DeVry student honored with 2008 LDRSHIP Award

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 27, 2008) – For nearly a decade, Sarah Ambrozik has served our country admirably as a U.S. Army Avionics Mechanic. Currently enrolled at DeVry University pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, she has been honored with the 2008 LDRSHIP Award sponsored by the Imagine America Foundation and Lockheed Martin.

These two organizations chose to honor Ambrozik for her exemplary military and student achievement with a $5,000 cash grant. The LDRSHIP Award, established in 2004, is dedicated to providing financial assistance to young men and women returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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.

Ambrozik exemplifies what the LDRSHIP Award stands for: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage, characteristics she honed during her service. While in active duty at Camp Stanley in Korea, she fell in love with the Black Hawk helicopter. This, in turn, ignited her interest in pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Among Ambrozik’s distinguished honors while serving her country were two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Korea Defense Service Medal.

"DeVry University is all about offering opportunities to students seeking to start a career through furthering their education," said Julio Torres, President of DeVry University – South Florida. "We are proud that the Imagine America Foundation has chosen to honor our student Sarah Ambrozik with its LDRSHIP Award for her honor, integrity and personal courage through her service to our country."

About DeVry University
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented Associate, Bachelors and Master’s degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management. More than 57,000 students are enrolled at its 80+ locations in 26 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (NCA), www.ncahlc.org. For more information about DeVry University, visit http://www.devry.edu.


Contact: Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation President
Phone: (202) 336-6758
E-mail: bobm@imagine-america.org


The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $37 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org.