Black Hawk College has been named a 2014 Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media.
The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. The 2014 list includes more than 1,800 schools.
Black Hawk College was designated a Military Friendly School in 2011, 2012 and 2013, but serving veterans is not a new mission for Black Hawk College.
When the college conducted its first classes in September 1946, 73 percent of the 239 students were World War II veterans.
“What better way to link what we’re doing today with where we started?” Dr. Baynum said. “We’re still serving veterans in 2013.”
This semester, there are 193 Black Hawk College students receiving veterans’ benefits.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Black Hawk College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Victory Media vice president and a nine-year Navy veteran.
“The need for education is growing, and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” Collins said.
A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.