Pennsylvania National Guard recognizes Clarion University

From staff reports

The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations has designated Clarion University a PNGAS Guard-Friendly School.

The designation shows Clarion’s learning environment is supportive of Pennsylvania Guard members and their families in pursuing post-secondary degrees, according to a news release from the university.

Of the more than 480 schools eligible to receive Education Assistance Program (EAP) funds, only 43 schools – including Clarion – have earned PNGAS Guard-Friendly School designation, the release said. EAP is a state-funded program for members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

“Guardsmen have unique responsibilities that active duty troops and reservists do not have, and this creates different challenges for them when pursuing a degree,” said retired Brig. Gen. George Schwartz, chair of the PNGAS Education Action Council.

“These schools have made a deliberate effort to be flexible, accommodating and supportive of Guardsmen-students and deserving of recognition.”