Immediate: October 3, 2013
Media Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Nassau Community College Makes 2014 Listing
of "Military Friendly Schools"
Garden City, NY — G.I. Jobs Magazine has included Nassau Community College in its 2014 listing of "Military Friendly Schools." As described on the G.I. Jobs Magazine website, the list "honors the top 20% of schools that are doing the most to embrace American's military students and ensure their success on campus" and is compiled "through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide."
Key to Nassau Community College's service to students with military backgrounds is its Center for Veterans, which is an information source, a guide and an advocate for veterans on campus. The Center seeks to assist veterans in navigating the varied aspects of the college experience, including educational benefits, counseling and class scheduling. In particular, the Center has established a priority registration for students with military backgrounds, has provided them with Orientation sessions and has hired them through the Veterans Work Study Project.
"At NCC, we see it as an opportunity and an obligation to provide students with military backgrounds with the services that will advance their educational and career goals," said Dr. Kenneth Saunders, Acting President at the College. He added, "They have put their lives on the line for our safety and our freedom, and NCC is proud of its special efforts to recognize that commitment and that service."
Dr. Evangeline Manjares, NCC's Dean for Academic and Student Services and Centers for Service Learning and Veterans Affairs, noted that the survey conducted by GI Jobs Magazine was comprehensive in exploring all of the ways in which colleges can assist students with military backgrounds. "The questions covered the many, many ways that colleges can interact with these students. I was proud to be able to respond over and over again, 'Yes, we do that, too.'"
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.