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BPCC named military friendly school for fourth year in a row


Bossier Parish Community College has again been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

The 2015 Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

This is the fourth consecutive year that BPCC has been named to the list.

“We view serving those who have so ably served this nation as an honor and a privilege,” BPCC Chancellor Jim Henderson said of the announcement. “Barksdale Air Force Base is a vital part of this community and a tremendous partner to BPCC, but we have a large contingent of reserves, National Guard, and veterans from all branches of our military. They all deserve our best.”

Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country. The survey captures more than 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding.

For more information about BPCC’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.bpcc.edu >Admissions>Veteran Educational Services.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, http://www.militaryfriendly.com , and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on http://www.gijobs.com.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.


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