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NKU Named a Military-Friendly School

Northern Kentucky University was named a Military Friendly School this week for its creation of a supporting environment for veterans.

The designation marks NKU's ninth straight year of being recognized by Viqtory, a media outlet for military personnel who are transitioning to civilian life.

The military-friendly rankings are compiled using data about post-military education and career opportunities for veterans.

“NKU has a Veterans Resource Station which is a combination of services, programs, support, social space, and the Veterans office which houses the veterans’ staff. These institutions have exceptional military/veteran programs and this award showcases their dedication,” read the review.

NKU serves more than 400 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists and ROTC students, according to a news release. The Veterans Resource Station, established in 2013, helps with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration and career support.

“Receiving this designation shows the programs and services we offer our veterans are meaningful, and it’s something we can all be proud of,” said Ralph Carmichael, Veterans Resource Station coordinator. “Our goal is to streamline the enrollment process for veterans. We created a one-stop shop located in the Registrar's suite that has a VA certifying official and support after they start classes.”

NKU is designated as a PAVE mentoring university, which provides incoming students with a student veteran mentor. The university is also highlighted as a Best for Vets school by Military Times.

-Staff report

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