September 2008

Imagine America Foundation Salutes Latonya Davis with a 2008 LDRSHIP Award

Washington, DC (Sept 26, 2008) – The Imagine America Foundation is pleased to announce that the LDRSHIP Award for 2008 was awarded to Latonya Davis for her outstanding achievements as both a student at Herzing College and as an aviation medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy.

Davis joined the Navy after her mother passed away in 1997. Davis has been deployed to places such as Japan, Bahrain, Singapore and Diego Garcia. As an aviation medical corpsman stationed in Guam, Davis worked with some of the best Navy and Air Force flight surgeons.

Throughout her service career, Davis received numerous military honors, including two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, while in Washington, DC, Davis was honored with the Imagine America Foundation’s LDRSHIP Award.

The LDRSHIP Award was established to recognize outstanding career college students who have served their country honorably through military duty. The award is given annually to men and women nationwide who exemplify: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

The awards ceremony took place in a prestigious IAF sponsored event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, co-hosted by Military.com and in cooperation with the Career College Association. Davis, along with five other outstanding individuals, was presented with a $5,000 cash grant to be used towards completing their career educations.

“It’s a privilege to honor the 2008 LDRSHIP recipients with this award,” said Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation president. “For their admirable and courageous service to our country, we extend deepest appreciation. It’s now our turn to give something back to them.”

Imagine America Foundation Honors Cheryl Carr with a 2008 LDRSHIP Award

Washington, DC (Sept 26, 2008) – The Imagine America Foundation is pleased to announce that the LDRSHIP Award for 2008 was awarded to Cheryl Carr for her outstanding achievements as both a student at The Art Institute of Indianapolis and as a Ceremonial Guard in the U.S. Navy.

As part of the Ceremonial Guard, Carr has performed a cordon, at the Pentagon, for the President of China and for former President George H. W. Bush. On several occasions Carr performed ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After September 11th, Carr volunteered to help out the Casualty Assistance Care Officers with phone calls to the families of the people who had lost their lives at the Pentagon. Additionally, Carr began performing ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, some of which were for the men and women who had perished in the Pentagon attacks.

“I had always wanted to join the military,” says Carr. “I wanted to serve my country. I was very surprised when I got the LDRSHIP Award. I’m very honored in receiving it. I did my job the best I could. I didn’t look at it as though it was something I wanted to be recognized for. This is a very humbling experience. I really feel lucky to be able to have served in the military and to have done what I did.”

On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, while in Washington, DC, Carr was honored with the Imagine America Foundation’s LDRSHIP Award.

The LDRSHIP Award was established to recognize outstanding career college students who have served their country honorably through military duty. The award is given annually to men and women nationwide who exemplify: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

Imagine America Foundation Salutes a Leader in the Field and Classroom with a 2008 LDRSHIP Award

Washington, DC (Sept 26, 2008) – The Imagine America Foundation is pleased to announce that the LDRSHIP Award for 2008 was awarded to Jason Brandon for his outstanding achievements as both a student of Westwood College and as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.