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February 13, 2020

La Roche University Named a Military Friendly® School

Military Friendlt 20-21 LogoPITTSBURGH, Feb. 13, 2020 — La Roche University earned the 2020-21 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse.

The list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families each year, helping veterans select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. La Roche has been consecutively named a Military Friendly School since Victory Media’s publication of the list in 2009.

“We welcome all veterans, military students and their dependents to begin or complete their education at La Roche. The University proudly supports its veterans and military students. We offer credit for military experience as well as a Veterans Organization for students to meet each other, get involved on campus and receive support,” Vice President for Enrollment Management Chip Weisgerber, Ph.D., said.

An affiliate school for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force ROTC program in Western Pennsylvania, La Roche now offers ROTC classes on campus. Participating students find opportunities for scholarships, tax-free stipends and opportunities for fully funded summer study abroad programs or internships.

“ROTC at La Roche offers more scholarships to students who are willing to serve. The classes and education from military professionals instill professionalism, dignity, respect, motivation, and especially selfless service into future leaders on campus,” Dr. Weisgerber said. “Students within the ROTC program set an example in the classroom for their peers, and the campus community benefits greatly from the dedicated young leaders participating in our ROTC program.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey, with 695 earning the designation.

The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and militaryfriendly.com.

Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Victory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students, and specifically for student veterans.

For more information about La Roche’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit laroche.edu/military. Those who are interested in the Yellow Ribbon Program at La Roche should contact Senior Admissions Counselor Sherryl Lisco at 412-536-1263 or sherryl.lisco@laroche.edu. Qualifying students are veterans who are eligible for the full benefits of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and have served three years of active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.

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