Lewis University again named a Military Friendly School

Lewis University again named a Military Friendly School

Published: September 17, 2013.

Lewis University has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list for the fifth consecutive year by Victory Media, which focuses on military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are outstanding in embracing America’s military service members, veterans, spouses, and families as students to ensure their success on campus.

“Lewis University is honored to support our nation’s military as these heroic and dedicated men, women, and their families pursue quality higher education. We are pleased to provide resources for the military personnel at Lewis University, including those who are enrolled on campus and online,” commented Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Lewis University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.

Lewis University continues to support current military students with various initiatives. Flexible formats in classes online and in-person make Lewis University a convenient option for military. Lewis offers several quality programs that allow those in the military to easily transfer their skills into continued military service or civilian careers. Financial assistance also is available through the Yellow Ribbon Program and acceptance of many chapters of VA education benefits.

Lewis University continues to enhance its support of veterans with the recent creation of the administrative department of Veterans Affairs and Recruitment. The department recruits veterans to Lewis University, assists in their transition to academic studies, supports them and works to retain veterans and their dependents. Roman Ortega Jr., who has served in the U.S. Army for more than 15 years and achieved the rank of Major, is director of the new department.

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. In its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit http://www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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