NORTH CENTRAL RECEIVES ‘VETERAN-FRIENDLY’ RANKING FROM MVAA FOR 2016-17

North Central Michigan College has earned gold-level status for the second year from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency based on their commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to student veterans.

The Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their GI Bill and other educational benefits. This is the program’s second year; last year 57 schools were ranked.

“We had outstanding applicants, with more than half of this year’s veteran-friendly schools achieving a gold-level designation,” MVAA Director James Robert Redford said. “These colleges and universities have proven their dedication to the men and women who have served their country by ensuring they succeed in achieving their educational goals.”

Overall, 44 schools were awarded gold, 17 earned silver and four took home the bronze.

Some of the criteria schools were ranked on included having an active student-operated veterans club or association; veteran-specific career services or advising; on-campus veteran’s coordinator and awarding credit based on prior military training and experience.

For more information, contact North Central’s Veterans Resource Representative, Melissa Colby, at 231-348-6820 or mcolby@ncmich.edu.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.

 

For more information:

Kathy Bardins

Communications and Events Specialist

231-439-6399