Montgomery College Chosen as Military Friendly Schools G.I. Jobs Magazine to Feature the College in September 2009 Issue

G.I. Jobs magazine selected Montgomery College as one of the country’s military friendly schools. The College will be listed in the magazine’s September 2009 issue, which honors the top 15 percent of schools doing the most to assist America’s veterans as students.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations. Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more. The list was compiled through research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide.

Schools on the list range from state universities, private colleges, community colleges, and trade schools that all share the common bond of making service members’ transition to college seamless. Montgomery College serves veterans through the college’s Combat2College (C2C) program. C2C is a comprehensive program to welcome home and provide academic and social opportunities and appropriate support services for veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as all veterans, and active and reserve service members. C2C’s mission is to create a welcoming environment that assists veterans in transitioning and adapting the skills developed from military and combat experience to facilitate a successful college experience.

Professor Rose Sachs, the coordinator of Montgomery College’s Combat2College program, believes that Montgomery College is an ideal place for veterans because of the College’s range of academic programs, and the respect and appreciation for the College community’s returning veterans.

“At Montgomery College, we work collaboratively with other agencies, organizations, and institutions in the county, state, and across the nation to develop programs and support services that meet the unique needs of our veterans and service members,” Sachs said.

The 2010 Military Friendly School list is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr.

For information about Montgomery College’s Combat2College program, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/combat2college/ or call 240-567-7103.

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