COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BEAVER COUNTY SELECTED AS A TOP MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOL
Military Advanced Education (MAE) awarded Community College of Beaver County the designation of a Top Military-Friendly college in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.
“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising servicemembers about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.
Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the Guide are the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of servicemembers, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns, to name but a few.
“I encourage students and ESOs to check out our searchable database online,” Fodel said. “We designed this database with the military student in mind. We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like the schools’ activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.”
“Community College of Beaver County is proud to support our servicemembers and their families. We provide educational opportunities to both current military members and veterans, specifically our local heroes. We strive to create a supportive, flexible environment and apply prior learning to a degree plan,” said Angela Vedro, Director of Enrollment Services at CCBC.
To learn more about the veteran services and educational opportunities for veterans at CCBC, visit www.ccbc.edu/veterans.
Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.
About Community College of Beaver County
Community College of Beaver County is an open door admissions institution located in Monaca, PA. The College provides more than 60 programs of study, offering students the opportunity to earn associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in such areas as the arts and sciences, aviation, business, health careers, human service, and technologies as well as non-credit enrichment courses and workforce development programs for the community and surrounding areas. Dedicated to helping more students succeed, CCBC is also an Achieving the Dream Leader College.
About Military Advanced Education
Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, servicemember, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.kmimediagroup.com) is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.