March 31, 2015, 5:00 p.m. CDT

Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

 Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College has been named a top 100 Military Spouse Friendly School by Military Friendly, a division of Victory Media. Peru State College was the only institute recognized in Nebraska.

Military Spouse Magazine writes, “The Military Spouse Friendly School list is presented as a part of the Military Friendly designation program as a means of setting apart those Military Friendly Schools whose programs and outcomes demonstrate best practices in the education of military spouses and military families.”

Peru State President Dan Hanson said, “Peru State College is honored to be recognized as Nebraska’s first ‘Military Spouse Friendly’ school. I encourage members of the military and their families to experience first-hand the hallmarks of a Peru State education - personalized attention, relevant coursework and flexible programming.”

Military Spouse’s methodology examined the college’s Military Friendly Rating, academic credibility, academic support, career-planning resources and overall military family support. The study also analyzed how the federal government approves institutional DOD Tuition Assistance, VA Principals of Excellence and the GI Bill.

In making it’s initial “Military Friendly” designation, wrote about Peru State College, “With one of the most comprehensive credit transfer programs in the state and the opportunity to earn life experience credit, military members may be closer than they think to achieving a college degree at either the bachelor’s or master’s level.”

The Peru State College Interim Director of Student Records, Heather Rinne, said, “From the veterans of the Civil War to the active duty personnel, veterans and their families we serve today, being ‘Military Friendly’ is an important part of Peru State College’s mission and educational legacy. ”



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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks" is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017.  Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs.  Similarly, the college's ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region.  Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.