JCCC recognized for its work in helping military veterans

November 10, 2015

Veteran and Military Resource Center

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College once again has been recognized as a military-friendly school.

Victory Media, the originator of Military Friendly® education and career resources for veterans and their families, last week released its 2016 lists of schools and employers that they say lead the way in providing civilian opportunities for veterans.

Most recently, JCCC opened a Veteran & Military Resource Center in COM 305, said Kena Zumalt, coordinator of veteran services at the college. The center, which opened a year ago, is committed to providing an environment for veterans to pursue their academic and personal goals, explore learning experiences and be involved on campus.

All students with military experience - past or present - and military dependents are welcome to visit the center to ask questions, find resources or to just unwind between classes. Staff is available to answer questions and connect students with resources. The lounge area provides a place to study or hang out with other students.

Military Friendly® is part of the ratings division of Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business. Military Friendly® rates colleges and companies on their programs to recruit and retain veterans and military spouses.

This year, more than 1,400 schools earned this year’s distinct Military Friendly® Schools designation.