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MCC Earns Third Gold Ranking as Veteran Friendly School

10/06/2017

Mott Community College has received a Gold ranking as a Veteran Friendly School for the 2017-18 academic year by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). Gold is the highest ranking the organization awards to colleges and universities. It is the College’s third Gold designation in as many years.
 
The Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the MVAA, recognizes institutions of higher learning for their dedication to student veterans and dependents utilizing their G.I. Bill and other educational benefits.
 
“We strive to make Mott College a welcoming and supportive environment for our military veterans and their dependents,” said Dr. Chris Engle, Dean of Enrollment, Retention and Registrar/Title IX Coordinator at MCC. “It is through the dedication, leadership and hard work of our staff, such as Michele Traver, Operation Coordinator, Records and Veterans Services, that we continue to qualify each year for this prestigious designation.” 
 
The rankings make it simple for veterans and their dependents to identify schools throughout Michigan that are committed to supporting them and helping them succeed. Through the Veteran-Friendly School program, veterans will know exactly what services are available to them when they walk onto a campus. The MVAA 2016 rankings are available on MichiganVeterans.com/vetfriendlyschools.
 
 The veteran-friendly designation is available to any institution of higher learning eligible to receive veteran education benefits, regardless of size, location or program delivery. A new application and review process will be conducted every spring semester. Institutions can apply each year for the same, higher or lower ranking.
 
About the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency: MVAA serves as the central coordinating point for Michigan veterans, connecting those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, to services and benefits throughout the state. Learn more at MichiganVeterans.com or call 800-MICH-VET (800-642-4838).
 
Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.
 
As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.
 
For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link:  http://www.mcc.edu/gainful_employ_disclosure/index.php
 
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