UW-Stevens Point named Military Friendly School®

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been named a Military Friendly School® for the seventh consecutive year.

The 2017 list of schools was published by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. This recognition is based on colleges, universities and trade schools’ support and academic program offerings for veterans and on feedback from student veterans.

UW-Stevens Point also received the UW VETS Certification. This honor is given for surveying and responding to student veteran needs, establishing a campus steering committee on veterans’ issues, providing tailored orientation programming, providing training to faculty and staff on veterans’ issues and resources, providing appropriate internal and external counseling and related resources and establishing a Resource Center where student veterans can congregate and access programs and services. Chancellor Bernie Patterson received a plaque acknowledging these efforts at today’s UW System Board of Regents’ meeting.

Approximately 325 veterans, National Guard members, reservists and military dependents are enrolled at UW-Stevens Point, said Ann Whipp, coordinator of Veterans Services. UW-Stevens Point’s faculty, staff and students demonstrate openness, care and concern for veterans’ academic and emotional health, helping them readjust to the civilian community and academic pursuits, she said.

“Being a ‘military friendly’ university is not only supportive of veterans, but it improves and enriches the campus community with increased knowledge and understanding for all,” Whipp said.

For more information about veterans’ services, contact Whipp at 715-346-3237 or awhipp@uwsp.edu.

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