James Lyons ’03, one of the first Syracuse University alumni killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was inducted into the University’s National Veterans Resource Center’s Hall of Honor on Oct. 15. He was also recognized as the “Hometown Hero” during halftime…
Syracuse Named a Top School in Military Advanced Education’s 2015 Guide
Military Advanced Education (MAE) has named Syracuse University a top school in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at http://www.mae-kmi.com.
The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions, including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.
“Syracuse University is proud of our history in support of veterans and is honored that we have been selected as a top school in the Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Colleges and Universities,” says Bea González, dean of University College. “The University is committed to the success of our veterans as they pursue their dream of an SU degree.”
Now in its eighth year of publishing the Guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This enables prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.
For more information on veteran programs, visit http://www.veterans.syr.edu.