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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has again been named a military friendly school by a premier military publication.

The G.I. Jobs 2013 Military Friendly Schools List honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

UW Oshkosh is one of about 1,700 institutions on this year’s list. More than 12,000 schools nationwide were considered. Schools on the list are recognized for exhibiting leading practices in recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Several other University of Wisconsin institutions were also recognized on this year’s list.

“Being recognized by GI Jobs as a veteran friendly school is great.  The list is an excellent way for our veterans to wade through some of the tough choices regarding which college or university to attend,” said Shawn Monroe, Veteran Resource Coordinator at UW Oshkosh.

This is the fourth year the Military Friendly Schools list has been released. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

At UW Oshkosh, resources like the Veterans Resource Center give students assistance finding tutors, scholarships, employment and ways to get involved on campus. Its office coordinates internal and external veteran services and includes a study area and private computer lab. The goal of the Veterans Resource Center, which is located inside Dempsey Hall, is to “empower our veterans, service members and military dependents with the tools necessary for achieving their academic goals.”

“As a member of the Veteran Resource Team at UW Oshkosh, its great to be recognized nationally. For our office, going the extra step for our more than 500 veterans and military families on campus is simply the right thing to do,” Monroe said.

A full story and detailed list of the 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools in early October.

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