September 2007

Imagine America Foundation Announces New Hires

Washington, D.C. (September 27, 2007) — The Imagine America Foundation has announced the following new executive appointments:

  • Ronnie Richmond II, Admissions Counselor at Job Corps, to Outreach Coordinator at IAF.
  • Danica Benson, Help Center Representative at Townson University’s Office of Technological Services, to Scholarships Services Coordinator at IAF.
  • Patricia Gallagher, Executive Assistant to the Head Tennis Pro at Manor Country Club, to Executive Assistant at IAF.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $35 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and supports faculty/staff training. For more information about this scholarship program and other IAF scholarship and award programs, visit

Imagine America Foundation Announces Addition to its Board of Directors

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2007) — Learning is a life-long process. For Sabrina Kay, joining the Imagine America Foundation’s board of directors is another important commitment to a lifetime of accomplishments within the realm of higher education.

Kay, who is Chairman and CEO of Fremont College, will be a member of the group guiding the research- and scholarship-providing arm for the career college sector throughout the 2007-2008 year as it continues making vital contributions to postsecondary education.

Bringing an expansive vision to the field of higher education, Kay comes from a diverse business and education background. She founded California Design College in 1991 as the nation’s leading institution for teaching computer-aided fashion design. As a founder of various entrepreneurial businesses such as Premier Business Bank, Fremont Private Investments, Fashion Umbrella LLC and, she has been at the forefront of educating and empowering others to reach their full potential.

Kay now holds positions on several influential business- and education-related committees, including board member of the Career College Association; chairman of CCA Political Action Committee; accreditation evaluator for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS); and commissioner of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

Her philanthropic commitments are just as diverse. She founded the Sabrina Kay Charitable Foundation; is a director of L.A. INC.; and is a member of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, and California Fashion Association. Kay has been recognized for her achievements with numerous awards, including being named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, Woman of the Year by the State of California Legislature, and Rising Asian Woman by the World Affairs Council.