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Pensacola State College has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.

This is the ninth consecutive year, PSC has received the designation awarded to U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools that dedicate resources to military students to ensure success in the classroom and after graduation.

PSC has more than 2,000 veterans, active duty personnel and their dependents enrolled in classes, said College President Ed Meadows.

“Members of the armed forces play a vital role in our college community as well as that of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties,” Meadows said. “Here at Pensacola State, we value our military service members and their families and strive to provide outstanding support and services to these students. “

Military Friendly® ratings are based on six categories: Academic Policies and Compliance; Admissions and Orientation; Culture and Commitment; Financial Aid and Assistance; Graduation and Career; and Military Student Support and Retention.

PSC’s veteran benefits include the Dr. G. B. Tamburello Endowed Scholarship; Ross C. Shiver Endowed Scholarship; Purple Heart Waiver; My Career Advancement Account; Veterans Upward Bound (VUB); Veterans Student Support Services (VSSS); Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service Members; GI Bill and Pell Grant.

Michelle Coger, a VUB completer and Work Study student, described PSC as an environment conducive to veterans’ success.

“Location of services offered to military veterans makes it convenient for all. From beginning to end – the testing, tutoring, computer labs, etc. ─ make academic success easy,” she added.

Lloyd Mageo, another VUB completer, feels PSC is the best place for veterans to start their collegiate career.

“The small campus along with programs like Veterans Upward Bound and Veterans Student Support Services allow us to get up to speed as well as interact with other veterans who provide tips and tricks for college success,” he said.

“And the Veterans Upward Bound program really encouraged me to pursue college when I was in search of employment.”

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Their data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur, and STEM Jobs.

For more information about veterans’ programs at Pensacola State, contact Veterans Services at 850-484-1670 or veterans@pensacolastate.edu, or Veterans Upward Bound at 850-484-2068 or vetsupbound@pensacolastate.edu.