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SLCC Repeats National “Best for Vets” Status

Salt Lake Community College was for the fourth time ranked by Military Times as a Best for Vets two-year college.

Serving approximately 1,300 veterans, SLCC ranked 11 on the national publication’s Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list, which recognizes schools for their commitment to providing a wide array of educational opportunities and benefits for veterans and their families. The rankings are listed in several military publications produced by Gannett Government Media, a subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc.

"At SLCC, we are committed to providing services to our veterans and service members to assist them to complete their education and employment goals,” Darlene Head, manager of SLCC Veterans Services.We are supported in accomplishing these goals from all of our administration, all the way to President Huftalin. The college has added additional staff and funds to continue to reach out to our veterans to guide and provide support to them as they transition from the military to college and then employment. We serve veterans with pride." 

In 2011 SLCC ranked 9th on the list, followed by 12th for 2012-2013 and then 11th for the past two lists. This shows how SLCC continues to open its doors to partner with community agencies and the VA to better serve veterans,” said Mike Foster, SLCC VetSuccess on-campus counselor.

Hundreds of schools took part in surveys that document an array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students and other aspects of veteran culture on campuses. The Military Times also used data compiled by the U.S. Education Department. The full list of rankings for two-year and four-year institutions can be found at www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2015.

SLCC student veteran Sgt. Matthew Butcher

"For the Salt Lake Community College Veterans Center to make the “Best for Vets” list from Military Times for a fourth consecutive year, really validates my experience here at the college,” said Sgt. Matthew Butcher, 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault and SLCC student veteran. “From the very beginning Veterans Services provided me with valuable assistance during the daunting task of transitioning from the military to college. I found the staff to be more than knowledgeable and helpful with the process of starting and receiving my education benefits. It was a bit surprising to find all the resources I needed available in the Veterans Center, and it is nice to have an area where veterans can escape the busy college environment to study and de-stress."

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