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SIU recognized for assisting veterans, active-duty personnel

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

Southern Illinois University Carbondale was named in November by Victory Media as a “Military Friendly® School” for 2017 for an eighth straight year, and Military Times magazine SIU Carbondale in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” for four-year universities.

The university has made that list in each of the six years it has been published.

Military Advanced Education & Transition magazine, which will be released later this month, awarded SIU Carbondale a “Top School” designation in its “2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities.”

The University has earned honors for 10 consecutive years, each of the years the magazine has published the guide.

The magazine examined six categories important to service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents, on-campus support services, financial aid, flexibility, general support, online support services and military culture.

“I’m proud to be working at a university with a long history of support for military, veteran and military family members,” Paul S. Copeland, the university’s veterans’ services coordinator, said. “I enjoy watching and assisting students in meeting their goals; being able to work with the veteran population is just icing on the cake.”

This semester, SIU Carbondale is serving 467 student military veterans on the Carbondale campus.

In addition, the university serves 432 active-duty personnel at off-campus military base locations in 14 states, and 92 online distance-learning students.

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