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
Complete survey methodology is available at militaryfriendly.com/methodology.
"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 (www.militaryfriendlyschools.com)
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.
ABOUT VICTORY MEDIA INC
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 www.gtcc.edu.
- Carla Kucinski/GTCC