NMC named among top 5 "Best for Vets" community colleges nationwide

Best for Vets logoTRAVERSE CITY — NMC this week achieved its highest ranking yet for veterans services, named as the fifth best community college nationwide on Military Times 2016 "Best for Vets" list.

Military Times, an independent print and online newspaper that reports on military issues, said it used a 120-question survey to evaluate schools. In addition it reviewed data from the Veterans Affairs Department, Defense Department and Education Department for information on everything from veteran-related policies to average salaries after graduation. Last year Military Times ranked NMC 68th on a list of four-year schools, since the college does offer one bachelor's degree.

Besides Military Times, NMC has also been recognized and ranked as a military-friendly college by GI Jobs and Military Advanced Education for the last four years.

About five percent of NMC students are veterans. The college will honor student, staff and faculty veterans on Wednesday, Veterans Day, beginning with a free breakfast for veterans at 8:30 a.m. in the Hawk Owl Cafe in West Hall.

At 9:20 a.m. the Traverse City Central High School drumline will lead veterans in a Walk of Honor from West Hall to the flagpoles west of the Tanis Building. The NMC campus community is invited to line the sidewalks to support veterans participating in the walk. A flag raising ceremony including a three-volley salute to deceased veterans will be conducted by the VFW Post 2780 Color Guard at 9:30 a.m.

From 10 a.m. to noon the entire campus community is invited for coffee and cake served in West Hall in honor of veterans.

Also Wednesday, NMC's chapter of the Student Veterans of America will hold a silent auction fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. at Right Brain Brewery, 225 E. Sixteenth St., Traverse City.

Find out more about NMC's military and veteran services at nmc.edu/veterans.

Release date: November 9, 2015

For more information:

Scott Herzberg
POC, Military & Veteran Services
(231) 995-2526



Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. nmc.edu/non-discrimination