GCC Honored as Military Friendly School
Glendale Community College has been designated a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a national magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. 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.
"We are pleased that our efforts to help our veterans achieve student success is being recognized," says GCC Vice President of Student Affairs, Alberto Sanchez. "The new Veteran Services Center that we opened last year continues to welcome veterans and their families from throughout the community. It has become a beacon for our students with military experience to find assistance designed specifically for their needs and to gather and relax in camaraderie."
According to G.I. Jobs, the 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools is compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Also, a survey of student veterans provides insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students.
A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools is highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on posters, which are distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
The newly redesigned website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.