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Cumberlands Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs


Williamsburg, Ky. - G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded University of the Cumberlands (UC) the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

“The University of the Cumberlands is honored to be chosen as a Military Friendly School,” said UC Vice-President of Student Services and former retired Colonel, Dr. Michael B. Colegrove. “UC has a long history of service to veterans and their dependents and continues to provide the best possible service to all who serve our country and protect our freedoms.”

In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students. Student veteran survey feedback can be viewed at list.

Michael Dakduk, Executive Director for the Student Veterans of America agrees. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”

Service members and veterans can also meet individual student veterans from the various schools virtually on the site to learn more about personal school decisions and the transition from the military to an academic environment.

The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.

“The University has a long history with Army ROTC dating back to the 1970s,” commented Colegrove. “Many of our graduates are have served and continuing to serve with honor in the various branches of the US military.”

“A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The newly redesigned website, found at, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees; more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.