Grace College and Seminary’s Military Program was recently awarded two designations: Top Military College from Military Advanced Education and Transition (MAE&T) and Military Friendly School from Victory Media.
“It’s an honor to receive these awards,” said Robert Neufer, veteran’s specialist at Grace College and Seminary. “They help showcase our commitment to aid military and veteran students in achieving their academic goals and fulfilling their life’s calling.”
Grace College and Seminary was chosen as a top school in the 2017 MAE&T “Guide to Colleges and Universities” research study. The award is given to institutions with the best practices in military and veteran education. This is Grace’s second year as a top college.
Grace has been recognized as a Military Friendly School since 2011. This award measures an organization’s level of commitment and success in creating opportunities and positive outcomes for members of the military community. “This designation showcases Grace’s commitment to military, veteran and their dependent students,” says Neufer. The award was given to Grace based on excellence in academic policies, student support, retention and graduation rates, and a military-friendly culture.
“Grace has many academic options,” said Neufer. “Students can earn their degree as a military chaplain, choose from more than 70 undergraduate majors, complete their degree online or enroll in graduate-level theological training.” Popular military student degrees include accounting, biology, communication and design engineering technology.
A variety of amenities are available at Grace to ensure military students’ comfort and success. The Veteran’s Lounge provides a place for fellowship, study and relaxation. Grace’s Student Veteran Organization gives veterans a voice on campus and provides an opportunity to gather and share ideas. In addition, Grace offers a recreation and fitness center, academic assistance and counseling services. “Grace strives to provide military and veteran students with a supportive community of people who ‘get it,’” said Neufer.
Grace College & Seminary employs military-friendly admission and academic policies to ensure that military and veteran students are well-supported. Grace accepts a variety of military training, course work and exams for college credit and provides the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship to students with 100 percent eligibility under the Post 9-11 GI Bill. Neufer, a 24-year Air Force veteran, is on hand to assist military and veteran students with VA benefits and help ensure their academic and personal success in any way possible.
In addition to the main campus in Winona Lake, some degree programs are also offered at two Indianapolis-area locations and fully online. For more information about Grace’s military program, visit grace.edu/militarystudents/ or contact Robert Neufer at 574-372-5100, ext. 6028. — from grace.edu