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G.I. Jobs magazine has designated K-State one of the most military-friendly schools in the nation for 2010.

The honor means that K-State is in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide, and that the university actively recruits military students and offers programs to meet their needs. G.I. Jobs magazine is a publication aimed at helping those affiliated with the military to continue their education and transition into the civilian work force.

This is the second publication that has recognized K-State for being military-friendly. For the last two years, Military Advanced Education magazine has recognized K-State for its commitment to serving military students, ranking it among the top 60 institutions in the nation in 2009.

K-State has provided educational opportunities to military personnel and their families for more than 100 years through programs and services for Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, on campus and through distance education. In spring 2009, nearly 1,000 members of the military or their dependents were enrolled at K-State, with more than 300 of those students pursuing graduate-level degrees.

"K-State has a historic commitment to military personnel and their dependents," said Pat Bosco, K-State's vice president for student life and dean of students. "Our relationship to the military is an essential part of what we do."

K-State has numerous programs aimed at understanding and supporting the needs of military personnel. The university will receive a plaque commemorating its distinction as a military-friendly school and the university will be featured in the G.I. Jobs 2010 Guide to Military Friendly Schools to be published in September.