G.I. Jobs Magazine Names PGCC a Military Friendly School

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Prince George’s Community College the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools ® honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

“It is always an honor to be recognized for our efforts to transform the lives of our students and in this case to be spotlighted for the many ways the college goes the extra mile to support military service members and veterans,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. “It is especially important to be ranked as a top institution for addressing the needs of students coming to us from the military by a magazine that focuses on informing the community about the best educational and job training opportunities available to them.”

The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

The newly redesigned website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions. The site will be updated with the 2012 list on Monday, September 12.

ABOUT G.I. Jobs:
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro and the Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.   

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