West Virginia Northern Community College has been named a Military Friendly School for 2014, a designation it has earned for the past several years.
Rich McCormack, president of Victory Media Inc., said his firm’s years of research, including a recent survey of more than 12,000 schools, has resulted in Northern being cited for the listing by Victory Media.
McCormack said, “You should take pride in this honor as it ranks your school in the top 15 per cent of schools nationwide via a data driven survey administered by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of “G.I. Jobs” and the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” The survey weighting, methodology and resulting schools list is independently certified by Ernst and Young, he added.
“Competition for the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list was fierce and as a result we raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark,” McCormack explained. “Your school is among the elite competing for military students.”
Margaret DeCola, veterans certifying official at WVNCC, said she is pleased that Northern’s policies and efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students have been recognized. “We do our best to offer a welcoming atmosphere in which veterans can receive the best information in their search for higher education,” she said.
For more information, contact campus counselors Tami Becker, Wheeling campus, 304-214-8946; Lisa Soly, Weirton campus, 304-723-7515; or Ina Robinson, New Martinsville campus, 304-510-8767.