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NGS Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® List

Falmouth, Mass., February 17, 2017 – The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Spouse Friendly School® designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM resources. The annual companion list to Military Friendly® Schools recognizes those higher education institutions that actively recruit spouses of active duty service members and promote student retention and career development policies and programs that acknowledge and support the unique challenges of military life. This year’s list features 100 institutions across ten categories, demonstrating the growing success among all sizes and types of post-secondary schools for tapping into this talented group of men and women.

“NGS is committed to actively recruiting and supporting military spouses, knowing first-hand that they bring a level of maturity, discipline, life experience and talent to the classroom,” said John Alonso, Director of Enrollment Management and Director of Institutional Advancement at NGS.

“Military spouses are expert problem-solvers. They thrive under pressure, and are highly educated and mobile,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer at Victory Media’s Military Friendly® division. “Colleges and companies recognize these attributes and want to bring them on board. And, companies that employ both veterans and their spouses see even stronger retention and employee loyalty. Who better to train military spouses for successful careers than a Military Spouse Friendly School®?”

The latest Military Friendly® Schools survey included questions that not only evaluated whether a school’s admissions, retention, career counseling and mentoring programs are better for veterans, but also whether they address concerns of military spouses and families, including flexible learning options and degree continuation to accommodate deployments and relocation. Colleges earning the Military Spouse Friendly School® designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey.

NGS is featured along with the entire list of 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® in the April issue of Military Spouse Magazine and on militaryfriendly.com.

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About the National Graduate School of Quality Management

The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) is an accredited institution offering degrees in Quality Systems Management (QSM). NGS is a small non-traditional college which offers Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs with a focus on QSM. The school’s goal is to foster adult learners’ development of the competencies that support their leadership and management success. NGS has distinguished itself through its applied learning methodology catering to working adults in both the public and private sectors. NGS programs are delivered in a highly interactive format by faculty practitioners who combine real-world experience with academic excellence. Students benefit from small, interactive classes and collaborative, project-based learning.

NGS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding NGS’s accreditation status should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803. Phone: 781-425-7700 E-Mail: cihe@neasc.org. Certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), 101 N. 14th St., 10th Floor, James Monroe Building, Richmond, VA 23219. Phone: 804- 225-2600.

To apply or for more information about the National Graduate School, please visit http://www.ngs.edu, write to 186 Jones Road, Falmouth, MA 02540, or call 1-800-838-2580.

About Military Friendly® and Victory Media:

The Military Spouse Friendly Schools® and Military Friendly® Schools designation processes include extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading institutions nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers, and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com. Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM JobsSM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more at www.victorymedia.com.