IPFW - Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

11/06/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/06/2017 09:14

IPFW Designated Military Friendly; Plans Veterans Day Flag Ceremony

For Immediate Release
November 06, 2017

FORT WAYNE, Ind.-Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victoria Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® magazine.

The designation of Military Friendly is the standard that measures an organization's commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefits for the military community. Earning Military Friendly status every year since 2010, IPFW offers a full resource center that provides education and assistance with applications for benefits, changes in status or enrollment, referrals for tutoring, counseling, and help with issues involving financial aid, admissions, bursar, and other administrative units on campus.

'We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the last eight years,' said Jo Vaughan, director of military student services. 'Not only do we work hard to provide the best atmosphere for success for our military service students, but we also serve the families, spouses, and children of our veterans.'

Victory Media determines Military Friendly designations and awards through public data sources, proprietary data from surveys, and personal data from surveys of veterans.

In addition, the university will hold the 8th Annual Veterans Day Flag Ceremony on Friday, November 10, at 11 a.m. in the Walb Student Union Classic Ballroom.

The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Mastodon Company will formally present the colors, vocalist Allie Gurtner, 122nd Fighter Wing, Air National Guard, will sing the National Anthem, and Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer will offer remarks.

Refreshments will follow the ceremony, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jo Vaughan at 260-481-0207 or [email protected].