Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, is among the nation’s top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Victory Media, the veteran-owned publisher of Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines, in its publication G.I. Jobs, named CLC with 30 other Military Friendly Minnesota schools earning the designation. CLC and others on the list provide additional benefits to student veterans, such as credit for military experience and the College Level Examination Program. CLC offers on-campus resource centers in Brainerd and Staples and a network of support services and academic accreditations. One reason the college is “an excellent choice for military members,” according to G.I. Jobs, is a course called “From Combat to the Classroom – the Transition of Combat Veterans and Their Families.” Don Pfeffer, instructor, teaches the course for veterans, family members and anyone else with a strong interest in the military. The Military Friendly Schools list can be viewed at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list and includes 1,222 institutions across the U.S. The Veterans Resource Center provides information and support to veterans, military members, their families, and community members. The Center is staffed by college staff, student employees, and volunteers and is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday and other times by appointment. For information contact Deb Dewey in the Center at 218-855-8279.