CMCC Cited as Military-Friendly College

Central Maine Community College has been recognized by G.I. Jobs as one of America’s most military-friendly schools.

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting and serving students with military experience.

“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher, said in a news release. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified.”

“CMCC is very pleased to be recognized as a military friendly college, said Scott Knapp, president of the College. “It has been our experience that veterans not only make good students, but they bring dedication, life experiences, diversity, and leadership qualities to the classroom. We are committed to helping them succeed, and we are confident that CMCC is the right choice for those who have served our country so honorably.

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and a new Web site, found at , will launch in September with tools to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs. G.I. Jobs ( is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Any veterans or active-duty personnel who would like more information about CMCC are asked to call 755-5273 or email [email protected]

Photo caption: Central Maine Community College President Scott Knapp, left, and Dean of Student Services Randall Lee are pictured here with the plaque the college received for being named among the nation’s most military-friendly schools. Lee, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves, recently completed a deployment in the Middle East.

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