DSU awarded Military Friendly School Title
Madison, SD., September 13, 2011 –DSU has been recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a 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.
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 www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2012 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."
Schools on this year's list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. They are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans' clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. "DSU takes pride in helping our vets to have a smooth transition into school," said Transfer Specialist and VA Benefits Coordinator, Dana Hoff. "Veterans work directly with our VA Benefits Coordinator and Veteran Student Assistants on a daily basis."
DSU will be participating in a FIDES Workshop on September 23rd over the Digital Dakota Network (DDN). The workshop will teach faculty how to help veterans better transition into a college environment and how to accommodate veterans with disabilities.