In recognition of the university’s commitment to student and employee veterans, Virginia Tech has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which focuses on transitioning military personnel into civilian life.

This honor is awarded to the top colleges and universities in the country that are doing the most to ensure military students’ success in the classroom and in the future.

Schools were ranked in 10 categories including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

The designation comes just months after the university received a statewide Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Governor's Award for hiring more veterans than any other state agency in the Commonwealth of Virginia. There are 65 state agencies, including 39 colleges and universities.

In August, employees came together to form the university's first veterans caucus to network and advocate for student and employee veterans.

In April 2015, the U.S. Small Business Administration selected Virginia Tech to host a one-day Boots to Business entrepreneurial workshop for past and present service members and their dependents.

For more information about Virginia Tech’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit the Veterans at Virginia Tech website.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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