Paradise Valley Community College Named 2013 Military Friendly School® by GI Jobs Magazine

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Paradise Valley Community College has been designated by G.I. Jobs magazine as a 2013 Military Friendly School based on its exceptional efforts to help America’s military service members, veterans, and their dependents succeed as students and adjust to civilian life and college.

Paradise Valley Community College

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"We work very hard to help our student veterans and their dependents apply for and receive the educational benefits they’ve earned," Stella Napoles, PVCC Veterans' Services Supervisor.

Paradise Valley Community College has been designated by G.I. Jobs magazine as a 2013 Military Friendly School based on its exceptional efforts to help America’s military service members, veterans, and their dependents succeed as students and adjust to civilian life and college.

More than 12,000 VA-approved schools across the country were eligible for consideration. The honor ranks PVCC in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that provide quality services and are doing the most to embrace those who have served their country. PVCC was noted a good choice because of the college’s commitment to ensure that each and every veteran is provided with all the means necessary to complete his or her academic goal.

Jonathan O’Brien, who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, said PVCC’s Veterans’ Services set him on the path toward earning his associate degree. After leaving the regimented world of the Marine Corps, he wasn’t sure what to do next. “I knew nothing about the process of enrolling or anything school-related. PVCC Veteran’s Services told me everything I needed to know to get my ducks in a row. They were very friendly and had a good understanding of the education benefits,” he said.

“We are pleased to be recognized as a military-friendly college,” said Stella Napoles, PVCC Admissions and Records/Veterans’ Services supervisor. “We work very hard to help our student veterans and their dependents apply for and receive the educational benefits they’ve earned. “

Napoles encourages student veterans to contact the Veterans’ Services Office for assistance with benefits, student services, and other military service transition issues. The office is located on the second floor of the Kranitz Student Center. Hours are 8 am to 6:30 pm, Mondays-Thursdays and 8 am to 4 pm Fridays.

See the entire Military Friendly Schools® list.

Paradise Valley Community College is one of the 10 regionally accredited Maricopa Community Colleges.

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