Victory Media names CPCC a 2014 “Military Friendly School”

last modified Sep 23, 2013 08:24 AM

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has been named a 2014 “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media.

CPCC served more than 2,200 veterans during the 2012-2013 academic year. As a result of this accomplishment, CPCC will be listed in Victory Media’s upcoming “Guide to Military Friendly Schools” listing, scheduled to be published this month.

“CPCC is committed to providing our men and women in uniform with the resources they need to transition into civilian life and find personal and professional success,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC. “We accomplish this through our many programs and services – including our Veterans Resource Centers – that are focused on giving back to a community of individuals who have already given so much of themselves and to their country.”

“This award means so much because it confirms that CPCC goes above and beyond to ensure its student veteran population finds success both in college and in the workforce,” said Shasta Resper, president of the CPCC Student Veterans Association. “CPCC’s caring nature can be felt in the many services and programs it extends every day to both me and my student veteran peers.”

The honor ranks CPCC in the top-15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation. Victory Media invited colleges and universities from across the U.S. to complete a survey detailing their strength in the following criteria areas: VA-approval of GI Bill benefits, CLEP acceptance, credit for military service, Reserve and Guard policies, access to flexible learning options, veteran programs, veteran student composition, and assets dedicated to recruiting military students. While more than 12,000 schools were surveyed, only 1,824 made the final list.

The “Military Friendly Schools” list provides military and veteran students with a way to identify which schools offer them the most benefits. The list is shared with U.S. troops and is promoted throughout the year in G.I. Jobs magazine, Military Spouse magazine, Vetrepreneur magazine, on www.gijobs.com and www.milspouse.com; and in an annual poster distributed to military base education offices.

To view the complete list of honored schools, please visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.