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Moraine Park Technical College has earned the ninth spot, out of 21 technical colleges nationwide, on the “Military Times Best: Colleges 2019” rankings. This honor recognizes career and technical colleges for their commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

Moraine Park has made this Top 10 list for the last four years and serves as the only technical college in Wisconsin to earn a place on this list. The Military Times surveys colleges and universities on an annual basis requesting documentation on services, special rules, accommodations, financial incentives, and student services that are offered to veterans and their families. There were nearly 500 survey entries for the Military Times Best College’s ranking, and less than half earned a spot on this list.

“The College is committed to making sure every veteran who steps onto our campuses are provided everything they need to be successful,” Steve Pepper, student veteran specialist said. “I’m not only the College’s student veteran specialist, but also a Moraine Park alumnus, and more importantly a veteran. I truly believe having someone our veteran students can turn to who can speak their language or understand some of their frustrations is important to their college experience and overall success.”

Moraine Park offers many programs that qualify under Veteran Administration (VA) benefits, with flexible scheduling options. The College is continuously working to maintain a culture that supports the challenges that veterans may encounter.

“Remaining on the Top 10 validates the proactive work that Moraine Park has been doing. Not only in providing above and beyond services to our military students and student veterans, but also in educating our staff in serving this unique sector of our student population,” said Lt. Col. Scott Lieburn, U.S. Air Force, and dean of students at Moraine Park. “As a veteran myself, I am proud of Moraine Park for making it a priority to educate and provide opportunities to our local veterans, service members, and their families.”

The “Military Times Best” ranking is published in the MilitaryTimes magazine and is available to subscribers, as well as online at MilitaryTimes.com and other affiliated websites.

For more information about Moraine Park’s Veterans Services, visit morainepark.edu/veterans.

Written by Kristina Haensgen
Public Relations & Events Specialist