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PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/28/2016)-- Malika Rowland (NAVY) of Glendora, New Jersey (08029) was among 19 post 9/11 military veterans who completed the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) this past April at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

An entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), EBV is is widely acclaimed as the nation's premier veteran entrepreneurship training program. The program, which is offered through a select consortium of colleges and universities, is organized into three phases: weeks of online business foundation classes, nine days of on-campus instruction, and year-long mentorships with successful entrepreneurs.

Named in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 rankings of "Best Colleges for Veterans," SJU ranked No. 2 among colleges and universities in the North for helping veterans and active-duty service members apply to, pay for and complete their degrees, and was named a 2015 Military Friendly School by

Background: As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.