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.

“It’s a privilege to honor the 2010 LDRSHIP recipients with this award for their admirable and courageous service to our country.” said Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation President. “Now it’s our turn to give something back to them.”

To receive the award, applicants must be currently enrolled in an Imagine America or CCA member college, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and at least a 95% attendance record.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $40 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel 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.

About National College
Founded in 1886, National College offers programs in Accounting, Administrative Office, Business Administration, Computers, Information Technology, Medical, Paralegal, Radio and Television and Tourism and Hospitality. There 29 campus locations across six different states. To learn more about National College, please visit www.ncbt.edu.

 


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