SUNY Potsdam called ‘military friendly’ by two organizations
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 8:26 am

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam has been selected as a military-friendly institution by two different publications this year.

SUNY Potsdam was selected as a 2014 military-friendly school by Victory Media, which publishes G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur magazines.

The 2014 military friendly schools list names the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country doing the most to assist America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students.

In addition, SUNY Potsdam is featured in the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and University by Military Advanced Education magazine.

The seventh annual guide included SUNY Potsdam among the only 20 percent of institutions of higher education nationwide selected.

The guide recognizes colleges, universities and trade that assist America's military service members, veterans and their families as students.

Military Advanced Education is a journal of higher learning for American service members, and is published by KMI Media Group.

"We make it our mission to serve those who serve our country here at SUNY Potsdam. We are honored to be recognized as a campus that works hard to offer the best educational experience possible for our growing population of military students, veterans and military families -- who so enrich our community and distinguish us with their service," said SUNY Potsdam Interim President Dennis L. Hefner.

After forming a college-wide Veteran and Military Task Force four years ago, SUNY Potsdam has worked to enhance services and implement procedures to meet the specific needs of military members and their families.

Those efforts have been recently enhanced as the college and SUNY Canton jointly hired Patrick Massaro, the shared veterans and military services coordinator. A graduate of both institutions, and a captain in the U.S. Marine Reserves, Massaro serves students on both campuses.