G.I. Jobs: UTEP is 'Military Friendly'
EL PASO — For the third year in a row, G.I. Jobs magazine has designated The University of Texas at El Paso as a “military friendly school” for its efforts to recruit and retain military affiliated students.
The designation is based on research and surveys of more than 12,000 colleges, universities and trade schools.
The news comes on the heels of the University relocating its Military Services Offices to the second floor of the University Library in August. The new site is more spacious and more centrally located than the former site in the Mike Loya Academic Services Building. It is a one-stop shop for students with military affiliations.
Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher, told UTEP President Diana Natalicio in a congratulatory letter that she should take great pride in this honor, which ranked the University in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions nationwide.
“Your school is among the elite,” McCormack wrote.
“We’re pleased that G.I. Jobs has selected UTEP as a Military Friendly School for the third year in a row,” said Holly Denney, director of the University’s Military Services Office. “We have worked diligently through the years to create a model of service for our students, including those affiliated with the military, and a world-class education."
According to 2011-12 University data, there were more than 1,200 military-affiliated students registered at the University.