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Lamar recognized as a “military friendly” school

Lamar University was recently added to the “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” released by the Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine.From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher education, MAE’s Guides to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provide potential students with information about institutions that implement military-friendly policies in support of men and women in uniform.

“We are really proud to announce that Lamar University is currently reaching out to more military service members than ever before,” said Ashley Sheehan, LU director of military and student services.

Published since 2005, MAE serves the armed services’ education service officers, transition officers, and other top-level commands who work with service members, veterans, and their families during active duty, transition, and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.

The MAE staff evaluates all of the schools’ survey submissions with a strict set of criteria addressing areas such as support, finance, military culture and flexibility.

“We’re excited about the new guide,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We have been improving the process every year in order to provide our men and women in uniform information that will help them make the right choices about college.”

Lamar University, also recognized last year in the MAE 2013 Guide, is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System, a subgroup of SOC Consortium member institutions selected by the military services to deliver specific associate and bachelor's degree programs to servicemembers and their families.

“Our reputation at Lamar has always been a quality education at an affordable price, even before we entered into the military market,” said Willie Broussard, LU associate director of academic partnerships. “I think that by us providing this for the military service members it gives them the opportunity to take advantage of the quality education we provide.”

For more information about military service recruitment contact ashley.sheehan@lamar.edu  or call (409) 880-2138.