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MAE selects GCCC as a top military friendly college in its 2014 guide

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Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Garden City Community College the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, just released in print, and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

This is the first time for GCCC to make this particular list but the third time to be honored with this designation. Previous awards include the 2013 and 2014 list of “Military Friendly” schools designated by Victory Media and published in G.I. Jobs magazine.

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.

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, Service member Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, 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.

“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 (ESOs) and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.

Fodel continued saying she encourages students and ESOs to check out MAE’s searchable database online as it was designed with the military student in mind to help them make informed choices. The database gives military students 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.

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 service members 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, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.

For more information visit www.MAE-kmi.com for online access to the “2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities”.