DCTC Named Military Friendly School

Black Hawk landing on Military Family Day

Recognized by G.I. Jobs

UH- 60 Black Hawk landing on Military Family Day

Rich McCormack, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, notified Student Life Director Nicole Meulemans that DCTC has been named a Military Friendly School for 2012. This is the second year in a row that DCTC has earned that honor. To learn more about how DCTC serves military veterans, active duty personnel and their families, read “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon at DCTC.”

Excerpt from Rich McCormack’s notification that DCTC is a Military Friendly School for 2012:

I am proud to notify you that after years of research and a recent survey of over 8,000 schools, Dakota County Technical College has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School® for 2012! You should take great pride in this honor, as it ranks your school in the top 20% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. The competition for our 2012 Military Friendly Schools® list was fierce and as a result we raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark. Your school is among the elite. In July, you will receive a Military Friendly Schools® plaque commemorating this distinction.

As a Military Friendly School®, you will be provided with a basic listing in our 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, which publishes in late September 2011. You also will receive a basic listing online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. In late September, we will issue a press release announcing the schools which made the list.

Clearly you have an interest in recruiting military students, and I urge you to augment your already stellar efforts by continuing to improve your military-friendliness each year. Ensure your place on our list by bolstering the policies, efforts and results you use to recruit and retain military and veteran students. These policies, efforts and results were carefully gleaned through our survey and weighted into our rankings. For the record, Military Friendly Schools® are not ranked on the list. On behalf of the 8 million military members and veterans seeking a school, I thank you for your commitment to educating our nation’s most deserving heroes.


Rich McCormack, Publisher

For more information about the Veterans Resource Center on the DCTC Rosemount campus as well as other veterans services offered at the college, contact:
  • Katherine Bachman
    South Metro Region Higher Education Veterans Program