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Columbus State named to 2012 military friendly schools list by G.I. Jobs
As Columbus State moves to improve its services for military veterans, the college has been named to a national list of military friendly schools by G.I. Jobs – a veteran-owned publishing business. This list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students.
The list is designed to help student veterans connect with the college that’s best for their needs. To compile the figures, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans. Michael Dakduk, Executive Director for the Student Veterans of America, says, “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the greatest opportunity. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”
The 1,518 schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
For its part, Columbus State will be creating a new Veteran’s Coordinator position.
That person will be an advocate for questions and concerns from veterans and will
coordinate programming specific to the veteran population. New space will also be
set aside on campus for an office and meeting room for veteran’s resources. The college
currently serves more than 600 student veterans.
For more information:
Veteran’s services at CSCC: http://www.cscc.edu/services/financial-aid/veterans/
Ohio Education Opportunities for Veterans: http://www.ohiohighered.org/sites/default/files/uploads/military/Ed-Ops-4-Vets_062111.pdf