Hinds CC named as ‘Military Friendly School’
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Hinds CC named as ‘Military Friendly School’

Hinds Community College, the largest Mississippi community college, is one of seven community colleges to be named to the Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

Among the criteria used in the selection process are military support on campus, academic credibility, percent of military students, student tuition assistance among other categories.

“We’re using innovative strategies and trying to cut down on red tape so it’s easier on students to come here,” said Ryan Braswell, coordinator of Veterans Services. “Having a full-time person to manage the transition for service members has helped tremendously.”

For more information on Hinds’ military benefits see the website at

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served. The list is in its fifth year.

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  • Cathy Hayden

    Cathy Hayden is a 30-year career journalist with a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Mississippi and a master of theological studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Hayden, who covered education at The Clarion-Ledger for 17 years, came to Hinds Community College in January 2007.

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