Augusta State has been named to the nation’s 2012 Guide to Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education, the Journal for Higher Learning for Today’s Servicemember.
Selected schools have met rigorous criteria informed by education service officers across the services and have truly earned the designation of “military-friendly.”
Al Crawford of Fort Gordon’s Education Center said, “We are excited because this shows Augusta State is putting military students first. It will mean students save time in the registration process and shows ASU’s commitment to Ft. Gordon and the military community overall.”
“It is an honor to have this recognition, and it builds upon the work begun years ago by Elizabeth House, former dean of the Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences, and Saundra Reinke, director of the Public Service and Research Center. Today, there is campus-wide support for our military initiative, from the Ft. Gordon Liaison Committee, Veterans Affairs, Military Science, Admissions, Public Relations, Financial Aid, and Campus Development,” said James Grayson, chair of the Ft. Gordon Liaison Committee and a former soldier. “We are very grateful for the sacrifices made by our servicemembers, and we at Augusta State want to show our appreciation to them and their families.”
The designation will be celebrated at the ASU vs. Flagler College basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, which is being marked as Military Appreciation Day.