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Veterans Day Tribute

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Nov 11, 2013 7:50:00 AM

To all those who have ever worn a uniform and served to make America the greatest nation on Earth, thank you.

For four decades, Saint Leo University has had the privilege of serving those who have served through its proud educational partnership with the military.

Today the university commemorates Veterans Day 2013 and concludes its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration with events that honor all who have served, or who are currently serving, our country in the United States Armed Forces. 

From poets to politicians, famous people over the years have paid tribute to these brave men and women. Here, accompanied by images and music, are some of their inspirational words.

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Topics: Military

Saint Leo Receives 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Oct 3, 2013 6:49:00 AM

2014 Military Friendly Schools®list honors top 20 percent of schools with world-class programs and policies to support those who have served.

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Saint Leo University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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Discussing Higher Education Opportunities For Men & Women In Uniform

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 13, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Testifying before a congressional hearing, Saint Leo President Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., shared how the university assists veterans and active-duty military in achieving success in college.

On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and during Saint Leo University’s 40th anniversary year of educating those who have served our nation, Saint Leo President Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., affirmed the university’s proud commitment to military and veteran education – and shared some of Saint Leo’s best practices for meeting the needs of this growing student population – before a congressional subcommittee.

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Veteran Discovers Military-Friendly College At Saint Leo

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 10, 2013 10:00:00 AM

After searching for a military-friendly college, Iraq veteran finds "all the help he needed" to get started on his degree at Saint Leo.

In 2006, 28-year old Army Sgt. Fidelis Oketch started his 15-month tour of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. With the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team from Fort Bragg, he deployed to COB Speicher, the former Al Sahra Airfield under Saddam Hussein, north of Tikrit.

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Topics: Military

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