MARQUETEE — An Upper Peninsula university has been given special recognition for its work with military students.
Northern Michigan University was named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media. The designation honors schools who embrace military students and dedicate research to ensure their success. In addition to having an in–house advocate for veterans, many of the university’s activities helped it earn a spot on the list.
“We also provide veteran–specific career training,” said NMU’s Veterans Resource Representative Mike Rutledge. “Resume classes, for instance, interviewing skills, job search — we have an active Student Veterans of America chapter here on campus.”
These qualifications also earned NMU gold–level status from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
“The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency’s only been in place for two years, and this is the first year they’ve had the rating program,” said Rutledge. “NMU was the only school in the Upper Peninsula to receive the gold rating. It’s very significant that it’s a local thing. When veterans are returning home to Michigan, they’re looking at Michigan resources and not necessarily national ones, so having that gold rating is very important for the school.”
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