Saint Martin's University to participate in "Yellow Ribbon Program"

July 21, 2009

Saint Martin’s University announced that it will be a participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill, commonly known as the “Yellow Ribbon Program.”

“Saint Martin’s is proud to join this effort and continue its tradition of serving veterans and local active duty personnel and their families,” said Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of Saint Martin’s. “Currently the University enrolls more than 50 veterans and over 160 active duty soldiers including military personnel on overseas deployments completing their degrees online.”

Saint Martin’s has offered courses at Fort Lewis Army Post and McChord Air Force Base since 1972.

Eligible veterans and active duty personnel attending Saint Martin’s will receive the maximum benefits allowed by the program, making a Saint Martin’s education very affordable. The program also provides financial assistance to defray the cost of books, supplies and living expenses. Benefits are open to active military personnel and qualified veterans in both undergraduate and graduate programs at all Saint Martin’s campuses (Lacey, Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, and Centralia, Olympic and Tacoma Community Colleges) and for online courses. There is no limit to the number of participants. Current qualified Saint Martin’s students can take advantage of these benefits as well as future students.

“There is still time for those wishing to start school this fall to submit an application for admission for either undergraduate or graduate studies,” said Eric Pedersen, dean of enrollment.

For more information, interested students should contact one of the following offices at Saint Martin’s University: Fort Lewis Extension Office in Stone Education Center, 253-964-4688; McChord Extension Office in Building 851, 253-584-3533; the University’s Office of Admissions in Lacey, 360-438-4596; or the Veteran’s Affairs Representative, William Jackson at 253-964-4688.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Eric Pedersen
Dean of enrollment

Stephen C. McGlone
Vice president for institutional advancement