Washington, D.C. (August 1, 2007) – Gail Benjamin was a tireless advocate in the field of career education. She believed strongly in the necessity and responsibility of each generation to assist future generations in fulfilling their educational and career goals. Now, the fellowship named in her honor is helping her legacy live on through the efforts of today’s emerging career college leaders.
The fellowship offers grants to women and minorities to attend the Career College Association’s annual Leadership Institute. Each summer, career college representatives come together to learn practices that can positively affect the future of their organizations. Gail Benjamin fellows who attend are given the skills to become leaders in the career college sector.
Robert Martin, president of the Imagine America Foundation, recognizes the necessity of the grant offered through the Gail Benjamin Fellowship. "The career college sector needs more women and minorities in leadership positions,” Martin said. “Yes, this grant directly helps the women who are awarded, but, really, it positively impacts the entire sector."
The Imagine America Foundation is proud to announce the following grant recipients: