WWU GOLD program

William Woods maintains its designation as an official Military Friendly university

The nation’s premier military marketing company is out with its national list of Military Friendly colleges and universities for 2022, with another salute to William Woods University (WWU).

Viqtory Recruitment Marketing Solutions, a Pennsylvania-based, veteran-owned firm that specializes in connecting retired military veterans with employment opportunities, recently released its annual list of colleges, universities and businesses that they designate as officially “Military Friendly.” WWU is one of 10 four-year Missouri colleges and universities to earn the designation for the coming year.

“We take great pride in our longtime commitment to military service members, and are pleased to have that commitment once again recognized with this official designation as a Military Friendly institution,” said Dr. Jeremy Moreland, President of William Woods University. “We prize the extraordinary talent and experience that military service members and veterans bring to our university community, and are proud to offer them affordability, flexibility, and meaningful educational opportunities.”

Criteria for the Military Friendly designation includes a university’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. William Woods was cited as offering many options to help military members and veterans to pay for their education whether on campus, online or evening programs, including locking in tuition rates once an individual begins at WWU regardless if deployment occurs.

Further information can be found here: https://www.militaryfriendly.com/william-woods-university/

WWU announced the establishment of the Show-Me Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) program in 2018, becoming the first private institution to host the program. Designed to train and prepare young men and women to serve as commissioned officers in the Missouri National Guard, the Show-Me GOLD program first began being offered at William Woods in 2019. The WWU Show-Me GOLD program was awarded with the “Tip Of The Spear” designation in 2021 as the top-performing GOLD program in the state of Missouri by the Recruiting and Retention Battalion of the Missouri National Guard.

In addition, the University began offering the Triumph Program in 2019. The Triumph Program is a partnership between WWU and Missouri Military Academy in which MMA students are able to take college courses and earn college credit at William Woods while still high school students.

And finally, the cost, support and career services, and flexibility – all hallmarks of the WWU experience – are among the most important factors in college decision-making for veterans, according to a U.S. News and World Report study. William Woods’ online and part-time study options, as well as the freedom to start and stop as needed, provide the flexibility students need to finish their degrees as their schedule allows.

Feature photo by Micala Austin