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NGS Named Gold-Level Award Recipient by Military Friendly®

School’s Military Initiatives Honored for being “Better for Veterans”

mfs17_gold-1Falmouth, Mass., December 8, 2016 – The National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) announced today that it has been named a Gold-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient for 2017.  Victory Media, originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families, published its special awards for 2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers at https://militaryfriendly.com. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families.

New this year, Military Friendly® Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly®” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly®?” but “How Military Friendly® are you?”

Award levels are defined as:

  • Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
  • Gold Medal – Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.

“All of our Military Friendly® award recipients set the standard for excellence,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “They offer exceptional examples of what it means not just to build a program that meets federal requirements, but one that serves the military and veteran community from classrooms to careers.”

“This is a proud distinction for us,” said John Alonso, Director of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement for The National Graduate School. “[NGS] Military students and their families are a large part of who we are as an institution of higher learning, and this recognition validates our commitment to serving these men and women across the globe.”

The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. For more information about The National Graduate School’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit our  website at http://ngs.edu/military-friendly/

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 Friendly® Employers and Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges 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 about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.

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