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G.I. Jobs Names BCC a Military Friendly School

Burlington County College (BCC) has earned the distinction as a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the second year in a row. Fifteen percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation and 28 schools in the state of New Jersey have been named a “Military Friendly School” for 2013. With more than 1,400 currently enrolled military and military-affiliated students and a dedicated Military Education and Veterans Services office, BCC has a noticeably strong commitment to serving the military population.

“We are extremely proud to earn this distinction again,” said Christine Ulch, Director of Military Education and Veteran Services at BCC. “We are here to support the military and their families in any way possible. It is important to provide them with valuable resources and a great education. BCC does a great job of that and it is nice to be recognized for our efforts.”

Ulch, a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant (E-7) after 20-years of service, joined BCC in March 2012. She is among several BCC employees, who have served, or are currently serving, their country in some capacity. In a show of support for these employees, BCC signed the New Jersey Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (NJESGR) “Statement of Support” in February of this year. The “Statement of Support” is part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) efforts to gain and maintain support for National Guard and Reserve employees.

BCC has a long history of supporting the military. In 1973, BCC opened the Office of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to the veteran population at the institution. BCC's Military Education and Veterans Services staff assists students with admissions, academic advising, assessment testing, counseling and registration and helps to increase awareness of the benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Since the early 1970s, the College has had a presence on the nearby Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst. Today, the Military Education Center, located in room 107 Building 3829, 4 School Road, offers programs designed to meet the busy lifestyle of active military members and their families including seven and 10-week accelerated courses, weekend courses, and extensive distance education opportunities. BCC offers more educational programs than any other school on the base.