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Halifax Community College has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly School designation.

The college announced the designation today.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. 

More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.

The 2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at this link

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. 

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence — degree advancement or transfer — and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“As director of veterans affairs/registrar at Halifax Community College, I am very proud and humbled that HCC has received this distinguished designation,” said Dawn G. Veliky. “Although a small institution, HCC continuously strives to provide high-quality, accessible and affordable education, training and services for all students.”

Veliky said, “In addition, I am especially proud to meet the needs of those veterans who have served and their families who supported them. To further support our veterans and their families, HCC also participates in the Eight Keys of Veterans Success and the Principles of Excellence.”

Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships, said, “Military Friendly is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the military community.”

Said Lopez: “This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”