contacts for physical and mental health services on campus and in surrounding communities.
The Saint Francis military affairs office participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and oversees veteran’s affairs and the University’s ROTC program. In addition, Saint Francis hosts a veteran’s roundtable, a way for veterans and current military students to discuss issues, voice concerns and request action.
Derek Weiss, currently active in the U.S. Navy, is enrolled in the master of physician assistant science program at Saint Francis and is pleased with the support he receives from the military affairs office. “Saint Francis’ partnership with the Armed Forces enables many veterans to attain a top-notch education. The individuals working within Saint Francis’ military affairs program are extremely knowledgeable and are willing to go the extra mile to help veterans,” said Weiss.
For more information about military affairs at Saint Francis, visit http://www.francis.edu/militaryaffairs.htm, or call 814-472-3010.