DU Recognized for Assisting Veterans
The University of Denver is being recognized by Military Advanced Education and Transition magazine (MAE&T) as a top college and university for 2018.
MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool specifically for service members, veterans and their families. Now in its eleventh year, the guide evaluates institutions in six different areas: military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, general support, online support and on-campus support.
“It is a great honor to be recognized by MAE&T and be listed as one of the top universities for those who have served our country,” says Damon Vine, the veterans services coordinator at DU. “Making this list highlights DU’s commitment to helping veterans receive their undergraduate or graduate degrees.”
There are nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate student-veterans at the University of Denver. The Veterans Services Office supports these students from the admissions process all the way through alumni relations. Additionally, the University has increased financial assistance to students eligible for the post- 9/11 GI Bill and provides specific programs focused on helping veterans and their families.
More than 400 colleges and universities are included in MAE&T’s guide. They are not ranked and they are not judged on size or whether a school is public or private; rather, the publication wants to recognize all schools that exhibit best practices in military and veteran education. “Any school can make an effort to better serve those who have served our nation,” MAE&T says.
Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, Community College of Denver and Nazarene Bible College are just some of the institutions in Colorado recognized by MAE&T.
“It is great that the University of Denver now joins other schools in Colorado by being recognized for supporting veterans, but the goal has to be that all schools in our state make this list,” Vine says. “We need to make sure veterans have access to an education that develops their skill sets to become contributing civilians to society.”