Towson named a “Military Friendly School” for fourth straight year

University lauded for its commitment to veteran students finding on- and off-campus success

Patrick Young
Patrick Young directs the Veterans Center, where TU's veteran students can study, learn about their benefits and, most importantly, find camaraderie.

TOWSON, Md. (Sept. 26, 2012)—Towson University has been named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list published by G.I. Jobs magazine. The list honors the 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their academic success.

“Towson is always working to improve its services to veteran students to encourage success in their pursuit of a higher education,” says Patrick Young, a Marine combat veteran and coordinator of Veteran Services at Towson University. “We are pleased to be acknowledged for our efforts.”

The university's veterans services include a 900-square-foot Veterans Center, equipped with computers, print stations, and study and meeting spaces; and a Student Veterans Group that hosts events, collects goods for deployed troops and allows veterans to come together in a risk-free environment.

The list of Military Friendly Schools is compiled by Victory Media, a veteran-owned small business founded in 2001 and the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. Now in its fourth year, the list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Towson University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” says Sean Collins, vice president of Victory Media and director of G.I. Jobs magazine. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The online list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools features interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. To see the list, visit




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