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Citadel News Service
16 Nov 2009

Veterans day program reactivated beginning spring 2010

The Citadel today announced that it is expanding its education program for veterans of the military services. As done in the past following periods of intense military service, The Citadel is recalling the non-cadet Veterans Day Program for undergraduate students.

The program will become available for classes in the spring semester starting January 2010. Applications are now being accepted.

“With the expanded benefits the Veterans Administration offers members of the military and their families, we wanted to be sure we offer the finest education options to these patriotic men and women,” said Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, presdient of The Citadel. “Helping these individuals realize their post-service goals, whether in the military or in any sector of our economy, is a vital mission for us. They can certainly appreciate our interest in helping them develop additional leadership skills to propel them in their career pursuits.”

The Veterans Day Program is structured so veteran students can take full advantage of The Citadel’s campus and educational facilities as they work toward their bachelor’s degree. They will take classes with cadets, but they will not be members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

“We know our cadets will benefit greatly by working side by side with veterans who can share their experiences and be role models. And, we know the veterans will benefit in turn by learning in a familiar and supportive environment,” Rosa said. 

The Citadel’s veterans education coordinator will help applicants navigate the Veterans Administration guidelines and will act as a liaison between students and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Interested applicants can view the program and application details by visiting www.citadel.edu/veterans, or by calling 843-953-5230.

Because of its focus on quality teaching, a high graduation rate and strong donor support, The Citadel ranks as the No. 1 best value in the South and No. 2 best public university among America's colleges offering up to a master's degree, according to the 2010 U.S.News & World Report national ranking of colleges.

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