Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University in Portales has been named a "Military Friendly School" by G.I Jobs, a magazine devoted to helping military members make the transition to civilian life.This distinction makes ENMU among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in assisting current military members and veterans. In the acceptance letter to ENMU, G.I. Jobs, wrote, "The competition for our 2012 'Military Friendly Schools' list was fierce and as a result we raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark. Your school is among the elite."The list was determined through research into approximately 8,000 institutions of higher education on the services, benefits and special attention offered to veterans.A few of the services that ENMU provides to military members include providing a VA counselor, helping them get waivers to pay in-state tuition, giving them academic credit for elective courses based on their military experience (at the discretion of individual departments), waiving physical activity course requirements, providing military scholarships, and offering evening and online classes for their convenience."We are very pleased to be named a 'Military Friendly School,' said Steven Gamble, ENMU president. "With our close proximity to Cannon Air Force Base, we are sensitive to the needs of our military members who serve our country with such distinction. We want to do everything we can to help them achieve their educational goals and make a successful transition to civilian life."For more information, call Cody Spitz at 575.562.2178.