Posted: September 18, 2012
LCCC AWARDED MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOLS ® TITLE FROM VICTORY MEDIA INC.
Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Lorain County Community College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® 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 as students and ensure their success on campus.
LCCC utilizes a one-stop shop environment, where busy veterans can enroll, utilize their financial aid benefits and visit with a Veteran’s Certifying Official.
Stephanie Sutton, LCCC Dean of Enrollment and Financial Services, said the college puts a great deal of importance on serving veterans. Since opening its doors in 1963, LCCC has served more than 5,000 veterans, most of who have served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We are committed to assisting our veterans in reaching their educational goals at LCCC and we will continue to do all we can to make their transitions to being a student as smooth as possible,” Sutton said.
In addition to financial aid services, LCCC offers veterans tuition forgiveness when military personnel are called to active duty; text book buy back services before they leave for deployment; counseling services; and designated sections of student development classes for veterans only.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows LCCC’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “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,” said Sean Collins. Complete survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.
The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality 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.
Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.
A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®.
To learn more about services for veterans at LCCC, visit www.lorainccc.edu/veterans.
ABOUT Victory Media Inc
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100 http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/ and http://www.militaryfranchising.com/. Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.