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Harford Community College has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list once again. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Harford Community College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” Complete survey methodology is available at militaryfriendly.com/methodology.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Harford Community College works hard to identify ways in which services can be improved to assist active duty military, members of the Reserve forces, military family members and veterans.

The College follows recommendations of the American Council on Education in awarding credit for military training so that many active duty soldiers and veterans are able to complete degree requirements more quickly. In addition, Harford Community College is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), a consortium of national higher education associations that subscribe to principles designed to provide quality academic programs to military students and their families. Through use of SOC agreements, active duty and reserve service members and their families are able to work on a degree plan after completion of pre-approved course equivalents.

HCC is also a supporting member of My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), a Department of Defense program to assist spouses of active duty service members in completing college and other training programs designed to develop portable career skills that will enable them to find employment as they transfer from post to post with their military partner.

In addition, the College has a Veterans Club and a veterans’ space for work and study in the Student Center. A Military Appreciation celebration will be held November 14 at 11 AM in Edgewood Hall, Room 132.

More information about support for military and veteran students at Harford Community College is available at http://www.harford.edu/student-services/support-for-military-and-veterans.aspx.

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