Commitment to U.S. Armed Services personnel earns La Verne
5th straight Military Friendly School Designation
Dependability is a hallmark of the United States military. So it is with great pride the University of La Verne has again proven its dependability to those who serve, receiving the designation “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fifth consecutive year. The award, bestowed on the top 20% of the country’s higher education institutions, acknowledges La Verne’s dedication to finding the right degree solutions for service personnel to ensure their success on campus and beyond.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows University of La Verne’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
With educational centers in place at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme/Point Mugu, La Verne has shown a long-term commitment to being a resource to this important learning community.
“The Military Friendly Schools designation is an acknowledgement that the University of La Verne has developed policies and procedures that recognize the tremendous demands and challenges that active duty service members face every day” said Dr. Stephen Lesniak, Dean of Regional and Online Campuses. “While this is the fifth year in a row for this designation, the University has been providing educational opportunities to active duty military personnel through our on-base centers for more than 40 years.”
With a plethora of degree program options available, military personnel can chose from numerous diverse educational options offered by La Verne to active military personnel and over 1,200 alumni around the world.
“The University is constantly investing in the necessary infrastructure to service the needs of veterans,” said Jamie Dempsey, Director of the Point Mugu campus. “We recognize that ‘Military Friendly’ is more than just a slogan. It demonstrates our commitment to the unique demands of military learners and the flexibility they need when it comes to deployments, operational tempo and command mobilization.”
La Verne provides military personnel the chance to participate in classroom-based programs, evening and weekend options and distance learning online courses. The University is also a participating member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Through this program, qualified veterans can receive additional financial support should their educational costs exceed the funding provided by the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill as long as the eligibility requirements are met.
“We are proud to once again be recognized with the Military Friendly Schools designation,” said Lesniak. “Whether you are on active duty or a veteran, you will find the staff and faculty at La Verne’s 11 campuses ready to assist you in attaining your educational goals.”