Once again, a national organization has included Lewis University in its list of veteran-friendly schools.
U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year’s Best of the Best evaluations. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. These non-biased studies are valuable resources for job-seekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.
“When a veteran steps onto campus, he or she is welcomed and comprehensively supported by the entire Lewis University community, including student veteran groups and veteran friendly designated faculty and staff,” stated Roman Ortega, Jr. director of Lewis University Veterans Affairs and Recruitment and ROTC Administrative Director.
“The Lewis University Office of Veterans Affairs and Recruitment is just a starting point for veterans that may need mentoring and advising as they navigate college,” he added.
Lewis University is a partner in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which allows qualified Post-9/11 veterans to enroll in more than 100 approved education programs at Lewis University, tuition free.
Incoming veteran students are encouraged to participate in the Veteran Introduction to the College Experience course. The weekly class discusses issues surrounding their transition from military to civilian life and any struggles associated with their experience on campus.
An active chapter of the Student Veterans of America keeps Lewis University students engaged in the community and provides support in networking, academics and other professional opportunities.
Lewis University also has been recognized as the Best for Vets among Colleges and Universities in Illinois for 2016 by Military Times and second among private universities in the nation. It has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine since the inception of the award in 2010.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,700 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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