MCC Named a Military Friendly School

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Manchester, CT – (September 21, 2012) . . . Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Manchester Community College to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The list of schools was compiled from polls G.I. Jobs performed from more than 12,000 schools nationwide.

"Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows MCC’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," stated G. Duncan Harris, Dean of Student Affairs, “It is a testament to our commitment to providing veterans with the educational opportunities and support they need to succeed.”

The Military Friendly Schools website, found at, features the list, interactive tools, and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. 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.

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 tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. A full list of board members can be found at

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide 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, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year's list of Military Friendly Schools.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at MCC. Manchester Community College is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with local universities.

News Item Posted On: September 24, 2012
For Additional Information Contact: Bonnie Willgoos at 860-512-2928