Pepperdine Graziadio Receives Military Friendly Gold Award Recognizing Outstanding Support for Veterans

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GIbill–Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management has received a
Military Friendly® Gold Award for being a graduate school with
exceptional programs and support for our nation’s U.S. military veterans
and their families. This award is in addition to being named a Military
Friendly® School by Victory Media, a veteran and service-disabled-owned

This new designation showcases the most powerful and effective programs
of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were
designated as “Military Friendly®” in November.

“It is an honor to support those who have served our country and help
them transition from their military service to graduate level business
education at Pepperdine Graziadio,” said John Paglia, PhD, associate
dean, Fully Employed Programs, at the Graziadio School of Business and
Management. “The Graziadio School is an ideal choice for veterans due to
our flexible class schedule, emphasis on work-life balance and our focus
on creating values-centered leaders.”

The Graziadio School offers an undergraduate Business Management degree
and several Master’s Degree Programs with classes held on evenings and
weekends, both in-person and online. The Graziadio School also sponsors
the Veteran’s Business Society to support military veterans through
outreach, camaraderie, mentoring, and networking.

Pepperdine University proudly supports those who have served in the
military. Unlike other institutions, Pepperdine University does not
limit the number of Yellow Ribbon students accepted. The Yellow Ribbon
Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). Any
student that is 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and not on
active duty is eligible to receive a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.
Pepperdine Graziadio awards half of the difference between the annual
cap set by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the cost of
tuition and fees; the amount awarded by Pepperdine is matched by the VA.
Therefore, a student’s tuition and certifiable fees are fully covered.

Pepperdine Graziadio also participates in the Ahmanson Veteran
Scholarship Initiative (AVSI), which supports young men and women
returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, whose abilities and experience make
them ideal college student candidates. The AVSI provides funding to
twenty-four private colleges and institutions in California with a goal
toward enrolling, supporting and graduating more student veterans.

About Victory Media and Military Friendly® Ratings

has led the industry as a rankings entity for more than a
decade, surveying thousands of institutions and assembling lists that
capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military
students. The Military Friendly® ratings program has been instrumental
in the development of corporate and college military recruiting
programs. Veterans benefit when companies and schools invest in
engaging, educating and employing them. Victory Media takes its role in
the growth of Military Friendly® as a personal guarantee to every person
who wore the uniform.

About Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management

A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the
Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management focuses on the
real-world application of MBA-level business concepts. The Graziadio
School provides student-focused, globally-oriented education through
part-time, full-time, and executive MBA programs at our five Southern
California locations and Silicon Valley and Santa Barbara campuses, as
well as through online and hybrid formats. In addition, the Graziadio
School offers a variety of master of science programs, a bachelor of
science in management degree-completion program, and the Presidents and
Key Executives MBA, as well as executive education certificate programs.
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and LinkedIn.


Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management
Lisa Perry,