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G.I. Jobs Magazine Ranks Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Among Top Military Friendly Schools

September 18, 2012

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – For the fourth year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been designated as a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine. Colleges, universities and trade schools named as “Military Friendly” must rank in the top 15 percent nationwide for efforts and results in recruiting and retaining military and veteran students to increase diversity among the student body, faculty and staff.

“Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s goal is to be the foremost military friendly university in South Texas,” said Capt. Rene Coronado, Veterans Affairs coordinator.  “We have a top-notch staff of military veterans who work in our offices. ‘Veterans helping veterans’ is our motto.”

For this year’s rankings, G.I. Jobs, the leading magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, incorporated a survey of over 12,000 schools. The feedback was gathered and studied to help provide prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on reviews. 

To assist the more than 700 veterans and their dependents attending the Island University, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has adopted the Military Student Bill of Rights and is participating in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, a consortium dedicated to helping service members and their families obtain college degrees. In 2008-2009, the United Student Veterans Organization (USVO), which helps veterans in the transition from military to academic life, was named the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Organization of the Year.

In addition, the University’s Department of Veterans Affairs assists the newest generation

of veterans with applying for educational benefits granted by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the largest investment in veterans’ education since World War II, which covers the full cost of an undergraduate education at any public university or college and many private schools.

 For more information about the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 and assistance with applying for benefits, call the Veterans Affairs Office at 361.825.2331; or go to http://vets.tamucc.edu/.

 


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