Brown University looks to military bases for potential students

by .
Associated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Brown University says it has signed a memorandum with the Defense Department so it can talk to service members at military bases about attending the university.
 
The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island, says one of its admissions officers visited Norfolk, Virginia, but couldn't go to the Navy base because Brown wasn't certified to reach out to potential students at military facilities.
 
Brown says it has now signed the department's "Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding" so it can do that outreach. Many other institutions have signed it.
 
Karen McNeil is Brown's program director for student veterans and commissioning programs. She says the memorandum is important because reaching student veterans has been a significant challenge.
 
She says she wants them to know schools like Brown are an option.

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam

Recommended Content