RLC named Military Friendly School for 2014

INA, Ill. (Sept. 11, 2013) – Rend Lake College has been awarded, for the second year in a row, the title of Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs. The award is a result of a survey of over 12,000 schools, of which RLC ranks in the top 15 percent.

RLC and the other 1,867 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Fifty percent of the surveys focused on military support on campus and academic credibility.

“The faculty and staff at RLC are proud to be listed among the best Military Friendly Schools this year,” said RLC President Terry Wilkerson. “Veterans and service members are a distinctive group of students and we work every day toward helping them become successful students at Rend Lake College.”

The full list, interactive tools and a search function to help military students find the college best-suited to their unique needs and preferences can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

“On behalf of the 8 million military members and veterans seeking a school, I thank you for your commitment to educating our nation’s most deserving heroes,” said Rich McCormack, President of Victory Media, Inc. “You have demonstrated a strong interest in recruiting military students, and I urge you to augment your already stellar efforts by continuing to improve your military friendliness each year.”

As a part of one initiative to help veterans and service members, RLC began registering veterans and service members today for Spring 2014 classes. This priority registration continues from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Anyone interested in taking advantage of this priority registration period simply needs to call the Rend Lake College Academic Advisement Center at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1266, identify themselves as a veteran or service member, and make an advisement appointment.

“Offering early enrollment to our veterans and service members is just one way Rend Lake College exudes how important these students are to our community and how military-friendly we are,” said Lisa Price, Vice President of Student Services at RLC. “We look forward to helping these students with the next phase in their education.”

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