Nicholls Recognized for Going Above and Beyond for Veterans


THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University has been named a Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs Magazine and Victory Media for the 11th year in a row.

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.

“From the time I was a student here to now, Nicholls has been committed to helping the men and women of our armed forces successfully return to civilian life and better themselves with a higher education,” said Gilberto Burbante, coordinator for veterans services at Nicholls. “What makes Nicholls really stand out is the support our vets receive from the faculty, the staff and our administration.”

Nicholls currently enrolls 266 veterans and has also earned the Governor’s Military and Veteran Friendly Campus designation. Nicholls exceeded the Military Friendly® standard in all six ratings, including academic policies and compliance; admissions and orientation; culture and commitment; financial aid and assistance; graduation and career; and military student support and retention.

The Nicholls Office of Veterans Services acts as a one-stop shop, helping veterans to register for classes, navigate financial aid, receive military or transfer credits and even find jobs during the summer break or after graduation. Nicholls also operates a veterans lounge in Shaver Gym to help build community among student veterans and assist in their transition to college life. The Nicholls Veterans Organization provides a social outlet for veteran students, participating in tailgating and other activities.

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands.

For more information on Nicholls Office of Veterans Services, visit nicholls.edu/veterans/.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 7, 2019

CONTACT: Jacob Batte, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator, 985.448.4141 or jacob.batte@nicholls.edu