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Mount Aloysius Once Again Designated Military Friendly

Posted on: April 6, 2018

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Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.  The designation reflects the College’s commitment to helping US service personnel and veterans find a clear path to academic and career success.  Military Friendly accolades are earned from the publisher of G.I. Jobs and Victory Media after reviewing survey results which measure a college’s commitment to supporting service personnel and veterans.

Mount Aloysius Interim President John Mills noted that the commitment of the College’s faculty and a strong administrative team remains focused on the special needs of United States veterans and service personnel.  That focus has earned the College its eighth designation as Military Friendly.  “Veterans tell us that Mount Aloysius offers them significant advantages like one-on-one faculty support, and expert assistance from both our Financial Aid and our Registrar’s Office,” said Dr. Mills.  “This total team effort results in offering veterans, service personnel and their families dedicated hands-on support as they make the transition to college.  Everyone associated with Mount Aloysius is grateful for their service to our nation.”

Veteran students and service personnel who are eligible for military benefits are helped by financial aid experts and committed faculty at Mount Aloysius.  The College waives application fees and tuition deposits for all applying military members and veterans.  Mount Aloysius also has an active Military Service Members Club on campus, and recently announced that it is recruiting its first Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) to start this fall.  Army ROTC at Mount Aloysius College is a satellite of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Army ROTC program.

Becoming a Military Friendly® Institution involves intentionally setting standards, promoting them, and raising the bar over time.  It provides long-term, positive reinforcement for America’s educational facilities to invest in programs that improve the lives of US veterans.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges and universities in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.  The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student-veteran landscape to one that is much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past eight years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

Mount Aloysius College was recently named one of 100 Best Value College’s in the US.  They are also a College of Distinction, A Pennsylvania College of Distinction and three separate academic areas of Mount Aloysius—Business, Education and Nursing—have also earned College of Distinction status.  Mount Aloysius was named one of four colleges deemed “an engine of opportunity” in a White House Report.  Their Nursing Division is ranked sixth in Pennsylvania for NCLEX pass rates among nursing programs that test more than 85 students annually.  The College’s American Sign Language/English Interpreter program is one of only 13 accredited baccalaureate programs in the nation.

For additional information regarding ROTC at Mount Aloysius College contact Captain Daniel Beckers at (800)-357-7682 or email army-rotc@iup.edu.  For more information about Mount Aloysius College, visit www.mtaloy.edu, contact the Admissions Office at (814)886-6383, or email them at admission@mtaloy.edu.

Aerial Photo of the Mount Aloysius Campus