DELHI, NY (11/06/2015)(readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi was recently recognized as a 2016 "Military Friendly School" by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This is the fifth consecutive year Delhi has received this honor.
"This recognition is a testament to the military friendly culture SUNY Delhi has cultivated over the years," said Matt Lalonde, SUNY Delhi Coordinator of Veterans Affairs. "Our college has strived to enhance veteran services and resources to assist veterans with the transition from military to college life, and ensure academic and personal success."
LaLonde pointed out that the grand opening of a new Student Veteran Resource Center during the upcoming spring semester is an example of SUNY Delhi's student veteran support.
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.
College and universities 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 MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board.
Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
SUNY Delhi is a member of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive university system in the U.S. Delhi's seamless approach to education includes over 60 academic programs leading to associate degrees, and baccalaureate degrees in specialized program areas, including Nursing, Hospitality Management, Business and Professional Golf Management, Golf and Sports Turf Management, Information Technology Management, Architectural Design and Building, Construction Technology and Management, Business and Technology Management and Criminal Justice. In addition, SUNY Delhi offers a Master of Science in Nursing Education. For more information about SUNY Delhi, call toll-free 1-800-96-DELHI or visit Delhi's web site at www.delhi.edu.