READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks was recently designated as “military friendly” due to its commitment to serving veterans. The campus received the designation of 2016 Military Friendly School from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.
"We are pleased to learn that, once again, Penn State Berks has been designated a 'military friendly' campus. Our student veterans population continues to grow, and we appreciate their presence and contributions to the Berks campus community," said Penn State Berks Chancellor R. Keith Hillkirk.
Currently, 138 veterans and dependents are enrolled at the campus for the fall 2015 semester. The Office of Veteran Affairs at Penn State Berks offers:
- support to help with the transition from military life to the college environment
- peer mentoring (Veterans Outreach)
- assistance with making the transition from college to the work force
- VA certifying officials
- college credit for military experience
- Student Veterans of America–Penn State Berks Chapter
- veterans and dependents information workshops
- priority registration
The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of Veterans Affairs-approved institutions that demonstrate a commitment to serving student veterans on campus and in their careers.
Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly Schools designation and list by Victory Media provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. The survey captures more than 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.
For more information about Penn State Berks’ commitment to attracting and supporting military students, contact Joe Webb, director of Student Support Services, at 610-396-6072 or [email protected], or visit http://berks.psu.edu/vets/.
For a full list of the 2016 Military Friendly Schools, or to see the methodology used by Victory Media, go to militaryfriendly.com.