For Immediate Release
September 13, 2011
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BROCKPORT, N.Y.—The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has been recognized for its commitment to its military service member and veteran students. G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, ranks Brockport in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country for the third consecutive year.
The magazine praises Brockport for a number of its programs, especially its Veterans Affairs Office, which offers all-day open walk-in appointments for veterans and dependants. The office assists veterans with utilizing their benefits and helps facilitate financial planning sessions that help veterans budget their benefits and plan for the future. It is also available to provide other support—not just to veteran students, but to faculty and staff who may have questions.
“We are pleased that The College at Brockport has again been given this honor,” said Scott Atkinson, director of enrollment services. “We are proud of our military students, be they ROTC, veterans or serving on active duty. We are thankful for what they have done for our country and that we are able to return the favor in this small way.”
Atkinson says Brockport continues to seek new ways to help its military students. This year, Brockport has created a Veterans Services Advisory Board, which is comprised of representatives from the various support offices of the College and will work with the Brockport Student Veterans Club. A Veterans Resource Center will also be created.
G.I. Jobs based its rankings partially on a survey of student veterans—the first time the magazine has done so. Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America, believes the information gleaned from the survey will be a useful tool for veterans.
“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” Dakduk says. “Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current veteran students.
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