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Nazareth Named in 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools

Nazareth College is honored to be included in the 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools. The guide, compiled by G.I. Jobs Magazine, ranks Nazareth in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide committed to helping veteran-students make the challenging transitions from military to academic life. Nazareth will also receive a listing on www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. G.I. Jobs Magazine offers resources and advice for veterans in their transition to civilian education and employment.

“Nazareth College is proud to be included in the 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools,” said Nazareth President Daan Braveman. “We have worked hard to meet the unique needs of our veteran students. We were one of the first colleges in New York to announce that it would provide scholarship assistance to fill the gap between the actual cost of tuition and the amount veterans receive under the GI Bill. In addition, we opened the office of veterans’ affairs in 2011 and have had a long-standing relationship with Veterans Outreach Center and the Rochester Regional Veterans Business Council.”

Nazareth maintains a strong commitment to its veteran students with multiple resources, such as special grants to be used toward tuition and fees and help finding internships with vet-friendly businesses and organizations. The College’s newly opened office of veterans’ affairs, led by Coordinator of Veteran Student Enrollment & Support Services Jeremy Bagley, provides veteran students with assistance in different areas such as figuring out complicated financial aid packages or talking about the difficulties of transitioning from the military to a classroom setting.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.   Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

Daan Braveman and Jeremy Bagley

Nazareth President Daan Braveman (left) is presented the Military Friendly Schools honor by Coordinator of Veteran Student Enrollment & Support Services Jeremy Bagley.