Thanks to Middlesex Community College’s Veterans Resource Center, Veterans Advisory Board, and other special veterans services, MCC has been designated a Bronze-Level Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

The 2017 list of Military Friendly Schools honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools in the country. They are recognized for doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success both on campus in the classroom, and after graduation.

“Middlesex provides educational opportunities as well as numerous veterans resources to help make the transition from military to civilian life easier,” said Pam Flaherty, Dean of Students. “This award recognizes the work Middlesex does to create a welcoming environment for our veterans.”

Veterans at MCC have become more engaged on campus through the Veterans Resource Center on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses, said Flaherty. Students are helping their peers through peer-mentoring programs, and through a variety of Veterans Club activities. These activities include Q&A sessions about veterans’ benefits, and “Heroes Among Us,” a speaking program that provides an opportunity for an MCC veteran to tell his or her story about their service.

MCC has also received grant funding to provide Green Zone training to a wide range of faculty and staff. Green Zones help create a highly-visible network of college employees who better understand the unique needs of active military veterans and their family members.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. The list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 I Bill funding. For more information, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

For more information about MCC’s Veterans Resource Center, contact Rick Reppucci at reppuccir@middlesex.mass.edu or call 781-280-3510.