For the second consecutive year, Millersville University has been recognized as Military Friendly by Victory Media Inc. Every year, thousands of colleges and universities around the nation are asked to participate in the annual military friendly school survey, and this year Millersville placed in the top 20 percent of all the submissions received.
“The University has a very positive atmosphere about it,” said Eugene Mizdail, recruiting and operations officer for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and veteran of the Pennsylvania National Guard. “It’s a two-way street here. The vets work into the population and receive an education, and they bring with them benefits that can help the University overall.”
Each school that submits a survey has its answers graded on a weighted scale then evaluated and scored as a whole. The selection is based on university criteria including scholarships, graduation rates, flexibility, overall education and on-campus military support. Only the top fifth of all submissions are recognized by Victory Media Inc. as “military friendly,” referring to them as the “schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.”
“I see Millersville as a more military-focused school than some others,” said Mizdail, who is in his first year of working at Millersville after spending 13 years in a similar role at Shippensburg University. “It provides a good education to everyone, and you can really see the veterans and campus community come together.”
“Millersville is a military friendly University with an active Student Veteran’s Association and a Veterans Resource Center,” said Dr. Aminta Breaux, vice president of student affairs. “The Veterans Resource Center provides a place for students and veterans to receive support and assistance in attending and successfully graduating from college, while the house serves as a way of supporting families of soldiers who are already deployed or preparing for deployment in military service.”
For more information on Victory Media Inc.’s military friendly school list, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com