Johnson College Named a 2017-2018 Military Friendly® School

Johnson College announced today that it has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® School designation. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. For the first time, student data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-18 survey with 849 awarded with the designation.

Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

Johnson College’s President & CEO, Katie Pittelli said, “Johnson College is proud to receive the Military Friendly® School designation and the gold #8 spot in the Online/Technical category. It is important to us that we go above and beyond for current and former service members to ensure that they can get a degree and pursue their next professional path. Our institution has a wonderful reputation in our community and beyond for being the best trade and technical school that can assure a successful student that they will earn not only a job, but also a rewarding career. ”

Chief Product Officer at Victory Media Daniel Nichols stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly ® helps veterans make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

For more information about Johnson College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit Johnson College’s website at Johnson College will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on

Members of the Johnson College Veterans Task force who completed the documentation for the Military Friendly designation are (standing) Sean Ann Kelly, Associate Director of Communications; Roseann Martinetti, Director of Career Services; Alexandra Zero, Recruitment Advisor; and Diana Cassel, Financial Aid Officer, Loan Coordinator & Certifying Veterans Official. Missing from photo are Aubree Armezzani, Assistant Registrar, and Emily Holmes, Counselor & Manager of Disability Services.


Dr. Ann L. Pipinski Named President Emeritus

Katie Pittelli, M.A. to begin her tenure as President & CEO early

At a recent meeting of the Johnson College Board of Directors, Dr. Ann L. Pipinski was named President Emeritus of the College.  This is the first time in the College’s history that an individual in the role of President has received such a distinction.  The Board of Directors may grant President Emeritus status to a president who is retiring or has retired from the position. President Emeritus status is reserved to honor a Johnson College president who has provided outstanding and distinguished service to Johnson College; and has served as President for at least ten years.

Dr. Pipinski has decided to retire early from the College with Katie Pittelli, M.A. assuming the role of President & CEO effective February 12, 2018.  As President Emeritus, Dr. Pipinski will continue to serve the College as an advisor to the President & CEO and Board of Directors as needed.