The Globe University-Sioux Falls campus paid tribute to its military students on Tuesday, Nov. 13, with a Veterans Day ceremony. A video was shown at the event, featuring thank you messages to military students from their peers and the university’s staff and faculty. In addition to these sentiments, we dedicated a new flag that will be flown outside to show our continued support.
Campus Director Melanie Schopp also addressed military students at the ceremony with a special message, praising them for their years of service to their country.
Arlo Jurrens, a sergeant in the Marine Corps and also a student at Globe-Sioux Falls, stated that he was “impressed with the fact [that] the school has a Veterans Day program, which is really appreciated.”
While undoubtedly significant, Veterans Day is not the only day that military students are recognized on campus. As a matter of fact, throughout the Globe University network, military students are always honored for their commitment. Globe was even named one of the top 50 military friendly colleges. Not only are military students personally recognized for their service, like with a Veterans Day dedication, there are also other perks provided to them through Globe.
Micah Hanson, director of financial aid for Globe-Sioux Falls, explains, “We have multiple scholarships that are available to lower the cost of tuition for anyone who qualifies (military personnel or dependents).”
Additionally, Micah points out, “Some of the students with military affiliation can also receive a discount on the books that they order from our bookstore.”
Benefits such as these can help play a role in military students choosing Globe University for their education, as Tammy Armstrong, another Globe-Sioux Falls military student, shares.
“The benefits did influence my decision to choose Globe University,” Tammy says. “Having staff that is familiar with the application for education benefits through the military also influenced my decision.”
Tammy goes on to say, “I do like that Globe is understanding about my service. [For instance], if I would be called up for service, they would be willing to work with me on missing classes or assignments.”
For more information on the military benefits available through Globe University.
~ Submitted by Megan Bott, Administrative Assistant