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NCC Considered 'Military Friendly'

G.I. Jobs Magazine includes community college in 2013 list.

Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College
G.I. Jobs Magazine has named Nassau Community College (NCC) a 2013 “military friendly school,” according to its website.

The list, which includes 1,739 of America’s colleges, universities and trade/vocational schools, honors the top 15 percent that offer the "best support, flexibility and value for active duty military and veterans pursuing an education."

The annual list is compiled “through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.”

“At NCC, we see it as an opportunity and an obligation to provide students with military backgrounds with the services that will advance their educational and career goals,” Dr. Kenneth Saunders, NCC's Officer in Charge, said in a press release. “They have put their lives on the line for our safety and our freedom, and NCC is proud of its special efforts to recognize that commitment and that service.”

NCC's Center for Veterans assists those veterans navigating the college experience - anything from counseling to class scheduling. The center has hired them through the Veterans Work Study Project.

Further, the college hosted an All Veteran Jobs and Support Services Fair in May. The event was sponsored by County Executive Ed Mangano.

Dr. Evangeline Manjares, NCC’s Dean for Academic and Student Services and Centers for Service Learning and Veterans Affairs, said the survey questions covered "many, many ways that colleges can interact with these students."

"I was proud to be able to respond over and over again, ‘Yes, we do that, too,’” Manjares said in a press release from the college.

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