Sterling College announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the list recognizes top colleges and universities for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting post-military students. This is the first year Sterling College has made the list.
“We are extremely proud of being named a military-friendly school,” said Tim Patterson, Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Sterling College. “We are dedicated to providing veterans with extraordinary learning opportunities in environmental stewardship education. We are grateful for our veterans’ service, and we’re committed to supporting them achieve their educational goals.”
He continued, “We’re especially proud about our College-to-Farm program for veterans, a first of its kind program that grants $10,000 in seed money for a farm or business for veterans that graduate from Sterling College with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture or Sustainable Food Systems.”
“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills, and training into successful careers after graduation.”
For more information about Sterling College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit its website at sterlingcollege.edu/veterans. For information on the College-to-Farm program, visit sterlingcollege.edu/collegetofarm. Sterling College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.