Drury University named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., November 5, 2015 — For the fifth year in a row, Victory Media has recognized Drury University as a Military Friendly School. The 2016 Military Friendly Schools list honors the colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and their spouses as students.

“Institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly Schools award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members, veterans and their families,” says Daniel Nichols of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Military Friendly Schools align their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

The Military Friendly Schools website features interactive lists and search tools to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. Those selected by Victory Media exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

 

Drury has a long tradition of serving those who have served our country. In the days after World War II, buses brought soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood to classes held on the Springfield campus. Today, one of Drury’s 10 branch locations is at Fort Leonard Wood. Drury is also a supporter school of the Order of the Purple Heart. Drury supports federal initiatives that help veterans and active-duty service members apply for, pay for and complete their degrees and has designated staff to help coordinate these services.

“Being in the service can give a person the feelings of a fast-paced and stressful environment,” says Katelyn Vernon, a member of the Drury chapter of Student Veterans of America. “But the thought of changing your path in life and returning to school is almost more stressful. Luckily, Drury is there with you every step of the way. I am proud that I had the opportunity to attend Drury and was able to share and influence other students with my experiences in the service.”

Victory Media’s annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools will be distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel.

For more information on how Drury helps veterans find academic and career success, go to http://www.drury.edu/military.

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