Embry-Riddle Named a Military Friendly School, Plans Open House for Success Center
Daytona Beach, FL, November 2, 2012
For the third straight year, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a Military Friendly School, placing it on an elite list of 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools – the top 15 percent of 12,000 VA-approved schools the magazine evaluates each year.
Based on extensive research and surveys, the list honors schools that exhibit best practices in their policies and programs for recruiting and retaining military and veteran students, including credit for military experience, scholarships and discounts, networking opportunities, flexibility in course delivery and full-time veterans affairs staff dedicated to student success.
“We’re proud to win this recognition once again,” said Faith DesLauriers, director of veterans affairs at the Daytona Beach campus. “The university has a long-standing relationship with the military and is committed to providing a supportive environment for active-duty and veteran students, whether they’re earning degrees at any of our campuses around the world or through online learning.”
To celebrate its Military Friendly School designation and to kick off Veterans Day, Embry-Riddle’s Veterans Affairs Department, recently renamed Military and Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services (MyVets) Department, will hold an open house for its newly renovated Veterans Heritage Lounge and Success Center at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. Dr. Richard Heist, chancellor of Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, will speak at a 3:45 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the MyVets office in the Mod 5 building (Building 509), located behind the ROTC Center at the corner of Clyde Morris and Richard Petty boulevards on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach campus, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
“The increased capacity provided by the lounge and the success center gives our military and veteran students much-desired space to study, socialize and network with other veterans on campus. We have wireless connectivity and keyless entry for them at the Daytona Beach campus, seven days a week,” said DesLauriers.
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