Virginia Tech named a 2016 Military Friendly School
In recognition of the university’s commitment to student and employee veterans, Virginia Tech has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which focuses on transitioning military personnel into civilian life.
This honor is awarded to the top colleges and universities in the country that are doing the most to ensure military students’ success in the classroom and in the future.
Schools were ranked in 10 categories including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
The designation comes just months after the university received a statewide Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor’s Award for hiring more veterans than any other state agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are 65 state agencies, including 39 colleges and universities.
In August, employees came together to form the university’s first veterans caucus to network and advocate for student and employee veterans.
In April 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration selected Virginia Tech to host a one-day Boots to Business entrepreneurial workshop for past and present service members and their dependents.
For more information about Virginia Tech’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit the Veterans at Virginia Tech website.