According to CUNY Newswire, the City University of New York is the first and largest university system in America to be named Military Friendly in 2016 in recognition of its programs for veterans, members of the armed forces leaving military service, and their military spouses.
The designation by Victory Media, the founder of the 13-year-old program, was given to 17 CUNY schools: Baruch College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Hunter College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Lehman College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, School of Professional Studies, The City College of New York, and York College.
“I’m very pleased that the number of Military Friendly campuses at CUNY has expanded from seven last year to seventeen this year,” said Chancellor James B. Milliken. “CUNY colleges are providing these deserving men and women with the education and skills they need to pursue careers. We are proud to help our veterans realize their goals. I want to extend congratulations and appreciation to the CUNY college presidents, faculty and staff who have made serving the educational needs of veterans a priority.”
The 17 CUNY campuses were among more than 1,400 schools and 220 employers across the nation to be designated Military Friendly for “exhibiting best practices in support of military students and employees, respectively.”
Military Friendly schools connect with Military Friendly employers for better student success and job placement. The schools are provided with training and resources to enhance program development and share best practices; given a score card and benchmarking to break down program development and provide resources to improve; and offered advanced strategic recruiting campaigns.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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