Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families has for the ninth time named Asnuntuck Community College as a military friendly school.  For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.

“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

Based on the successful completion of the Military Friendly® survey, more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools were designated as “Military Friendly®”.

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 nine years in a row. The college currently has more than 100 active military and veterans enrolled at its Enfield campus. Ruben Garcia, served 40 years in the United States Army. He is currently a student at Asnuntuck. He finds the college to be very supportive. “You don’t have to do it alone. The staff and faculty are always there to help.”

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.”

Navy Veterans and ACC students Elizabeth Merkt and Fred Pinero are photographed in ACC’s Veterans OASIS Center. The Center is available to the more than 100 veterans and active military who are enlisted at the college. The two veterans are seen using new computers that were recently installed in the center. ACC has once again been recognized as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

For more information about Asnuntuck Community College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students visit our Oasis Center.

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