SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State University announced Wednesday that is has been designated a “Military Friendly® School” by Victory Media for the 12th consecutive year.

Victory Media is made up of several magazines and websites, including "G.I. Jobs" and "Military Spouse," that serve military personnel, as well as veterans transitioning into civilian life.

ASU has also received a silver award for ranking in the top 15 of 64 institutions in the large public university category that were awarded the “Military Friendly® School” designation for 2020-21.

This is the second year for ASU to be placed in the large public university category for schools with more than 10,000 students and it is one of only two Texas institutions to win a superlative award in this category for 2020-21, along with South Texas College, according to a release from Angelo State.

The release stated, "The 2020-21 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top U.S. institutions of higher education that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and their dependents as students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career."

“We are extremely humbled to receive this level of recognition,” Susan Williams, ASU director of affiliated military and veteran services, said. “It’s especially rewarding because this award reflects a collaborative effort across the entire ASU campus, from our university president and vice presidents throughout all levels of faculty and staff. It is our highest privilege to ‘serve those who have served,’ and we always strive to do the best job possible.”

ASU’s programs for military and veteran students are overseen by the Office of Affiliated Military and Veteran Services, which is housed in the Veterans Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) Center in the Houston Harte University Center.