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News Article | November 17, 2016
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Leading online higher education resource center AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released it’s ranking of the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools for 2016-2017. Lists include the top 100 schools offering trade or vocational training programs online, with Washburn University, University of Southern Mississippi, Siena Heights University, Weber State University and Fort Hays State University earning the highest scores in the four-year school category and East Mississippi Community College, San Juan College, Hutchinson Community College, New Mexico Junior College and Tulsa Community College earning the highest scores in the two-year school category. "Trade and vocational programs are making more of an impact when it comes to online education than ever before,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "Although many trades require hands-on training, the schools on our lists are giving students more flexibility by offering vocational learning programs online.” Schools are evaluated on a variety of cost and quality standards to determine their position on the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list by AffordableCollegesOnline.org. Each is required to meet specific base standards; all institutions must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities and must offer in-state tuition below $5,000 per year at two-year schools or $25,000 per year at four-year schools. Eligible institutions are divided by whether they are two-year or four-year schools, weighed on factors such as financial aid offerings and online program variety, then scored against one another to determine rank. More information on the data points, methodology and specific scores given to each school on the Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list can be found online at: Two-year schools receiving honors on the 2016-2017 Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas Cowley County Community College Crowder College East Arkansas Community College East Mississippi Community College Edgecombe Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Itawamba Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Moraine Park Technical College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar Northwest Mississippi Community College Oconee Fall Line Technical College Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Spokane Community College State Fair Community College Surry Community College Tallahassee Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Western Nebraska Community College Four-year schools receiving honors on the 2016-2017 Best Online Vocational & Trade Schools list: California State University - East Bay Central Washington University Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarkson College Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University Morehead State University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Cincinnati - Main Campus University of Louisiana at Monroe University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Virginia Commonwealth University Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Wichita State University William Woods University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | November 16, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leader in higher education resources at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, has released the 2016-2017 list of Best Online Vocational Schools in the nation. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points, the site scored and ranked schools offering vocational training programs online to determine the Best, with the following scoring highest: Washburn University, Weber State University, Siena Heights University, University of Southern Mississippi and Champlain College for four-year schools; East Mississippi Community College, Crowder College, Hutchinson Community College, State Fair Community College and Tulsa Community College for two-year schools. “Vocational occupations have been growing rapidly since 2000, with some industries showing much higher than average job growth projections through 2024,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “Schools on our list are seizing this opportunity, offering top-notch vocational training programs online to help more students prepare to work in fast-growing fields like construction management, medical assisting and other technical or health care positions.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges to meet several qualifying standards before they can be considered for the Best Online Vocational Schools ranking. Each school must hold regional accreditation and be a public or private not-for-profit institutions. Schools are also required to provide students career placement services to be eligible. Comparing thousands of eligible programs nationwide, the site scores and ranks each based on statistics such as student-teacher ratios and graduation rates. A full description of the data and methodology used to score and rank the Best Online Vocational Schools, as well as a full list of programs with scores is published at: Top 50 Two-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Atlanta Technical College Barton County Community College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Bramson ORT College Central Georgia Technical College Central Piedmont Community College Central Texas College Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Collin College Columbus State Community College Crowder College East Mississippi Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Georgia Piedmont Technical College Grayson College Great Falls College Montana State University Hutchinson Community College Indian Hills Community College Lakeshore Technical College Madisonville Community College Metropolitan Community College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moraine Park Technical College New Mexico Junior College North Dakota State College of Science Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Ozarks Technical Community College Pamlico Community College Panola College Pitt Community College San Antonio College San Juan College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Shoreline Community College Sinclair College Southwest Virginia Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College Spokane Community College St. Philip's College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Volunteer State Community College Wallace State Community College - Hanceville West Kentucky Community and Technical College Western Nebraska Community College Westmoreland County Community College Top 50 Four-Year Schools recognized on the Best Online Vocational Programs listed alphabetically: Buena Vista University California State University - East Bay Champlain College Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clayton State University College of Southern Nevada East Carolina University Ferris State University Florida International University Fort Hays State University Granite State College Hampton University Hodges University Indiana State University Liberty University MCPHS University Misericordia University North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Northern State University Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Old Dominion University Oregon Institute of Technology Pennsylvania College of Technology Roger Williams University Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Siena Heights University South Dakota State University Southern Polytechnic State University St. Petersburg College SUNY College of Technology at Canton The University of Alabama The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Tiffin University University of Bridgeport University of Hartford University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Michigan - Ann Arbor University of Mississippi University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Dakota University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center University of Southern Mississippi Utah Valley University Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Washburn University Weber State University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | December 1, 2016
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Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its ranking of the Best Online Registered Nursing (RN) Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points on colleges and universities who offer online RN programs, the site honored 65 schools for providing the best overall value and quality for students. East Carolina University, Allen College, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama in Huntsville and West Virginia University were among the highest scoring four-year schools, while New Mexico Junior College, Amarillo College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College were among the highest scoring two-year schools. "There is a growing demand for health care workers, and quality registered nursing programs are growing more and more competitive,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Our list of schools gives registered nursing students a better idea of which programs offer the best combination of cost, quality curriculum and online learning flexibility.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at: Two-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017: Amarillo College Ashland Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Columbus State Community College Community College of Philadelphia Henderson Community College Hopkinsville Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Minnesota West Community and Technical College New Mexico Junior College San Antonio College Somerset Community College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Four-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017: Allen College Aurora University Ball State University Barry University Clayton State University Columbus State University Concordia University - Wisconsin Drexel University East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Fitchburg State University Gannon University Gardner-Webb University Georgia College and State University Graceland University - Lamoni Indiana State University La Salle University Loyola University Chicago Minot State University Missouri State University-Springfield New Mexico State University - Main Campus North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Olivet Nazarene University Sacred Heart University Seton Hall University South Dakota State University The College of Saint Scholastica University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Arkansas University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Delaware University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Boston University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Memphis University of North Alabama University of North Dakota University of North Florida University of Northern Colorado University of Southern Indiana University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Villanova University Wayland Baptist University West Virginia University Western Kentucky University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.


News Article | October 28, 2016
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The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), an online leader in higher education information, has released its list of the Best Pharmacy Technician Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Data from both on-campus and online programs was compiled to determine top programs across the U.S., with Pensacola State College, Vincennes University, North Seattle College, Baker College and Seminole State College of Florida scoring in the top five for four-year schools and Arkansas State University Beebe, Eastern New Mexico University Roswell Campus, Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Cape Fear Community College and Eastern Arizona College scoring in the top five for two-year schools. “A majority of jobs in the U.S., including pharmacy technician positions, do not require a Bachelor’s degree,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “This list focuses on ranking the schools that provide top-quality pharmacological training that prepares students to make a successful, efficient transition from the classroom into the workplace.” Whether offering on-campus or online programs, schools are required to meet specific standards to land a spot on the Best Pharmacy Technician Programs list. Each institution must be an accredited two- or four-year public or private not-for-profit college or university. Each must also offer career placement services for students after they graduate. A dozen other data points were compared to determine where each school scored in the ranking, including financial aid information and tuition rates. Community for Accredited Online Schools’ complete list of the Best Pharmacy Technician Programs for 2016-2017 is printed below. For specific data and details on each school’s ranking visit: Albany Technical College Angelina College Arkansas State University - Beebe Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Ashland Community and Technical College Atlanta Technical College Augusta Technical College Cape Fear Community College Casper College Central Georgia Technical College Central Louisiana Technical Community College Cerritos College Chemeketa Community College Clark College College of the Mainland Columbus Technical College Crowder College Davidson County Community College Durham Technical Community College Eastern Arizona College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus El Paso Community College Fayetteville Technical Community College Gateway Community and Technical College Georgia Northwestern Technical College Guilford Technical Community College Hutchinson Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Johnston Community College Jones County Junior College Lakeshore Technical College Lone Star College Miles Community College National Park College North Dakota State College of Science North Georgia Technical College North Iowa Area Community College Pikes Peak Community College Renton Technical College Sinclair College Somerset Community College Southern Regional Technical College Spokane Community College State Fair Community College Texas State Technical College - Waco Tulsa Community College Vance-Granville Community College Wake Technical Community College Wayne County Community College District Western Iowa Tech Community College Baker College Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Florida State College at Jacksonville Gulf Coast State College Indian River State College Jackson College Louisiana State University - Alexandria Marygrove College Miami Dade College North Seattle College Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Remington College - Dallas Campus Remington College - Memphis Campus Remington College - Shreveport Campus Robert Morris University Illinois Seminole State College of Florida Snow College South Texas College The University of Montana University of Alaska Anchorage University of Rio Grande Vincennes University West Virginia University at Parkersburg About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable 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. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.


News Article | November 17, 2016
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PENN VALLEY, CA, November 17, 2016-- Allyn Washington 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.Mr. Washington has been a textbook author since 1964. Originally with Addison-Wesley Publishers he is presently with Pearson Publishers. Books that he has published include "Basic Technical Mathematics," the 10th edition of which was published in 2013, "Basic Technical Mathematics with Calculus," the 10th edition of which was also published in 2013, and "Introduction to Technical Mathematics," the 5th edition of which was published in 2007. Earlier publications include the 4th edition of "Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry," published in 2002. His original editions of "Basic Technical Mathematics with Calculus" and "Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry" were published in 1964 and 1966, respectively.Prior to starting his career penning academic textbooks, Mr. Washington served his country in the U.S. Army. He then earned a Bachelor of Science from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., followed by a Master of Science from Brown University. He began his working life in academia as an instructor at his alma mater, Trinity College, before becoming an instructor at Boise Junior College. For 21 years, he worked as a professor at Dutchess Community College, where he was acting executive dean from 1974 to 1975. In 2000, the school's Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art was named in his honor.Mr. Washington is a past president of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges; he received an award for exemplary service from the organization in 1978. He is also affiliated with the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematical Association of America, and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2011, Mr. Washington was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the State University of New York. His many accomplishments were considered when he was chosen to be featured in the 60th through 70th editions of Who's Who in America, as well as the 24th, 26th and 27th editions of Who's Who in the World.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 www.marquiswhoswho.com


TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - February 28, 2017) - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association proudly announced the 2017 ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame induction class on Tuesday, with contributor Nick Bollettieri (Spring Hill College), players James Blake (Harvard University) and Matias Boeker (University of Georgia) joining coaches Francis Baxter (University of Central Oklahoma men 1970-2006 and women 1980-2006) and Bill Otta (Saddlebrook College 1975-2000) comprising the five-person class. "On behalf of the ITA, I am thrilled that this distinguished class will be entering the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame," Timothy Russell, ITA Chief Executive Officer and 2015 ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame inductee said. "The five inductees showcase the very best of the breadth and depth of college tennis, an incredible array of talent, dedication, and commitment to our sport. I am looking forward to the 2017 induction ceremony in Athens, home of the ITA Collegiate Tennis Men's Hall of Fame, and this year's NCAA Division I Championships." The 2017 ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Men's Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 25, at the Georgia Center during the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Championships, May 18-29, at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. "This is a very accomplished and interesting class of 2017 and we're very excited about adding all five members to the Hall of Fame," John Frierson, curator of the ITA Collegiate Tennis Men's Hall of Fame. "We're inducting two exceptional players, two very successful coaches from the Division II, NAIA and Junior College divisions, and another individual in Nick Bollettieri that would surely be on the Mount Rushmore of greatest and most important tennis coaches of all time. "We always love it when the NCAA Championships return to Athens and we get to induct a class here at the home of the Hall of Fame, where so many great players have played in so many big matches," added Frierson. "A lot of us remember well watching James Blake and Matias Boeker perform here at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and it's going to be a thrill to put the perfect coda on their careers by adding them to the Hall of Fame." COACHES Francis Baxter -- Coach/University of Central Oklahoma (men: 1970-2006, women: 1980-2006). Francis Baxter enjoyed tremendous success during his long tenure as tennis coach at UCO, directing the men's program for 36 years (1970-06) and women for 26 years (1980-2006). Prior to coaching college tennis, he spent 14 years coaching high school tennis and won three state titles. At Central Oklahoma, he led the men's and women's teams to six NAIA District 9 championships in the 1980s while taking the men to three NAIA national tournaments and the women to one. Baxter was named District 9 Coach of the Year eight times in the 1980s. Baxter also guided his teams to eight combined NCAA Division II national tournament appearances, six for the men and two for the women. Baxter was named Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year for the women in 1998 and the men in 2004, while also claiming Division II Coach of the Year accolades for the men in 1996. He coached 14 players who earned NAIA or Division II All-America honors a combined 25 times, including the school's first-ever Division II national champion (Charl Bornman). Baxter was also the driving force behind UCO hosting the NCAA Division II national tournament in 1991, '92, '93 and '96 in addition to the ITA/Rolex National Small College Championships in 1993 and '94. As a player, Francis served as captain of a United States international team from 1993-01, leading the 60-and-over men to the Von Cramm Cup title seven straight years from 1993-99 and taking the 50-and-over men to the Fred Perry Cup crown in 2000 and 2001. He was inducted into the Missouri Valley Tennis Association Hall of Fame in in 1991 and the Central Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2009. Bill Otta, Coach/Saddleback College (1975-2000). One of most accomplished coaches in the history of community college tennis, Otta became the first tennis coach in Saddleback College's history when he founded the program in 1975. He finished his career with an overall record of 383-74 (.836), including a conference record of 254-20 (.927) with the men's program. He spent a total of 22 years as men's coach and three years as women's coach. His men's teams accounted for 17 conference championships, 10 regional championships, and eight state championships. After resurrecting the women's program, he finished with a 43-12 (.782) record in three seasons, claiming two more conference titles. Otta earned both California Coaches Association Coach of the Year and Wilson/ITA National Community College Coach of the Year honors during his career. He served as the President of the California Community College Tennis Coaches Association (CCCTCA) for four years and was inducted into the CCCTCA Hall of Fame in 2002. PLAYERS James Blake, Harvard (1998-99). Blake played two seasons at Harvard before beginning what turned out to be an outstanding pro career. In 1999 Blake was the top player in collegiate tennis, earning ITA Player of the Year honors, as well as being an All-American in singles and doubles. He also reached the finals of the NCAA singles tournament that year, falling in three sets to 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Morrison of Florida. In addition, Blake won the ITA All-America Championships in singles and doubles and the ITA Rolex National Indoor title. During a 14-year pro career on the ATP Tour -- he retired in 2013 -- Blake rose as high as No. 4 in the world (in 2006, when he ended the year as the top-ranked American) and he captured 10 career singles titles. He also earned a singles win in the 2007 Davis Cup finals, helping the United States claim the cup for the first time in 12 years. In all, Blake played spent eight years on the Davis Cup squad. The Yonkers, N.Y., native, long one of the most popular players on tour, had his best Grand Slam results close to home. Of his three quarterfinal appearances in majors, two came at the U.S. Open. Matias Boeker, Georgia (2000-02). One of the few Triple Crown winners in history, Boeker in 2001 led the Bulldogs to the NCAA team title and then captured the singles and doubles (with Travis Parrott) championships. The only players to do it before him were Stanford's Alex O'Brien and Bob Bryan. In 2002 he became the first player since another Bulldog, Mikael Pernfors in 1984-85, to win back-to-back NCAA singles titles. An All-American after all three seasons at Georgia, Boeker won his final 23 matches for the Bulldogs and posted a career singles record of 108-25. In 2015 Boeker was inducted into Georgia's illustrious Circle of Honor, joining ITA Hall of Famers Dan Magill, Allen Miller and Al Parker. CONTRIBUTOR Nick Bollettieri, Spring Hill College. Bollettieri's contributions to the sport are countless, though we might begin with his legendary tennis academy in Florida (founded in 1978) that has trained over 1,500 collegiate players and counting. The IMG Academy, formerly Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, was the first full-time tennis boarding school to combine intense training on the court with a custom-designed academic curriculum. Many of his former players went on to become ITA National Champions, including players like David Wheaton (Stanford) and Cecil Mammit (USC). His coaching protégées include over 25 former players who have gone on to become college coaches at various levels, including Carlos Drada (Kentucky women, 2006-present), Cedric Kauffman (Kentucky men, 2012-present) and Chris Garner (Amherst). He hosted the initial planning session of key ITA coaches in 1979 at The Colony in Longwood Key, Florida that led to the forming of the ITA Board of Directors. Following Rolex sponsorship of the ITA All-Star Awards Outing & Luncheon in 2002-2003 at the West Side Tennis Club, Bollettieri personally raised the necessary money that allowed the continuation of the luncheon. Bollettieri has also spoken at the ITA Coaches Convention almost every year since its inception. The ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame is housed at the University of Georgia's Henry Field stadium in Athens. The late, legendary Georgia men's coach and Hall of Fame member Dan Magill served as curator and chairman of the Hall of Fame. The current curator is John Frierson. The ITA Men's Hall of Fame, which includes over 1,800 rare photos, inducted its first class in 1983 and has inducted more than 260 players, coaches and contributors since then. Players are eligible for election to the Hall of Fame 10 years after the conclusion of their participation on the team, and once they are no longer participating on the pro tour. Coaches are eligible immediately following retirement. The main criteria for election are college accomplishments as well as honors earned after college. About The ITA The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men's and women's varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at www.itatennis.com, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Amanda M. Hadley, RN to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Amanda M. Hadley is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator with more than 35 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially hospice care. Amanda is currently serving as a Nurse Educator within Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas and is also affiliated with Uvalde Memorial Hospital, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, and the University Health System, San Antonio. Amanda M. Hadley graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1979 from the University of Texas. An advocate for continuing education, Amanda attended the University of Incarnate Word, where she earned her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a focus on Guidance Counseling in 2009. Amanda video conferences for the Texas Association of Vocational Nurse Educators, teaching nursing from a distance. Furthermore, she serves as a Community Health Board Member for the Faculty Association of the Southwest Texas Junior College, and keeps up to date with the latest advances in her field through her professional membership with the Texas Community College Teachers Association. For her excellence, Amanda is the recipient of a Faculty Associate Teaching Excellence Award in 1988, and a Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007. She attributes her success to her determination, and her parents insistence on education. Learn more about Amanda M. Hadley here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4134884/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


News Article | December 15, 2016
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Just in time for the holiday season, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey has added a new member to its kitchen. A native of Tokyo, Mie Chisaki has worked in the hotel industry for over 12 years. Most recently, she oversaw seasonal events and wedding cake creation at The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour, Miami. Chisaki has spent a majority of her career on the East Coast, working in numerous Florida hotels and resorts such as: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach from 2013 to 2014 and the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach from 2003 to 2013. “Mie will bring to our kitchen a diversity of international flavors,” says Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz, adding: “We are excited to showcase her creativity.” With a culture-rich resume, Chisaki began her educational journey in Japan at the Akenohoshi Women’s Junior College in Saitama, Japan, earning a degree in English. It wasn’t until 16 years later did she begin to pursue a culinary career at the Ecole Ritz Escoffier at the Ritz Paris. Later, she went on to study at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, Canada and earned a certificate of wedding cake arts at the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando, Florida. Some of Chisaki’s accomplishments include: supplying desserts for the Embassy of Portugal Tokyo Reception and creating traditional Danish cakes for a wedding reception in Denmark, as well as crafting a menu that consisted of Italian, French and Portuguese dishes for a reception in Japan. Fluent in Japanese, Chisaki also speaks English, Portuguese, French and Danish. About The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey Minutes from LAX, Venice Beach, Playa Vista and Santa Monica, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers a peaceful retreat that draws on the soothing elements of the surrounding ocean. Guests can admire the exceptional scenery from each of the recently renovated 304 guest rooms and suites, featuring private balconies; the farm-to-table restaurant, highlighting locally sourced ingredients; LA’s only waterfront pool or the luxury spa. The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers a desirable venue for weddings and events, with more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. Whether visitors are seeking a few days of self-reflection, a relaxing beach weekend, an unforgettable wedding venue or a quintessential California dining experience, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey offers the perfect destination. About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is proud to offer The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and Starwood Preferred Guest® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at http://www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).


News Article | March 2, 2017
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Susie Sheffield has rejoined the San Pedro North American Title Co. (NATC) branch in San Antonio as a business consultant. Sheffield most recently worked at a local law firm and has 10 years’ experience in the title industry at two other San Antonio firms. “Susie and I had worked together since 2005 at another title company and moved together to North American Title in 2008,” said Ross Frapart, NATC branch manager. “She brings integrity, hard work and a great attitude wherever she goes. She has built strong relationships throughout the industry because of these attributes. With Susie working in tandem with Cecilia Sosa and the rest of our staff, I am confident we can make NATC a household name across San Antonio.” Frapart also praised Sheffield for her steadfast commitment to the local Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR). Having served as 2015 president of the WCR San Antonio chapter, Sheffield now chairs communications for WCR’s Texas chapter. She graduated from Southwest Texas Junior College. Sheffield is located at the North American Title office at 12500 San Pedro, Suite 405, San Antonio, TX 78216, and can be reached at telephone number (210) 494-0092. About North American Title With well over 1,000 associates and a vast network of branches from coast to coast, North American Title Group, LLC (NATG) is among the largest real estate settlement service providers in the United States. Consisting of both agent and underwriter operations, NATG reported annual net revenues in fiscal 2015 of $229 million. The company also has the resources and stability of a wholly owned subsidiary of an S&P 500 company with over $14.4 billion in assets (fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 2015). North American Title’s agency network operates nationally under the name North American Title Co. (NATC) and similar names in 19 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Virginia, in addition to the District of Columbia. Through our relationship with our expanding affiliate network, NATC provides real estate settlement services in all 50 states. NATG is headquartered in Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit http://www.nat.com

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