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Duquesne Chosen as a Top Military Friendly School, Says G.I. Jobs

Duquesne University has been named by G.I. Jobs to its 2011 list of top Military Friendly Schools for the welcome it gives America’s veterans as students. This distinction is shared by only 15 percent of more than 7,000 state universities, private institutions, community colleges and trade schools examined nationwide.

At Duquesne, most veterans and members of the military are enrolled in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA), which offers master’s degrees and accelerated bachelor’s degrees in formats convenient for adult students. Classes are available on Saturdays on campus, entirely online and at installations in Moon Township and at Fort Indiantown Gap. Special military tuition rates are provided for service members and eligible veterans, depending on the type of education benefits. Duquesne is also a Yellow Ribbon Program participant.

Colleges have long coveted veterans in the classroom because of their high degree of maturity, life experiences, diversity, leadership and worldliness, said Dr. Dorothy Bassett, dean of SLPA. “Other students and faculty benefit from the different perspectives that service members and veterans bring,” Basset said.

“SLPA is proud of the relationships we have built with the 221 military and veteran students who are actively seeking graduate and bachelor degrees at Duquesne,” said Don Accamando, director of military programs for SLPA. “We have a dedicated team that offers personalized service to each military and veteran student, ensuring a smooth application and registration process.

“From around the world, our region, state or city, Duquesne is ready to serve those who have served,” Accamando said. “Our staff understands the many benefit options available to today’s active duty, guard or reserve veteran, and is ready to mobilize today’s military students academically.”

The Military Friendly Schools list is especially important for veterans because the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill provides virtually unlimited financial means to attend school.

“Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”

For more information on military benefits at Duquesne, visit www.duq.edu/military.

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