East Georgia State College’s Military Resource Center was recently named among the 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers by Military Friendly. The college also earned a Gold Award for being a small public university with outstanding programs and support for the nation’s veterans and their families. The Gold Award is presented to those organizations that scored within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.
“East Georgia State College is proud to provide educational opportunities to military personnel and their families,” said EGSC President Bob Boehmer. “Our new Military Resource Center, located on our Swainsboro campus and directed by Stacey Grant, is a major step forward in our efforts to continually expand those opportunities. Under Stacey’s leadership, I am confident that the coming year will take yet another major step forward.”
Grant is excited about the designation, and urges everyone to pick up the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, both of which publish the list of Military Friendly® Schools each year.
Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.
New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly®” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”
“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”