Emmett Scott School alumni to be recognized

Emmett Scott School was the first public Black school in Rock Hill. This year is the school’s 100th anniversary

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Friday, October 16th, Emmett Scott School Alumni will be recognized as trailblazers in education in York County. 

In 1920, during a time when Black people were denied education and schools were segregated, The Emmet Scott School was built in York County. Carrying the namesake of Booker T. Washington’s assistant, Emmett Scott was the first public school for Black people in Rock Hill. 

WCNC Charlotte’s Billie Jean Shaw spoke to Samuel R. Foster, a former principal of Emmett Scott School, to learn more about the school’s legacy.

“It was the center of the Black church,” Foster said. “The Black school was the center of activity in the Black community.”

Foster was the principal at Emmett Scott School for three years, up until its closing in 1970. Students who

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U of L recognized as top college for diversity by national higher education magazine – Lane Report

Louisville, Ky. – INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized the University of Louisville as a 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award designee and a 2020 Diversity Champion.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus, UofL will be featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the November 2020 HEED Award issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

INSIGHT Into Diversity also recognizes selected institutions — those that rank in the top tier of HEED Award recipients — as Diversity Champions. These institutions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. Known for visionary leadership, Diversity Champions are institutions that serve as role models and set the standard for thousands of other U.S. college campuses striving

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Hanscom FCU recognized for Member Service, Financial Education, Social Responsibility

Hanscom FCU recognized for Member Service, Financial Education, Social Responsibility

HANSCOM AFB, MA (September 29, 2020) — Hanscom Federal Credit Union has received three awards for its commitment to social responsibility by the Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA). The credit union placed state-level first place in the $1 billion-plus asset categories for the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award and the Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award, and state-level second place in the same asset category for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award.

The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action commends credit unions that make exceptional efforts to include credit union philosophy in their daily operations and member service. Hanscom FCU won the award for the creation of its compassionate Family Survivorship Guide, designed to help families settle their loved ones’ accounts with the credit union.

The Alphonse Desjardins Award was created to recognize leadership within the credit union

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Tucson adult education program nationally recognized

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – An adult education program in Tucson has gained national recognition. Pima Community College’s program is being ranked as one of the top four best in the country by the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Showcase this week.

Adult education program gains national recognition

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Adult education program gains national recognition

“Instead of a model where folks have to study their basic skills and get to a high school equivalency and then go onto career training, they can do them at the same time,” said Laurie Kierstead-Joseph, the Vice President of Adult Basic Education for College and Career at PCC.


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The program allows students to get their GED while also earning college credits. Students can study technology, logistics or work towards becoming a medical assistant.

“I’m 32 and I’ve had a kind of horrific childhood,” said Penny Fox, a PCC student studying logistics.

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Three MSU employees recognized by national professional and continuing education association

Contact: Karen Crow

Studio portrait of Athena Owen Nagel
Athena Owen Nagel (Photo by Russ Houston)
Studio portrait of Kiley Forsythe
Kiley Forsythe (Photo by Beth Wynn)
Studio portrait of Mark Jimerson
Mark Jimerson (Photo by Beth Wynn)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—One faculty member in Mississippi State’s Department of Geosciences and two employees in the Center for Distance Education are being honored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

UPCEA is honoring Athena Owen Nagel with this year’s UPCEA South Region Professional, Continuing and Online Educator Award. This award is given to instructors who have distinguished scholarship and notable applied research through outstanding programs and teaching. An MSU faculty member for 11 years, Owen Nagel has taught courses such as geographic information systems and geology online for the length of her tenure. She is also a university recipient of the Center for Distance Education’s 2020 Online Teaching Award.

Kiley Forsythe is the recipient of the UPCEA South Region Emerging Professional, Continuing and Online Education Leader Award, recognizing

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Katy ISD health education coordinator recognized

Students’ physical, mental, emotional and social development are important to the Katy Independent School District health and physical education department. Coordinator H.C. Grimet has been recognized for his work in advocating for health and physical education in on-campus and extracurricular activities.

He earned an Honor Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (TAHPERD). According to a news release, Grimet’s contributions have helped students to grow in knowledge and skills they can use throughout their lives and have encouraged confident attitudes.

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“It is an honor to represent Katy ISD and the outstanding physical education and health educators, who consistently provide unparalleled learning experiences for our students,” Grimet stated in the news release.

Grimet has been in the education field for 30 years. The release stated through implementing a curriculum of health education,

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Fairview High School recognized for 21st century education commitment

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Lost during the pandemic-related blur that has been the last six months is the fact Fairview High School was nationally recognized by two different organizations.

Not only did it receive a STEM/STEAM School Designation from the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN), but it was designated as a 2020 Model School from the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE).

“What it really means is the hard work of Fairview High School administrators to build innovative programming and top-quality academics has really drawn attention,” Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent Bill Wagner said. “These recognitions are something we’re very proud of.”

Fairview High School was one of 28 schools that applied for the STEM/STEAM School Designation.

Ohio STEM Committee approved applications for schools that implement best practices in STEM and STEAM education, which include creating a culture of inquiry, entrepreneurialism, problem solving, problem-based learning and connections to the

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