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Paul Smith's lauded as veteran friendly

PAUL SMITHS - A veterans' publication has named Paul Smith's College one of the nation's most veteran-friendly schools.

The magazine, G.I. Jobs, recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace veterans as students as part of its annual "Military Friendly Schools" list.

"We're honored to be named a military-friendly school," said Amy Tuthill, associate director of veteran recruitment and retention. "Veterans have played an important role in our institution's history and their presence on campus adds a unique dynamic. We value their contribution in our classrooms and their service to our country."

Several initiatives at Paul Smith's College help veterans as they enroll in college, and make it easier for them to pursue an education. In addition to establishing a veterans affairs office in order to smooth the transition from service to school, for example, the college hosts a New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs counselor once a month and has started a club for veterans on campus.

The complete list of Military Friendly Schools is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list.

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