Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Michael Payne at VECTR Center

Chattahoochee Tech Earns Top Ten Military Spouse Friendly School Designation

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Chattahoochee Technical College has been rated as one of the nation’s top 2024-2025 Military Spouse Friendly Schools.

Chattahoochee Tech was ranked eighth in the Top Ten Large Community College category for the 2024-2025 Military Spouse Friendly Schools designation. This ranking represents the college’s ability to provide top-quality, post-secondary educational experiences for spouses of military service members.

“Chattahoochee Tech is honored to receive this distinction,” said Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator Michael Payne. “We are firmly committed to providing the academic, career, and mentoring resources needed by our military students, veterans and their families.”

The Chattahoochee Tech student community typically includes 300 military family members each semester, according to Payne, along with 300 students who are active military or veterans. Located at the college’s Marietta Campus, the Veterans Education Career Training Resource (VECTR) Center plays a vital role in providing these students with a supportive environment that connects them with educational and career opportunities.

Since 2009, the Military Spouse Friendly Schools list has been a reliable resource for military families. This recognition is awarded to schools for addressing the needs of military spouses and their families in sustainable and meaningful ways. This includes admissions, retention, career counseling and mentoring programs, as well as flexible learning options and degree continuation programs.

Schools earning the 2024-2025 Military Spouse Friendly School designation were determined through extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,000 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Schools nationwide survey.

Veteran Services Coordinator Michael Payne is shown here in his office at the VECTR Center.
Michael Payne, who serves as the Chattahoochee Tech Veteran Services Coordinator, is shown here at the Superior Plumbing Veterans Education Career Transition Recourse (VECTR) Center, which is located on the college’s Marietta Campus.