|Owens earns Military Friendly status|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 07 December 2013 09:25|
Owens Community College has earned the coveted Military Friendly Schools designation for the fourth consecutive year from Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.
The 2014 Military Friendly Schools listing honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the U.S. for exemplary efforts in embracing America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensuring their success on campus.
"Owens Community College's Office of Veterans Services is extremely honored to be among the best colleges and universities in the United States," said Dr. Betsy Johnson, Owens vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Services.
"Our commitment to meeting the needs of veterans is unwavering and will remain so through our dedicated Veterans Services staff and our college as a whole."
Victory Media recognized 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools as Military Friendly Schools for exhibiting leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services for those who served.
The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.
Owens' Office of Veterans Services is dedicated to assisting veterans, active service persons, reservists and eligible dependents in their pursuit of a college education.
Nearly 320 veteran students representing the armed forces are enrolled at Owens Community College.
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