N.C. Wesleyan named a Military Friendly School
From Contributed Reports
Monday, February 19, 2018
For the fifth consecutive year, N.C. Wesleyan College has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
This year, the college was awarded the Bronze Designation. Bronze Award winners have programs that scored within 40 percent of the 10th-ranked institution within a given category.
“At Wesleyan, we are committed to serving our active military, veterans and their families,” said President Dewey Clark, “We want to do our part in helping make college affordable and attainable.”
Wesleyan offers a 10 percent discount on tuition to all active duty military students, veterans and their spouses.
Victory Media’s “military friendly” designation places Wesleyan in the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that are embracing military service members, veterans and spouses to ensure their success on campus. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-18 survey with 849 earning the designation.
“Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans,” Victory Media’s Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols said.
Wesleyan offers students a program in Military Science — ROTC or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps — that combines college courses with summer training sessions to prepare students who show potential to serve as commissioned officers in the Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Mercer heads Wesleyan’s Army ROTC program. He is a 25-year highly decorated Army veteran and public safety program professional who has worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and as the director of Emergency Management Services for the city of Raleigh.
“The NCWC ROTC’s aim is to develop student leadership skills, provide an understanding of military customs and traditions and offer students’ excellent ways to jump-start their military or civilian careers,” Mercer said.
Enrollment in ROTC is open to all Wesleyan students, including those at the community colleges that participate in a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with N.C. Wesleyan College.
A complete list of the 20-2018 Military Friendly Schools can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com . More information on Wesleyan can be found at ncwc.edu. Contact ROTC@ncwc.edu or 252-985-5340 or more information on Wesleyan’s ROTC program.