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MSOE to honor those who serve our country

October 13th, 2017

2017_news_POWOct. 13, 2017 — Military Appreciation Night is Friday, Nov. 10 at the 7 p.m. MSOE hockey game against Northland College. In a special ceremony between the first and second periods, the university will install a POW/MIA Chair of Honor in the Kern Center.

Since World War I, more than 83,000 servicemen and women remain unaccounted for. This chair is to remain perpetually empty to help us remember that even though our soldiers are not here, there is still a space for them.

MSOE is installing the chair in honor of Kenneth Stumpf, Wisconsin native, retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major and recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor, which he received for his heroic actions in the Vietnam War.

“The MSOE Student Veterans Organization championed this installation for a permanent reminder of sacrifices made by every prisoner of war and missing in action personnel for all students at this university. As veterans of a different generation, our student group wanted to show our brothers and sisters that they have not been forgotten,” said Matt Hughes, president of the MSOE Student Veterans Organization. Hughes was a U.S. Navy 2nd Class Petty Officer and served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on board the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt as a Reactor Operator. He hails from Trenton, Missouri, and is currently a senior at MSOE, majoring in electrical engineering.

Hughes will lead the ceremony which will feature MSOE President John Walz, Ph.D., a color guard and representatives from area veterans groups including the MSOE Student Veterans Organization, DryHootch, Team Red White and Blue, 22Fitness, Veteran Young Professionals Resource Group, Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce and Wisconsin Veterans Network – VetsNet.

In addition to being the first university in Wisconsin to install an official POW/MIA Chair of Honor, MSOE is consistently recognized for its efforts to serve veteran students and ease their transition from the military to college.

  • MSOE was named in the 2017 Guide to Top Colleges & Universities by Military Advanced Education & Transition (announced in January)
  • MSOE was named a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.
  • MSOE was named 11th Best College for Veterans in the Midwest by S. News & World Report in 2017

There are currently 117 students at MSOE who are current or former Armed Forces Members, representing all branches of the military, and 101 are members of the Student Veterans Organization. The university has teamed up with the Student Veterans Organization on a number of initiatives to honor and support veterans on campus:

  • Two parking spaces in the Broadway Lot have been reserved for veterans.
  • Creation of a secure Veterans Lounge in the Campus Center. Recent improvements to the lounge include:
    • Full-size refrigerator installation
    • Updated furniture
    • Military history regalia installation in hallway outside of the lounge

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE named a military-friendly university

November 10th, 2016

2016_news_military_friendlyNov. 10, 2016 — Milwaukee School of Engineering has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds. To receive this designation, colleges and universities across the country were evaluated using both public data sources and survey responses. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with its ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

MSOE has held this designation since 2013 in recognition of its support of post-military students.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

 

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Student veterans honor fellow service members

May 16th, 2016

2016_news_vetsMay 16, 2016 — In early May, members of MSOE’s Student Veteran Organization cleaned headstones at the Wood National Cemetery. With Memorial Day just around the corner, the organization wanted to show respect for their fallen brothers and sisters. Other volunteers put flags out during Memorial Day weekend but the MSOE students wanted to do something a little more personal. Matthew Hughes, president of the organization, shared that “Cleaning the headstones allowed us time to reflect on the service of each individual and we all walked away having found a connection.”

Six students and one MSOE faculty member spent three hours cleaning a few hundred out of the 33,000 headstones at the cemetery. Joshua Walling, photographer and organization member, was able to snap a few pictures during the event on Friday. “It was truly an awesome experience to see all the 33,000 headstones that are there. We only made a small dent, maybe only cleaned a couple hundred of them, but it felt good to give back to those who served before me.”

The organization, just over a year old, has 101 members which excludes alumni and faculty. In the past they have partnered with Dryhootch.org to raise awareness on veteran issues. They have given out free coffee to all students during finals week. They also partnered with Grunt Style, a veteran owned company, to sell T-shirts with the proceeds going to support active duty personnel. The shirts said MSOE and were red with the intention that R.E.D. stands for “Remember Everyone Deployed.” The red shirts, along with other red clothing, can be worn on Fridays as a reminder that Americans are still deployed.

2016_news_vets_groupMSOE’s Student Veteran Organization goes beyond remembering those who have fallen and helps those currently serving our country. Members shared that they have found a support system through their fellow members and that it has helped them adjust to life at MSOE. Hughes said, “Having life experiences far different from my fellow students, I felt isolated and alone when I enrolled. Then this organization was started and I found that I have brothers and sisters all around me. I have all the support I need to tackle MSOE now.” Members also shared that fellow veterans have been able to assist outside of MSOE with the job market.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders. Find admission information for veterans here.

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MSOE named Top School by Military Advanced Education & Transition

January 5th, 2016

news_2016_Military_Top_SchoolJan. 5, 2016 — Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded MSOE the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. Institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Military Advanced Education & Transition is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE designated a Top School for military and veteran education

December 18th, 2014

2015_Top_Logo-02-02.jpgMilitary Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Milwaukee School of Engineering the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to  Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. (See msoe.edu/veterans and the MSOE Military & Veteran Students online group.)

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Now in its eighth year of publishing the Guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Performance ratings are listed by category, enabling prospective students to quickly target those that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

“We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel.  Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.kmimediagroup.com) is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.

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MSOE is a Military Friendly School

October 2nd, 2014

military_friendly.pngMilwaukee School of Engineering has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds. The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

Visit www.militaryfriendly.com for the complete list of schools on the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly® Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill funding nationwide.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,700 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE receives another nod from U.S. News World Report

November 20th, 2013

U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans, and Milwaukee School of Engineering was ranked 7th Best University in the Midwest for Veterans.

This latest ranking is in addition to the academic recognition MSOE received from U.S. News. Earlier this year, MSOE was named 21st Best University in the Midwest, 10th Best Undergraduate Engineering Program among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s, and 7th Best Electrical Engineering Program nationwide by U.S. News.

About the rankings:

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans rankings help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members.

All of the Best Colleges for Veterans scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West). For further details on how the rankings were calculated, see the methodology.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 94% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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