UMO Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Designation
February 23, 2021
Contact: Rhonda Jessup, Director of Public Relations
MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive (UMO) has once again been named a Military Friendly ® School.
Dr. Lisa Nuesell, Associate VP for Adult and Graduate Operations and Enrollment Management, said, “At the University of Mount Olive, we take great pride in supporting our military students and we value not only the commitment and sacrifices they make, but also the leadership and life experiences they bring to the classroom. We recognize that every student’s academic and personal goals will be different, and we seek to partner with our military students to help them be successful, one semester at a time, throughout their academic journey. Our commitment and partnership with our military students starts with the admissions process and extends through alumni relations providing a network of coordinated services and support.”
According to Nuesell, UMO has one-stop advisors to connect students with the VA Benefits information they need. The University also has flexible policies for transfer work and military training, and it provides readmission to previous curriculum for service members who are called to active service.
The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Only 747 earned designation for 2021-2022.
Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships,Military Friendly ®, said, “Military Friendly ® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community.”
The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University is sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.