Wor-Wic Designated Military Friendly by G.I. Jobs
September 22, 2011

Wor-Wic Community College was recently named as a Military Friendly School for 2012 by G.I. Jobs, which is a veteran-owned magazine designed for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

G.I. Jobs’ Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. The 1,518 higher education institutions on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience, offer scholarships and discounts, veterans clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.

Wor-Wic recognizes and adheres to Veterans Administration (VA) standards and strives to assist veterans as much as possible. Fred Howard, financial aid scholarship and veterans coordinator, is available at Wor-Wic to help current and prospective students who are veterans or active military personnel.

“Since the fall of 2005, more than 700 Wor-Wic students have used their GI Bill while attending Wor-Wic,” Howard said. “After the Post 9/11 GI Bill was passed by Congress in the summer of 2009, we began to see an increase in Veterans attending Wor-Wic. Last year, more than 300 veterans enrolled at Wor-Wic.”

Howard, a U.S. Navy veteran, is also the advisor for the student-run Veterans Club at Wor-Wic. The club, which started in the fall of 2009, is designed to support students who have served or are currently serving in the military. In addition to being a social and college-life support group for veterans, the club helps raise awareness of veterans issues, promote patriotism and establish professional networks with former military personnel to aid in veteran career goals.

The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of student veterans from more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

Visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com for the complete Military Friendly Schools list.

Veterans or active military personnel interested in enrolling at Wor-Wic can contact Howard at fhoward@worwic.edu or (410) 334-2882.

MILITARY FRIENDLY AWARD. G.I. Jobs magazine recently named Wor-Wic Community College as a Military Friendly School for 2012. Wor-Wic ranked in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. From left, Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic, and Fred Howard, financial aid state scholarship and veterans coordinator, are pictured with members of the Veterans Club at Wor-Wic, Jonathan Avila, vice president, and Heidy York, secretary.