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ACC Named Military Friendly for 12th Consecutive Year

military friendly 20-21Alamance Community College has been named a 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School for the 12th consecutive year. In addition, the College was named a Military Spouse Friendly School for the second time.

The list of military-friendly institutions is 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.

Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey and 747 earned the “Military Friendly” designation.

The Military Spouse Friendly Schools designation helps military spouses select schools that will support them in their education journey by meeting their unique needs as a part of a military family. Schools that are selected for the list are at the forefront of supporting the goals of military spouses.

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.

Among ACC’s benefits to military veterans are:

  • ACC designates priority class 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.
  • 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.
  • Feleta Morton, VA Coordinator at Alamance Community College, currently serves as President of the NC Association of Coordinators of Veterans Affairs, of which ACC is a member.
  • ACC is also a member of the National Association of Veteran Program Administration (NAVPA). Feleta Morton is an elected member of the Regional Board.