Quincy University earns Military Friendly School designation
QUINCY — Quincy University recently earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly school designation, exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students.
Military Friendly is the military rating division of VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business. The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunities for military service members, veterans and military spouses. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey, with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.
“The Quincy University community continues to be recognized as an institution friendly to veterans and their families, which is a source of pride to the faculty, staff and students who call QU home,” Tom Oliver, vice president of enrollment management, said in a press release. “The university’s Success by Design education model is a great match for veterans who learn the value of planning to meet goals as part of their military service. Being a welcoming place for veterans is an important part of the QU community’s commitment to living out its Franciscan values of hospitality and the creation of a caring community where each person is valued for his or her unique gifts, talents and experiences, especially those who have given service to our country.”
Quincy University senior Rodney Maynor enlisted in the Army in 2011. During his seven years in the military, he served at Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Wainwright, Ark. and spent time training in Canada and Georgia. While stationed at Fort Campbell, he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 for a year.
Maynor credits his time in the military as preparation for college. It instilled the discipline to show up and complete a task, which leads to success in the classroom. He is thankful to the staff at QU for helping him transition from the military to the university.
“QU has been beneficial to my transition into university life by providing a wide range of resources,” Maynor said in a press release. “The school certifying official made sure I used my VA benefit to the maximum. The faculty helped me make a plan, determining which classes I needed to complete my degree and be successful in my classes. The QUEST center helped me secure an internship to getexperience in my new career.”
Maynor is an accounting major with an internship at Knapheide Manufacturing Co. in Quincy.
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