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Walters State Named Military Friendly College
Posted October 16, 2015

Walters State Community College has been named a 2015-16 Military Friendly College by Victory Media Group, an independent publisher of targeted information about military information and technology. 
The college was chosen based on a survey of services available for veterans and students on active duty or in reserve/national guard units. Currently, over 200 Walters State students are attending the college through some sort of veteran’s affairs benefits, including the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.
“Walters State Community College has always strived to make educational opportunities accessible to our service members, their dependents and veterans at any stage of their life. Seeing this reflected through this national recognition is very rewarding,” said Dr. Wade B. McCamey, president of Walters State. 

McCamey noted that technology now allows students to take advantage of educational opportunities anywhere.
“A few years ago, one of our students was enrolled in classes as his U.S. Navy ship sailed to the Middle East.”
Linda Mason, the college’s veterans service advisor, has streamlined the admissions and registration process for veterans attending both full-  and part-time.
“We try to get veterans certified as soon as possible so they can enter college. Once certified, many veterans only hear from me once or twice a semester.

“I also work with each veteran individually to make sure they are utilizing their benefits in the best way. Many veterans qualify for several different educational programs. We talk about their educational goals and then decide on the best way to proceed,” Mason said.

Mason takes advantage of every opportunity she has to encourage veterans to take advantage of their benefits while they have them. A common misconception is that G.I. Bill benefits last forever. Mason said benefits expire 15 years after that date for veterans covered under the Post 9/11 Program.
Veterans who are interested in attending Walters State should contact Mason at (423) 585-6809 or Linda.Mason

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