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News Article | September 8, 2016

The ITT Technical Institute recently closed its doors, leaving tens of thousands of students with a high scorecard of debt and possibly worthless college credits. On Sept. 6, the ITT said that it is ending its operations. The educational venture operates in 35 states, where it serves 45,000 students in 140 locations. Pulling the plug on the ITT will axe the jobs of 8,000 employees of the institution. The shut down of ITT comes in the wake of intense scrutiny from the Department of Education, which claims that the educational company enticed students to sign up for federal loans under the false promise of blooming employment opportunities after graduation. No sooner than last week, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Education clarified that ITT was no longer permitted to enroll new students under federal aid. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. explains that the decisions taken by the school's administration placed both its students and millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal student aid in a risky position. He goes on to say that the decision taken by the Department of Education was not taken lightly, but it was necessary to lower said risk. In 2015, the ITT called almost $850 million in total revenue, $580 million of which arrived via federal student loans. This meant that attending ITT costs $23,000 per year, while the annual national average payment for public colleges was only $16,000. At the national level, ITT reported a quarter of its students graduating, while at least 30 percent of them default on their student loans. According to declarations from representatives of the government, students who attended ITT using federal loans can be freed from those debts discharged. To get a full idea of the process, read all about it here. Courtesy of the Education Department, a number of webinars are available to ITT students on Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. EST. Check them out. Another sensitive subject refers to the credits that students earned fair and square during their time with ITT. According to the Education Department, students will be able to transfer their credits to another institution. This applies particularly to those who are zeroing in on graduation. On the other hand, ITT warns that it is very less likely that other institutions will accept credits earned by its former students. By visiting ITT's site, users can peruse the list of schools that accept its credits for degrees. Don't get your hopes up just yet, as the single institutions listed are other ITT schools. This could mean that the credits earned with ITT are worth less than the paper they are written on, at least when other universities are concerned. King acknowledges that the lockdown of ITT will discourage a lot of young learners, but he encouraged students to stay in school, whatever this might imply. "Higher education remains the clearest path to economic opportunity and security," King says. Regardless of the economic setbacks of getting educated in "a high-quality, reputable institution," on the long run, it is a great opportunity. It may be true that paying up for student loans can delay young people from starting their own business, but it may also provide them with the maturity necessary to make that venture functional, once they start. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Kiwana D. Carraway, RN, BSN, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Kiwana D. Carraway is a Registered Nurse with seven years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially in geriatrics and dialysis nursing. Kiwana is currently serving patients within Fresenius Kidney Care in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Kiwana D. Carraway attended ECPI University, graduating with her Licensed Practical Nurse Degree. An advocate for continuing education, Kiwana went on earn her Nursing Degree from ITT Technical Institute, before receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Colorado Technical University. She attributes her success to continually striving to better herself, and when she is not working, Kiwana enjoys writing music and singing, playing board games, and spending time with her son. Learn more about Kiwana D. Carraway here: and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Giles Jr. S.,GEL Laboratories | Giles Jr. S.,ITT Technical Institute
Proceedings of the Annual Southeastern Symposium on System Theory | Year: 2012

Three eigenvalue-based methods for determining an estimate degree of a characteristic polynomial from response data are discussed. Two methods utilize ninety-nine percent partial sums of both covariance eigenvalues and correlation eigenvalues. A third approach examines the number of smallest correlation eigenvalues. Using the order estimate, a locally optimum sampling period is produced from reconstructed data. © 2012 IEEE.

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Dawn Corbitt Jackson, MSN, RN, CNOR, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Dawn is a Registered Nurse with 43 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially perioperative nursing. Dawn is currently serving patients as Project Specialist in Nursing Administration and Interim Director of Perioperative Services at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital in Nassau Bay, Texas. Dawn’s career in nursing began when she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, followed by her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the ITT Technical Institute-Webster. An advocate for continuing education, Dawn then went on to earn her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a focus on Leadership and Administration from Walden University School. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in the nursing field through her professional membership with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. Dawn is a Certified Nurse, Operating Room, and attributes her success to her perseverance and commitment to unsurpassed patient quality. Being goal oriented and well-versed in feedback and communication for excellence within projects and project completion has also contributed to her success. When she is not assisting her patients, Dawn enjoys jewelry making, reading, scuba diving, cooking, and traveling. Learn more about Dawn Corbitt Jackson here: and read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

PubMed | Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, ITT Technical Institute and California State University, Fresno
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) | Year: 2016

Accurate classification of human aquatic activities using radar has a variety of potential applications such as rescue operations and border patrols. Nevertheless, the classification of activities on

News Article | December 19, 2016

AURORA, CO, December 19, 2016-- Dr. Coy Doyle Ritchie has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Recognized for more than four decades of invaluable professional contributions, Dr. Ritchie parlays his knowledge into his current roles with Ritchie Management Services, for which he has served as president and owner since 2003. Prior to entering into business, he earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Roosevelt University. Dr. Ritchie served as director and officer-in-charge of the Navy Electronics Training School, where he stayed for three years. For eight years, he worked with the ITT Technical Institute as a director and area manager. During that time, he earned an MBA from City University in Seattle, and from 1986 to 1988, he worked with Colorado Technical College as dean and vice president.In 1988, Dr. Ritchie returned to the ITT Technical Institute, working as the director of the Sacramento campus until 1991, and subsequently working in the same role for the school's Aurora campus. Shortly after resuming his tenure with the ITT Technical Institute, Dr. Ritchie earned a Doctor of Management from Colorado Technical University. Interestingly, he served Colorado Tech as vice president and chancellor from 1997 and 2002.Dr. Ritchie affiliates himself with the Military Order of the World Wars, the Mile High Military Officers Association, and Beta Gamma Sigma. Throughout his career, he has achieved much. Indeed, he penned "Digital Computers," which was published in 1965, and he was featured in the 37th edition of Who's Who in Finance and Business, and the 62nd through 70th editions of Who's Who in America. Looking forward, Dr. Ritchie intends to experience continued growth and career success.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

Zmud R.W.,University of Oklahoma | Shaft T.,University of Oklahoma | Zheng W.,University of Wisconsin - Parkside | Croes H.,ITT Technical Institute
Journal of the Association of Information Systems | Year: 2010

Because research programs investigating IT-related phenomena are hindered by limitations in the availability of archival data, researchers have used a variety of data collection strategies including the gathering of firms' IT signaling via press releases to the media. Little is known, however, about firms' IT signaling propensities. Here, contents of firms' press releases and annual reports are coded to test a model explaining a firm's propensity to signal stakeholders about its IT-related activities. Results demonstrate that firms transmitting greater numbers of IT signals tend to be low performers in their industries, tend to reside in industries characterized by a transform industry IT strategic role and tend to be larger. Implications of these findings for research design are provided. © 2010, by the Association for Information Systems.

Gyorfi J.S.,Motorola Inc. | Gamota D.R.,Printovate Technologies Inc. | Mok S.M.,Motorola Inc. | Szczech J.B.,Motorola Inc. | And 2 more authors.
IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing | Year: 2010

We develop an evolutionary method of planning paths that are subject to subpath constraints. These constraints can include subpaths that must be incorporated into the solution path, path intersection restrictions, and obstacle avoidance. Our method involves two stages. In the first stage, a global solution is found without consideration of any obstacles. In the second stage, local planning is performed to modify the global path to avoid obstacles. Stage one involves a fixed-length chromosome formulation of a genetic algorithm that utilizes existing operators and a new subpath reversal operator. Stage two involves a graph search process. Our algorithm is applicable to the field of printed electronics where continuous- spray processes are used to deposit electrically functional material onto flexible substrates. These processes give rise to the kinds of subpath constraints we have investigated.We evaluate our algorithm by applying it to a representative problem in the printed electronics field. © 2010 IEEE.

Arvidsson K.,Iowa State University | Kerton C.R.,Iowa State University | Alexander M.J.,University of Wyoming | Kobulnicky H.A.,University of Wyoming | And 2 more authors.
Astronomical Journal | Year: 2010

In an effort to understand the factors that govern the transition from low- to high-mass star formation, for the first time we identify a sample of intermediate-mass star-forming regions (IM SFRs) where stars up to (but not exceeding) ∼8 M⊙ are being produced. We use IRAS colors and Spitzer Space Telescope mid-IR images, in conjunction with millimeter continuum and 13CO maps, to compile a sample of 50 IM SFRs in the inner Galaxy. These are likely to be precursors to Herbig AeBe stars and their associated clusters of low-mass stars. IM SFRs constitute embedded clusters at an early evolutionary stage akin to compact H ∏ regions, but they lack the massive ionizing central star(s). The photodissociation regions that demarcate IM SFRs have typical diameters of ∼1 pc and luminosities of ∼ 104 L⊙, making them an order of magnitude less luminous than (ultra-)compact ∏ regions. IM SFRs coincide with molecular clumps of mass ∼10 3 M⊙ which, in turn, lie within larger molecular clouds spanning the lower end of the giant molecular cloud mass range, 104-10 5 M⊙. The IR luminosity and associated molecular mass of IM SFRs are correlated, consistent with the known luminosity-mass relationship of compact Hu regions. Peak mass column densities within IM SFRs are ∼0.1-0.5 g cm-2, a factor of several lower than ultracompact H∏ regions, supporting the proposition that there is a threshold for massive star formation at ∼1 g cm-2. © 2010. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Norte D.,InfoPrint Solutions Company | Norte D.,ITT Technical Institute
IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility | Year: 2011

This paper discusses the benefits of scrambling high-speed data signals for reducing the electromagnetic radiation from the electrical interconnects that propagate these signals. It is shown how maximum length sequences, generated through the use of tapped shift register scrambling structures, can significantly mitigate the electromagnetic interference from data signals that are inherently periodic in the time-domain. Specifically, it is shown how a 7-bit scrambler enabled the EMC margin of a system to be increased from 3.5dB without the scrambler, to +5.5dB with the scrambler, resulting in a +9dB improvement in the EMC performance of the system. © 2011 IEEE.

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