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Veterans and Service Members

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Introduction

At Quinnipiac, we recognize the sacrifices that current and former military service members have made on behalf of the United States. We’ve long been committed to helping our nation’s veterans, active and reserve military and National Guard members reach their educational goals. We are partnered with both the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a comprehensive set of benefits that fit with your military experience. Whether your mission is advancing your military career, transitioning to the civilian sector, or supporting your dependent as they work toward their degree, we are honored to assist you every step of the way.

Military Makeover: Operation Career

On the national stage

Our commitment to honor and support our active duty and veteran students, faculty and staff was featured on "Military Makeover: Operation Career," which debuted on the Lifetime network on June 24.

The nationally broadcast show highlighted Alex Hartman '19, Shamar Farmer '18 and Jason Burke, director of veteran and military affairs, and showed how their military experiences have led them to success at Quinnipiac. The segment will continue to air nationally throughout the summer.

You can watch the segment here:

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Meet Jason Burke

Jason Burke is the director of veteran and military affairs at Quinnipiac, serving current and potential student veterans both on and off campus.

He is a 1988 graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy, earning a bachelor’s degree in oceanography and a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College in national strategic studies.

Burke was a naval aviator for more than 25 years until retiring as a U.S. Navy Captain in January 2013 with more than 4,100 flight hours and 370 aircraft carrier landings. He served in eight different squadrons flying seven different aircraft. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air/Strike Medal, Navy and Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon and various service awards.  

Email him at jason.burke@qu.edu.

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Admissions Information

Photo Gallery: 2018 Veterans Day Celebrations

Distinctions

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Military Friendly©

Quinnipiac is recognized by Victory Media as being at the very top of the Best for Vets Schools in the United States. The ranking is based on our investments in serving our warrior-scholars with a holistic approach.

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Recognized by the Military Times

Quinnipiac was named among the best 4-year universities for veterans that offer bachelor's or graduate degrees in the United States. We consistently exceed their standards in academic policies, admissions and orientation processes, campus culture, financial aid assistance, and graduation and retention rates.

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Yellow Ribbon Program Participant

We’ve invested more than $3 million into our Yellow Ribbon program, making your education more affordable. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. We’ll help you navigate all the assistance opportunities available to you.

“The Military Times does a very comprehensive survey to ensure their list of best schools for veterans reflects universities that offer the best chance for success of these non-traditional students. Quinnipiac ranks very well because of the team effort that supports our veterans not only on campus but also within the Connecticut VA system. We also have a very active Student Veterans Organization that gets additional outside campus support via the Student Veterans of America.”
Jason Burke
Director, Veteran and Military Affairs