Photo of OIC for Show-Me Gold program at WWU

William Woods officially designated as Military Friendly university

Fulton, MO – The nation’s premiere military marketing company is out with its national list of Military Friendly colleges and universities for 2020-2021, with a 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, today released its annual list of colleges, universities and businesses that they designate as officially “Military Friendly.” WWU is one of nine four-year Missouri colleges and universities to earn the designation for the coming year, and one of only three in mid-Missouri.

“We take great pride in our longtime commitment to military service members, and are pleased to have that commitment recognized with this official designation as a Military Friendly institution,” said Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, 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. 

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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 during the Fall 2019 semester. The university opened its on-campus headquarters for the program last year.

Show-Me GOLD headquarters ribbon-cutting

In addition, last fall the university began offering the Triumph Program, 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.