UW-Whitewater named Military-Friendly School
September 28, 2011
Veterans who choose the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to earn their degrees are learning at one of the top Military-Friendly Schools in the nation.
G.I. Jobs magazine's 2012 rankings place UW-Whitewater in the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the U.S.
"It shows we're on the right path in helping veterans succeed and getting them through school," said Janice Nordin, veterans coordinator at UW-Whitewater. "We are always looking to improve our services and admit more military students."
G.I. Jobs praised UW-Whitewater for:
- offering tuition discounts for military students and veterans.
- allowing military students called to active service to return without penalty.
- having full-time veteran counselors and advisers on staff, including Nordin, who received the 2010 Veterans Advocate of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and twice received the Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for her outstanding service to student veterans.
- awarding credit for military training and experience.
- offering flexible programming, including evening and online classes.
- participating in the Yellow Ribbon program, which provides tuition assistance to out-of-state students.
More than 300 veterans, spouses and dependents receive benefits at UW-Whitewater.
Campus dedicates a week every November to celebrate veterans and military students. Festivities this year take place November 7-12 and include an art exhibit, faculty training sessions, flag-raising ceremony, military ball, benefits and resource fair, and the Nov. 12 football game vs. UW-La Crosse.
For more information on veterans services at UW-Whitewater, contact Nordin at 262-472-1580 or go to www.uww.edu/registrar/vets.