Bossier Parish Community College has been named a Top Ten Military Friendly® School for the 2022-2023 school year. This year’s designation ranks BPCC in the top ten category overall for all community colleges in the nation and marks its 11th consecutive year to receive the prestigious Military Friendly® designation.

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at Bossier Parish Community College, which opened in 2018, was created in partnership with Louisiana Tech University to provide military and veteran students a central, one-stop location for obtaining essential military support services on the state and federal level. Housed on the BPCC campus, the Veterans Resource Center serves all military affiliated students including active duty, veterans, Reservist, National Guard, military spouses, and dependent children.

“Serving our veterans and their families is an honor for me knowing the sacrifices they have made for us,’ said Susan Stakes, BPCC’s Veterans Resource Center Program Manager. “I consider it a privilege to be able to provide them with the best opportunities for utilizing benefits and finding a career path for their future. The VRC provides a safe, supportive environment with staff that has extensive knowledge of the military lifestyle, state and federal benefits, and military transition. BPCC is very proud to serve our military community.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school.

The Military Friendly rankings list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers.

The 2022-23 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found online.

For more information about veterans' resources, contact Susan Stakes at sstakes@bpcc.edu or visit https://www.bpcc.edu/veteran-educational-services.