September 25, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Phyllis Noah, Communications Coordinator
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740)
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
G.I. Jobs magazine
honors Shawnee State as ‘Military Friendly School’
After years of research and compiling survey results and
other data, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Shawnee State
University a “Military Friendly School” for 2011.
This honor ranks SSU in the top 15 percent of all colleges,
universities and trade schools nationwide. The university
will also be included with a listing in the 2011 Guide to
Military Friendly Schools, as well as a listing online at
At the site, a new tool matches millions of military and
veteran students with colleges. The site helps military
veterans find the colleges that best meet their personal
educational needs. The College Matchmaker tool progressively
filters school search criteria, including military credit
transferability, degree type, geographic location, financial
support, flexibility, area of study and student support.
The redesigned Website also includes student-veteran
bloggers, an Ask the Expert tool, and resources on the new
post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Users will also find full school
profiles and an innovative system that allows future
students to request information from multiple schools with
just one click.
The Military Friendly Schools print guide will include SSU
and helps students when searching for a university. The new
post-9/11 G.I. Bill legislation last year arms military
students with more tuition money than ever before in
Last spring semester, the SSU Veterans Association was
formed and has become very actively involved in veteran’s
affairs at Shawnee State.
“If a veteran or his family needs help with financial aid,
benefits from the VA, or if they are having trouble in
school, they can come to us and we can direct them where
they need to go for help,” said Andrea Werner, president of
the SSU Veterans Association.
Since the formation of the organization, Werner, of
Wheelersburg, has been traveling the country for veterans
and was named the first national director of Women Veterans
Initiatives and Advocacy for the Student Veterans of America
(SVA). She also serves on the Advisory Committee for Women
Veterans in the state of Ohio.