Stratford University Named Top 10 Gold Award Recipient by Military Friendly

December 8,2016

School’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans”

Stratford University announced today that it has been named a Top 10 Gold Military Friendly® School Award recipient for its ongoing commitment in providing veterans with post-military education and career opportunities.

Stratford, which has a total of eight campuses located in Virginia, Baltimore, Md., and New Delhi, India, provides a wide range of veteran engagement activities for students year round. The school operates a one-stop service shop for military and veteran students at each campus and hired full-time veterans to help with the transition for students and new veteran employees.

A certified Virginia Values Veterans (V3) business, Stratford also received the Perseverando Award (meaning “to persevere”) from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in both 2015 and 2016 for its commitment to creating employment opportunities for Virginia’s veterans.

“We are extremely proud of all of Stratford’s efforts to ensure that our country’s veterans, active duty military, and their families have the opportunity to receive a quality education and prepare for a career after their service,” said Mary Ann Shurtz, Executive Vice President of Stratford University. “We are honored to be named a Top 10 Gold Military Friendly® school.”

The Military Friendly® awards are distributed by Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.

“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

The names of awardees are published online and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools.

About Military Friendly® and Victory Media:
The Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers, and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM Jobs℠ and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at