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SUNY New Paltz named to 2016 list of Military Friendly® Schools

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Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs and other periodicals addressing issues of workforce development for veterans, has designated SUNY New Paltz a Military Friendly® School in its 2016 annual list. The honor is reserved for top U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools that embrace military-affiliated students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

"We want to provide the highest quality of services possible to every student veteran, service member and dependent we encounter, to show that we care for our heroes and their families," said Jason Gilliland, coordinator of Veteran and Military Services. "Our inclusion in the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly® survey shows that we care enough about this population to change our campus culture to meet the needs of these students. It's what they teach us in the military to do: constantly try to improve oneself, one's team and one's position, and that is why we keep striving to improve our services."

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The SUNY New Paltz Office of Veteran and Military Services is honored to help support and guide military service members, veterans, and dependents  with your experience in higher education. At SUNY New Paltz, your core values, experiences, and service are never overlooked. We are committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of all our students. As a service member and veteran of 17 years, I take pride in being charged with helping you pursue your dreams and assist with guiding you down a path of success. I look forward to helping all of you join the talented community of learners and educators that provide extraordinary pathways for enrichment.

The Office of Veteran and Military Services is located in Student Union (SUB 100 C & D). We are staffed with a full-time Coordinator of Veteran Services and VA School Certifying Official. Our purpose is to provide assistance to all U.S. Service members, veterans, and dependents from application to graduation. Our services include, but are not limited to: assisting with all benefits covered under the various GI Bill programs; military tuition assistance (TA); veteran scholarships; general questions regarding Department of Veteran Affairs’ issues; and free parking permits for military and veteran students. All current and prospective student veterans, service members, and their dependents are encouraged to take advantage of our services.

At SUNY New Paltz, we pride ourselves in equipping our students with not just a degree that will open doors to career opportunities, but also an education that inspires a lifelong passion for learning. We warmly welcome students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and ambitions. As a member of the armed forces, veterans, or dependents communal, you bring an invaluable level of excellence to the New Paltz community. We welcome you to our campus and look forward to helping you along this exciting journey.



Jason F. Gilliland
Coordinator of Veteran Services
SUNY New Paltz
Office of Veteran and Military Services
SUB 100 C

Dorothy Padin
VA School Certifying Official (SCO)
SUNY New Paltz
Office of Veteran and Military Services
SUB 100 D