Grand Valley named a ‘Military Friendly School’: For the third consecutive year, Grand Valley State University has been named “A Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine. G.I. Jobs released its “2012 Military Friendly Schools,” which includes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that make it easy for veterans to enroll, have supportive programs for veterans and military spouses, and recruit and retain veterans as students. The list is online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. Steven Lipnicki, assistant dean of students at Grand Valley, said more than 450 veterans enrolled at Grand Valley for the fall semester. The university has created a Veterans Network of faculty and staff members who are knowledgeable about veteran’s issues, including representatives from Admissions, Academic Advising, Registrar’s Office, Career Services, Counseling and Disability Support Services. A website was also created, www.gvsu.edu/veterans. For more information, contact Steven Lipnicki at (616) 331-7188.