Gannon University Named To 2016 List of Military Friendly Schools
Posted: November 20, 2015
Gannon University has been named to the 2016 list of Military
Friendly Schools developed by Victory Media and released on the
website MilitaryFriendly.com. This is the sixth consecutive year
that Gannon has received the designation.
Victory Media's Military Friendly ratings recognize colleges
with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces
leaving military service and military spouses.
Only about 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade
schools nationally were named to the list. They were honored for
the way they offered support for student veterans on campus, for
graduation and employment outcomes and for their military spouse
Gannon is a participating university in the Yellow RibbonProgram, established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational
Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows colleges and
universities to voluntarily work with the Department of Veterans
Affairs to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest
public in-state undergraduate tuition and fee rate in their
"Military veterans are welcomed to our campus, or as online
students, in many ways. To help transition veterans to our campus
and ease the admissions, financial aid and registration process, an
experienced financial aid and enrollment counselor with over forty
years of military and higher education experience ensures all that
all veterans, personnel serving in the National Guards, reservists,
retirees and military dependents qualify for timely and accurate GI
Bill benefits," said Lt. Col. Ronald K. Swift, a retired U.S. Army
officer who oversees veterans programming at Gannon University.
In addition, Gannon offers an Army ROTC program and is a member
of the "Pride of PA" Battalion. The program offers specialized
leadership training through both course work and related
activities. ROTC also allows cadets to develop the qualities
essential to success in any military or civilian career, including
physical stamina, self-discipline and poise.