Suffolk University has been included in the 2011 list of “Military Friendly Schools” by G.I. Jobs magazine. The annual list recognizes those colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace veterans and military personnel.
“This honor recognizes Suffolk University’s commitment to our veteran and active-service-member students, along with the breadth of services that we offer them,” said Richard DeCapua, Suffolk University’s associate dean of students.
G.I. Jobs is a monthly magazine that assists veterans in seeking civilian employment and education. It publishes a list of the 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities that are the most military friendly in its annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, a handbook that helps military students navigate their educational options.
DeCapua cited a number of reasons for Suffolk’s selection, including the University’s overall financial and personal investment in veterans receiving an education, an array of support systems and training services related to issues shared by military students, and opportunities where veterans can get involved in community-wide activities.
Suffolk has a long history of welcoming returning veterans, and views the G.I. Bill as a well-deserved recognition of the service that U.S. military personnel and veterans have provided to their country. The University has made a commitment to fund costs in excess of the minimum for all accepted veterans studying in its Sawyer Business School, College of Arts and Sciences, and Law School.
In 2009, Suffolk joined the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program. This year the University offers veterans enrolling in its programs up to $25,000 in grant monies annually while they pursue a degree.