Florida Memorial University is a private coeducational four-year university in Miami Gardens, Florida. One of the 39 member institutions of the United Negro College Fund, and a historically Black, Baptist-related institution which is ranked second in Florida and ninth in the United States for graduating African-American teachers. Wikipedia.
News Article | December 12, 2016
OC Nonprofit Hires New Senior Director of Development and Two Others MIDWAY CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2016) - American Family Housing (AFH) -- a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and an array of services to support homeless and low income families and adults, welcomes Steven Forry, Ph.D. as its senior director of development. AFH also appointed Sherley St. Juste, MSW as director of community development and Elizabeth Duong as community outreach coordinator. Steven Forry, Ph.D., Senior Director of Development, will use his experience in major gift fundraising, strategic planning, campaign management, board development and analytics to lead and expand development efforts at AFH. Prior to joining AFH, Dr. Forry previously worked at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo; The Scripps Research Institute, University of California, San Diego; and Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners. Dr. Forry earned bachelor's degrees in French and English from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sherley St. Juste, MSW, Director of Community Development, will parlay her two years' experience with AFH to her new role maintaining long-term housing stability for clients and completing assessment and enrollment of members in her new position. Before joining AFH, St. Juste worked at LAMP Community and OIC Broward County. St. Juste earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Florida Memorial University and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. She also attended the Cours Municipaux Francais d'Adultes in Paris. Elizabeth Duong, Community Outreach Coordinator, brings her experience in establishing relationships with local organizations, clients, volunteers and employees to her new role. Before joining AFH, Duong worked at AmeriCorps Fellow and TRiO Scholars Program. Duong earned a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience from University of California, Riverside. "This is a dynamic time for our organization as we get ready for an impactful new year and the opening of Potter's Lane," says AFH president and CEO Donna Gallup. "I'm grateful to welcome Dr. Forry, who has extensive experience in fundraising which will help us build the relationships and funding we need in our efforts to combat homelessness. I'm also excited about the new roles Sherley and Elizabeth have stepped into as we continue to make greater strides toward ending homelessness in our community." ABOUT AMERICAN FAMILY HOUSING: Founded in 1985, American Family Housing (AFH) is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of housing and a broad spectrum of services to vulnerable populations facing barriers to achieving housing stability, including war veterans and adults with disabilities and mental illness. Operating 63 housing sites, with 283 units that serve more than 1,300 adults and children each year in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, AFH is committed to permanently ending the cycle of homelessness, helping low-income families and adults achieve a self-sustaining way of life and become active members of their communities. Follow American Family Housing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and visit www.afhusa.org for more information.
News Article | August 2, 2017
ProJet Aviation will host the 12th annual Aviation Education & Career Expo on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at the Leesburg Executive Airport. More than 700 students, educators, and parents are expected to attend the Expo, which is designed to showcase exciting careers in aviation and aerospace to young adults (ages 16-22). This free event features keynote speakers, live demonstrations, and static displays with representatives from over 60 aviation organizations, including the US military, emergency medical airlift, law enforcement, maintenance and avionics repair, government agencies, private aviation, in-flight catering, and more. “We will award over $206,000 in aviation education scholarships and flight training awards this year,” said ProJet Aviation's Julie O’Brien, Co-founder of the event. “This money can change a student’s life. We provide opportunity and mentorship to students that may have never explored all of these possibilities. ” The Aviation Education and Career Expo is a unique opportunity for students interested in the aviation/aerospace industry to explore numerous exciting career paths and talk one-on-one with industry experts. Students get an "up close and personal” look at occupations that are in high demand in the United States and worldwide. This year’s line-up of guest speakers and demonstrators include: In addition to founding sponsor ProJet Aviation, key partners and scholarship donors include: Avemco Insurance, Av-Ed Flight School, Averett University, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Aircraft Owners & Pilot’s Association (AOPA), Air Culinaire Worldwide, Aviation Adventures, Bowling Green State University, Cirrus Aircraft, Delaware Park, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Memorial University, Frederick Flight Center, Geico Insurance, Greater Washington Business Aviation Association, Harris Teeter, Hoxton Agency, JetLinx, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus, Lewis University, Liberty University, Marywood University, Middle Tennessee State University, Monroe Technology Center, Mosaix Software, Inc., National Agricultural Aviation Association, National Air Transportation Association, National Business Aviation Association, Open Air Flight School, Paragon Aircraft Detailing, Paramount Business Jets, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Regent University, SAAB Sensis Corporation, Sharp Details, Inc., Sugarloaf 99’s, The Aviation Foundation, Toth Financial Advisory Corporation, University of Maryland (Eastern Shore), USAIG, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, and Ventus International Aviation. Registration for students and scholarship applications are online and available at the event website: http://www.aveducationexpo.com. Space is limited, and all award winners MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. About The Aviation Education & Career Expo The Aviation Education & Career Expo is one of the largest and most successful aviation education events in the United States, awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to high school and college students pursuing careers in the aviation and aerospace industry, since its inception in 2005. Over 700 students will attend this year. The event features keynote presentations by industry leaders, static and live aviation demonstrations, and scholarship awards from universities, small businesses, and corporate sponsors. Cofounded by aviation professionals Julie O’Brien and Sarah Thompson, the Expo is committed to helping students explore the many career opportunities available to them through the world of flight. The Aviation Education & Career Expo is hosted by ProJet Aviation at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), in Leesburg,VA. About ProJet Aviation ProJet Aviation is the DC metro region's premier private aviation hospitality company, dedicated to helping people accomplish extraordinary things through the wonder of flight. ProJet provides an award winning flight support/FBO experience including plane-side arrival and departure services, fueling, and hangar lease at Leesburg Executive Airport (KJYO), the closest private jet airport to Washington DC, the Dulles Technology Corridor, and Virginia's Horse & Wine Country. Founded in 2007 as a partnership between former airline pilot entrepreneur Shye Gilad, and noted entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, Founder & CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts, ProJet’s “aviation hospitality” mindset combines the operational integrity of the world’s best airlines with the refined service of a world class resort. ProJet is the host sponsor of the annual Aviation Education & Career Expo, which provides an aviation and aerospace forum for thousands of students in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships since its inception. ProJet’s numerous accolades include recognition as one of the top FBOs in the country in the fltplan.com Pilots’ Choice Awards, a Washington Business Journal Best Place to Work, and an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company.
News Article | December 17, 2016
Miami, FL, December 17, 2016 --( Ms. Williams focuses her practice on First Party Insurance Defense and Workers’ Compensation. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, she was a Litigation Associate at a large, full-service business law firm. Her background includes Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility defense, as well as General Negligence, including Premises Liability and automobile accidents. She is also experienced in First Party and Homeowners’ Insurance Defense matters. Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications, cum laude, from Florida Memorial University and her Juris Doctor Degree from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, she was a member on the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition and served as a Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Ms. Williams is admitted to practice law in Florida. Mr. Forns focuses his practice on First Party Insurance Defense, Property and Casualty Claims, and Complex Commercial Constructions Disputes. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Law Clerk for a civil litigation firm where he assisted in insurance defense matters. He is also experienced in landlord-tenant law and probate matters. Mr. Forns earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business and Management from Florida International University and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. While attending Shepard Broad College of Law, he served as President of the student chapter of the Cuban American Bar Association as well as a member of the Nova Trial Association. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and is fluent in Spanish. About Kelley Kronenberg Kelley Kronenberg is a diverse, full-service business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 115 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of ten offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the Top 25 Largest Law Firms in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com. Miami, FL, December 17, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse, full service business law firm, announced that attorneys Stephanie N. Williams and Rosendo A. Forns have joined the firm’s Miami office.Ms. Williams focuses her practice on First Party Insurance Defense and Workers’ Compensation. Prior to joining Kelley Kronenberg, she was a Litigation Associate at a large, full-service business law firm. Her background includes Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility defense, as well as General Negligence, including Premises Liability and automobile accidents. She is also experienced in First Party and Homeowners’ Insurance Defense matters.Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications, cum laude, from Florida Memorial University and her Juris Doctor Degree from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, she was a member on the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition and served as a Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Ms. Williams is admitted to practice law in Florida.Mr. Forns focuses his practice on First Party Insurance Defense, Property and Casualty Claims, and Complex Commercial Constructions Disputes. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Law Clerk for a civil litigation firm where he assisted in insurance defense matters. He is also experienced in landlord-tenant law and probate matters.Mr. Forns earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business and Management from Florida International University and received his Juris Doctor Degree from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. While attending Shepard Broad College of Law, he served as President of the student chapter of the Cuban American Bar Association as well as a member of the Nova Trial Association. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and is fluent in Spanish.About Kelley KronenbergKelley Kronenberg is a diverse, full-service business law firm that provides litigation and other legal services to established corporations, insurance companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in Florida and other regions of the U.S. More than 115 attorneys strong, the firm offers 25 distinct practice areas throughout its network of ten offices in Florida and Illinois. Founded in 1980, Kelley Kronenberg was built on relationships and continues to grow and excel because of its strength, offering sound legal counsel and exceptional client service. Kelley Kronenberg is ranked in the Top 25 Largest Law Firms in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal, and has been recognized as a Top Law Firm in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide and LexisNexis ® Martindale-Hubbell®. More information on practice areas and office locations is available at www.kelleykronenberg.com. 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News Article | November 30, 2016
UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, is proud to announce that the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, the Honorable Richard Corcoran, will serve as the keynote speaker for UNCF’s 16th Annual South Florida Leader’s Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. The event will take place at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Fort Lauderdale from Noon to 1:00 p.m. (check-in 11:30 a.m.). The luncheon will bring together South Florida business, civic and education leaders to support UNCF’s work to create a college-ready culture that provides students with the support they need to get to and through college. “Our future depends on keeping the pipeline full of young people graduating from college with the education they need to emerge as the next generation of civic and business leaders in South Florida. UNCF works to ensure those future leaders have the opportunity to obtain the college degrees they need, and that our nation needs them to have,” said Maurice Jenkins, executive vice president, UNCF. “Investing in our students’ futures today will pay dividends for all of us tomorrow.” Speaker Richard Corcoran added, "We know that the most important factor on whether a young person succeeds or fails in life, after the involvement of parents, is whether he or she is afforded a world-class education. It is my honor to be a part of that education mission as the speaker of the house and to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with the UNCF, as well as with parents and students in communities across Florida for choice, opportunity and a brighter future for ALL children." UNCF South Florida Leader’s Luncheon is co-chaired by Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness and John M. Camillo, president, Yellow Cab of Broward County. Luncheon sponsors include official state sponsor Florida AT&T, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, the Jesse Gaddis Foundation, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Miami Chapter, JM Family Foundation, FPL, Florida Blue and many others. In addition to a keynote speech by Richard Corcoran, the program will also include presentation of UNCF’s John W. Ruffin, Jr. Endowed Scholarships for students attending Florida Memorial University and the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Luncheon guests will be treated to a performance by the nationally renowned DCA Jazz Ensemble (students from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale). Sponsor opportunities and individual tickets are still available. For more information, please contact the UNCF Fort Lauderdale Office: (954) 527-3315 or via email at: Edith.Pearson(at)uncf(dot)org. About UNCF UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF awards more than $100 million in scholarships annually and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Lowe’s donated $500,000 to UNCF’s 37 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to award emergency student aid to financially needy graduating seniors. UNCF’s Emergency Student Aid (ESA) is a lifeline for UNCF-supported HBCU students with unanticipated needs or special circumstances such as the loss of a parent’s job. More than 200 seniors received aid during the 2016-17 academic year, allowing them to stay in school and on track to graduate. “College is quite expensive, but it is an investment that is certainly worthwhile,” said Quentin Perkins, a senior majoring in computer science at Florida Memorial University. “My parents are not able to pay for tuition out of pocket, so receiving this scholarship will enable me to continue to make progress toward my degree and to prepare for a career as an information technologist.” Since 2009, Lowe’s has partnered with UNCF’s emergency student aid program to provide $4.2 million in just-in-time aid. Thanks to Lowe’s long-term commitment to increasing post-secondary success for students at UNCF member schools, more than 1,700 students have been able to graduate on time. A UNCF partner since 1985, Lowe’s has donated more than $4.5 million to UNCF over the past three decades. “For more than 30 years, Lowe’s has been a vital partner in UNCF’s continuing mission to increase post-secondary access and success for students attending its member schools who need critical funding to earn their degrees,” said Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF president and CEO. “We commend Lowe’s for their investment in better futures for students across the country.” "More than ever, a college education is foundational to building bright futures, inspiring leaders and stronger communities,” said James Frison, Lowe’s community relations director. “Scholarships and financial aid often provide the assistance needed for students having trouble paying for a degree so they continue and stay on the course. Lowe’s is proud to help make a college education a reality for many of our future leaders.” UNCF, the nation’s largest and most effective minority education assistance organization, launched ESA in 2009 to help recession-impacted students at risk of having to interrupt their studies and delay their degrees due to unpaid tuition balances, textbooks and room and board fees. In supporting UNCF’s ESA, Lowe’s offered support in a major way again this academic year to help students walk across the finish line. This current round of support from Lowe’s includes a total award of nearly $64,000 to the five UNCF-supported HBCUs in North Carolina: Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College, St. Augustine’s University, and Shaw University. "Lowe’s is a visionary leader in its class,” Shaw University President Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy. “The reverberating ramifications of their investment go well beyond a student's graduation. It provides financial strength by eliminating the need for a family to secure a loan or credit card payment toward the final year of college. It gives students confidence and peace of mind heading into the critical senior year, allowing them to focus on internships, jobs and graduate school applications instead of finding part-time employment." About Lowe’s in the Community Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowe’s Open House digital newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter. About UNCF UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students' education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF annually awards $100 million in scholarships and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste.®" Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF.
Richardson A.,Scout Inc |
Walsh K.K.,Ohio University |
Abdullah M.M.,Florida Memorial University
Structural Control and Health Monitoring | Year: 2013
Larger and more flexible structures are being constructed. As a result, there is an increasing need for more effective, efficient, and innovative displacement control strategies. One such method is the idea of connecting adjacent structures. This control method has the merit of generating sufficient control forces under low frequencies, a property that is necessary for minimizing the displacement response of high-rise structures. In the present work, closed-form equations are derived for solving the vibration control problem of connecting two adjacent structures. In this design method, the maximum absolute displacement transmissibility of each structure is reduced. The closed-form solution is derived for a passive control method, where the structures are coupled via stiffness and damping elements connected in parallel. The presence of the stiffness element allows for the simultaneous tuning of both structures. The method is demonstrated for passive control of adjacent connected buildings subject to the El Centro ground motion. It is shown that the passive connection method is effective in reducing the response of both structures compared with the uncontrolled (unconnected) case. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Florida Memorial University and University of Kansas | Date: 2012-11-13
A PEPCK inhibitor can include identifying a molecule that has a size capable of fitting into and interacting with the PEPCK binding site and at least one of the following: (a) a first terminal substituent having co-planar atoms acting as metal ligands to the active site metal ion PEPCK; (b) at least one of an atom or substituent at positions 2 or 3 from the first terminal substituent includes a neutral carbon center or include an oxygen, sulfur, selenium, or other atom with similar physiochemical properties; (c) at least one of an atom or substituent at positions 2 or 3 from the first terminal substituent is devoid of an electropositive atom or substituents; or (d) a second terminal substituent opposite of the first terminal substituent, said second terminal substituent having an atom that is a hydrogen boding acceptor and/or is negatively charged.
Koyame-Marsh R.O.,Florida Memorial University
Journal of Third World Studies | Year: 2012
Workers' remittances represent one of the most important sources of external flows of capital and foreign exchanges for many developing countries. They play an important role in the lives of their recipients. This is particularly the case in sub-Saharan African countries where resources are constrained and real output growth is often negligible. Since recipients of remittances often use remitted funds to further their standard of living by paying for consumption expenditures such as food, health care, education, and so forth, workers' remittances should not be expected to stimulate economic growth. Indeed, increase in consumption has a propensity of stimulating imports, especially in developing countries where the industrial sector is not well developed. When dealing with time series data, it is necessary to test whether the series is stationary or not. A series that is non-stationary often displays trends, cycles, random-walk and other undesirable behaviors.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PGM | Award Amount: 293.42K | Year: 2013
MaSTEC TF/MTF Capacity Building Project
Florida Memorial University is partnering with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) in a capacity building project to develop a full Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship and Master Teaching Fellowship (TF/MTF) project. The project is developing an innovative integrated science and mathematics masters degree program to prepare a cadre of highly qualified science and mathematics teacher leaders for urban, high-need school districts. The primary objectives for this capacity building project include 1) identifying sources and obtaining cost sharing commitments; 2) conducting a needs assessment to determine the interest level among STEM professionals in Miami Dade and Broward Counties; 3) developing an evidence-based and practical approach to curricular and laboratory activities to guide the professional and leadership development of Master Teachers in urban high-need schools; 4) designing a robust outreach plan for recruiting and retaining Teaching Fellows and Master Teaching Fellows; and 5) developing effective assessment strategies and other tools to be used in the TF/MTF full proposal.
This projects success contributes to increasing the number of highly qualified minority mathematics and science teachers equipped to work with students and their families from diverse backgrounds in urban schools. The goal is to prepare teachers who are knowledgeable in best practices for improving science and mathematics literacy and competent in conducting action research to determine which interventions are best suited for the students they will be teaching.
Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: HIST BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIV | Award Amount: 377.37K | Year: 2014
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) through Targeted Infusion Projects supports the development, implementation, and study of evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers. Florida Memorial University will implement a Targeted Infusion Project entitled: Physics Laboratory Technology Infrastructure Enhancement and Summer Undergraduate Research. This project involves the development of pedagogical methodologies for providing instruction in physics. The aim is to engage students in an interactive learning process using digital media to stimulate learning and comprehension. This project will aid in the recruitment, retention, and preparation for graduate school and the workforce of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics majors at the university.
Through this project, the teaching and learning process moves from the traditional method of instruction to a blended method of computer-based, web and internet assisted instruction. Specific objectives include: upgrading the physics laboratory; establishing a faculty and student led learning community via supplemental instruction; providing tutoring sessions in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics; and providing intensive problem solving sessions for Algebra, Pre-calculus, Trigonometry, Chemistry and Physics courses. Summer research experiences will enable undergraduate students to develop critical thinking skills and work with a mentor.