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Nicholls designated a military friendly school

THIBODAUX – G.I. Jobs magazine has named Nicholls State University a Military Friendly School for 2010 – an honor shared with 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. The recognition stems from the efforts of Nicholls to recruit and retain active military and veteran students.

“It is an honor to help those who have so bravely and selflessly served in the armed forces meet their educational goals,” Courtney Cassard, director of enrollment services, said. “These men and women come from a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences, and they will no doubt enrich their fellow students, both in terms of class discussion and in the campus community. Everyone at the university is committed to helping these men and women make the transition into the university setting as seamless as possible.”

Members of the military – as well as veterans – can expect priority service when enrolling at Nicholls. Admissions criteria are exempted for veterans who have received a discharge for any reason other than dishonorable, and enrollees may register before the general student population.

Nicholls administrators have also identified a group of individual advisors to serve as veterans’ advocates. Veterans may consult with these faculty members for information, advice or understanding as they work their way through university rules and regulations.

“In my time here, I have seen a vast improvement in services through our VA liaison and the enrollment process,” said Staff Sergeant Clancy Kirk, a senior business administration major and a member of the Louisiana National Guard. “I feel like Nicholls goes above and beyond to help veterans both individually and collectively.”

For additional information, call (985) 448-4507 or go to www.nicholls.edu/admission. Click “Veteran Admissions” under the “Undergraduate Admissions” link on the left side of the page.

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