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Radford University designated a ‘Military Friendly’ school

Radford University is included in the 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which recognizes institutions for their contributions to the education of veterans.

According to the Military Friendly Schools website, “These schools offer military students the best services, programs, discounts, scholarships, clubs, networking and staff.” Military Friendly schools focus on recruiting military students and bolstering the policies, efforts and results that positively serve military and veteran students.

Only 20 percent of schools nationwide receive the Military Friendly distinction. Key factors in the rating were the excellent reviews collected from Radford’s military and veteran students.

Victory Media, the parent publishing company for G.I. Jobs, The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse magazine and Vetrepreneur magazine, sets standards for ranking the most military-friendly employers in the nation as well as for schools that recruit military personnel and veterans as students.

A cornerstone of RU’s commitment to its military and veteran students is the Military Resource Center (MRC). The purpose of the center is to support those students with ties to the military, especially student-veterans. By offering programs geared towards the former service members, the MRC supports veterans’ integration into academic and professional lives at Radford University by providing support networks and a central resource for veterans’ information on campus and in the local community.

As part of that mission for the future, the MRC coordinates several programs for the benefit of active military and veteran students including multiple Veterans student organizations; a Student Veteran Research Team that studies the needs of military students on campus; and the services of an academic transition coach dedicated to the needs of RU’s military population.

To learn more about the services offered by Radford’s MRC visit http://www.radford.edu/content/veterans-resources/home.html.