Imagine America Foundation salutes Heritage Institute 2008 LDRSHIP Award recipient

Las Vegas, Nev. (June 27, 2008) – Edwin RamosRey is one exceptional individual, not only as a student completing his degree in Pharmacy Technology at Heritage Institute but also as a serviceman fulfilling his duty in the Army. RamosRey has served his country honorably and pursued his educational career with fortitude.

RamosRey will be honored next week by the Imagine America Foundation with a $5,000 cash grant toward completing his current career education from Heritage Institute in Jacksonville, Fla.

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. RamosRey’s award was funded by contributors to the Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.

The award is given to six men and women who attend career colleges nationwide that have demonstrated exceptional military service and represent the epitome of the LDRSHIP Award: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

RamosRey has believed he is part of something bigger than himself since serving in the Army. His honors include the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, nine Army Commendation Medals, nine Army Achievement Medals, five Army Good Conduct Medals, and a Presidential Unit Citation. Throughout his college career, RamosRey has maintained a 4.0 GPA and 100% attendance rate.

“We feel Edwin is an outstanding individual,” said Richard Shepard, President of Heritage College. “He has motivated others with his leadership, outstanding academic record and optimistic attitude. He truly embodies the best attributes in all he pursues.”

About Heritage College and Heritage Institute
Heritage College and Heritage Institute operate in Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Wichita, Kansas; Fort Myers, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; and Manassas, Virginia. Their education programs include Therapeutic Massage, Medical Assistant, X-Ray Medical Technician, Esthetician, Surgical Technologist, Personal Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, and Cosmetology.

The guiding philosophy at Heritage is the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to work in a career they love. Heritage believes that all of its students can succeed. That makes Heritage different from most institutions of higher learning. The Heritage system emphasizes community, career focus, hands-on learning and commitment as the core principles of a proven methodology to enable the success of every single student. For more information about Heritage, visit

Contact: Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation President
Phone: (202) 336-6758

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