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RMU Named A Military Friendly School

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Pittsburgh -- Robert Morris University has been named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media. RMU is now among the top 20 percent of colleges and universities in the country that not only accept but welcome military veterans.

RMU has been recognized as a military friendly school since 2009, and the university has a full-time Veterans Education and Training Services Center (VETS Center) that operates out of Jefferson Center on its main campus in Moon Township. Approximately 222 military veterans are pursuing a degree at Robert Morris.

"This designation publicly displays the commitment of the RMU community to our returning veterans and military. We are certainly elated with RMU being cited as a Military Friendly School," said Rota.

Robert Morris University was one of the first institutions nationwide to participate in the federal Yellow Ribbon Program, in which universities and the federal government pay the difference between the cost of tuition and the benefits that veterans receive under the Post 9/11 G.I.  Bill.

“I think it’s a great thing for veterans to come to RMU. They bring another perspective outside of other high school graduate students,” said Heather Jericho, program assistant for military veterans at RMU. “They have experienced things some of us won’t ever get to, and they also bring a lot to the campus.”

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.