For the third year in a row, Chattahoochee Technical College has been honored as one of the nation’s outstanding military-friendly schools in the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list.
This designation reflects the college’s steadfast commitment, effort and success in creating meaningful and sustainable benefit for the military community. Chattahoochee Tech achieved a silver-level status, exceeding all six of the standards set forth by the Military Friendly® Schools assessment. The college received especially high marks in several categories: culture and commitment; admissions and orientation; and financial aid and assistance.
“Chattahoochee Tech remains military focused as well as military friendly, even during a pandemic,” said Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Barry Munday.
There are 360 U.S. military veterans as well as 350 military family members enrolled this semester at Chattahoochee Tech. The Jim Cunningham Veteran Services Center, which is located on the college’s Marietta Campus, serves as a gathering place for these students to receive student support services as well as external veteran services. Working at the center this semester through the college’s VA work study program while they attend school full time are Chattahoochee Tech students Octavius Jackson, who served for in the U.S. Army for 20 years, and Ericka Heggi, who served in the U.S. Air Force for six years.
The Military Friendly® Schools list is based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list. Criteria for this evaluation were set forth by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities.