a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has
designated Jamestown Community College a military friendly school.
The 2012 Military
Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and
trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service
members and veterans as students.
The list of
schools, as well as interactive tools and search functionality to assist
military veterans with their school decisions, can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
"Members of JCC’s
faculty and staff have worked diligently over the past several years to
understand and provide for the needs of student veterans,” said Eileen
Goodling, vice president and dean of student development. "We are proud to have
earned the ‘military friendly’ designation and are dedicated to continuing to
provide the environment and services that are most conducive to the academic
success of our student veterans.”
In its effort to
help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a
survey of student veterans at more than 8,000 schools nationwide. The feedback
provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran
experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current
students. Survey feedback can be viewed at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2012
Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student
veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said
Michael Dakduk, executive director of Student Veterans of America. "Nothing is
more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”
and veterans can also meet individual student veterans from various schools on
the Military Friendly Schools website to learn more about personal school
decisions and the transition from the military to an academic environment.
The 1,518 institutions
on the list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience.
These schools offer scholarships, discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff,
military credit, and other services to veterans.
criteria, and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an
advisory board consisting of educators. A list of board members can be found at
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media,
a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly
Schools, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually
rates the nation’s military friendly employers, military spouse friendly
employers, and best corporations for veteran-owned businesses.