STATESBORO — For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America’s veterans, active-duty troops and their families.
The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list was released Sept. 23 and can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
“It’s very comforting that Georgia Southern has been named a Military Friendly School. What this means for our cadets, cadre and staff at the ROTC department is that we are welcome and that our efforts to train the future leaders of our nation’s military are appreciated,” said Lt. Col. Gary Morea, professor of military science. “The administration, staff, faculty and community of Georgia Southern University have been, and continue to be, extremely hospitable and supportive of all of our initiatives to provide tough, realistic and relevant training for the cadets and we have some of the finest cadets in the nation.”
In addition to providing ROTC students with support, the university recently developed The Wounded Eagle Fund to help veterans pursue a top-notch college education.
Marine veteran John Kitchens says he is thankful that The Wounded Eagle fund is helping to further his education.
“Veterans returning home need support. The GI Bill alone is not always enough and for many of those who put their lives on the line as well as sacrificing their youth, coming home to a new way of life can be difficult,” he said. “The funds that are given will directly impact those veterans and help them continue to chase a new dream.”
Georgia Southern University has worked to commission future officers for the Army since 1980.
The program, hosted by GSU, is comprised of Georgia Southern students and partners with Armstrong State University, Savannah State University, Savannah College of Art Design and East Georgia State College.
For more information on GSU, go to georgiasouthern.edu.