July 2010

Imagine America Foundation Honors Latisha Jefferson with LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – Latisha Jefferson, of Remington College in Shreveport, La. deserves all of the credit and honor she is due. Jefferson was recently given a 2010 LDRSHIP Award from the Imagine America Foundation. After serving in the United States Army, she is now pursuing an associate’s degree in Business Office Management at Remington College.

Jefferson was one of seven individuals selected to receive this year’s LDRSHIP Award. The award has been given every year since 2004 to honor the accomplishments of those who have served in the military and chosen to further their education at a career college. The cash grant, given in the amount of up to $5,000, will help Jefferson as she completes her current education.

While Jefferson is a full-time student at Remington College, she is also raising a family. She possesses qualities that prove she is exemplary of what the LDRSHIP Award stands for: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. Honors Jefferson received while serving with the United States Army include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star. As a student at Remington College, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA as well as a perfect attendance record.

“It is a terrific honor for Latisha to receive such an important national award. She exemplifies everything a Remington College student should be,” said Jerry Driskill, Remington College-Shreveport Campus President.

The Imagine America Foundation honored its 2010 LDRSHIP Award recipients during an awards luncheon at the annual Career College Association (CCA) Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas on June 10. The LDRSHIP Award is sponsored by Ambassador College Bookstores, Blackboard Pro Ed, and supporters of the Imagine America Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.

Imagine America Foundation Honors Jessica McGloin with LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – Jessica McGloin, a student at the International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) in Orlando, Fla., has a lot to be proud of. Before pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, McGloin served with the United States Navy. Her admirable efforts have earned her the 2010 LDRSHIP Award, given by the Imagine America Foundation.

McGloin was one of seven men and women chosen to receive the LDRSHIP Award. This honor is annually given to accomplished individuals who have served in the military and gone on to pursue an education at a career college. The cash grant of up to $5,000, given by the Imagine America Foundation, will help McGloin complete her current education at IADT.

The LDRSHIP Award stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. These are all traits McGloin has demonstrated during her time in the military as well as in the classroom. While she was with the United States Navy, McGloin was bestowed with such honors as the NATO Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Navy Good Conduct Medal. She has maintained a 4.0 cumulative GPA along with a near-perfect attendance record.

“We are honored to have a spirited, hard working and dedicated student represent IADT Orlando and epitomize the qualities that Imagine America is seeking,” said Ian Gill, the IADT Orlando Campus President. “We hope this inspires other students to approach their studies and their lives in general like Jessica.”

The Imagine America Foundation honored its 2010 LDRSHIP Award recipients during an awards luncheon at the annual Career College Association (CCA) Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas on June 10. The LDRSHIP Award is sponsored by Ambassador College Bookstores, Blackboard Pro Ed, and supporters of the Imagine America Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.

Imagine America Foundation Honors Mark Rauschenberg with LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – Mark Rauschenberg has shown qualities of leadership and determination not only while pursuing an associate’s degree in Health Information Technology at National College in Youngstown, Ohio, but also while serving in the United States Air National Guard. Recently, the Imagine America Foundation selected him as a recipient of the 2010 LDRSHIP Award.

Rauschenberg was one of seven men and women selected to receive this year’s LDRSHIP Award. The award has been given every year since 2004 to honor the accomplishments of those who have served in the military and chosen to further their education at a career college. The cash grant of up to $5,000 will help Rauschenberg complete his current education.

The LDRSHIP Award stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage, all traits that Rauschenberg has shown. During his time with the United States Air National Guard, Rauschenberg received several honors including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal. Rauschenberg has maintained a 4.0 grade point average as well as a perfect attendance record.

“I wish all my students were like Mark,” said Timothy Philibin, Campus Director for National College-Youngstown. “He’s so personable and nice to be around.”

The Imagine America Foundation honored its 2010 LDRSHIP Award recipients during an awards luncheon at the annual Career College Association (CCA) Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas on June 10. The LDRSHIP Award is sponsored by Ambassador College Bookstores, Blackboard Pro Ed, and supporters of the Imagine America Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.