Imagine America Foundation Salutes Latonya Davis with a 2008 LDRSHIP Award

Washington, DC (Sept 26, 2008) – The Imagine America Foundation is pleased to announce that the LDRSHIP Award for 2008 was awarded to Latonya Davis for her outstanding achievements as both a student at Herzing College and as an aviation medical corpsman in the U.S. Navy.

Davis joined the Navy after her mother passed away in 1997. Davis has been deployed to places such as Japan, Bahrain, Singapore and Diego Garcia. As an aviation medical corpsman stationed in Guam, Davis worked with some of the best Navy and Air Force flight surgeons.

Throughout her service career, Davis received numerous military honors, including two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

On Tuesday, September 23, 2008, while in Washington, DC, Davis was honored with the Imagine America Foundation’s LDRSHIP Award.

The LDRSHIP Award was established to recognize outstanding career college students who have served their country honorably through military duty. The award is given annually to men and women nationwide who exemplify: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.

The awards ceremony took place in a prestigious IAF sponsored event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, co-hosted by and in cooperation with the Career College Association. Davis, along with five other outstanding individuals, was presented with a $5,000 cash grant to be used towards completing their career educations.

“It’s a privilege to honor the 2008 LDRSHIP recipients with this award,” said Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation president. “For their admirable and courageous service to our country, we extend deepest appreciation. It’s now our turn to give something back to them.”

Focus, determination and attention to details are a few of the characteristics that help Davis excel at Herzing College. Davis is working on her Associate degree in Health Science. She has maintained a 3.60 GPA and a perfect attendance record.

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

About the Imagine America Foundation

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 $35 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 supports faculty/staff training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s scholarship and award programs, please visit