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King University News :: King University Named Military Friendly School® for Sixth Year

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 23, 2014 – King University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list for the sixth straight year by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transition into civilian life.

“We are again honored that King has been named as a Military Friendly School® for the sixth consecutive year,” says Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management for Operations and Analytics at King. “Military students bring leadership skills to the classroom along with an exceptional set of experiences. King recognizes the unique needs of military personnel from deployment policies to funding assistance, through completing the Veterans Administration (VA) funding process and securing federal financial aid, to registering for classes.”

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® School list has made the student veteran landscape much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing the best practices to support military students across the country.

The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria, and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent academic advisory board comprised of educators from schools across the country, and are independently tested by Ernst Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at particular institutions based on peer reviews from current students.

King University alumnus Jason Harter served in the United States Air Force from 1999 to 2010.  After his military career, Harter used the 9-11 G.I. Bill to pay for his education at King.  He graduated from King in May 2013 receiving his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration.  “My military experience made me a more rounded person,” said Harter. “I had the chance to ‘grow up’ while in the service, so I was able to take class and what it had to offer more seriously.”  Harter currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Their data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and others.

The complete Military Friendly School® list can be viewed at For more information visit or


King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.