Potomac State Receives 2014 Military Friendly School Designation

Potomac State College of West Virginia University is pleased to announce that it has been named to The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This designation honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and to ensure their success on campus.

Military Friendly Schools“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Potomac State College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.   “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

This national designation now allows Potomac State College to use the Military Friendly School logo on its Web site, in the College’s recruitment materials and in its advertising. Additionally, the College has introduced red-white-blue graduation cords to be worn by graduating veterans during commencement and has designated campus parking spaces for military service members and veterans.

The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com , feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Their data-driven Military Friendly lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

Military service members and veterans can contact Enrollment Services at 304-788-6820 or go2psc@mail.wvu.edu for further information regarding admissions to Potomac State College.