Excelsior College Renews Partnership with EANGUS to Support Servicemembers
Albany, NY—Excelsior College recently renewed and expanded a partnership with EANGUS, the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. EANGUS comprises those who serve in the National Guard. Their constituency base includes more than 414,000 soldiers and airmen and their families, as well as thousands of retired members. The membership represents all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
The College has been a partner with EANGUS for nearly five years, and the partnership has now expanded to include its Veterans Education Project (VEP). VEP is looking to transform the way active-duty military and veterans translate their military experience into college credit. This partnership with Excelsior College provides EANGUS members and spouses with a 20 percent discount on tuition costs and the opportunity to transfer up to 113 credits toward a bachelor’s degree.
James N. Baldwin, president of Excelsior College, stated, “Excelsior College has been committed to military and veteran learners for nearly 50 years, and this collaborative educational partnership with the Veterans Education Project (VEP) is a natural fit. We are honored and proud to work with VEP to support servicemembers by granting them Excelsior College academic credit for their military experience.”
VEP expands educational opportunities for student veterans. VEP, like Excelsior, goes beyond utilization of the Joint Service Transcript to more accurately reflect the on-the-job knowledge and experience that servicemembers have acquired.
“We are excited about partnerships with schools like Excelsior because they are vital to ensuring that student veterans are getting the focus and dedication they deserve,” said Daniel Elkins, founder of Veterans Education Project and legislative director of EANGUS. “Through this partnership, Excelsior and VEP will work towards getting every veteran every single credit they deserve!”
Chris Johnson, director of Center for Military and Veteran Education at Excelsior College, noted, “Servicemembers earn college-level credit through their training and experience while serving. Depending on the area of study, students maximize credit already earned which saves time and money toward degree completion. Excelsior College and the staff in the Center for Military and Veteran Education can help servicemembers choose the right path to move forward in their military career and transition to the civilian workforce.”
Excelsior College ranks in the top 1 percent of all schools for veterans nationwide, claiming the No.5 spot in the Best for Vets category by College Factual.
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