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Armstrong Receives Gold-Level Military Friendly Award

(January 5, 2017) – Armstrong State University was recently named a Gold-Level Military Friendly School Award recipient in the small public school category for 2017 by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. This is the eighth year in a row Armstrong has been recognized as a Military Friendly Institution.

“We greatly appreciate Victory Media’s continued recognition of the support services and programs we offer our military students,” noted Armstrong Military Education Coordinator Phil Gore. “Receiving the Gold-Level Military Friendly School Award is a testament to the commitment Armstrong has to ensuring our military-affiliated students achieve their academic and professional goals.”

Military Friendly is the leading trademarked standard that measures an organization’s level of commitment and success in creating opportunities and positive outcomes for members of the military community. Military Friendly-designated organizations are in good federal standing and have met or exceeded benchmarks for recruitment, retention, advancement, support and job placement of veterans.

The Military Friendly Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as Military Friendly in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories.

“All of our Military Friendly award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

Companies and schools must have successfully completed a 2017 Military Friendly survey and been designated as a 2017 Military Friendly School to be considered for the awards program. The names of awardees are published online at and are in the December issue of G.I. Jobs and Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Nandi Marshall, DrPH

“At Armstrong, I feel like I am part of a family. I absolutely love that I have the opportunity to help this family grow and have a positive impact on our campus community and the community at large.”

Nandi Marshall, DrPH
Teaching since: 2013