SCU Named Top Ten Award Recipient by Military Friendly®

news-and-events / SCU Staff / 12.20.16

Whittier, CA (Dec. 20, 2016), Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) announced that it has been named a Top Ten-level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of Top 10 Small Private Schools for 2017. Victory Media, the 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 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.

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®.” 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?”

“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.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this prestigious award, says SCU President, John Scaringe,DC, EdD. As a leader in integrative and interprofessional  education, SCU welcomes and fully supports veterans interested in pursuing a career path in integrative, patient-centered healthcare.”

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 percent of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30 percent of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
  • Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40 percent of the last-ranked (10th) institution.

About SCU:

Founded in 1911, Southern California University of Health Sciences is located on a 25-acre campus in Whittier, California. SCU, one of the nation’s leading universities for integrative health, recently launched the first interprofessional, integrative Masters in Physician Assistant program of its kind. SCU is comprised of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), College of Eastern Medicine, and College of Science and Integrative Health. A pioneer in integrative healthcare education, SCU offers full-time programs leading students to successful and significant careers in patient care. For over a century, SCU faculty has drawn upon their experience and their passion for teaching to educate practitioners who are transforming the face of healthcare around the world.

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 here. 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.


SCU is Proud to be a Top Ten 2017 Military Friendly School

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