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HCC named Military Friendly School by jobs team

December 08, 2011

Hagerstown Community College has been named as a 2012 Military Friendly School by the G.I. Jobs Military Friends School team.

The list features 1,518, or 20 percent, of the 8,000 schools in the nation that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans.

"We strive to serve the unique needs of veterans who come to us to further their education," said Kevin Crawford, HCC recruitment coordinator. "We are pleased to be recognized as a school that acknowledges the importance of helping this special group of students, and we will continue to do all that we can to assist them."

HCC has representatives within its admissions/registration and advising offices who are designated to assist veterans with benefits information, related paperwork, academic and career planning, and evaluation of education received in the military and other prior learning experiences.

There is also a veterans club, organized and run by veteran students with guidance from a faculty adviser. More information on these and other services can be found at www.hagerstowncc.edu/veterans.

 The list is determined through research done by government agencies and private entities, which administer education benefits and a comprehensive survey.

An advisory panel, consisting of five higher education administrators, helps determine survey questions and weightings based on programs and policies, financial commitment by the institution, the school's results in military/veteran recruitment and the school's academic accreditation.

To see the complete list, go to www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

For more information on services for veterans at HCC, contact the admissions office at 240-500-2238.

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