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North Shore Community College Honored for Military Friendliness

G.I. Jobs honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

G.I. Jobs has named as part of the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

NSCC is one of the 1,518 educational facilities on this year’s list. This is the second year North Shore Community College has been honored.

College President Wayne M. Burton, a Vietnam veteran, said this designation very publicly illustrate's NSCC's commitment to serving veterans and their families. “NSCC has a long tradition of providing education and training to veterans and current members of the armed forces who are seeking to learn new skills and translate experience in the military to civilian life," he said in a press release. "We are committed to providing the highest quality services, resources and programs to meet the unique needs of this vital population."

In conjunction with a federal grant, the college has been able to expand its veteran services offerings to include a Veteran's Services Specialist, as well as offer a student Veteran's Club and becoming an official chapter of the Veterans National Honor Society.

Last November, the college's Veterans Services, Veterans Club and The Women's Center to honor the men and women in uniform studying at the college.

This year the college was also nominated for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which recognizes American employers of National Guard and Reserve personnel who provide exceptional support to their “Citizen Soldiers.”

Surrounding schools Salem State University, Northern Essex Community College, and Middlesex Community College were also named to the list.

For more information on what NSCC can offer to members of the military or veteran’s, contact Michael Smith, Veteran’s Services Specialist, at msmith@northshore.edu or 978-762-4178.

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