Moraine Park Technical College has been included in “Military Times Best: Colleges 2018” rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. This honor recognizes career and technical colleges for their commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans.
This is Moraine Park’s third straight inclusion on this list and third time earning a spot in the Top 10. Moraine Park ranked eighth again this year nationally out of 24 technical schools chosen for this distinction. It is also the second major award the College has received recently for its veteran services, having earned a spot on Victory Media’s list of “Military Friendly Schools” in November for the eighth consecutive year.
“Our sustained high rankings within these listings validate the proactive work Moraine Park has been doing – not only in providing above and beyond services to our military students and student veterans, but also in educating our staff in serving this unique sector of our student population,” said Lt. Col. Scott Lieburn, U.S. Air Force, and dean of students at Moraine Park. “As a veteran myself, I couldn’t be prouder of Moraine Park and our consistent pledge to educate and provide opportunities to our local veterans, service members and their families.”
Military Times’ annual survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document an extensive array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on their campus.
Moraine Park offers a number of programs approved for VA benefits and courses with a variety of flexible scheduling that is attractive to student veterans and military students alike. Student veteran specialists and advisors provide one-on-one attention in a culture that supports and understands the challenges veterans can have transitioning into college life. In addition, student veterans can become a member of the Student Veterans Association on campus.
A first-ever Student Veteran of the Year award was also introduced last academic year at Moraine Park, and was awarded to Air Force veteran Carla Stephany of Calumetville. Meanwhile, the College’s overall Student of the Year award last year was given to Dwayne Sexton of West Bend, also a military veteran.
The “Military Times Best” ranking is published in a Military Times magazine sent to subscribers, as well as online at MilitaryTimes.com and other affiliated websites.
For more information about Moraine Park’s Veterans Services, visit morainepark.edu/veterans.