11/13/13 — Wayne Community College retains its title of 'military friendly'

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Wayne Community College retains its title of 'military friendly'

By From staff reports
Published in News on November 13, 2013 1:46 PM

Wayne Community College has been named a "Military Friendly School" for the fourth year.

The 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 members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. The full list can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

This is the fifth year that Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has compiled the list. The list recognizes schools that have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools(r) shows Wayne Community College's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools."

Dori Fraser, director of the college's programs at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, credits the local community college with striving to help service members achieve their educational goals.

"I tell them that education gives you choices," she said. "Whether they plan to stay in the military or start something new, education opens the door."

Currently, 500 active duty military, veterans and dependents are enrolled in college-credit courses at WCC. That makes up around 13 percent of the curriculum student body.

Most seek associate degrees for college transfer or skills that translate into another career.