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Two national publications have once again named Keystone College as one of the best schools in the nation for current or former members of the military.

For the seventh consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine has ranked Keystone among the top 20 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to recruit and retain students with military experience.

Military Advanced Education & Transition magazine has, for the sixth straight year, designated Keystone as one of the best schools in the nation for veterans or current military members to begin or continue their education.

“As Veterans Day 2015 approaches, Keystone College is once again honored to be recognized by two respected publications as one of the best schools in the nation for those who have served or are currently serving in the United Stated military,” said Keystone President Dr. David L. Coppola, Ph.D. “Keystone was founded in 1868 to educate soldiers returning home from the Civil War. Because of this tradition, our dedication to the men and women who serve our nation is deeply rooted within our history and is a proud part of our everyday culture and values.”

As part of its dedication to military students, Keystone will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Elmer R. Hawk ’48 Center for Veterans on Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Following the dedication, the 11th annual Veterans Day luncheon will take place in Evans Hall.

The new center, located on the first floor of Alumni Hall in the center of campus, serves as a single point of contact for Keystone students who are military veterans or current members of the military. The Center offers a comfortable and convenient meeting place for this special group of Keystone students who have given so much to their country. Students can meet with each other, complete their school assignments on several new computers, or simply relax, read, visit with friends and family members, or watch television while waiting for their next class. The Center is also the home of the Keystone College Armed Forces Club.

The 2015-2016 Military Friendly School ranking by G.I. Jobsmagazine published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business based in Coraopolis, Pa., was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey during which G.I. Jobs polled over 10,000 Veterans Administration-approved colleges and universities nationwide.

Military Advanced Education &Transition magazine is published specifically for service members seeking to take advantage of their military benefits to continue their education. The publication covers issues and trends in education as they relate to military life.

Keystone College has also been listed as one of the top schools for veterans and military service members by U.S. News & World Report.