Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Navy Partnership with Post University can speed the path to a degree

The Navy Recruiting Command wants a better educated force for good, but too many Sailors don't take advantage of their education benefits while they serve. That's where Post University comes in.

Navy recruiters can now earn up to 21 credits toward their Post University associate's degree or up to 48 credits toward their Post University bachelor's degree for professional military and recruiting training. Sailors also can transfer in credits earned at other accredited universities.

Signing Ceremony at the Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit (NORU) in Pensacola, Fla. From Left: CDR Robert A. Dews, Navy Recruiting Command; Francis X. Mulgrew, President of Post University Online; Rear Adm. Craig Faller, Commander Navy Recruiting Command; Ronald W. Ogrodnik, President of Post University
Post also provides every recruiter with a specially trained admissions counselor, tuition planner, and academic adviser who understand the unique challenges of being an active duty Sailor.

We know the ins and outs of tuition assistance, and understand the demands of mission requirements that sometimes change at a moment's notice. Why? Because our military program is supported by people who have served -- something that's often missing at other colleges and universities.

Indeed, many of our military students have told us they have tried earning their degree from other universities and haven't had access to the kind of support they need.

It's not just our students who take notice of our efforts to do right by our active and retired Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines. Post University has been recognized by Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine as a Top Military-Friendly University for the past two years, and is listed in the 2010 Military Times Edge Best for Vets edition.

Like our partnership with the Army Recruiting Command, our new partnership with the Navy is our latest step in honoring and supporting our nation's Active, Veteran, and Military Dependents.

For more information on Post University's Navy Recruiting Command Partnership, scroll down to read our press release and see the details posted to the Navy's website. For more information about Post's military program, visit our military program website.

Navy Partners with Post University to Offer Recruiters Faster Path to Degree

WATERBURY, Conn. (Feb. 8, 2011) -- The Navy Recruiting Command has formed a partnership with Post University to create a program specifically suited to Sailors serving in the recruiting field.

Navy recruiters are eligible to earn up to 21 credits toward an associate degree or up to 48 credits toward their bachelor's degree for professional military and recruiting training. Post University also accepts credits from other accredited universities, and has reduced its tuition and eliminated the cost of books, leaving Sailors with no out-of-pocket expenses.

The partnership was made official during a ceremony held at the Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit (NORU) in Pensacola, Fla., where all Navy recruiters are trained prior to being assigned to their recruiting district. Post University has a similar partnership with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity College.

"The opportunity to advance your education is one of the many benefits of recruiting duty," said Rear Adm. Craig Faller, Commander Navy Recruiting Command. "Advancing your education will help with your advancement opportunities as well as prepare you for careers outside the Navy."

Sailors interested in enrolling at Post University may pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree or enroll in a professional certificate program before, during or after serving as a recruiter. Any credits recruiters earn during their recruiting tours are transferable if they move to another assignment.

"Post University is deeply committed to serving those men and women who serve our country," said Edmund J. Lizotte (Lt. Col.-Retired), director of Military Programs and Veterans Affairs at Post University. "We have taken the time to learn what military personnel need to be successful in this kind of program, and then made sure we could provide it. In addition to lowering our tuition, we make sure each Sailor who enrolls with us has an academic advisor who provides personalized support from application to graduation."

Courses can be completed entirely online, creating a learning environment suited for recruiters serving in any area of the country.

"Part of our global force for good includes educational opportunities," Faller said. "This is one more way we bring those educational opportunities to our recruiters who serve around the nation, oftentimes in remote locations."

Post University also has special programs and tuition rates for both active and veteran military personnel and their dependents who want to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Post University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, and is licensed by the State of Connecticut through the Department of Higher Education. Students may choose from 17 undergraduate degree programs, and 4 graduate degree programs. For more information on Post University's Military Program and the Navy Recruiting Command Partnership, Sailors should visit www.post.edu/military/.

NRC consists of a command headquarters, two Navy Recruiting Regions and 26 Navy Recruiting Districts which serve hundreds of recruiting stations across the country. With 70 percent of the world covered in ocean, 80 percent of the world's population living near coasts and 90 percent of the world's commerce traveling by water, America's Navy is very much a global force for good. NRC's mission is to recruit the best men and women for America's Navy to accomplish today's missions and meet tomorrow's challenges.

Quotes from Navy Recruiters Attending the Partnership Ceremony:

"I look forward to working with Post University to continue my education and get my degree," said Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) 2nd Class (AW/SW) Dickdale Pascual, a NORU Student. "It will be very beneficial while I am recruiting since I can use Post University Online."

"This is a great opportunity for me to get an associate's degree since it is very convenient," said Boatswains Mate 2nd Class (SW) Derek Hoffman, a NORU Student. "I see this as a good chance to excel as an individual while still helping my team when I am a recruiter."