Department of Defense Award​

The University of Findlay has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense for providing excellent services to veterans and their family members who attend or who are interested in enrolling. Marcia Latta, Ed.D., Vice President for University Advancement, accepts the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve award from Master Chief CJ Mitchell, Naval Reserves, standing at left; and Hershel Woody Williams, a WWII Medal of Honor recipient.

University of Findlay, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, award, militaryU.S. Department of Defense Recognizes Findlay for Supporting Military Members and Their Families

by Joy Shaw (posted July 25, 2016)

The Ohio Chairmen’s Seven Seals Award was presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a U.S. Department of Defense office, in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative or support that promotes and supports the ESGR’s mission. Marcia Latta, Ed.D., vice president for University Advancement, accepted the award at a July 1 lunch in Findlay.

ESGR Northwest Ohio Regional Chairman Terry Witter and Committee member Don Elswick nominated UF. It was noted that the University:
  • Provides a full-time financial aid counselor, who helps to ensure that each veteran, guardsman and reservist attending UF receives maximum benefit;
  • Was designated a “Top School” in Military Advanced Education’s 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges and Universities;
  • Performs an official evaluation of the Joint Services Transcripts for veterans and service members at no cost to the veteran, guardsman and reservist;
  • Has a military services task force, formed in 2015, that regularly works to ensure that military personnel who wish to attend or are attending the University are receiving optimal educational service and financial aid counseling.
ESGR seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about its outreach programs and volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-336-4590.