SCC Named Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine
Southeastern Community College has been named a Military Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fourth straight year. This honor places SCC in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. SCC will be included in the 2013 G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, a publication distributed to active and former military personnel later this year.
Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.
SCC Enrollment Specialist/Veterans Advisor Dennis Marino says that being on this list helps the College better serve military personnel living throughout the Great River Region.
“Since SCC was recognized as a Military Friendly School, we’ve seen an increase of college inquiries from veterans. We regularly have over 90 veterans enrolled in any given semester. This designation helps reassure our veterans that they’ll get the help they need to be successful in college.”
Marino says that veterans attending college must have their college enrollment certified according to GI Bill requirements. Typically college certifying officials work as financial aid officers and don’t have the academic advising experience to guide veterans through their college career. At SCC, designated staff members who know how to navigate academic advising are tasked to work with all veterans.
SCC student, US Army Reservist Sgt Shauna Engle is very happy with her experience.
“I chose SCC because they had the program I wanted. SCC helped me with all my questions. Dennis was has been great keeping me on track with my course load and helping me through the GI Bill process. I’m really glad I chose SCC,” she notes.
For the full 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
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