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UMO Makes 2019-20 Top Military Friendly Schools List

MOUNT OLIVE – The University of Mount Olive has once again been named a Military Friendly School.  Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list compiled by VIQTORY has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.

The University of Mount Olive was one of only 766 schools to earn the prestigious designation. UMO has advisors at all of its locations to assist students with VA Benefits.  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.

UMO President Dr. David Poole believes that there are numerous advantages to having military veterans on campus.  “Military students bring a high degree of maturity, considerable life experience, a rich understanding of diversity, and extensive leadership skills to the classroom. Our other students, as well as our faculty and staff, benefit from the different perspectives that service members and veterans bring with them.  The University of Mount Olive is once again proud to be included on this list of Military Friendly schools.”

The complete list of Military Friendly® Schools can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com. It provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, in Smithfield at Johnston Community College, and online.  For more information, visit www.umo.edu.