Highland Park Community Foundation Honors Highland Park High School Teachers with 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Award

The Highland Park Community Foundation (HPCF) has recognized three well-deserving Highland Park High School teachers with 2020 HPCF Golden Apple Awards. This year’s honorees are Josh Chodoroff, HPHS Band Director; Nairy Hagopian, Spanish Teacher; and Katrina Tolemy, Special Education Essentials Teacher.

“The Highland Park Community Foundation is privileged to honor Josh, Nairy, and Katrina as the HPCF’s 2020 Golden Apple Recipients,” said Sara Sher, HPCF Golden Apple selection committee chair. “We want to recognize these exemplary teachers for the valuable work they do every day on behalf of the children in our community. The Highland Park Community Foundation celebrates these extraordinary individuals for their positive impact and their teaching in both the classroom and the virtual world.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

To recognize outstanding teachers in the Highland Park School systems, in 2010, the Highland Park Community Foundation worked with a local family foundation to launch the annual HPCF Golden Apple Award. The HPCF

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YMCA Honored with Adult Education Programming Award

The North Suburban YMCA has announced today that its Adult Education Series (AES), spearheaded by Adult Program Coordinator Karen Brownlee, has received the 2020 YMCA Program Excellence award. The award presentation was held at the Illinois Fall Staff Virtual Meeting held on September 22-24.

The Y’s Adult Education Series has grown to be one of its most popular and innovative adult offerings. Their virtual and live programming features Brain Games, Social Networking, the Y Social Club, the Caregivers Support Group, a virtual walking club, adult fitness classes, Seniorpalooza, and a variety of presentations discussing the latest in health and the community, with speakers from Northwestern Medicine, the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, as well as financial and law experts.

NSYMCA CEO Kathy Fielding commended Brownlee’s steadfast leadership of AES stating that, “Karen is a powerhouse of energy, innovation, and compassion. She always stays one step ahead of what our adult

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Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Work in Online and Blended Education

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 award winners for outstanding work advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime.


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The award recipients below were hand selected by OLC’s esteemed board of directors and awards selection committee for their exemplary contributions to the field.

The Bruce N. Chaloux Scholarship for Early Career Excellence recognizes Marleigh Perez, Ed.D., Director of Student Success, Oregon State University Ecampus, for achieving extraordinary accomplishments in the field of online education. Dr.

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Frontier Nursing University Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

2020 Marks the Third Consecutive Year that FNU Receives HEED Award

Versailles, KY, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Frontier Nursing University (FNU) received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third consecutive year that FNU has received this prestigious award. 

As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion — FNU will be featured, along with 45 other recipients, in the December 2020 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. 

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of

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Esther Hammer, 86, wins state adult ed volunteer of the year award

Kimberly C. Moore
 
| The Ledger

AUBURNDALE – Esther Hammer, 86, and her husband, Dr. Wray Hammer, began volunteering at the East Area Adult Education Center, a public school for grown-ups, more than 20 years ago.

Wray would help students with their higher-level math classes, while Esther, a former school teacher, would work with students in reading and math as a substitute and volunteer. 

And so it went for two decades for the high school sweethearts, who began going steady when they were 16 at Fort Lauderdale High School. They married after she finished at Florida State University, and she taught school for a few years while he attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta. He landed a job in 1964 as an internist at Gessler Clinic in Winter Haven. Three children came along – Larry, Ann and Stanley – and eventually four grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

The

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Tri-C wins award for equity in nursing education

Cuyahoga Community College’s nursing program is being honored with an award from the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program and the Siemens Foundation.

The program is the recipient of the Excellence and Equity in Community College STEM Award. The award recognizes “outstanding preparation and training for high-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing, energy, health care or information technology,” as well as intentional support of underrepresented populations in those STEM fields, a news release stated. Eight programs across the country are receiving the award.

“Serving those who are underresourced and underrepresented in higher education stands as a priority for Cuyahoga Community College and its Nursing Center of Excellence,” Tri-C president Alex Johnson said in the release. “We strive to remove barriers and open opportunities, creating pathways to higher-income jobs and a stable future for those who need it most.”

As part of the award, Tri-C will receive $50,000. Half of that will go

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Qatar- QU’s Empower Generations Consortium a finalist for Times Higher Education Award

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) The Empower Generation Consortium (EGC) at Qatar University (QU) is one of the finalists for the Times Higher Education (THE) Award Asia in lieu of the category ‘The students’ recruitment campaign of Asia.  
In a press statement, QU said the excellence proposal was submitted among hundreds of entries for the year 2020, including other Asian projects competing for the EGC on the finalist such as those from Independent University in Bangladesh, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), National University of Singapore, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), and Tokyo University of Science. 
‘The consortium’s vision is to enhance the national human capacities in different healthcare specialties.  The consortium is a model for high impact collaborative projects that exhibit the active role of QU in evaluating the market’s occupational demands and developing solutions

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QU’s Empower Generations Consortium a finalist for Times Higher Education Award

The Empower Generation Consortium (EGC) at Qatar University (QU) is one of the finalists for the Times Higher Education (THE) Award Asia in lieu of the category “The students’ recruitment campaign of Asia”.  
In a press statement, QU said the excellence proposal was submitted among hundreds of entries for the year 2020, including other Asian projects competing for the EGC on the finalist such as those from Independent University in Bangladesh, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), National University of Singapore, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), and Tokyo University of Science. 
“The consortium’s vision is to enhance the national human capacities in different healthcare specialties.  The consortium is a model for high impact collaborative projects that exhibit the active role of QU in evaluating the market’s occupational demands and developing solutions for capacity shortage, we

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Dave Lawrence honored with 2021 Sand In My Shoes award

David Lawrence Jr. has spent more than two decades working to equalize the playing field for all children in Florida.

As chair of the Children’s Movement of Florida, Lawrence has helped expand access to children’s health insurance, education and literacy.

These days, Lawrence is concerned about the future of the entire country. In his view, Greater Miami should lead the way.

“Here’s a community with 2.8 million people, larger than 16 states,” he said. “We ought to be a place that shows the rest of America how to care for each other and respect and celebrate what we have in common, and learn from our differences,” he said.

It is that civic mindedness that has earned Lawrence the prestigious 2021 Sand In My Shoes award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional public service in the metro area.

“David joins a prestigious group

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces grant award at Hampton University

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education Scott Stump were at Hampton University Friday to announce that the university was one of eight locations to receive grant funding to provide students the opportunity to develop new skills in high demand areas.



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The recipients will leverage the expertise and facilities available on college campuses to spur entrepreneurship and foster business development and innovation, as the country starts to recover from COVID-19-related disruptions to education.

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Hampton University received $17,735,349.43. Through Hampton University, the Virginia Board of Workforce Development will establish the Virginia Workforce Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

The center will provide opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs to help grow the recovering economy, such as new education and training opportunities.

Hampton joined California, Hawaii, New York, and other states that will use the

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