Three Rivers Community College Named 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School
Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that it has earned the Bronze 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation. Each year, the prestigious list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members, veterans and their families, helping them select the best college to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
To earn the Bronze Military Friendly® School designation, Three Rivers met thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
“As a veteran myself, I am proud of the military community that we serve, and pleased that Three Rivers’ commitment to this population in making the campus a welcoming and necessary resource has resulted in our being recognized as a Military Friendly School,” said Steve Finton, the Acting Dean of Student Services.
The College has a Veteran’s Organization Student Group and an OASIS Center, which serves as the focal point for veterans’ activities where student veterans can access services such as academic advising, Veterans Administration educational benefits and counseling. It provides a place to take a break during the school day, study, and socialize with fellow veterans.
Veterans make up eight percent of the Three Rivers student population, and Three Rivers recently became an officially associated chapter of the Veteran Students of America. In November, Three Rivers also dedicated two parking spaces to Purple Heart recipients, and the Three Rivers Veterans Organization put together 75 dinners through a Thanksgiving Dinner food drive, completely meeting the needs of the Norwich Vets Center.
Military Friendly® is owned and operated by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned business. Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands.
For more information about Three Rivers commitment to supporting military students, visit Three Rivers website at www.threerivers.edu/veteran. Three Rivers will be showcased along with other 2019 Military Friendly® Schools in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.