NMSU-A Named Most Military Friendly
NMSU Alamogordo has been named one of the most military friendly schools in the nation for the third consecutive year. The Military Friendly Schools list, which represents the top 20 percent of the nation’s schools that are doing the most to embrace military students, veterans and their families, is determined through exhaustive research by the G.I Jobs Military Friendly Schools team. This research includes government agencies, private entities that administer education benefits, and a comprehensive survey of more than 8,000 schools.
Military Friendly Schools go that “extra mile” for active duty, those transitioning to the public sector, and their families. NMSU Alamogordo proves this every day by providing benefits and services that testify to its Military Friendly status.
First, NMSU-A provides knowledgeable and highly qualified advisors, willing to spend the time necessary to help you find the best match for your needs and goals. They stay current with all VA benefits and funding by regularly attending extensive regional and state VA educational benefits and transitional training.
The initial intake session is 45 minutes to an hour. Advisors provide potential students with a wealth of resources and information, assist with paperwork, and “walk them through” the entire process. ( call 439-3632)
Second, NMSU-A provides many outreach programs in the community and beyond, including HAFB, WSMR, all NMSU system schools, and surrounding areas to keep them informed about the changes taking place with VA benefits.
Third, NMSU-A provides the Student Veterans of America-Alamogordo, a campus chartered student organization that enhances campus awareness of veteran concerns/activities with faculty, staff, and other student organizations and provides community outreach. On Veterans Day, the SVAA hosted a free barbecue “under the canopy” with all donations going to the “Wounded Warrior” project.
In the upcoming new year, the Veterans Advisor office will be relocated to the Student Union Building and the current conference room there will be remodeled into a Veterans lounge area.
For a complete listing of the Military Friendly schools and other information about this significant designation, visit the G.I. Jobs website at: www.militaryfriendlyschools.com .