The men and women of the United States military have done so much for this country – they have put their lives on the line in the name of liberty. It is only fitting that after the service to their country is finished that their country should help with their future.
Fullerton College has been recognized as one of the top schools in the nation to engage prospective military students in a recruiting environment, educate military students once they are part of the institution, and employ military students with meaningful employment.
The Veterans Resource Center at Fullerton College is working hard to make veterans and family of veterans feel welcome at Fullerton College.
Fullerton College has always been a place that has accepted and provided guidance people from all walks of life including the military, but there are special requirements required to earn the designation of Military Friendly® school.
There is an annual survey conducted on over 10,000 Veteran’s Affairs-approved schools nationwide.
According to militaryfriendly.com, the requirements include support on campus, graduation and retention rates, military student body composition, career outcomes, and even military spouse polices.
“The process was extensive it took over a year to complete it,” Aghabi Rangel, VRC Coordinator said. “With more funding the level of dedication increases.”
The staff at the center is more committed to helping veterans than ever before.
The center provides services specifically designed to help veterans with workshops and counseling. It is also staffed with people who are extremely knowledgeable about Government Issued Bill benefits.
As a campus, Fullerton College has to earn the designation of Military Friendly® school every year. Aghabi Rangel wants to help veterans even before they get on campus. She wants to be able to help military men and women on near by military bases figure out what is next.
There are over 1,200 student veterans, dependants of veterans active-duty service members and reservists that attend fullerton college. It is not only the VRC, but the entire community FC is that makes veterans feel so welcome.
“The military friendly designation will help us reach even more veterans who are looking for assistance and guidance in their reintegration process,” Rangel said. “It puts Fullerton College among the top institutions that support veterans.”