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BRISTOL, Tenn., November 5, 2015 — King University announced today that it has been
designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully
connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM
and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly®
Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent,
datadriven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
“We are again honored that King has been named as a Military Friendly® School for
the seventh consecutive year,” says Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment
Management 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
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities,
community colleges, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace
military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom
and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools
list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has
played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best
practices to support military students across the country.
Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing
a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support
on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey
responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In
addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings
and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory
Board of higher education and recruiting professionals. A full list of board members
can be found at http://MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board.
“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have
exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said
Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our
Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services
with employers to help students translate military experience, skills, and training
into successful careers after graduation.”
King University will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools
in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I.
Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
More information about services available to military students at King University
can be found at http://military.king.edu.
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About Military Friendly® Schools: The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and
a data driven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI
Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed
with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of educators and HR,
diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country. The survey
is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate.
Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, https://www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Victory Media: Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business
that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals.
Our data driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®
and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street
Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn
more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow
us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Victory Media contact: Barbara Pflughaupt,
King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, 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 www.king.edu. 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 on SCHEV
certification, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community
College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.