July 2010

Imagine America Foundation Honors Kimberly Cupery with LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – Herzing University has much to be proud of as one if its students, Kimberly Cupery, received a 2010 LDRSHIP Award from the Imagine America Foundation. A leader by example, Cupery is pursuing an associate degree in Nursing at Herzing University in Madison, Wisc. Cupery was one of seven gifted individuals to receive the LDRSHIP Award, which is given annually to recognize the talents and accomplishments of military personnel who are currently attending career colleges. The cash grant of up to $5,000 will help Cupery complete her current career education at Herzing University.

Imagine America Foundation Honors Matthew Demaske with LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – It takes a certain type of person to persevere, as Matthew Demaske has done. He was recently honored with a 2010 LDRSHIP Award from the Imagine America Foundation. Demaske served as part of the United States Marine Corps and is now attending ECPI College of Technology in North Charleston, S.C. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science/Information Systems.

Imagine America Foundation Honors Melissa Gridley with LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – The Art Institute of Tampa, Fla. is rightfully proud as one of its students, Melissa Gridley, has received a 2010 LDRSHIP Award, given by the Imagine America Foundation. Gridley served our country with perseverance in the United States Air Force and is now working to earn a bachelor’s degree in Web Design and Interactive Media.

Gridley was one of seven accomplished individuals to receive the 2010 LDRSHIP Award. Since 2004, The Imagine America Foundation has given this award to recognize and honor the talents of those who have served in the military and are currently pursuing an education at a career college. The cash grant, given in the amount of up to $5,000, will help Gridley as she completes her current education.

The LDRSHIP Award stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. These are all traits Gridley has shown both in the military and in the classroom. While part of the United States Air Force, she earned several honors including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal. At The Art Institute, Gridley has maintained a 4.0 grade point average and a nearly perfect attendance record.

“Melissa has imagined a safer and brighter future for her country and herself,” said Karen Habblitz, president of The Art Institute of Tampa. “We know that she will now, more than ever, be an inspiration to her fellow students. Not only is Melissa protecting our nation, she is an example of commitment and perseverance to her fellow students.”