EvCC named a ‘military friendly school’

Oct 02, 2013

Everett Community College has been named a “Military Friendly School,” ranking it among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools serving active duty military personal, veterans and military families.

Victory Media selected EvCC for its 2014 Military Friendly Schools list after evaluating more than 10,000 schools nationwide. This was the fourth year EvCC earned the designation.

EvCC serves more than 500 military veterans and active duty military personnel per quarter through its Veterans Office. EvCC also has a student-run Veterans Club, Veterans Lounge with a study area and computers, the Veteran/Military Safe Zone program and a Reflections of Valor wall honoring EvCC veterans.

“Everett Community College has enthusiastically welcomed veterans and active duty military personnel for 72 years and is proud to be recognized for supporting students who have served their country,” said EvCC Veterans Office program manager Arlene Cahoon.

The college was one of 27 community and technical colleges in Washington state on the list, which is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

Rating criteria included a survey of student veterans, veteran graduation rates, percent of military students, the accessibility of veterans’ services on campus and other categories.

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools.

Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board including educators from schools from across the country.

For more information about EvCC’s services for military personnel, veterans and military families, see www.everetttcc.edu/veterans or contact Veterans Program Manager Arlene Cahoon at acahoon@everettcc.edu or at 425-388-9587.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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