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For Immediate Release
November 07, 2014

Victory Media, U.S. News & World Report Honor IPFW Programs for Veterans

Key Info

  • Victory Media and U.S. News & World Report honor IPFW veterans' programs
  • Named a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media
  • Online bachelor's program ranked in top three nationally for veterans by U.S. News & World Report

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) received its fifth consecutive designation as a Military Friendly® School from Victory Media. In addition, U.S. News & World Report named IPFW's online degree program as one of the top three programs in the United States for veterans.

The Victory Media 2015 Military Friendly® School award measures schools based on their practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Schools earning the designation offer world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

U.S. News & World Report listed IPFW as one of the top three Best Online Programs for Veterans, tied with Arizona State University. The award judges programs based on academic quality, regional accreditation, faculty credentials, alignment with requirements for veteran programs, and support for student veterans.

About Military Student Services
The Office of Military Student Services was opened at IPFW in October 2010 with the help of a grant from the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue West Lafayette. In 2012, the university embedded the program within the infrastructure of Enrollment Management and moved the resource center to a suite in Kettler Hall. Vaughan has been the coordinator of the office since its initial stages and currently supervises daily operations. Enrollment certification of each military student/veteran’s course schedule is conducted by Mark Haney (Lieutenant Colonel, Retired) each semester. The office also employs four V.A. work-study students who are veterans or currently serving in the military.

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