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West O‘ahu Selected as Military Friendly Institution

Posted on | August 28, 2009 | Comments Off on West O‘ahu Selected as Military Friendly Institution

West Oʻahu was named among a select group of higher education institutions on the 2010 List of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond, according to a statement released by G.I. Jobs, is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

West Oʻahu’s Pearl City campus, as well as its future campus in Kapolei, is conveniently located for access by Hawai’iʻs many military veterans as well as active duty members and their families located at Schofield Barracks, Pearl Harbor Navy Base and Hickam Air Force Base.

“We place a priority on ensuring all of our students get a first-rate education, and we welcome veterans and others in our military community to include us in their higher education goals,” says Chancellor Gene Awakuni, veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. “While it is great to be recognized as a military friendly school, it does not necessarily come as a surprise to the many veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserves, and military family members who have graduated from our programs. It is great to know that we can be a part of their success, wherever they go from here.”

Read the news release.