Paul D. Camp Community College has again been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus. Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, oversees this process.
Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and nine-year veteran said, “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows PDCCC’s commitment to provide a supportive environment for military students. The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board. Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/methodology.
The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
“We are pleased to be honored with this designation for the third consecutive year,” said PDCCC President Dr. Paul Wm. Conco. “We are also proud to be ranked in the top 20 percent with other prestigious schools throughout the country. We remain committed to student success for all of our students.”
As part of the College’s military and veteran engagement activities, on November 8, 2013, the College will be promoting two key events. The first is a Musical Salute on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin. Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. The second is a Virginia Student Veterans Conference to occur in Richmond on Nov. 22.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 757-569-6791.