CRANFORD – Union County College was recently honored for the first time as one of the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide to make G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools. This designation highlights those institutions that are doing the most to embrace military students and ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
G.I. Jobs, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, polled more than 10,000 schools across the country compiling the list after extensive research that started last May. Now into its fifth year, the military friendly list offers veterans guidance on which schools are doing the most to embrace them as students. Union County College was one of 36 colleges from New Jersey and one of 12 county colleges in the state to receive this recognition. The common bond is a shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.
On the heels of President Obama’s “8 Keys to Success” guide for supporting veterans on campus, the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list captures best practices among colleges in recruitment and retention of military students.
Union County College is committed to providing veterans with the resources and benefits necessary to advance their education. The College is proud to be able to provide an affordable education to the dedicated men and women who served our country. The face of our veterans’ community is changing and there are many younger veterans who need a new skill set as a result of our national economy. Union County College is the place for them to complete their associate’s degree.
For more information on veteran services at Union County College, call Enrollment Specialist Paul Belmonte at (908) 709-7133. For more information about the college, visit www.ucc.edu.
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