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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has been named a military friendly school by a premier military magazine.

The G.I. Jobs 2012 Military Friendly Schools List honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military services members and veterans as students.

“This is a great honor,” said Lisa Danielson, registrar at UW Oshkosh. “It tells us that we are on the right track in assisting our veterans in getting an education and supporting them however we can.”

UW Oshkosh is one of about 1,500 institutions on this year’s list. More than 8,000 schools nationwide were considered. Schools on the list are recognized for their offering of scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and more.

“Veterans are such an important part of our campus and we hope to keep improving our service to them,” Danielson said.

At UW Oshkosh resources like the UW Oshkosh Veteran’s Resource Center helps students find tutors, scholarships, employment and other opportunities.

But veteran support at UW Oshkosh does not end with the resource center. A veteran’s support group comprised of the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center, Counseling Center, Dean of Students, Center for New Learning, Admissions Office and Adult Nontraditional Student Resource Office also aids military students on campus.

UW Oshkosh was recognized earlier this year as “Best for Vets” by Military Times EDGE magazine. UW Oshkosh ranked first in the state and 36th in the nation for its programs, policies and resources for veterans.

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