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Macomb Community College recognized as 2017 Military Friendly School

– Monday, November 28, 2016 12:00AM

Macomb Community College, a leader in education outreach to veterans and their families, has been named a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a veteran-owned organization connecting the military community to education, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

“We wear our designation as a Military Friendly School with pride,” said James Jacobs, president, Macomb Community College. “We work every day to create an environment that offers educational opportunities and assistance to those who have given of themselves to make our freedoms a reality. It is rewarding to be recognized for something that means so much to our organization.”

Macomb provides opportunities to the military community in numerous ways including counselors dedicated to the specific needs of veterans, scholarships, assistance applying for educational resources, veteran-related community events and a student veteran’s organization. The college has also been recognized by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency with gold-level status in its Veteran-Friendly School program.

Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse, has complied and published the Military Friendly Schools and Military Friendly Employers listings since 2009. Final ratings were determined through a combination of survey scores and the assessment of the institution’s student retention, graduation, job placement and loan repayment statistics. The result was a list of 1,273 schools receiving the designation. Complete criteria and the listing of recipients of the designation can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com/schools

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 44,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact: Sean M. Patrick, 586-445-7271, patricks28@macomb.edu