Three Rivers College Earns Spot on Military Friendly® Schools List

Oct 01, 2014

Three Rivers College has earned a spot on the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly® Schools List, putting the college among the top 15 percent of institutions nationwide noted for offering high-value education and a welcoming environment for veterans.

The Military Friendly® Schools list is compiled by Victory Media and uses extensive research and a data-driven survey to find which among 12,000 colleges, universities and trade schools are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Going to college after military service can be overwhelming, but the faculty and staff at Three Rivers have been top notch in providing support, guidance, and keeping veterans on the path to success,” said Raymond Richardson, a nine-year veteran of the Marine Corps and the public relations officer for the Student Veterans Association at Three Rivers. “Donna Mannon, the veterans advisor at Three Rivers, is incredibly helpful at guiding veterans through the process of applying for veterans benefits, as well.”

A full story and detailed list of 2015 Military Friendly® Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format in early October to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel.

“I am incredibly proud of the innovative and sensitive work of our Financial Aid Office and veterans programs, and we are honored to receive this important recognition as a military-friendly institution,” said Laura Milligan, Director of Financial Aid at Three Rivers.

Milligan encourages current and incoming students who are veterans or active military to call the Three Rivers Welcome Center at (573) 840-9605, and set up an appointment to speak with an advisor to discuss benefits, financial aid, and academic advisement.

“This recognition as a Military Friendly® School highlights our commitment to provide quality education opportunities for our military students,” said Three Rivers President Dr. Wesley Payne. “Military service members – as well as their spouses and dependents – make tremendous sacrifices for our country. We appreciate their service and, in turn, want to provide them with the high level of service that they deserve.”

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