LMC awarded highest veteran-friendly ranking

Sep 02, 2016
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency ranked LMC among just 44 Michigan colleges and universities as gold-level veteran friendly.

Lake Michigan College has been designated a gold-level Veteran-Friendly School by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. LMC is the only college in the area to earn the recognition.

The gold status award was granted based on factors including LMC’s veteran-specific advising, career services and priority class registration, the employment of a full-time veteran specialist, opportunities to receive college credit for military experience and the Liberty Hall Veterans’ Lounge.

Liberty Hall is accessed by a special key code provided only to student veterans and features a study area with computers and a printer, a television and a kitchenette.

Financial assistance is also available to veterans and their dependents through a Veterans Education Assistance Fund sponsored by American Electric Power and the Cook Nuclear Plant.

“It’s a high priority for LMC to give special recognition and support to the men and women who have served in the armed forces,” said Vice President of Student Services, Doug Schaffer. “Our goal is to keep improving how we help students leverage and translate their military experience into academic and professional success. We are honored to serve each one of them and we hope this acknowledgement encourages more veterans to consider furthering their education at LMC.”

In fall 2015, 153 veterans, active military reservists and Chapter 35 dependents were enrolled at LMC in programs including sociology, psychology, business, healthcare, skilled trades and law enforcement.

More information about LMC’s veterans’ services is online at lakemichigancollege.edu/veterans. Fall semester registration is open and classes begin September 6. Apply online for free at lakemichigancollege.edu/apply. Contact Admissions at admissions@lakemichigancollege.edu or (269) 927-8626.