FAYETTE, Iowa (November 30, 2010) — Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected Upper Iowa University for inclusion in the 4th Annual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.
MAE’s Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about key attributes sought by military students. According to the publication, evaluation of a school’s military friendliness assesses the quality of its academics, the on-campus and online advice and support the college provides to veterans and their families, and the sophistication and effectiveness of the school’s distance learning programs.
“UIU has been committed to meeting the needs of service members and their families since the university was founded by a military man and his wife in 1857,” said UIU President Alan G. Walker. “We have a long and proud heritage of serving the educational needs of the men and women who serve our country, and we are honored to continue being recognized for the programs we have designed to help them. We welcome the maturity, experience, diversity and leadership that military students bring to UIU.”
William Duffy, senior vice president for UIU Academic Extension, noted that the broad range of UIU educational options allows military service members to take courses on some U.S. military bases through the University’s educational centers, or to continue their education online or through independent study while they are deployed. “The result is that military service members can continue meeting their military responsibilities while advancing themselves by pursuing higher education,” he added.
UIU’s seamless approach to completing a college degree through a variety of program modalities, tuition discounts, generous acceptance of military and life experience as transfer credits, and programs for military spouses are key aspects of serving military students, said Melik Peter Khoury, UIU senior vice president for strategic positioning and chief marketing officer, “We work to remove obstacles to military students reaching their educational goals,” he noted.
Military Advanced Education, the Journal of Higher Learning for Today’s Servicemember, is published for servicemembers and veterans seeking to take advantage of military education benefits. It is dedicated to providing educational information for members of every branch of our armed forces. MAE covers topical issues and trends in distance learning and education that relate to military life, including innovative programs for both servicemembers and spouses/dependents, military educational policy, financial aid and coursework that offer special opportunities for military personnel.
“The MAE guide has become an invaluable tool for both Education Service Officers/Specialists and Base Transition Officers when advising their servicemembers about degree and certification opportunities currently available from institutions of higher learning,” said MAE Associate Publisher Glenn R. Berlin.
For more information about Military Advanced Education or the KMI Media Group, see their website at www.kmimediagroup.com.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,600 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.