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UNCW makes list of 'military friendly' schools

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UNC-Wilmington has made the list of 'military friendly' schools. The list is compiled each year by the magazine G.I. Jobs. It honors the top 15 percent of colleges and universities are "doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students." Among other things, UNCW recently amended its admissions policy for military students and waived its application fee for active military personnel. The school also has a new military relations website, www.uncw.edu/admissions/military.html.

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The school of UNCW may have

The school of UNCW may have policies which treat the military well, but the town of Wilmington is a disgrace in the way they treat the military. During my service I have never experienced such disrespect as I have from the cities of Greenville, NC and Wilmington, NC. Also, I have seen many other polite service members treated like 2nd class trash in those two towns.

As a student employee of

As a student employee of UNCW who works in this field, I can tell you that the University is indeed very friendly towards the military. In the past few years the administration has gone above and beyond to invite more military students to the university and to make transferring and enrolling at UNCW as easy as possible. UNCW now has an extension education program up in Camp Lejeune as well as distance education courses for further convenience. I think most of the professors who were hostile towards the military are either long gone or dead. If there are still any of them around, trust me, they are easy to spot and avoid.

Find this hard to believe:

A lot can be accomplished in 30 to 40 years, but when my father returned from Vietnam in '67, he later enrolled at Wilmington College or UNCW. His experience with faculty and staff at the university was down right despicable. I know that veterans today may not face such demostrative hatefulness from the left-winged liberals that run our state university system and the chronies that they attempt to produce at those institutions, but I highly doubt that they are treated today with the upmost respect and honor that they deserve. I don't mean to say that veterans deserve special treatment on college campuses, but they are and should be looked upon as the cream of the crop as students at the university level. Their life experience through military service far superceeds any degree or doctorate that faculty and staff may earn at a university. Just get your piece of paper and get back out to the real world ladies and gentlemen. There are many who value and cherish your service to your country and do hold you in high regard. Thanks.

Wilmington needs to learn

Wilmington needs to learn how to treat the military and get some class.