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PPCC Again Named Military Friendly School

Allison Swickard, September 19, 2012

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Colorado Springs, Colo. – Sept. 19, 2012 – For the fourth year in a row, PPCC has been named a military friendly school by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This list honors the nation’s top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“PPCC has a long and successful history of serving active duty military, veterans, and their family members," said Cheri Arfsten, PPCC director, military and veterans programs. "Approximately 20 percent of our students are active military or veterans, and we take great pride in providing each of them the resources they need to attain their educational goals; resources such as flexible online and weekend classes, as well as full-service offices on Ft. Carson and Peterson AFB." 

The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows PPCC’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media.   “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Sean.  Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/methodology

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year schools taking the survey are held to ahigher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. JobsGuide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.  The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, anchored by a playoff between The Ohio State University and Marquette University on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®. 

Allison Swickard

Executive Director, Marketing & Communication

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