September 17, 2012

Owens Community College Veterans Services Receives 2013 Military Friendly School National Honor

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College has earned the distinction of being designated as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a nationally-recognized media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools listing honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools for exemplary efforts in embracing America’s military service members and veterans as students.

“Owens Community College’s Office of Veterans Services is extremely honored to once again be chosen as a Military Friendly School,” said Vickie Adams, Owens Director of Veterans Services. “This marks the third consecutive year that the Office of Veterans Services has earned this distinction, which certainly reaffirms Owens’ dedication to meeting the educational needs of veterans throughout the region.”

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Owens Community College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for “G.I. Jobs” and Vice President at Victory Media.

Victory Media honored 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools as Military Friendly Schools for their commitment to providing an array of services to military veterans, including scholarships, veterans’ clubs and staff support, among other resources. The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

Owens’ Office of Veterans Services is dedicated to assisting veterans, active service persons, reservists and eligible dependents in their pursuit of a college education. Over 340 individuals representing the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard are involved in Owens’ veterans services programs.

Victory Media is a service-based, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. The organization publishes “G.I. Jobs”, “The Guide to Military Friendly Schools”, “Military Spouse” and “Vetrepreneur” magazines and has set the standard for ranking America’s most “military-friendly” employers.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.