Owens earns Military Friendly status for fifth year

Owens Community College has earned the Military Friendly Schools designation for the fifth consecutive
year from Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools listing honors the top 15 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.
The methodology used for making the list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more
transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best
practices to support military students across the country.
"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," said Dr. Betsy Johnson, Owens vice
president,  Enrollment Management and Student Services.
Owens’ Office of Veterans Services is dedicated to assisting veterans, active service personnel,
reservists and eligible dependents in their pursuit of a college education. A total of 438 veteran
students representing the armed forces are enrolled at Owens Community College for Fall Semester 2014.

In recent years, the Office of Veterans Services has expanded its outreach, sponsoring Veterans
Appreciation Night games at the Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye; collaborating with other college
departments on Toys for Tots drives with the U.S. Marine Corps. and hosting luncheons to celebrate
Veterans Day for the on-campus veterans population.