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December 17, 2018

What Does it Really Mean to be a Military-Friendly College?

Many colleges and universities call themselves “military friendly” and encourage both active-duty military and veterans to enroll. The question is, though, what does it really mean to be military friendly? In some cases, students have enrolled in “military-friendly” schools only to find that its military students are just another group of students. Other schools have added some services to their offerings, but haven’t made the wholesale changes and concerted effort to serve students from the military that would make it truly military friendly. The bottom line? Simply welcoming students who are using their military benefits isn’t enough. Colleges and universities need to focus on a few key priorities if they want to market themselves as a military-friendly institution.

December 11, 2018

Fire Chief and Alumnus Robert Jackson Awarded VFW Gold Medal

Robert Jackson is passionate about fire service and being a first responder. Twenty years ago, he was beginning his career as a green firefighter; he has since served as fire chief for the City of Daleville, Alabama, and today works as a firefighter EMT and hazmat technician at Ft. Rucker Fire and Emergency Services. He also works with local emergency management as a disaster volunteer coordinator. Because of his passion and strides in the industry, as well as his dedication to honoring veterans, Jackson was awarded the Emergency Services Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Firefighter of the Year through the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Department of Alabama.

December 10, 2018

Learning Partnerships: What They Are and How They Benefit You

At CSU, we believe having a strong support system is imperative for our students, especially for adult learners. Having a friend or family member cheer you on goes a long way. Oftentimes, members of your support system also include coworkers, leaders and mentors. These types of connections are invaluable, which is why we want to make it possible to grow them even more. The CSU Learning Partner program is a simple way for companies, municipalities and other agencies to give their members and employees an educational benefit.

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