~To further honor military, a ‘Salute to Veterans’ concert will be held at the College on Thurs., Nov. 6, featuring Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band~
Paul D. Camp Community College has again been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2015 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.
Being a military friendly schools means that:
- There is a dedicated veteran Liaison or Service Director for the military
- There institution maintains centralized services for veterans and military families
- The institution offered targeted counseling Services for the military
- The school offers credits for military service
- Student Veteran Organizations
- There is active web presence with military tools and services
Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and nine-year veteran said, “Inclusion on the 2015 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 sixth year, the 2015 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. 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.
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 approximately 1,600 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. A list of all the Military Friendly Schools® can be found at this site.
In addition, Victory Media launched the new Schools Matchmaker tool on www.GIJobs.com. The “matchmaker” enables student veterans and prospective military students to review more than 4,000 schools that are approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits, as well as those schools on the Military Friendly Schools® list.
“We are pleased to be honored with this designation for the fourth 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 success for all of our students.”
Paul D. Camp Community College serves approximately 200 veterans and military students each year. As part of the College’s military and veteran engagement activities, the Office of Student Activities will host a “Salute to Veterans in our Community” concert on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin. Fort Lee’s 392nd Army Band will perform.
For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office or Office for Institutional Advancement at 757.569.6700.