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Miami Dade College Ranks among Country’s Most Military-Friendly Schools

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Miami, September 25, 2013 - Walk around the corridors of any of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) seven campuses or two centers or sit in on any of the thousands of classes it offers, and chances are you’ll find a veteran or an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces. This semester alone, nearly 1,400 men and women in uniform and veterans enrolled at MDC. Because of its commitment to accommodate their needs, MDC was chosen as a “2014 Military-Friendly School” by Victory Media, Inc.

 

Miami Dade College ranked in the top 15% of more than 12,000 schools competing nationwide. Its first year on the list, MDC was recognized for its commitment to bolster the policies, efforts, and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students. The College also received accolades for its academic credibility, tuition assistance, and military support on campus, among other factors.

 

Miami Dade College’s on-going pledge to enhance the academic experience for veterans and military personnel also includes efforts such as priority registration, creating an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), recognizing appropriate military training for college credit, and establishing a partnership with the Miami Vet Center, among other programs.

 

For more information on MDC’s Veterans’ Programs, visit http://www.mdc.edu/main/vsi/ or http://www.mdc.edu/main/vsi/staff.aspx.

About Victory Media

Victory Media, Inc., a veteran-owned business founded in 2001, has led the industry as a ratings entity for more than a decade, surveying tens of thousands of institutions and adjudicating lists that capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military personnel. Civilian-driven lists have been published every year since 2003.

 

Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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