MSU recognized as ‘Military Spouse Friendly’ school

Mississippi State is being recognized by Victory Media for its support of veterans and their families. Nusz Hall, pictured, is home to MSU’s G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans. (Photo by Russ Houston)

Contact: Heath Fisackerly

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State is being listed by Victory Media as a “Military Spouse Friendly” school for 2018.

The honor is included in an annual companion list to the company’s “Military Friendly” schools, which also recognized MSU for its veteran-oriented campus culture.

The latest “Military Friendly” schools survey included questions that not only evaluated whether certain schools’ admissions, retention, career counseling and mentoring programs are better for veterans, but also whether they address the needs and concerns of military spouses and families. These needs include flexible learning options, and degree continuation to accommodate deployments and relocation.

Brian Locke, director of the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, said the recognition is another accolade that showcases MSU’s veteran-friendly culture.

“I believe that the services we proudly provide to our military family members are unmatched by any other university,” Locke said. “I can speak with certainty of the sacrifices made by military spouses because on several occasions, my spouse was a sole parent of three children while I was deployed for a year or more.”

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment; entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur and STEM jobs; and Military Friendly brands.

Alongside Mississippi State, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and William Carey University were recognized as Military Friendly Spouse schools within the state.

MSU is home to more than 2,000 veterans, service members, and their families.

For more on MSU’s G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, visit www.veterans.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.