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Fredonia named for third consecutive year to Victory Media's 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list
Monday, September 29, 2014

Fredonia has been selected as one of 1,600 Military Friendly® Schools nationwide by Victory Media, an organization which helps students transition from military to civilian life within a college setting. The university has received the distinction for three consecutive years and is part of the top 15 percent of qualifying educational institutions across the country.

The Military Friendly® assessment bases qualifying measurements on quantitative methods of school rankings. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and the survey is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.

Various opportunities are offered through the Veterans Affairs Office at Fredonia for active duty service members, veterans and dependents of the military. Grants, scholarships, work opportunities, study programs and other services are available. There are currently 62 students receiving VA educational benefits at Fredonia.

"Veterans Affairs Office work study students Mikalena Wojcinski, James Lewer and Jayde Gemboys deserve special recognition for their contributions toward receiving this honor. They have really done an exceptional job in assisting our veterans’ transition from the military to college life,” said Mark Mackey, Veterans Affairs administrator.

One of the many highlights leading to Fredonia’s Military Friendly® accreditation is the campus’ Veteran’s Lounge. The relaxing area services the Fredonia military community and it is located on the first floor of Nixon Hall. The Veteran’s Lounge features comfortable furniture, a large HD TV, a study room equipped with a computer and printer, wireless access and a meeting room with a microwave and refrigerator.

For more information regarding Military Friendly® Schools or the Fredonia Veteran’s Affairs Office, please contact Mr. Mackey by email at or by phone at (716) 673-3423.

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