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St. Cloud State University has been Named by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Among the faculty trying to make a positive impact is Karen Thomas. She lectures faculty and staff about what veterans might be going through as they make the move to campus life. Her presentations are centered on the idea that faculty are seeing more veterans in classrooms and might still have to make adjustments to post-military living.

Thomas lists some of the attributes veterans bring to campus:

  • Diversity—many kinds
  • Occupational experience
  • Training
  • World experiences
  • Travel
  • Maturity, age
  • “Team” mentality
  • Politeness
  • Appreciation
  • Socio/economic differences

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