Montgomery County Community College Named
Silver Medal Recipient by Military Friendly®
College’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans”
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) announced today that it has been named a Silver Medal Military Friendly® School recipient in the category of community colleges for 2017.
New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly®” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”
Dr. Kevin Pollock, President of MCCC, said the recognition was a tribute to the efforts of the Veterans Resource Center and the hard work and dedication of the College’s faculty and staff to serve veterans.
“Montgomery County Community College strives to provide outstanding services and amenities to our veterans and their families,” Dr. Pollock said. “They have made tremendous sacrifices to serve our nation and deserve high-quality educational opportunities and programs to help them make a smooth transition to civilian life.”
The Veterans Resource Center at MCCC, with offices on the Central Campus in Blue Bell and on the West Campus in Pottstown, currently serves more than 450 veterans, service members, and spouse/dependents with their transition to college. A sample of the services include Veterans Administration (VA) work study opportunities, priority registration for veterans, a Student Veteran Organization, Veteran Service Team (VST) meetings, a veteran lounge and computer area, assistance with VA educational benefits, VA educational certifying officials, and general VA information.
The Center also invites campus and community resources to provide services and other outreach events to assist veteran students with their transition to collegiate life such as employment opportunities, non-traditional therapies like yoga and equine therapy for veterans, and workshops.
“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.”
Award levels are defined as:
- Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
- Gold Medal – Schools scoring within 20 percent of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
- Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30 percent of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
- Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40 percent of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com. 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.
Companies and schools must have successfully completed a 2017 Military Friendly® survey and been designated as a 2017 Military Friendly® School or Employer to be considered for the Awards program. The names of awardees are published online at https://militaryfriendly.com and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s award winners, or to learn more about Military Friendly® ratings and how to participate, visit https://militaryfriendly.com.