News Article | April 18, 2017
Steve Baxter played varsity basketball his junior and senior years and was chosen All Tournament as a senior. He played varsity baseball his junior and senior years and was chosen All District and District Leading Hitter as a senior. He still holds the record for the highest batting average at Richardson High School after 45 years. Steve attended Hill Junior College 1970-71 on a baseball scholarship where he was elected President of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was chosen All Tournament in the Texas Regional Tournament. By 1985, Steve Baxter was putting investment partnerships together and buying large apartment complexes with deferred maintenance in need of a turnaround. Steve became known as a “turnaround specialist” because he had the management experience along with the construction knowledge and ability to manage a renovation. Steve enjoys being in business with partners, because he values the personal relationships he has developed. He believes this is why he gets so much fulfillment in Christian ministry. He simply likes people and they like him! More about Steve Baxter can be obtained on his website: http://www.stevebaxterproperties.com Steve is famous for this quote: “I believe in the circle of life. The most important purpose I have in this life is to be the very best father I can be to my two sons, to help train, develop, support, and love on them all the time!” As a junior on the basketball team, Andrew knew he was not going to play much at all so he decided he wanted to be the best possible teammate on the bench. He did this by encouraging the whole bench to completely support the players and be like cheerleaders for them. He encouraged all the bench to “go crazy” for the guys playing. It made a big difference in the team spirit and likely contributed to the fact that the team reached the playoffs for the first time in many years. The video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETdAM-YfDPQ Having fond memories of his own high school days no doubt gives Steve vicarious satisfaction in seeing Andrew succeed. For Andrew Baxter, high school basketball was just the beginning. He looked forward to the challenges of college. He now attends Texas Tech with his brother Brennan. A video of Andrew Baxter and Pearce High School Basketball can be viewed here: http://www.pearcehighschoolbasketballfan.com Andrew is thankful for the accomplishments of high school, appreciative of his popularity socially and accomplishments athletically. But he would be the first to say that those accomplishments are nothing in comparison to the privilege of knowing Christ and living for Him. For the Apostle John wrote that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) For more information, please visit http://www.stevebaxterrealestateinvestor.com
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best online colleges and universities in Mississippi for 2017. 11 four-year schools made the list, with University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Jackson State University and Mississippi College taking the top five spots. Of the 11 two-year colleges who also made the list, Hinds Community College, East Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, Holmes Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College were the top five. “For students who need flexible scheduling, online certificates and degrees are a useful alternative to traditional, on-campus learning options,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These are the schools in Mississippi that are catering to students with geographical or schedule limitations by offering their high-quality degree programs online.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Mississippi” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the number of academic services that are available by school, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Mississippi for 2017 include the following: Alcorn State University Belhaven University Blue Mountain College Delta State University Jackson State University Mississippi College Mississippi State University Mississippi University for Women University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi William Carey University The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Mississippi for 2017 include the following: East Mississippi Community College Hinds Community College Holmes Community College Itawamba Community College Jones County Junior College Meridian Community College Mississippi Delta Community College Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Pearl River Community College Southwest Mississippi Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 27, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the most affordable colleges and universities in the U.S. for 2017. 50 four-year schools were recognized, with Buena Vista University, Judson College, Florida Institute of Technology, Concordia University—Wisconsin and Southwestern College taking the top five spots. Of the 50 two-year schools that were also honored, East Mississippi Community College, Frank Philips College, Western Wyoming Community College, Laramie County Community College and Western Oklahoma State College were the top five. A list of all 100 schools is included below. “For students who want the flexibility of an online education at an affordable price point, the colleges and universities on our list are the best in the U.S,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools provide the maximum value when it comes to cost, quality and career resources for students.” To be included on the LearnHowToBecome.org “Most Affordable” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional data points such as the number and variety of degree programs offered, employment services, post-college earnings of alumni, academic resources, financial aid availability and more. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list, visit: The Most Affordable Online Four-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Amridge University Baker University Bay Path University Belhaven University Brenau University Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Canisius College Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Wisconsin Davenport University DeSales University Dickinson State University Drexel University Duquesne University Florida Institute of Technology Franklin Pierce University Gardner-Webb University Graceland University-Lamoni Gwynedd Mercy University Hampton University Harvard University Illinois Institute of Technology Judson College LeTourneau University Malone University McKendree University Murray State University Newman University North Carolina Central University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Prescott College Quincy University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's University Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern College Spring Arbor University University of Idaho University of Southern Mississippi University of St Francis University of the Cumberlands University of the Incarnate Word Valley City State University Viterbo University Webster University The Most Affordable Online Two-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Arizona Western College Barton County Community College Casper College Central Wyoming College Cochise College Colorado Northwestern Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Eastern Wyoming College Frank Phillips College GateWay Community College Grayson College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Mount Wachusett Community College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Arkansas College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarka College Panola College Pitt Community College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Sheridan College Sinclair College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College State Fair Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Western Nebraska Community College Western Oklahoma State College Western Texas College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College Yavapai College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | April 26, 2017
The Summit will feature a Keynote address by University of Oregon Men's Basketball Coach Dana Altman, and a series of distinguished speakers including UNLV Football Coach Tony Sanchez, UNLV Men's Basketball Coach Marvin Menzies, UNLV Women's Volleyball Coach Cindy Fredrick, and Impact Basketball's founder Joe Abunassar. Just Added! U.S. Men's Soccer legend Cobi Jones will share valuable lessons learned during his storied career as a player and advocate for youth sports. Jones, considered to be one of the best soccer players the United States has ever produced, works closely with youth soccer organizations around the country, including AYSO, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, AmericaSCORES, Grassroot Soccer, Cycle for Survival and the Mia Hamm Foundation. Per NCAA regulations, high school and Junior College athletes are not permitted at this event. Youth sports and the related travel are estimated to be a $9 billion industry in the U.S. alone. The Sports Leadership Summit will address how the industry is evolving and offer educational sessions on leadership and team development, and feature on court and on field training demos. Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort stands alone as the region's most comprehensive sports facility and hotel. Rising Star Ranch's 30,000 sq. ft. field house and training complex bridges that gap between lodging, location and tournament and camp operations. The Ranch's expansive amenities and golf courses will provide a special backdrop for the Sports Leadership Summit attendees and subject matter experts covering collegiate soccer, basketball, football and volleyball. The impressive speakers and broad list of attendees make this a must attend event for people in the business of sports. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dana-altman-to-headline-sports-summit-at-rising-star-sports-ranch-resort-300446215.html