Saluting Success: Northwood Tech Earns Gold In Military Friendly Award Designation

Recognizing commitment to supporting military-connected students.

Saluting Success: Northwood Tech Earns Gold In Military Friendly Award Designation

Northwood Technical College was recently announced as part of the official list of schools across the nation that have earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly® Schools award level designation. The College proudly announces its upgrade from Silver, in 2023-24, to Gold designation for the 2024-2025 Military Friendly® Schools award in the category of small community colleges.

In response to this incredible designation for Northwood Tech, President John Will stated, “Achieving this designation is a reflection of Northwood Tech’s commitment to support those who have made the choice to serve all of us through military service. It’s a privilege to work with many students who have a connection to our nation’s military.”

Stephanie Smith, Veteran Student Advocate, stated, “At Northwood Tech, we value the unique perspectives and experiences military-connected students bring to our college community. It’s an honor to work alongside these students and support them in their higher education journey, and we are grateful for the recognition of our efforts. We will strive to continue that support in any way we can.”

As part of Northwood Tech’s efforts to provide valuable assistance to military-connected students, the technical college has a Veteran Student Advocate available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. The Veteran Student Advocate is available to help students navigate the college experience each step of the way. Support includes finding the right program fit, navigating the application and enrollment process, providing academic and non-academic support and assisting in accessing benefits or obtaining credit for prior training and experience in the military.

Commitment and support to veterans by all post-secondary schools is the fundamental reason schools are eligible to participate in order to achieve a recognition award in either gold, silver, or bronze categories. According to Military Friendly® Schools, evaluations and criteria for earning the Military Friendly® ® Schools Top Awards were based on public data and responses from a private survey taken. The final ratings for the awards were determined after combining the survey responses and the public data according to a formal assessment. Scores are measured based on the schools’ proficiency and advancement as it pertains to levels of achievement in Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Repayment, Persistence, and Loan Default rates across the board for students, but specifically as it correlates to student veterans. The criteria, category weights, and system was determined by Viqtory, a military marketing company, with feedback from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council.

For more information about Military Friendly® status and designated institutions or to view the 2024-2025 Military Friendly® Schools designation list, visit www.militaryfriendly.com.

Northwood Tech is grateful for all its community partnerships. Your support of the Northwood Tech Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit NorthwoodTech.edu/donate.

Northwood Technical College is a nationally top-ranked college and designated Gold 2024-25 Military Friendly® School that puts your Learning First. Northwood Tech serves the educational and career needs of more than 15,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, Northwood Tech offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. Northwood Tech is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). For more information, call 800.243.9482 or visit NorthwoodTech.edu.

Northwood Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, service in the uniformed services, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions or status in any group protected by state or local law in employment, admissions or its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policies: Amanda Gohde, AA/EEO Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Associate Vice President of Talent and Culture; 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868; 715.645.7042; Wisconsin Relay System TTY:711; Amanda.Gohde@NorthwoodTech.edu.

Last Update: Apr 03, 2024 11:50 am CDT

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