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GHC named Top Military Friendly Institution by Military Advanced Education Magazine

GHC named vet-friendly for third year

Military Advanced Education (MAE) awarded Georgia Highlands College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The college was also recognized by MAE in 2012 and 2014 editions.

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to current and former members of the military

Now in its eighth year of publishing the guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This will enable prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

“We believe the guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising servicemembers about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”

Amy Wise, GHC veterans affairs coordinator, said, “Our office serves as the point of contact for services available to student veterans enrolled at Georgia Highlands College, as well as their spouses and dependents. The office works to assist with transition and retention in an accessible, supportive and welcoming environment. The mission of this office is to make financial, educational and community resources readily available through a wide range of support and advocacy.  The office aspires to this mission through collaboration with faculty, staff, students and community partners to promote personal, professional and educational success.”

The guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

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