Wor-Wic Community College was named as a gold-level Military Friendly School and ranked in the top 10 in the nation in the small community college category for 2019 by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned company whose mission is to assist military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This is the eighth year in a row the college has received the military friendly designation.
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.
Wor-Wic recognizes and adheres to Veterans Affairs (VA) standards and offers a variety of educational support services to veterans. Fred Howard, director of veterans services, is available at Wor-Wic to help current and prospective students who are veterans or active military personnel and their families.
“Wor-Wic’s veteran, military and eligible dependent student enrollment averages 300 students per year taking both credit and non-credit courses,” said Howard. “Veterans, active duty members, National Guard, reservists and eligible family members can use one of several VA GI Bill educational benefits while attending college. In addition to VA educational benefits, eligible military students can use their active duty or reserve tuition assistance while attending Wor-Wic.”
Howard said a number of new developments on campus led to the college’s elevated ranking this year. “Wor-Wic offers priority registration to our veteran and military students who enroll in credit courses,” he added. “Our Veterans Upward Bound program helps veterans succeed in college. We have a very nice veteran-military student lounge on campus. Wor-Wic also has SALUTE, a national honor society chapter on campus that is just for veteran and military students.”
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.
Visit http://www.militaryfriendly.com for the complete Military Friendly Schools list.
Veterans or active military personnel interested in pursuing higher education can contact Howard at email@example.com or 410-334-2882.