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Aug. 21: Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School and Heinz College Earn "Military Friendly School" Distinction

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Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School and Heinz College
Earn "Military Friendly School" Distinction

2010 Listing by G.I. Jobs Recognizes Student Opportunities for Military Personnel and Veterans

PITTSBURGH—G.I. Jobs magazine has included Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and its H. John Heinz III College on its 2010 list of "Military Friendly Schools." This distinction recognizes the schools' efforts to attract and retain military personnel and veterans as students and acknowledges the excellence toward meeting their educational needs.
     
"Military candidates contribute a unique and valuable perspective in our diverse learning community," said Laurie Stewart, executive director of graduate admissions at the Tepper School of Business. "Their teamwork and leadership experiences, along with an appreciation for our academic rigor blend well within our programs."
     
"Many veterans pursuing careers in public service also need to acquire advanced technology skills, and the Heinz College is able to blend those disciplines for them," said David Eber, director of admissions at the Heinz College. "Our partnership with West Point Military Academy and the CIO Certification program with the U.S. General Services Administration have been particularly popular with our military candidates."
     
The Military Friendly Schools list was compiled by G.I. Jobs through polling conducted earlier this year of more than 7,000 schools in the United States. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. The full list of Military Friendly Schools can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr.
     
"This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school," said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. "Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they're academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend."
     
A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in September. A new Web site, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, will launch in September with interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs. 
     
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation's "Military Friendly Employers," "Military Spouse Friendly Employers" and "Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses."

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