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WITC Named a 2019 Military Friendly School

May 12, 2021

WITC has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation by VIQTORY, the leader in successfully connecting the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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"We sincerely appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made,” said WITC President Dr. John Will. “It’s our privilege to make sure we’re doing our part to help them pursue their educational goals.”

As part of WITC’s efforts to provide valuable assistance to veterans, the technical college now has a veteran student advocate available at the New Richmond and Rice Lake campuses. The veteran student advocate is available to help veterans navigate the college experience each step of the way. Support includes finding the right program fit, navigating the application and enrollment process, providing academic and non-academic support and assisting in accessing benefits or obtaining credit for prior training and experience in the military.

“Students who are veterans and current or prior service members deserve a different kind of support than other students,” said Stephanie Smith, veteran student advocate. “They have more hoops to jump through to access education benefits they might be entitled to, they have more life experiences that might make it harder to relate to their fellow students, and they might still be dealing with the physical or psychological effects of deployment.”

To learn more about the services available to veterans at WITC, visit

WITC is grateful to all its community partnerships. Your support of the WITC Foundation is essential to student success. For information on how to contribute, visit

A nationally top-ranked college and a designated 2019 Military Friendly® School, WITC serves the educational and career needs of more than 25,000 residents of Northwestern Wisconsin each year. With multiple campuses, WITC offers career-focused associate degree programs, technical diplomas, short-term certificates, customized business training, and a wide array of courses for personal or career enrichment. WITC is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, call 800.243.WITC or visit WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer and Educator.



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