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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pitt-Bradford Named 'Military Friendly Campus'

For the fifth year in a row, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country 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 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Pitt-Bradford’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.

James Baldwin, assistant dean of academic affairs and director of enrollment services at Pitt-Bradford, said, “The Military Friendly School designation is a reflection of the hard work and dedication made by so many different offices and people at Pitt-Bradford who actively help returning veterans and their dependents to be successful in their pursuit of higher education.”

Melissa IbaƱez, director of financial aid and Veterans Affairs certifying official, said, “We are very proud of this designation and continue to look for ways to help our veterans succeed.”

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

For more information on Pitt-Bradford or an eligibility consultation, contact Bob Dilks Jr., director of transfer and nontraditional student recruitment, at dilks@pitt.edu or visit www.upb.pitt.edu/veterans.

For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814)362-7609 or clh71@pitt.edu.

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