As Harrison College (formerly Indiana Business College) continues to strive to better serve its current and future military students, it is honored with being named as one of the 2010 Military Friendly Schools.
The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.
Ramone Cooper, manager of scorporate and military partnerships states: “As, a former service member myself I am truly excited about the initiatives that have been embarked upon by Harrison College. These initiatives are designed to ensure that not only my fellow service members but also their spouses, dependents, and retirees are embraced by Harrison’s Military Friendly environment as they pursue their educational goals.”
The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee consisting of educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.
“This honor shows the clear dedication by every employee at Harrison College to assist each military student or military family member, to not only get enrolled in school but also to excel in school,” said Ken Konesco, president of Harrison College.
The hardships that military personal and their families go through while trying to attend or complete a college degree is overwhelming. Harrison College’s program includes support groups for service members and their families, assistance with financial aid for service members and their families and special credit transfers for service members.