June 2008

2008 LDRSHIP Award honors DeVry University student Michael Vera

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 27, 2008) – U.S. Marine Michael Vera’s commitment to his country is paramount. Distinguished by a list of honors ranging from the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for heroism at the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon to the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Vera is an outstanding young man.

To commend his military and academic accomplishments, Vera is a recipient of the Imagine America Foundation’s 2008 LDRSHIP Award. This award, granted to active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired military personnel attending career colleges nationwide, will honor Vera with a $5,000 cash grant sponsored by the Imagine America Foundation and Lockheed Martin.

As part of the annual Career College Association Convention and Exposition, the Imagine America Foundation will host the 2008 LDRSHIP Awards at a sit-down luncheon from noon to 2:15 p.m., Friday, June 27, at the Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The Imagine America Foundation is the research and scholarshipproviding arm of the career college sector.

While pursuing a career at DeVry University in Electronics Engineering Technology, Vera has maintained a perfect attendance rate and 4.0 GPA. These stellar accomplishments parallel his exceptional Marine Corps service where, in addition to the awards listed above, Vera has also garnered the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation and two Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals.

Vera’s academic and military track record exemplifies what the LDRSHIP Award stands for: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

Imagine America Foundation salutes Heritage Institute 2008 LDRSHIP Award recipient

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 27, 2008) – Edwin RamosRey is one exceptional individual, not only as a student completing his degree in Pharmacy Technology at Heritage Institute but also as a serviceman fulfilling his duty in the Army. RamosRey has served his country honorably and pursued his educational career with fortitude.

RamosRey will be honored next week by the Imagine America Foundation with a $5,000 cash grant toward completing his current career education from Heritage Institute in Jacksonville, Fla.

As part of the annual Career College Association Convention and Exposition, the Imagine America Foundation will host the 2008 LDRSHIP Awards at a sit-down luncheon from noon to 2:15 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The Imagine America Foundation is the research and scholarship providing arm of the career college sector. RamosRey’s award was funded by contributors to the Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.

The award is given to six men and women who attend career colleges nationwide that have demonstrated exceptional military service and represent the epitome of the LDRSHIP Award: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

RamosRey has believed he is part of something bigger than himself since serving in the Army. His honors include the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, nine Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, five Army Good Conduct Medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation. Throughout his college career, RamosRey has maintained a 4.0 GPA and 100% attendance rate.

ITT student Sokmaly Prak honored as 2008 LDRSHIP Award recipient

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 27, 2008) – It’s a rare occasion to meet someone with Sokmaly Prak’s dedication and skill set. Prak, an ITT student pursuing a degree in Computer Networking Systems, leads by example.

As a recipient of the Imagine America Foundation’s 2008 LDRSHIP Award, Prak is among six accomplished men and women to receive a $5,000 cash grant for distinguished academic and military service. With sponsorship from Lockheed Martin, this award recognizes Prak’s talent and will provide financial assistance toward completion of his current career education.

As part of the annual Career College Association Convention and Exposition, the Imagine America Foundation will host the 2008 LDRSHIP Awards at a sit-down luncheon from noon to 2:15 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The Imagine America Foundation is the research and scholarship-providing arm of the career college sector.

In addition to Prak’s 3.94 GPA and 100% attendance rate at ITT, his outstanding military service includes the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Korea Defense Service Medal, among others. These honors embody exactly what the LDRSHIP Award represents: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.