Wor-Wic designated military friendly by G.I. Jobs
November 04, 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Wor-Wic Community College was named as one of the top Military Friendly Schools for 2015 by G.I. Jobs, a veteran-owned magazine designed for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The Military Friendly Schools list honors the colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. The approximately 1,600 higher education institutions on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

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 passage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill in August of 2009, more than 800 veterans have used their GI Bill while attending Wor-Wic,” said Howard. “In addition to the GI Bill, more than 100 students have used military tuition assistance while attending Wor-Wic.”

A U.S. Navy veteran, Howard serves as the advisor for the veterans and military association at Wor-Wic, a student club that is open to all students who have served any length of time in the U.S. armed forces. The club raises awareness of veteran issues and organizes events pertaining to veterans.

Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of schools approved for post-9/11 GI Bill funding nationwide. The methodology and criteria for creating the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

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

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