These are some current news items of interest to UC alumni:
UC Named Top Military School for Fourth Straight Year
Assistance to Veterans Recognized
Written By Colleen Bierstine '15, PR Intern
GIJobs Magazine, MilitaryFriendlySchools.com present awards
Utica, NY (09/11/2013)- For the fourth consecutive year, Utica College has been named one of America’s Top Military Friendly Schools for 2014 by MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.
The list showcases the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Utica College has been designated a Yellow Ribbon Participant, in recognition of the college’s participation with the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and its willingness to work the vets for academic and financial flexibility. Private colleges and Veteran Affairs team up to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rates.
The college is carrying on years of helping American veterans; when UC opened its doors on Oneida Square in 1946, most of its first students were returning WWII veterans. The college has also been named a Top Military-Friendly College by Military Advanced Education three years in a row.
View UC’s Military Friendly Schools profile: http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/search/profile.aspx?id=197045
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 29 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.
MARK P. SALSBURY '79
"Here at UC, the journey is immersing yourself in the college experience, both academically and through participation in student activities.."
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"There is no question that my careers at GE and Rubbermaid wouldn't have worked out without the foundation that UC gave me." "I chose business as a major for the financial background it gave me. My UC degree gave me the opportunity to build my career at General Electric, where I spent 31 years, ending up as senior vice-president of corporate marketing and sales. I then went on to run Rubbermaid for six years and ended up as CEO. There is no question that the GE career and the Rubbermaid career wouldn't have worked out without the foundation that UC gave me."
Walter Williams '61