For the second consecutive year, UNT has been selected for inclusion in G.I. Jobs magazine's list of Military Friendly Schools. UNT made the list for the first time last year.
G.I. Jobs -- a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life -- publishes the annual list to honor the colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students. Schools were chosen for the magazine's 2012 list based on non-financial efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, as well as financial commitment, recruitment efforts and other academic accreditations.
"We are so proud to have made the list for a second year," says Mona Hicks, assistant vice president for campus life and founding director of the UNT Veterans Center. "This designation reflects UNT's efforts to provide our veterans with the high quality level of service and academic training that we want to give."
A detailed list of schools will be included in G.I. Jobs' annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
More than 2,500 veterans and their dependents attend UNT. In 2010, UNT was ranked first in Texas and sixth in the nation for best schools for veterans by Military Times EDGE, a publication for military personnel career and educational opportunities. UNT has an active Student Veterans Association and offers emotional support through the Disability and Well-being Consortium. And UNT's Veterans Center first opened in 2009 to help navigate veterans through the transition from service to college.
Elizabeth Smith with UNT News Service can be reached at Elizabeth.Smith@unt.edu.