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NSU Recognized As Military Friendly

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) — Northeastern State University has been recognized as a military-friendly institution for its commitment to serving the veteran community.

Viqtory, a veteran-owned business focused on connecting members of the military community to civilian employment and educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, recently announced that NSU was listed as one of the institutions that received the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation.

Dr. Pamela Fly, associate vice president of academic affairs, said since 2012 NSU has participated in the Voluntary Education Partnership with the US Department of Defense. This allows the university to participate in the Military Tuition Assistance Program which serves veterans and their dependents. NSU also participates in the US Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Fly said the program provides tuition supplements for certain Veterans Affairs tuition programs.

Fly said the university also adheres to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Principles of Excellence which includes guidelines for communication to veterans. Jessica Douthitt, veterans services coordinator, said NSU has developed an ongoing communication plan for NSU students receiving benefits, created lounge areas at its Tahlequah and Broken Arrow campuses specifically for veterans and provided graduating veterans red, white and blue cords.

She added the Veterans Services Office at NSU works to ensure eligible students are knowledgeable of and maximizing the benefits available to help them achieve their educational goals.

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year following the evaluation of public data source of more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.

More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.

The Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

To learn more about veterans services at NSU visit https://offices.nsuok.edu/veterans/ or the NSU Veterans Services office located in the upper level CASE building on the Tahlequah campus. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, interested individuals can also contact Douthitt at 918-444-2204 or email veterans@nsuok.edu.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va. gov/gibill.