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Thomas University named military friendly

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - GI Jobs Magazine recognized Thomas University as one of the most Military Friendly school's in the nation.

Only 15% of schools nationwide received the recognition.

TU has a veteran's scholarship program that offers a 40% discount to veterans who served in Iraq and Afganistan and a $500 scholarship to all veterans.

The university also holds annual 9-11 and veteran's day ceremonies.

Sergeant Major Lester Hayes is in his senior year at TU. He came to the university after serving 30 years in the army.

"It's just had a tremendous impact on my life I feel I'm so blessed because of the military rich environment. And a lot of the people here share their testimony, many have family members who are either serving now, or have served," said Sgt. Major Lester Hayes.

Hayes says when veterans get out of the military it's often hard to make the transition from war to school.

He says Thomas University makes that transition easy with their welcoming students and faculty.


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