ACC Named Military Friendly for Tenth Consecutive Year
Alamance Community College has been named a 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School for the tenth consecutive year.
The list of military-friendly institutions has been annually compiled by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a survey completed by the school.
Alamance Community College’s final rating was determined by combining the school’s survey scores with the assessment of ACC’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree or advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
“For the last few years the College has made great strides to become a military friendly college,” said Feleta Morton, VA Coordinator at ACC. Among these are:
- Alamance Community College has priority registration for Veterans.
- ACC offers designated Military Veteran parking spaces that are painted red, white, and blue.
- A licensed Veterans Center counselor is available once a month for confidential counseling.
- The Mobile Veteran Center comes to ACC main campus once a month for counseling and general questions.
- ACC’s VA Coordinator Morton attends monthly Veteran Connect meetings in Burlington and Mebane in order to learn more about resources for veterans.
- ACC is a member of the NC Association of Coordinators of Veterans Affairs (NCACVA), where Morton currently serves as President-Elect on its Executive Board.
- ACC is also a member of the National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) where Morton serves on its Regional Board of Directors.
- The College provides Green Zone training (professional development) for faculty and staff who wish to learn more about the military-affiliated student experience.
- The Veterans Association Club provides a network of support to military veterans, their families and civilian supporters. The club recently become a chapter member of Student Veterans of America.
- A Veterans Breakfast is held each year to celebrate Veterans Day.
The full list of 625 schools will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.