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AACC a Military Friendly School for Fourth Year

Sept. 21, 2012
Education




Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) was named to the Military Friendly Schools® list for the fourth consecutive year by Victory Media, a media company specializing in military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 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 and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows AACC’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Among its many outreach initiatives for veterans, military personnel and their dependents, AACC staffs a Military and Veteran Resource Center on the Arnold campus in the Careers Center Building Room 107. AACC has a campus chapter of the Student Veterans of America and an active student veteran ambassador program. The college has an extensive area on its website devoted to active duty and retired servicemembers and veterans.

AACC also offers student services at the Fort Meade Army Education Center and is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges. The college participates in numerous military programs, including GoArmyEd, the Air Force’s General Education Mobile initiative, the Reserve Officer Training Corps and the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program. For information on AACC initiatives, call 410-777-4VET or 410-777-4838, email military@aacc.edu or veterans@aacc.edu or go online to www.aacc.edu/military.

The Military Friendly Schools ® website at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com includes the list and interactive tools to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 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.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to active and former military personnel in early October. The guide and associated media also will be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, anchored by a playoff between The Ohio State University and Marquette University on the deck of the USS Yorktown.

About Victory Media Inc.
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly® lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and www.militaryfranchising.com. Victory’s lists also are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.