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Monday, February 1, 2010

By Ian Clark

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's online division received its second military friendly award this fall by a military education magazine. Military Advanced Education selected UWP as a top school in their “3rd Annual Guide to Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities,” a journal about higher education for service members of the armed forces. The first award came in October from G.I. Jobs Magazine.

"We're delighted this guide has become a valuable resource for service members and the larger network of educational professionals involved in higher education," says MAE editor, Mark Fitzgerald.

From community colleges to nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE's annual guide provides potential students with information about colleges and universities across the nation who they consider to be military-friendly. Among the attributes considered in evaluating any school’s degree of military friendliness are the quality of its academics, the on-campus and online advice and support it provides to veterans and their families, and the sophistication and effectiveness of its distance learning programs.

"We're very happy to receive the distinction and be able to provide a valuable service to soldiers, sailors, and airmen" says Les Hollingsworth, marketing director for the Distance Learning Center and field artillery instructor in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. "Service members have unique educational challenges and it's important that universities step up and be able to help them overcome those obstacles."

Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced specifically for service members seeking to take advantage of the military education benefit. MAE covers issues and trends in distance learning and education as they specifically relate to military life, including innovative programs, military educational policy, financial aid and coursework that offer special opportunities for military personnel.

UWP offers multiple degrees that are designed for working adults and can be completed entirely online. For more information about UWP's Distance Learning Center, go online at



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