Wor-Wic receives military friendly designation

Salisbury Independent
Posted 6/30/21

Wor-Wic Community College was named as a silver-level Military Friendly School in the small community college category and as a Military Friendly Spouse School, for 2021 by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned …

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Wor-Wic receives military friendly designation

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Wor-Wic Community College was named as a silver-level Military Friendly School in the small community college category and as a Military Friendly Spouse School, for 2021 by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned company whose mission is to assist military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The Military Friendly Schools list honors the colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

Wor-Wic recognizes and adheres to Veterans Administration standards and strives to assist veterans as much as possible.

Fred Howard, Director of Veterans Services, is available at Wor-Wic to help current and prospective students who are veterans or active military personnel.

“Wor-Wic’s veteran, military and eligible dependent student enrollment averages 300 students per year taking both credit and non-credit courses,” said Howard.

“Veterans, active duty members, National Guard, reservists and eligible family members can use one of several VA GI Bill educational benefits while attending college,” Howard said.

“In addition to VA educational benefits, eligible military students can use their active duty and reserve tuition assistance while attending Wor-Wic. Wor-Wic has been selected as a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY for 10 consecutive years and a military friendly spouse school for the fourth year in a row,” he said. 

A U.S. Navy veteran, Howard serves as the adviser for Wor-Wic’s veterans and military association, a student club that is open to all students who have served any length of time in the U.S. armed forces. The club raises awareness of veteran issues and organizes events pertaining to veterans.