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Bruce Wald, Information Writer

Posted on August 16, 2010

For the second consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine has named California University of Pennsylvania one of the nation's top Military Friendly Schools.

The 2011 list honors colleges, universities and trade schools for their academic accreditations and their efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students.

Of more than 7,000 institutions surveyed, just 15 percent were named to the list.

"Both veterans and active-duty service members are a vital part of the Cal U community," said Angelo Armenti, Jr., president of California University. "We make every effort to support these students, whether they take classes on campus or complete their studies online.

"Cal U recognizes the many sacrifices made by military members and their families. We are committed to helping them achieve academic success and build satisfying careers."

Through its comprehensive Office of Veterans Affairs, Cal U provides resources for veterans, reservists and members of the National Guard, dependents and survivors of veterans, as well as active-duty military members.

In addition, Cal U has joined forces with GoArmyEd, a gateway to higher education for soldiers stationed anywhere in the world. Through the GoArmyEd portal, soldiers and their families have easy access to bachelor's and master's degree programs offered by Global Online, Cal U's Internet-based learning community.

Even after they graduate, service members have free, lifelong access to the university's Career Services Office, which offers one-on-one career and job-search planning for all Cal U alumni.