Asnuntuck Community College has announced that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.
A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. “Asnuntuck Community College is pleased to once again be recognized for its service to veterans. The college prides itself on being able to deliver to veterans the respect and education that they have earned as a result of their service to our country,” says Asnuntuck Community College President James Lombella. Asnuntuck has been awarded this designation for seven years in a row. The college currently has more than 100 active military and veterans enrolled at its Enfield campus.
Beth Egan, ACC’s Veterans Coordinator has direct contact with ACC’s active duty and veteran students. “It is an honor for Asnuntuck to receive this recognition.” She adds, We pride ourselves on our philosophy that students come first and of course this includes all our military and veteran students.”
Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran explains, “Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses.” He added, “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”
Learn more about Asnuntuck Community College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students. Asnuntuck will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.