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Hudson Valley Community College Ranked as a “Military Friendly” School By G.I. Jobs Magazine

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Hudson Valley Community College recently was designated a Military Friendly School for 2016 by G.I. Jobs magazine. This designation places the college in the top 14 percent of 10,000 colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in fulfilling its mission to educate military service personnel and veterans.

Originally established as the Veterans Vocational School in Troy, Hudson Valley has had a long tradition of assisting active duty personnel and veterans with benefits, counseling and academic advisement.

The 2016 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 14 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 to ensure their success on campus. The list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools nationwide. The Military Friendly Schools® website, features the list and search functionality to help veteran and active duty service members find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

“Hudson Valley Community College has a variety of support services aimed directly at the student veteran or active duty service member,” said President Drew Matonak. “Programs like our veteran mentors and the Armed Forces Study Room aim to help replace the camaraderie that many of our veterans experienced in the military. All of these efforts make our campus a more welcoming place for veterans to pursue higher education.”

Active duty service members or veterans who wish to speak to someone at the college about their benefits may call (518) 629-4545. Those who wish to enroll in a degree or certificate program may call the admissions office at (518) 629-7309.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 80 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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