School’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans”
Haywood Community College recently announced that it was named a Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of silver for 2017. Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.
New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly®” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”
“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”
Award levels are defined as:
- Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
- Gold Medal – Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
- Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
- Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
Companies and schools must have successfully completed a 2017 Military Friendly® survey and been designated as a 2017 Military Friendly® School or Employer to be considered for the Awards program. The names of awardees are published online at https://militaryfriendly.com and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools. To see a complete list of this year’s award winners, or to learn more about Military Friendly® ratings and how to participate, visit https://militaryfriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® and Victory Media:
The Military Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers, and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com. Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.
“HCC is one of three community colleges in North Carolina that received the silver designation, explains Tracy Rapp, HCC Director of Financial Aid. “The college provides a family atmosphere for our active military and veteran students and their family members. We have close ties to the 211th MP National Guard Unit right here in Clyde, North Carolina. Haywood Community College provides excellent support services for our veteran students. An academic advisor is assigned to each veteran to assist them with their class schedule and any issues that may arise with their successful completion of their program. A counselor is also available to assist with any accommodations that may be required for our veterans with disabilities. A VA Certifying Official is also available to assist with any VA education paperwork and the certification of classes for benefits.”
For more information about HCC’s Military Friendly® rating, please call 627-4509.