TTU earns military recognition

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, October 06 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

Tennessee Tech University has been named one of the friendliest universities for military members, veterans and families in the country.

Only 20 percent of more than 8,000 colleges and universities surveyed were included in the ranking by G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the first time TTU has been included in the list, which was published in the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

“It shows not only the current students but also future students of Tech that we do want them here,” TTU registrar Beth Rogers said. “The diversity and the experiences that they have can add to the total student experience at Tech.”

Tennessee Tech University has been committed to the military since it was founded in 1915. That commitment remains strong with scholarships, tuition discounts, counseling and career advice designed for active military and veterans.

TTU also participates in America’s Veterans to Tennessee Engineer’s Program, which helps veterans earn a engineering degree and find a job in their field.

The university received a plaque over the summer commemorating the distinction.

“On behalf of the 8 million military members and veterans seeking a school, I thank you for your commitment to educating our nation’s most deserving heroes,” the guide’s publisher, Rick McCormack, said.