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Rivier University Awarded Military Friendly Schools® Title from Victory Media Inc.

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Sept. 17, 2012 – Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning to civilian life, has again named Rivier University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list in recognition of the University’s efforts in serving veteran students. 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 Rivier 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.”

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

Veteran students at Rivier University have access to a Veterans Coordinator available on campus full-time to help them with their G.I. Bill benefits. Last year, Rivier also added a Veterans Representative to help support veterans in attaining their educational goals. A Veterans Committee also meets regularly to help the University assess efforts to serve its veteran population and identify ways that Rivier can improve its services in this area. The University also works to educate faculty and staff about issues veterans may be facing.

For additional information about Rivier University’s services for veteran students, visit www.rivier.edu/veterans.

“We are very pleased to once again be recognized for our efforts to meet the educational needs of our veteran students,” said Rivier’s Veterans Coordinator, Sister Joan Joyal. “At Rivier, we have worked very hard to address the needs of this population in recent years, and this recognition is a testament to all the hard work by our faculty and staff to serve this segment of our campus community.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board. Complete survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

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.

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Founded in 1933 by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary, Rivier University is a Catholic, co-educational institution offering more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional courses of study. Rivier is recognized for its strong academic programs, vibrant community and commitment to service as an integral part of its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. Global initiatives and student opportunities for global engagement are a top priority for Rivier University.

Media Contacts


Patricia Garrity
Director of Marketing and Communications
pgarrity@rivier.edu
Office: (603) 897-8514
Cell: (603) 670-4133

   

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