October 2007

Imagine America Foundation Announces The Military Leadership Award Recipient - Mark Harris

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - (October 19, 2007) The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) is proud to announce that Mark Harris has received the Military Leadership Award. Harris attends MedVance Institute in Cookeville, Tenn., and studies Radiological Technology.

Harris served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, where he earned the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He is also the recipient of several honors and awards such as the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Services Medal, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, Commendation Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. "It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve in different capacities throughout the world," said Harris.

After spending decades of his life providing an extraordinary service, Harris is now an extraordinary student with perfect attendance and a 4.0 GPA. Harris, who holds two Associate degrees and a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Aeronautics, believes training at MedVance Institute will make him one of the most qualified radiological technologists in the field.

Imagine America Foundation established the Military Leadership Award in 2004 to help those who have served America attain career education. Through this national aid program, as much as $5,000 in scholarships is made available to qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of a United States military service branch attending an Imagine America-participating or Career College Associationmember college.

"We are proud to honor the recipients of the Military Leadership Award," said Robert L. Martin, president of the Imagine America Foundation. "These service members have courageously dedicated their lives to our country. Now it's our turn to give back to them."

Imagine America Foundation Announces The Military Leadership Award Recipient - Benjamin Claus

GREENSBURG, Pa. - (October 19, 2007) The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) is proud to announce that Benjamin Claus has received the Military Leadership Award. Claus attends Triangle Tech in Greensburg, Pa., and studies Maintenance Electricity.

Claus began his military career early in life as a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and has since earned the rank of Sergeant. He has also received the Bronze Star for Valor for an act of extreme bravery. Claus risked his life to save soldiers trapped in a flipped Humvee while deployed in Iraq. Other military honors and awards bestowed upon Claus include two Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, an Iraq Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Badge.

After spending years of his life providing an extraordinary service, Claus is now an extraordinary student with close to perfect attendance and a 4.0 GPA. He is also active in the Student Council and has maintained his position on the Dean's List. "My career college experience at Triangle Tech has been one of the most fulfilling and satisfying experiences of my life," said Claus. "Attending Triangle Tech has built my confidence and shown me my true potential."

Imagine America Foundation established the Military Leadership Award in 2004 to help those who have served America attain career education. Through this national aid program, as much as $5,000 in scholarships is made available to qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of a United States military service branch attending an Imagine America-participating or Career College Associationmember college.

Imagine America Foundation Announces The Military Leadership Award Recipient - Yanse Aseng

HIALEAH, Fla. - (October 19, 2007) The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) is proud to announce that Yanse Aseng has received the Military Leadership Award. Aseng attends Florida National College in Hialeah, Fla., and studies Criminal Justice.

During his four years of service in the U.S. Army, Aseng was deployed to both Kuwait and Iraq, and earned the rank of Sergeant. His honors and awards include the Army Commendation with Valor Device, three Army Commendation Medals and the Iraq Campaign Medal. He was also awarded the Purple Heart after sustaining injuries during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After spending years of his life providing extraordinary service, Aseng is now an extraordinary student with perfect attendance and a 4.0 GPA. Despite the fact that he is working and raising a family, he has made the Director's List three times. "He represents what our military and our students strive to be: honorable, dedicated, committed and distinguished," said Elizabeth Barcena, Criminal Justice and Paralegal Department Chair at Florida National College.

Imagine America Foundation established the Military Leadership Award in 2004 to help those who have served America attain career education. Through this national aid program, as much as $5,000 in scholarships is made available to qualified active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired veterans of a United States military service branch attending an Imagine America-participating or Career College Associationmember college.

"We are proud to honor the recipients of the Military Leadership Award," said Robert L. Martin, president of the Imagine America Foundation. "These service members have courageously dedicated their lives to our country. Now it's our turn to give back to them."