Since its signing in 1944, the GI Bill has provided educational benefits to the country’s veterans and offered low-cost home loans, unemployment benefits and health care benefits. At Syracuse University, Chancellor William Tolley welcomed servicemen and women with open doors,…
College of Engineering and Computer Science Earns ASEE’s Engineering Excellence for Veterans Award
The College of Engineering and Computer Science has been recognized with a 2016 Engineering Excellence for Veterans Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). The award names the college a top military-friendly institution and a “Best for Vets” school, recognized by Military Times and U.S. News and World Report.
“It is a great honor to accept this award, and an even greater honor to enroll and support veterans. Their experience and skills serve them extremely well in engineering and computer science disciplines. We are firmly committed to aligning our college with the needs and aspirations of veterans today and in the future,” says Dean Teresa A. Dahlberg.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science is part of a campus that has a strong reputation and tradition for supporting veterans. Military Times recently named Syracuse University the #1 private school in the country, #3 overall for service members, military veterans and their families.
During the past two years, Syracuse University has worked hard to create a class-leading campus community in support of the nation’s veterans and their families. In this period, the University has seen veteran and military-connected enrollment double; more than $1.2 million has been raised for scholarships and other assistance for student veterans and ROTC cadets; and the ROTC program has grown to its highest enrollment levels in almost a decade.
The University will further its commitment to veterans and their families with the construction of the National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC), a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility dedicated to advancing academic research, programming and community-connected innovation serving the social, economic and wellness concerns of the nation’s veterans and families. The NVRC will build upon and advance Syracuse University’s already strong national leadership in the veterans’ community, and serve as the center of veteran life on the campus of Syracuse University, in the local community and across Central New York.