65 Years of Commitment to Military Veteran Students

Posted by Grantham University
November 3, 2016

65 Years of Commitment to Military Veteran StudentsAs a Grantham University student, you get more than a leader in online education. You get the support of an institution founded on the principles of serving others. You get an institution that demonstrates commitment to making higher education affordable and accessible. You get an institution that cares about the success of its students. And you get an institution that values the unique journey each student must take to get to where they are today — especially active duty military and veteran students.

Education and Service to Those Who Serve

Grantham is committed to our military service members and veterans. We understand there are challenges that come with being a veteran or an active duty service member, and we don’t want receiving a quality education to be one of those challenges. This perspective allows Grantham to prioritize providing education services that benefit our military student population.

Our vision at Grantham is to commit to being a globally recognized innovator in higher education, serving those who serve and serving those who strive to make a difference in their professional lives and community.

We know our military students go above and beyond to make a difference. And when they’re ready to make a difference in their professional lives, we will be ready to offer help and support.

65 Years of Service to Active Duty Military and Military Veteran Students

Grantham has devoted its 65 years to serving and supporting active duty service members and veterans because the University was founded by a veteran.

In 1951, WWII Veteran Donald Grantham wanted to help fellow veterans improve their lives through higher education. This philosophy remains the driving force behind Grantham’s success. Many of our staff and faculty are former service members, so we respect the unique education needs of students in our military population, who either want to advance their military career or start an entirely new career outside of the military. We also respect the challenges military spouses face, including degree program “starts and stops” that often come with the frequent relocation many military families experience.

At an online institution, you don’t have to start and stop. Unless, of course, you count starting your degree program and stopping when you have a diploma in hand.

Grantham’s Continued Commitment

Staff Sergeant Faith Bell, veteran and Foundations Faculty member at Grantham’s Mark Skousen School of Business, served in the U.S. Army with a focus on preventive medicine/environmental and public health. She spent five years in active duty, including one year overseas in Korea and four years at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. She also spent eight years in reserve duty in Texas and Missouri. She feels Grantham’s strong commitment to its active duty military and veteran students every day.

“Grantham University fully embraces a commitment to Armed Forces. This means a great deal as a veteran, as I understand the importance of getting a good education in order to reach personal, as well as career goals,” Bell said.

And as far as her students go, Bell witnesses firsthand Grantham’s focused efforts for military students.

“Many of my students are current members of the military, or veterans,” she said. “They appreciate the supportive learning culture, leadership, real time experience shared with faculty and staff, and guidance from other stakeholders and partnerships.”

Bell said she feels Grantham is always working toward improvement when it comes to serving, and believes Grantham’s dedication to serving the U.S. Armed Forces sets an example for a community that sacrifices a lot for everyone else.

She believed it set an example so great that she wanted to be a part of it.

“Prior to working for Grantham … my interest [was] in working with an online institution … I was very impressed with what I learned about Grantham and wanted to be a part of such a neat culture,” Bell said.

Find Your Place in the Grantham Community

At Grantham, you’ll find a military and veteran community to join when you begin your educational experience. With more than 50 highly accessible, professionally relevant degree and certificate programs, award-winning student support and an abundance of military scholarship opportunities, it is apparent that Grantham has a lot to offer to active duty military and veteran students. And we don’t stop at your education, either. Our career services department specializes in helping employers understand the advantages of hiring members of the U.S. military.

You have worked hard for your country. Now let Grantham help you work hard for your college degree. Contact us today for more information about starting a new journey to arm yourself with education.

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