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Clinton Community College Named “Military Friendly” School


Monday, September 17, 2012


PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (September 17, 2012) Clinton Community College has once again landed a spot on the annual Military Friendly Schools list.

Assistant Registrar and Veterans Affairs officer Tracy Guynup said, “It is an honor to be given this designation for the third year in a row. This shows the community that our college is veteran friendly. It helps to get the word out to veterans and veteran dependents who are thinking of attending Clinton. We have a lot to offer our veteran population.”

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Clinton Community College to the coveted list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

There are several reasons Clinton was deemed a Military Friendly school for another year. But among the top reasons is Clinton’s commitment to its Veteran’s population. Clinton’s Veterans Club is a chapter of the Student Veterans Association. The club offers Veterans a group on campus that gives them a strong sense of belonging and enables them to maintain their connection to the military and other Veterans while still on campus.

The club also organizes social events and charitable events that benefit Veterans both on campus and in the local area. Each year the CCC Veterans Club organizes and participates in one of the area’s most well-attended and honorable Veterans Day Observations in the state.

The Veterans Club also brings in guest speakers relevant to Veterans and their experience. This past spring semester the Veterans Club hosted Thomas Middleton; who is a war Veteran, CCC alumnus and author of the book Saber’s Edge.

Clinton Community College President John E. Jablonski said, “Our faculty and staff have a genuine respect for those who have served in the armed forces. I am pleased that Clinton has once again been recognized as a Military Friendly School.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. 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. A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

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 hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

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 are also 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.

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