Eureka College named a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine

Sep 20 2013

2013-14 Military Friendly School

For the third straight year, Eureka College has been named a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine. The magazine annually identifies schools with effective programs to recruit and embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students, according to Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media, which publishes G.I. Jobs.

The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on the 2014 list make recruitment of students with military experience a priority and offer the best education, value, flexibility and value, according to Collins.

Ellen Rigsby, assistant dean and director of financial aid at Eureka College, who also is the school’s VA certifying official, said, “Eureka College is the proud home to students who served their country and are now working toward a degree with assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs. We also host students who are eligible for VA benefits due to a parent’s military service to the United State of America.”

For more information, contact Rigsby at (309) 467-6311.

The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting of the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board of educators from schools nationwide.

The annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools will be distributed in October.

G.I. Jobs magazine’s readership includes active military personnel and former military personnel transitioning into civilian life. Besides its Guide to Military Friendly Schools, it publishes Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines, and it annually rates the nation’s military friendly employers, military spouse friendly employers and best corporations for veteran-owned businesses.

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