UM Receives Another Military Friendly Designation: Military Spouse Friendly School

The University of Montevallo has been designated a Military Spouse Friendly School 2022-2023 for creating sustainable and meaningful educational pathways for military spouses.

The honor comes just three months after UM was named a military-friendly school for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 cycles — a designation UM has received multiple times in previous years.

“We are honored to serve veterans in any way we can,” said Traci Crenshaw, Director of Veterans and Military Affairs. “As a veteran myself, who happens to be married to a veteran, I know the value the military places on their family.”

“The distinction of being recognized as a military spouse-friendly school is exceptional. By supporting the spouses of veterans, we assure our service members that they can rest a little easier knowing that their families are cared for and respected.

The Military Spouse Friendly School designation is a trusted resource for military spouses and has set a standard for higher education institutions to provide the best post-secondary education experiences for military spouses since 2009, according to military friendly.

Schools are carefully selected for this designation based on the results of assessments based on an institution’s overall accommodations for students in the military, academic credibility, academic support, career planning resources, flexibility, military family support, campus support systems, federal approval, and population and achievement percentages.

Some schools have developed their admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentorship programs to help alleviate the challenges faced by military spouses. They offer flexible learning options and continuing education programs designed to accommodate deployments and relocations.

This year, 196 schools earned the prestigious Military Spouse Friendly School designation.

UM’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs works closely with members and veterans of the Armed Forces, Reserves, and National Guard, as well as their dependents and spouses to provide the best educational opportunities and the best support available. Its mission is to provide, facilitate, and coordinate programs and services that support the University’s military students.

The Office of Veterans and Military Affairs complements the University’s overall mission of assisting students in the pursuit of self-defined success. To learn more about Montevallo VMA, visit

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