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Sauk Named 2017 Military Friendly School

Sauk Valley Community College Named to 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

SVCC has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools provides service members and their families, information to help them select the best college, university, or trade school from which to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

Of the more than 1,700 participating schools, 1,273 were awarded the designation. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

About being added to the list for several years in a row, SVCC president, Dave Hellmich shared, “Sauk is proud to be a Military Friendly college. We create a supportive environment for Veterans that encourages and inspires their academic achievement. With the guidance and expertise of our Veterans Services Department, SVCC provides Vets the help they need to pursue their education and achieve personal and professional goals.”

According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

For more information about SVCC’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit