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JAMESTOWN - For the fifth consecutive year, Guilford Technical Community College has been named to the coveted 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. GTCC is among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus.

"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows GTCC's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. "The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools."

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"What makes our school military friendly is GTCC's reputation in the industry," said Flora Taylor, coordinator of GTCC's Military Assistance Program. "Our students and graduates are sought after in the local job market."

For U.S. Navy veteran Ralph Flegal, GTCC gave him a second chance to embark on a new career after being laid off in 2008. Today he's pursuing an associate degree in global logistics and also serves as president of GTCC's Student Veterans Association.

"If vets are looking to get back into the workforce, Guilford Tech has a wide range of opportunities and a staff that follows through with helping you find work," Flegal said.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website ( feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves approximately 45,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at


- Carla Kucinski/GTCC