G.I. Jobs magazine: UCCS is ‘Military Friendly’

Paul Grant, G.I. Jobs, (412) 269-1663, ext.138 Tom Hutton, UCCS, (719) 255-3439, (719) 351-6519, thutton@uccs.edu

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – G.I. Jobs magazine and its publisher, Victory Media, named the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to its 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools Sept. 17, an honor given to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and families.

This is the fourth year UCCS was named by the magazine to its Military Friendly Schools list.

The list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 Veteran’s Administration-approved schools nationwide. The survey results were independently tested by a national accounting firm based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. The ranking methodology was developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board whose members are professional educators from across the country. For details on the complete list of schools honored, ranking methodology and advisory board members, visit http://militaryfriendlyschools.com.

“We are honored to be selected for this recognition,” Phillip Morris, director, Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, said. “We continually strive to meet the needs of veterans and their families, and are pleased with the university commitment toward a comprehensive set of services and benefits for this community.”

UCCS recently created a new Veteran Resource Center in the Forster House to support new military scholarship opportunities, programming for faculty and staff awareness, and a veteran and military -specific orientation program.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friend Schools which will be distributed in October to thousands of active duty and former military personnel.

About Victory Media Inc.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and www.militaryfranchising.com.Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.

About UCCS

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in Colorado Springs, is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University offers 36 bachelor’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees. UCCS enrolls about 9,800 students on campus annually and another 2,000 in online programs. For more information, visit www.uccs.edu.