LCCC gets military friendly rating – Times News Online
Published on March 19, 2022 at 08:00
Once again, Lehigh Carbon Community College has earned the title of Military Friendly School based on both public data sources and proprietary survey responses. The college earned the additional designation of Top Ten School in the Small Community College category. The full list will appear in the May and October issues of GI Jobs Magazine and is at www.militaryfriendly.com.
More than 1,800 schools took part in the 2022-23 survey, 665 of which won special awards for exceeding the standard. The MFS designation identifies a school that provides military members and their families with information about post-military education and career opportunities, including on-campus veteran programs, credit for service, spouse programs military and more. Institutions are scored on student retention, graduation, placement, loan repayment, persistence (advancement or degree transfer), and default rates for all students and specifically for students veterans.
LCCC continues to provide resources and support services to over 400 active military students and veterans, including their spouses and dependents, to meet their specific needs while attending college. Resources include veteran lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses, preferential hours, scholarship opportunities, and a dedicated veteran support team to provide the resources necessary for a successful transition to college.
The LCCC Veterans Club provides an opportunity to find support, purpose, and bond with other military veterans and students. Additionally, the Veterans Advisory Council ensures that the LCCC stays current on relevant veterans issues. Students can also join the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society which recognizes academic achievement.
Institutions nationwide are named military-friendly schools after responding to a survey of on-campus military support, employment outcomes, and graduation. Founded in 2001, Viqtory is a disabled veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, education, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
For more information about LCCC’s veteran programs, contact Ellia Sablan-Zebedy, Executive Director of Enrollment, at [email protected]
The Morgan Campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College in Tamaqua offers a veterans’ lounge. The college offers preferential scheduling, scholarship opportunities, and a dedicated veteran support team to provide the resources needed for a successful transition to college. TIMES NEWS PHOTO FILE