(January 14, 2014) – Tallahassee Community College has been named a Top
Military-Friendly College in the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges &
Universities, which appears in the journal Military Advanced Education.
The guide provides
potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way
to give back to our men and women in uniform.
Among the attributes
considered in evaluating institutions for inclusion in the guide are the
flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits, on-campus
ROTC, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus
assistance, support provided to families of service members, faculty trained in
veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time
counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns.
“Our staff used
strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a
record number of schools participating this year. We believe the guide serves
as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition
officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,”
said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.
The guide was
recently released in print and is also available online at www.mae-kmi.com. Online
users have access to a searchable database that includes survey questions and
answers provided by responding institutions, along with explanations about
critical issues such as the schools’ activation and deployment policies,
withdrawal policies, and scholarship and financial aid availability.
TCC has recently
ramped up its services for military veterans, opening a new veterans center and
partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs to bring a VetSuccess
on-campus VA counselor on board.
“From tutoring to
career counseling to mental health services, our goal is to support student
veterans and facilitate their successful transition to college,” said Delorise
Robinson, TCC’s veterans affairs coordinator.
information about veterans services at TCC, contact Delorise Robinson at (850)
201-8406 or firstname.lastname@example.org.