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Date: November 2, 2016
Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022; Fritzi Bodenheimer, 240-567-4098

 Montgomery College Recognized as “Best for Vets” by Military Times
Eighth Annual Rankings Highlight Veteran and Military Students’ Success

Montgomery College was honored this week as “Best for Vets” by Military Times. The eighth annual rankings are based on a comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

“We are thrilled that Montgomery College and our commitment to serving student veterans and service members has once again been recognized by Military Times on their “Best for Vets” list,” said Joanna Starling, coordinator of Montgomery College’s Combat to College program. “We look forward to continuing to provide innovative programming to help student veterans succeed.”

Montgomery College serves veterans through the college’s Combat to College program. Combat to College is a comprehensive program to welcome home and provide academic and social opportunities and appropriate support services for veterans, and active and reserve service members.

Montgomery College is also the only school in the nation to host a dedicated study center for women veterans.

The full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, and survey methodology, can be found here. In addition, the three veterans featured in the cover photo are Montgomery College students and alumni. Air Force veteran Ronnie Chang and Army veterans Jacob Bialeschki and Maurice Valentine were photographed by Pete Vidal, Montgomery College campus photographer.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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