Saint Martin’s University receives Military Spouse Friendly® School Award

Saint Martin’s University receives Military Spouse Friendly® School Award

LACEY, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University has been designated as Military Spouse Friendly® for 2022-2023 by VIQTORY. This designation recognizes the University for its leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs for military spouses.

“Being a part of Saint Martin’s University is an honor and a privilege, but as a military spouse and a Family Readiness Group (FRG) volunteer, this particular award is a true honor,” shares Associate Dean of Military and Graduate Programs Chantelle Marker.

Institutions earning the Military Spouse Friendly® School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey, with 785 schools earning the designation as a Military Friendly School, out of which 346 were selected for the Military Spouse Friendly Schools list.

“The support and commitment to our military community runs through our core values,” said Marker. “The foundation of that community is our military spouses. We strive to serve them and support them while they face multiple moves, changing schools and careers, as well as keep the home running during short and long absences.”

The 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list will be published in Military Spouse magazine's June issue and can be found at

For more information about the resources and programs that Saint Martin’s offers to support the military community, both at its Lacey and JBLM campuses, visit the military community page on the Saint Martin’s website.

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with an independent research firm's assistance and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at

Saint Martin’s University is an independent coeducational university, with undergraduate and graduate offerings, located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 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 29 majors, 11 master’s programs, one doctorate program, and seven certificate programs spanning the arts and sciences, business, counseling, education, engineering, nursing, and leadership. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


Chantelle Marker
Associate Dean of Military and Graduate Programs

Jocelyn Bonilla
Marketing and Social Media Manager