Prestigious Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities Salutes Florida Southern
FSC's ROTC Moccasin Battalion
LAKELAND (Dec. 2, 2010) -- Florida Southern College has been selected by Military Advanced Education (MAE) for inclusion in the 4th Annual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. Approximately 3,000 colleges and universities nationwide were invited to apply for this special distinction, and FSC was one of approximately 10 percent of the institutions of higher education selected.
"Florida Southern has a proud tradition of military service with an ROTC program that has produced nine generals in its history, and will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year," said Dr. Anne Kerr, president of Florida Southern.
The accomplishments of FSC's military science program are numerous. With about 100 cadets, all Active Duty candidates were selected for their first choice this year, including infantry and aviation branches. Many were inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership honorary society. FSC students are excelling nationwide: two years ago, an FSC student ranked #2 of 4,500 cadets nationwide; last year, FSCs #1 cadet ranked 67 of 5,000 cadets nationwide; and this year, two FSC students ranked in the top 10% of 5,500 cadets.
MAE's Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides pertinent information to potential students with uniform. Among the attributes considered in evaluating schools are the quality of the academic program, and the advice and support provided to veterans and their families.
"The MAE guide has become an invaluable tool for both Education Service Officers/Specialists and Base Transition Officers when advising their service members about degree and certification opportunities currently available from institutions of higher learning," added MAE associate producer Glenn R. Berlin.
About Florida Southern College Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 12:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked in the Top 10 "Best Regional Colleges in the South" by U.S. News & World Report and is included in The Princeton Review's "373 Best Colleges" guide and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.