Waynesburg University was named one of Pennsylvania’s “Best of the Best” by The Pennsylvania National Guard Association (PNGAS) during the 2021 PNGAS awards ceremony Friday, Nov. 12, at the Lancaster Convention Center.
PNGAS Chairman of the Board Chad Rettew stated, “We are very pleased to recognize excellence in service and duty across Pennsylvania in support of our troops, all veterans and the soldiers and airmen of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and their spouses and families.”
While we have 18,000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, it takes many thousands more to fulfill our state and national mission. The Guard Awards provide a way to say thank you and inspire us all to work together for the common good."
“While we have 18,000 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, it takes many thousands more to fulfill our state and national mission. The Guard Awards provide a way to say thank you and inspire us all to work together for the common good,” Rettew added.
Twelve high schools and thirty-eight colleges, trade schools and universities were recognized. To date, 51 high schools have earned the designation PNGAS Guard Friendly High School, and 55 colleges, universities and trade schools have earned the designation PNGAS Guard Friendly School.
“More than ever, recruiting and retention are linked to education, tuition benefits and advancing professional development,” said Kathleen Fabrizi, executive director of PNGAS. “With the PNGAS Guard Awards and Guard Friendly programs, we want to amplify and promote the schools that are delivering excellence to our Guard members, veterans, spouses and families.”
Waynesburg University is committed to serving the needs of the veteran and active-duty military student population and was awarded PNGAS Guard-Friendly School Designation in May 2021.
Waynesburg University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a special assistance program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, with no limitations on the number of enrollments, grants or credits taken.
Additionally, the University offers a variety of benefits for veterans and their families, including the acceptance of joint service transcripts, the Military Family Education Program, priority registration for veteran and military students, and a 10% tuition discount on Graduate & Professional Studies (GPS) courses for Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reserve Forces and Veterans (all branches). Qualifying programs include Online Degree Completion, RN-BSN and all masters and doctoral programs. A comprehensive list of programs is available online.
PNGAS is a non-profit organization, not associated with or legally connected to the Pennsylvania National Guard, the state or federal government, the U.S. Military, or the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
About Waynesburg University
Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.