On Nov. 11, OSU Institute of Technology celebrated veterans and their families with a parade and program. Just a day earlier, OSUIT was once again named a Military Friendly institution by Victory Media and selected for Military Times’ Best for Vets ranking of career and technical colleges.
Retired Army Col. Nathanial Todd served as this year’s keynote speaker during the annual Veterans Day program that celebrated OSUIT’s 70 year commitment to veterans that dates back all the way to the school’s founding in 1946.
Before it was a school, the OSUIT campus served as a military hospital for those who fought in World War II. When Oklahoma State University acquired the property after the war, the facility was turned into a technical and vocational school for veterans so they could re-enter the civilian workforce.
That mission continues today and it’s why OSUIT has been designated as a Military Friendly university for the fifth year in a row from Victory Media.
This year, OSUIT was also ranked as a 2017 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges by Military Times. The rankings recognize schools for their commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America's veterans, service members and families.