PC Chosen ‘Military Friendly School’ Again
G.I. Jobs Magazine publishes the yearly list that honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools throughout the nation that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
The College has a tradition of strong, amicable relations with the military and has had a vibrant ROTC program on campus for more than 50 years. The SCE has helped strengthen those relations with students who have already served in the military and are looking to return to school.
The SCE assists military members, veterans, and their spouses with completing their bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or certificates. Advisors walk through every step of the college enrollment process with military members and their families.
“Providence College currently serves approximately 25 military students, primarily in SCE and in graduate studies. The SCE is eager to recruit more of these students and is honored to be included in the listing of military-friendly schools,” said Anne Nagle, assistant dean of SCE.
The list was compiled through extensive research and surveys taken at more than 8,000 schools across the U.S. The results were then reviewed and assessed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from across the country.
“We completed an annual survey answering questions about our military education and training transfer credit policy (through the American Council on Education), overall number of transfer credits, flexibility of course scheduling, tuition, and student services,” said Nagle.
“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans who are searching for schools that provide the right overall experience. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director for Student Veterans of America.
The award reinforces the College’s and the SCE’s commitment to servicemen and women, as well as the mission of the SCE, said Dr. Janet Castleman, dean of the SCE.
“These individuals served their country, and now our duty is to serve them and provide them with every opportunity possible to obtain a college degree and move forward in their lives,” she said. “Being named a military friendly school is a ‘seal of approval’ that lets us know we’re on the right track when it comes to serving our military population.”
--Robbie Smith-MacDonald ’12