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Coker College hits list of Best Colleges for Veterans

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HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – Coker College was named one of America's Best Colleges for Veterans in the US News & World Report's rankings for 2014. Coker came in at No. 3 in the South region.

US News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans rankings were created to provide data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits to veterans and active duty servicemembers that can help them pursue a college education. To qualify for the rankings, an institution must be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium, be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

"It is wonderful to see Coker College recognized for its efforts in serving veterans," said Angela White, assistant director of financial aid. "We incorporate new procedures to provide veteran students with the support and resources necessary to be successful in their pursuit of an exceptional liberal arts education."

"Coker College made my college educational process extremely easy for me," said Alton Bryant, a Columbia, SC native who served 24 years in the military and attended college through Coker. "The enrollment process was very smooth; everything was already in place to meet the needs of students. Their classes were engaging and resourceful, and the college makes sure to spotlight its veteran presence on campus. This ranking is well-deserved, and I am honored to have been part of this veteran-friendly institution."

Bryant attended Coker through its evening program, the Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA). He graduated in May 2013 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

For information about admission to Coker College, visit www.coker.edu/future-students.html. For more information about the ALPHA program, visit https://coker.edu/alpha.html.

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved. Coker College contributed to this article. 

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