September 19, 2011 (Jackson) - Belhaven University was recently awarded the title of Military Friendly School for 2012. The Military Friendly Schools' list honors the top 20 percent of colleges and universities that are doing the most to embrace America's military and veterans as students.

Michael Dakduk, Executive Director for the Student Veterans of America, comments, “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience.”

Both of Belhaven's Adult Studies and Online programs help and support military and their goals in higher education. Belhaven's Adult Studies program make attending Belhaven more affordable for military by providing scholarships, tuition discounts, the Yellow Ribbon Program, grants and other incentives.

Belhaven's military benefits not only help with the financial side of education, but extend further into other areas. With the Adult studies program, books are included with tuition, transcripts are requested and paid for by Belhaven, classes are flexible and meet once a week.

Belhaven's military friendly online program is another reason why Belhaven made the list this year. The online program fits into the busy and mobile lifestyles of military and also provides a flexible schedule for military to earn a degree. Military students may also receive up to 15 hours of credit for prior learning or work experience.

In an effort to help military students find the right school, student veterans gave a review of Belhaven University. This information provides prospective military with insight and peer reviews from current students. Dakduk adds, “Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”

Belhaven proudly stands among the select Christian colleges and universities that offer a unique general core curriculum encouraging the development of a personal worldview. The university believes a Christian worldview is a key to preparing men and women academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Founded in 1883, Belhaven University now serves over 3,000 students from campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, Atlanta and online, offering traditional undergraduate degrees, graduate and adult degree programs, and online degree programs.