The publication G.I. Jobs has named Pennsylvania College of Technology to its 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools.
The designation is reserved for the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to “embrace America’s veterans as students.” Among the criteria for listing as a Military Friendly School are: efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.
Institutions on the Military Friendly Schools list also offer benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military-spouse programs and more. G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide to compile the list.
“Penn College staff members take great pride in providing a quality education to those men and women who serve our country,” said Dennis L. Correll, associate dean of admissions and financial aid. “The Financial Aid Office is also pleased to offer an array of services to ensure veterans receive all the financial resources that are available including a full-time staff member, Joann Kay, coordinator of veteran’s affairs. She is a great resource not only for educational benefits, but for many other benefits offered for veterans in our community. We are proud to be considered a Military Friendly School.”
Kay reports that Penn College has certified 237 veterans to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the Fall 2009 semester.
G.I.Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”
“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”
The 2010 Military Friendly Schools list can be found online .