Gannon University Named To 2016 List of Military Friendly Schools

Posted: November 20, 2015

Gannon University has been named to the 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools developed by Victory Media and released on the website MilitaryFriendly.com. This is the sixth consecutive year that Gannon has received the designation.

Victory Media's Military Friendly ratings recognize colleges with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses.

Only about 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally were named to the list. They were honored for the way they offered support for student veterans on campus, for graduation and employment outcomes and for their military spouse policies

Gannon is a participating university in the Yellow RibbonProgram, established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows colleges and universities to voluntarily work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fee rate in their state.

"Military veterans are welcomed to our campus, or as online students, in many ways. To help transition veterans to our campus and ease the admissions, financial aid and registration process, an experienced financial aid and enrollment counselor with over forty years of military and higher education experience ensures all that all veterans, personnel serving in the National Guards, reservists, retirees and military dependents qualify for timely and accurate GI Bill benefits," said Lt. Col. Ronald K. Swift, a retired U.S. Army officer who oversees veterans programming at Gannon University.

In addition, Gannon offers an Army ROTC program and is a member of the "Pride of PA" Battalion. The program offers specialized leadership training through both course work and related activities. ROTC also allows cadets to develop the qualities essential to success in any military or civilian career, including physical stamina, self-discipline and poise.