Berkeley College named military friendly school

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:14

    Woodland Park — Berkeley College has been selected as a 2012 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list honors the colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace American’s servicemen and veterans as students. “It is an honor for Berkeley College to receive this award for the third consecutive year,” said Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Berkeley College assistant vice president of Military and Veterans Affairs. “The College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill, and collaborates on educational ventures with the National Guard, the Air Force, the GoArmyEd distance learning program, and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. We constantly strive to expand the programs and services offered to our 400 military and veteran students.” The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Selected institutions offer benefits such as military scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, and a full-time staff dedicated to veterans’ affairs. Feedback from the survey provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on reviews from current students. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America. A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools publication, as well as on a poster that will be distributed to active and former military personnel in early October. Berkeley College enrolls nearly 9,000 students — including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The college has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains - and four in New Jersey - Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. For more information go to