Ten hut! G.I. Jobs magazine again included Oakton on its coveted list of Military Friendly Schools. The honor places the College in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools going “above and beyond” to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
The monthly magazine, published by Victory Media, surveyed more than 12,000 institutions of higher learning nationwide to compile its rankings. The list also appears in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools demonstrates Oakton’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.
Oakton offers veterans numerous benefits through programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, including the Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant, the Montgomery G.I. Bill, and the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.
At the College, Veteran and Workforce Specialist Vince Donahue Jr. serves as a liaison for veterans and other military personnel.
“My primary responsibility is to assist veterans as they transition from the military to college, and help them apply for all the VA benefits they are entitled to receive,” said Donahue. “Oakton also provides student-veterans with the academic support they need to be successful.”
For more information about Oakton’s veterans services, contact Donahue at 847.635.2632 or visit www.oakton.edu/admission/applying/veterans.