Middlesex County College Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title

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David Brimmer, director of the MCC Center for Veterans Services (left), and David Lazaro, an MCC student and a member of the New Jersey Air National Guard. (Photo courtesy of MCC)

David Brimmer, director of the MCC Center for Veterans Services (left), and David Lazaro, an MCC student and a member of the New Jersey Air National Guard. (Photo courtesy of MCC)

EDISON — G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Middlesex County College to its Military Friendly Schools® list. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Middlesex County College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director of G.I. Jobs. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The Military Friendly Schools website, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, as well as interactive and search tools to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

David Brimmer, director of Middlesex County College’s Center for Veterans Services, said inclusion on the list is an honor.

“Our center is committed to providing student veterans with all the tools they need to succeed at MCC,” he said. “Our purpose is to help our student veterans make a smooth transition to college life, to make sure they use the educational benefits to which they are entitled, and to make their college experience rewarding and productive. We offer various methods of support to student veterans and current service members alike. And the center is a place where veterans can relax between classes and socialize with each other.”

The list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools approved by the Veterans Administration.


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