MSU Named Military Friendly School

Sep 10, 2013

Morehead State University has for the fifth straight year been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This places MSU once again in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. 

The common bond of these institutions is their shared priority of recruiting and retaining students with military experience. 

“We are pleased to be recognized as the campus community continues to build on MSU’s tradition of providing the help veterans and their families need to transition from soldier to student and ultimately to college graduate,” said Max Ammons, MSU’s director of military initiatives. “Two years ago, MSU opened the new Veterans Resource Center, which assists prospective and current military and student veterans by providing counseling and direction on all educational benefits, enrollment and registration assistance, counseling resources and referrals, academic and career assistance, and provides a place for student veterans to study or relax and reconnect with their fellow student veterans.” 

In February, MSU’s Veterans Resource Center was named in honor of Lt. Col. Alan R. Baldwin. A former assistant to the provost, Baldwin joined MSU in 1978 as an assistant professor of military science. After leaving briefly, he returned in 1985 and was named chair of the Department of Military Science. During his tenure, he held numerous titles. He also served on the Morehead City Council for 13 years. 

Veterans, National Guardsmen and Reservists, and military families interested in learning more about MSU can get additional information by calling Jill McBride, student-veteran liaison, at 606-783-5226. 

She can connect military and veteran students with the services made available for them across campus. 

Other reasons MSU is for our military and veteran students include: 

• Application fee waived 
• Priority registration 
• Credit for military training and service 
• No academic penalty upon documented deployment 
• Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program 
• Student Veteran Association 

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Morehead State 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. The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” 

Now 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 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. 

For a complete listing of military-related services, including enrollment, support services and benefits information, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/veteran.