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Holy Cross College Named to 2012 Military Friendly Schools List

Holy Cross College Named to 2012 Military Friendly Schools List

NOTRE DAME, IN (October 13, 2011) - Holy Cross College joins the elite ranks of schools listed as a "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs , the premier magazine for military personnel ready to transition into civilian life.

Being named to the 2012 Military Friendly School list ranks Holy Cross College in the top 20% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide. 

"The competition for our 2012 Military Friendly Schools list was fierce, and as a result we raised the stringent criteria even higher," says Denise McNamara, Government and Community Relations officer for G.I. Jobs.

The Military Friendly Schools list is determined through exhaustive research, which includes government agencies and private entities which administer education benefits and a comprehensive survey administered by G.I. Jobs.  Schools are awarded the Military Friendly distinction based on programs and policies that measure a school's non-financial efforts to recruit and retrain military and veteran students.  This category includes things like VA-approval to accept the GI Bill, SOC membership, academic credit for CLEP and ACE, flexible learning programs and much more.

Holy Cross College, a liberal arts school in the Catholic tradition, appeals to military veterans because they can incorporate their experience directly into their education.  Holy Cross College requires all students to complete four experiential learning programs, involving service projects, global study, and professional internships.  The final program, The Capstone Presentation, allows students to explain how their experiences have changed them and in what direction they are headed.

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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross.  With a 13:1 faculty/student ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success. The college focuses on the holistic development of the mind, body, and spirit.  Baccalaureate students must complete four requirements before graduation-a professional internship to develop their real-world qualifications, service experiences to develop their compassion, an international experience to expand their horizons, and a senior Capstone presentation to sum up their learning outcomes and attest to a panel of faculty and business leaders that they are ready for life after college. With a campus adjoining St. Mary's College and the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College provides the best of both worlds-a close-knit, small college atmosphere with the resources and social opportunities of a large university