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MCC Recognized as Military-Friendly College (01/22/2013)

flagMilitary Advanced Education (MAE) has included Monroe Community College in its 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. MAE serves armed services education service officers (ESOs), transition officers (TOs), and other top level commands who work with service members, veterans, and their families during active duty, transition, and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.

More than 300 colleges and universities nationwide were surveyed and then evaluated in four areas: support, financial assistance programs, military culture and flexibility. MCC was one of 29 New York state colleges and universities that earned a place on the MAE list.

“What is important for one prospective student in the realm of “military-friendly” may be less important to another, said Kirk Brown, publisher of MAE. “For some veterans, an institution’s academic reputation may be the single most important influencing factor in their selection. Yet, knowing that an institution has a dedicated veterans’ organization or participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, for example, may help them narrow the playing field. The Guide, in its newest incarnation, is a powerful mechanism to simplify a complex research process—and no two students' priorities are the same.”

According to MCC President Anne Kress, “MCC is honored to assist our veterans and their families. Our goal is to help our returning service members achieve success in the classroom and in their transition to civilian life and careers. The success of our student veterans benefits our entire community, and they deserve the full measure of our support.”

The college’s long-standing tradition of supporting our military goes back to those years when Vietnam veterans were just coming home. In 2010, MCC built upon that tradition by establishing The Academy for Veterans’ Success, an initiative designed to address a wide range of deployment and reintegration issues facing veterans and their families.

MCC has one of the largest populations of student veterans in upstate New York.

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