HANCEVILLE, ALA. –Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala., has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, Inc., for the fourth consecutive year.

As Veterans Day approaches, Wallace State was recognized with the distinction this week for its record of military student success, including graduation and employment outcomes, and for its services and policies in support of veterans and their dependents.

Colleges selected as Military Friendly Schools were graded on certain criteria favorable to veterans, including academic policies and compliance; admissions and orientation; culture and commitment; financial aid and assistance and graduation, career and military student support and retention.

A photography exhibition honoring veterans  is currently on display on Wallace State’s digital billboard and on the Burrow Museum website.

Wallace State hosts meet-and-greets for its veterans at the Veterans’ Corner on campus, which is located on the sixth floor of the library. The Veterans’ Corner was established for veterans in order for them to have one central location together to study, congregate, share stories and unwind.

Veterans, national guard/reservists and dependents/survivors are eligible for VA education benefits at Wallace State. The Alabama Community College System adopted The Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (Choice Act) after it was passed by the United States Congress and signed into law. The Choice Act guarantees in-state tuition to veterans and their family members.

Veterans interested in educational benefits available at Wallace State are encouraged to contact Wallace State’s Brett Messersmith, the college’s veterans’ certifying official, at 256.352.8431 or at brett.messersmith@wallacestate.edu. Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits cover everything from tuition and fees to books for all of Wallace State’s programs. Flight time for pilot training through Wallace State’s aviation program is also covered.

Wallace State’s designation as a Military Friendly School will be recognized in multiple publications, including in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines.

According to its website, Victory Media has led the industry as a ratings entity for over a decade, surveying thousands of institutions and assembling lists that capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military employees, students and franchisees. The Military Friendly ratings program has been instrumental in the development of corporate and college military recruiting programs.

For more information about Veterans benefits at Wallace State, visit http://www.wallacestate.edu/financial-aid/veterans-affairs

For more information about Wallace State, visitwww.wallacestate.edu.


Russell Moore

Staff Writer, Communications and Marketing

Wallace State Community College

P.O. Box 2000, Hanceville, AL 35077

1-866-350-9722    256-352-8443 direct

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