Lee University is a private, faith-based liberal arts college in Cleveland, Tennessee, United States. Historically, the school was affiliated with the Church of God, a Christian denomination. Lee was the denomination's Bible Training School from 1918 until 1947, when the name was changed to Lee College. Lee became a university in 1997. The university comprises five colleges: the College of Arts & science, the Helen DeVos College of Education, the School of Music, the School of Religion, and the Center for Adult & Professional Studies. Lee University is named for F.J. Lee, the institution's second president.Lee was ranked by US News and World Report as 46th among Southern regional universities in 2012. Lee University now maintains the fifth largest undergraduate enrollment among the 103 faith-based colleges who are member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 9, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that David J. Moise and Jill E. Misener have joined the Firm in the Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group in New York. Mr. Moise joins the Firm as a partner with over 30 years of experience and a robust federal, state, and local tax practice. Joining Blank Rome as of counsel, Ms. Misener also has significant experience in tax procedure and controversy. Both come to Blank Rome from Withers Bergman LLP. “We’re thrilled that David and Jill have joined Blank Rome,” said Alan J. Hoffman, Chairman and Managing Partner of the Firm. “David’s team is well-known for its straightforward and honest approach to tax controversy. I know that our clients will appreciate David’s pragmatism as well as his understanding of the risks and rewards associated with our clients’ most sensitive tax issues.” Mr. Moise focuses on federal, state, and local tax examinations, appeals, and litigation matters, as well as federal and multi-state voluntary disclosures. He also has significant experience with tax collection procedures, including tax liens and levies, as well as collection administrative appeals, installment agreements, and offers in compromise. Further, he has extensive capabilities with regards to various treaty issues, such as disputes between the United States and the United Kingdom, resolving key issues and working with Competent Authority to avoid duplicative taxes. “We’re excited to join Blank Rome,” said Mr. Moise. “Blank Rome has a terrific, national platform that will enable us to expand upon the work we do and the clients we serve, particularly as it relates to partnership and corporate controversy matters. With offices across the country and a wide range of practices that are challenged by tax issues, we’re eager to begin collaborating with our new colleagues at Blank Rome.” Ms. Misener represents high-net-worth individuals and entities before federal and state tax authorities in controversy resolution matters, bringing her experience in examinations, administrative appeals, voluntary disclosures, and collection matters with her to Blank Rome. Ms. Misener has also advised and represented clients residing outside the United States with U.S. tax issues, and has guided numerous clients through the IRS’s various offshore voluntary disclosure programs. “David and Jill will be great additions to the practice as they are respected attorneys who are extremely well-versed in tax law at both the federal and state levels,” said Cory G. Jacobs, Chair of the Tax, Benefits, and Private Client group. “On a daily basis, David and Jill handle tax issues that require interface with the IRS, and they know federal procedures inside and out. With tax reform forthcoming, David and Jill are well-positioned to help our clients navigate any future changes to U.S. tax policy.” Mr. Moise received his B.A. from Syracuse University, his J.D. from Pace University Law School, and his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section and the New York Bar Association Tax Section. Ms. Misener received her B.S. from Washington & Lee University, her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law, and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is also a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section, the New York Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. Founded in 1946, Blank Rome is an Am Law 100 firm with 13 offices and over 600 attorneys throughout the United States and in Shanghai who represent businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities around the globe. With a strong focus on the key industry sectors of energy, maritime and transportation, real estate, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, chemical, gaming, technology, and manufacturing, Blank Rome advises its clients on a full spectrum of legal matters involving litigation; M&A and securities; finance, business restructuring, and bankruptcy; cybersecurity and data privacy; environment and mass torts; government contracts; insurance coverage; intellectual property; labor and employment; international trade; matrimonial and family law; policy and political law; tax and benefits; and white collar defense and investigations. The Firm also represents pro bono clients in a wide variety of cases and matters. Blank Rome is annually ranked and recognized for its leading middle-market corporate, M&A, real estate, and finance practices, to name a few, and is internationally acclaimed for its global maritime practice and capabilities. For more information, please visit www.blankrome.com.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has selected the best universities and colleges in Tennessee for 2017. Based on an analysis of government-backed data, 37 four-year schools made the list, with Vanderbilt University, Lipscomb University, Christian Brothers University, Aquinas College and Union University earning highest overall scores. 15 two-year schools also made the list, with Chattanooga State Community College, Nashville State Community College, Dyersburg State Community College, Roane State Community College and Volunteer State Community College ranked as the best five. A full list of winning schools is included below. “Projections show Tennessee’s job market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, which is great news for people interested in earning a degree,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “The schools on our list have demonstrated their value to students who want to enter the workforce well-prepared by providing the high-level education, career and employment resources that lead to post-college success.” To be included on Tennessee’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, employment and academic services offered, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Tennessee” list, visit: Tennessee’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Aquinas College Austin Peay State University Belmont University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Christian Brothers University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Fisk University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lane College Le Moyne-Owen College Lee University Lincoln Memorial University Lipscomb University Martin Methodist College Maryville College Middle Tennessee State University Milligan College Rhodes College Sewanee-The University of the South Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville The University of Tennessee-Martin Trevecca Nazarene University Tusculum College Union University University of Memphis Vanderbilt University Welch College Tennessee’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Dyersburg State Community College Jackson State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Remington College-Nashville Campus Roane State Community College Southwest Tennessee Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State Community College William Moore College of Technology ### 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 17, 2017
Joseph P. Crescenzo III, associate with the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has joined The Expert Network©, an invitation-only service for distinguished professionals. Mr. Crescenzo has been chosen as a Distinguished Lawyer™ based on peer reviews and ratings, dozens of recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Mr. Crescenzo outshines others in his field due to his extensive educational background, numerous awards and recognitions, and career longevity. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2003 from Washington & Lee University, Mr. Crescenzo went on to complete his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest School of Law in 2008. He began practicing with a firm that would later merge with Baker Donelson where now serves as an associate. With nearly 10 years dedicated to law, Mr. Crescenzo brings a wealth of knowledge to his industry and, in particular, to his area of specialization, commercial litigation. What sets Mr. Crescenzo apart from other litigators in his field is his wide-ranging experience in various practice areas. Today, his practice includes matters in commercial and business litigation, financial services, health law, and residential mortgage lending and servicing. His clientele covers the gamut from small to big business owners, healthcare, and financial institutions. He has represented his clients at every stage of the litigation process from pre-suit demands and collection efforts through trial and attempts to enforce judgments. As a thought-leader in his field, Mr. Crescenzo watches for prevailing trends in the law that may affect his clients. In particular, he is interested in how an increased regulatory environment may affect both individuals and small businesses alike. He noted: "I’m interested in observing the ways in which an increased regulatory environment affects the ability of individuals and small businesses to survive in the marketplace. I want to help these people and businesses survive and grow in the face of regulatory challenges and to avoid pitfalls that could result in civil or even criminal liability." Mr. Crescenzo has received the "Most Outstanding Advocate” Award North Carolina Association of Trial Lawyers in 2008 and the CALI Award in Trial Practice in the Fall of 2007. He is a member of the Houston and American Bar Associations, Texas State Bar, Texas Oil and Gas Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. For more information, visit Mr. Crescenzo's profile on The Expert Network© here: https://expertnetwork.co/members/joseph-p-crescenzo-iii/30e55b5e3cff4d92 The Expert Network© has written this news release with approval and/or contributions from Joseph P. Crescenzo III. The Expert Network© is an invitation-only reputation management service that is dedicated to helping professionals stand out, network, and gain a competitive edge. The Expert Network© selects a limited number of professionals based on their individual recognitions and history of personal excellence.
News Article | April 19, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, released its list of the best colleges and universities with online programs in Tennessee for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that qualified for the list, Vanderbilt University, The University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Carson-Newman University, Union University and University of Memphis came in as the top five. 10 two-year colleges were also honored; Chattanooga State Community College, Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Pellissippi State Community College were the top five schools. “These Tennessee colleges and universities have demonstrated their value to non-traditional students by providing high-quality, accredited online programs,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “In addition to outstanding educational options, these schools also offer excellent academic resources to better help their online students succeed.” To earn a spot on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on government-sourced metrics that include graduation rates, the availability of academic and student services, financial aid opportunities and student/teacher ratios. 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 Tennessee for 2017 include the following: Austin Peay State University Bethel University Bryan College-Dayton Carson-Newman University Cumberland University East Tennessee State University Freed-Hardeman University Johnson University King University Lee University Milligan College Southern Adventist University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Tennessee Wesleyan College The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Trevecca Nazarene University Union University University of Memphis University of Tennessee Martin Vanderbilt University Welch College The Best Online Two-Year Schools in Tennessee for 2017 include the following: Chattanooga State Community College Cleveland State Community College Columbia State Community College Motlow State Community College Nashville State Community College Northeast State Community College Pellissippi State Community College Roane State Community College Volunteer State Community College Walters State 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.