Loyola University New Orleans is a private, co-educational and Jesuit university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Originally established as Loyola College in 1904, the institution was chartered as a university in 1912. It bears the name of the Jesuit patron, Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola is one of 28 member institutions that make up the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and, with its current enrollment of approximately 5000 students, is among the larger Jesuit universities in the southern United States. Loyola University New Orleans is ranked eleventh best institution among Southern regional universities offering masters and undergraduate degrees in the 2015 issue of the annual America's Best Colleges issue and guidebook published by U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review also features Loyola University New Orleans in the most recent editions of its annual book, The Best 371 Colleges. In the past, the school has been called Loyola of the South, Loyola New Orleans, Loyola University, New Orleans, and Loyola University of New Orleans. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best four-year and two-year colleges in Louisiana for 2017. Of the 22 four-year schools honored, Tulane University of Louisiana, Loyola University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Louisiana College and Louisiana State University came in as the top five. 18 two-year schools also made the list, with Louisiana State University Eunice, Delgado Community College, Southern University Shreveport, Bossier Parish Community College and Northwest Louisiana Technical College coming in at the top of the list. A full list of schools is included below. “Students looking at colleges in Louisiana have a wide variety of program options and schools to choose from,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “We’ve compared each and found the colleges that provide high quality educational experience with high student success rates as they pursue their careers.” To be included on Louisiana’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited and not-for-profit. Each college was also analyzed based on more than a dozen metrics that include the annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Louisiana” list, visit: Louisiana’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools: Centenary College of Louisiana Dillard University Grambling State University Louisiana College Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Louisiana State University Alexandria Louisiana State University Shreveport Louisiana Tech University Loyola University New Orleans McNeese State University Nicholls State University Northwestern State University of Louisiana Our Lady of Holy Cross College Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern University and A & M College Southern University at New Orleans Tulane University of Louisiana University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana at Monroe University of New Orleans Xavier University of Louisiana The Best Two-Year Colleges in Louisiana for 2017 include the following schools: Baton Rouge Community College Bossier Parish Community College Capital Area Technical College Central Louisiana Technical Community College Delgado Community College Fletcher Technical Community College Louisiana Delta Community College Louisiana State University-Eunice Northshore Technical Community College Northwest Louisiana Technical College Nunez Community College Remington College-Baton Rouge Campus Remington College-Lafayette Campus River Parishes Community College South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus South Louisiana Community College Southern University Shreveport SOWELA Technical Community 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 | May 4, 2017
Help Heal Veterans (Heal Vets), is getting ready to launch one of its newest craft kits in partnership with The Walking Dead actress Kerry Cahill. In preparation for the launch, Heal Vets is donating 750 wristbands to The Event Industry Gives Back, a program on the agenda of the Experiential Marketing Summit in Chicago where marketers from Fortune 1000 brands and agencies from around the world will assemble therapy kits for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. This program is produced by leading experiential agency Sparks and executed in collaboration with Headstrong Project, the nation’s leading mental heath care service for veterans. Help Heal Veterans CEO, Joe McClain said, “We have had such a tremendous outpouring of veterans requesting one of these wristbands. This particular kit hits home with our veterans, and it not only helps them heal but also gives them a sense of pride because of who Michael Cahill is to them. He is a hero.” This wristband was created to replicate the wristband Cahill’s father wore almost daily. Cahill’s dad was killed in the terrorist attack on Fort Hood while he was trying to charge the shooter and save fellow veterans. The goal for both Heal Vets and Cahill was to create something that veterans who suffered from PTSD could benefit from both physically and by honoring a fellow fallen veteran. Actress Kerry Cahill said, “I am overwhelmed by the thought of all the people that will be helped by the Cahill craft kit. Helping others is just what my father did his entire life and what he was doing when he died. Now fellow veterans will be continually rehabilitated from my dad’s kit. It is very appropriate, and I couldn’t be more thankful for Heal Veterans for highlighting my father’s legacy.” Arts and crafts provide therapeutic and rehabilitative benefits to patients recuperating from injuries such as amputations, shrapnel wounds, paralysis or traumatic brain injuries. Heal Vets arts and crafts also provide therapy for veterans suffering from memory loss, stroke or extremity weakness. As projects are completed, they instill a sense of accomplishment, improve self-esteem, and sometimes even demonstrate unrecognized artistic talents. About Help Heal Veterans: Help Heal Veterans, a nonprofit organization, founded during the Vietnam War, supplies free arts-and-crafts kits to injured servicemen and women and U.S. veterans. The kits often become a part of the patient’s treatment plan, providing a creative outlet for stress and boredom and a way to rebuild confidence and self-esteem. Help Heal Veterans has distributed more than 29 million kits since 1971 from hundreds of craft categories. About Actress Kerry Cahill Born in Helena, Montana, Kerry Cahill grew up an army brat in small rural towns of Montana, Oregon, and Texas. Cahill studied Drama at Loyola University New Orleans; the British American Drama Academy Oxford; and Queen’s University Belfast, later moving to Chicago to study with Second City, the Profiles Theater, and Rick Snyder. Cahill’s film break came under the direction of Werner Herzog in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Her film career has continued to gain momentum as she has worked alongside Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Uzo Aduba, and Woody Harrelson. She appeared alongside Jason Clark in Terminator Genisys and had a significant role in the recent Free State of Jones with director Gary Ross and actor Matthew McConaughey. Having filmed projects such as By Way of Helena, Showing Roots, Free State of Jones, and now as a regular on The Walking Dead, Cahill continues her upward climb to A-list status. Recognized as an award-winning actress that plays strong characters, she is striving to become one of the biggest names in Hollywood.
News Article | April 28, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX News Channel (FNC) will debut a one-hour political talk show entitled, The FOX News Specialists on May 1st, 2017, announced Suzanne Scott, Executive Vice President of Programming. Co-hosted by FNC’s Eric Bolling, Katherine Timpf and Eboni K. Williams, the program will air weeknights live at 5PM/ET from New York City. Each night, The FOX News Specialists will feature Bolling, Timpf and Williams alongside two special guest experts to discuss the top stories driving the headlines of the day. The daily “specialists” will join the co-hosts to provide unique and unpredictable analysis on the stories trending in America. In making the announcement, Scott said, “Eric, Katherine and Eboni’s diverse opinions and backgrounds will provide our audience with an hour of informative and entertaining analysis on daily stories that are most important to Americans. The combination of the co-hosts’ expertise in business, millennial and legal topics, respectively, will make for lively and compelling discourse.” During his tenure at FNC, Bolling has served as the co-host of FNC’s top-rated ensemble program The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET) and continues to host Cashin' In (Saturdays 11:30AM-12PM/ET). Previously, he served as host of FBN's Follow the Money, Happy Hour and FOXNews.com's Strategy Room. Prior to joining FBN, Bolling helped launch and was an original panelist on CNBC's Fast Money. Before embarking on a television career in business news, Bolling was an independent trader based out of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and also served on the NYMEX's Board of Directors for five years. A successful author, his first book “Wake Up America” became an instant New York Times best seller. Bolling is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, FL and was awarded a fellowship to Duke University's School of Public Policy. Timpf joined FNC in 2015 as a contributor and provides political commentary regularly to The Greg Gutfeld Show (Sundays at 10PM/ET) and across daytime and primetime programming. She is also a writer for National Review and the host of the podcast The Kat Timpf Show, which airs every Monday on Barstool Sports. Timpf has contributed to several publications including The Orange County Register and Investor’s Business Daily. Previously, she worked as a reporter for Campus Reform in Arlington, VA, and was a digital editor for The Washington Times. Timpf also served as a producer and reporter for Total Traffic Network in Santa Ana, CA. A 2012-13 Robert Novak Fellow, she graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in English. Williams also joined FNC in 2015 and currently serves as a contributor, occasionally appearing on Outnumbered (weekdays, 12PM/ET) and The Five (weekdays, 5PM/ET). Prior to joining FNC, Williams served as a CBS News correspondent, HLN contributor and talk radio host for Los Angeles’ KFI AM640. She began her professional career in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina where she clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office as a law student. Williams also worked for various politicians, including New Orleans city council members. Throughout North Carolina and the Greater Los Angeles Area, she has served as both a public defender and in private practice, specializing in family law, criminal and civil litigation. Williams received a B.A. in communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for 15 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
News Article | April 20, 2017
Kelley Kronenberg Partner Alison Verges Walters Named to 25 Most Influential Women in Collections by Collection Advisory Magazine Tampa, FL, April 20, 2017 --( Mrs. Walters has more than a decade of experience in collection matters. She focuses her practice on Creditor’s Rights, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Insurance Subrogation. As a leader in her field, she serves as a board member for NARCA (National Creditors Bar Association), Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee, and is a past President of the Florida Creditors Bar Association. She is also a member of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and the ABI (American Bankruptcy Institute). Additionally, she has presented seminars on collection issues to the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys as well as the Florida Creditors Bar Association. Active in the Tampa legal community, she is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Hillsborough Association of Women’s Lawyers. Mrs. Walters earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team. She is admitted to practice law in Florida as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. 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. Tampa, FL, April 20, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Alison Verges Walters, a Partner in the Tampa office of full-service business law firm Kelley Kronenberg, was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Collections by Collection Advisor Magazine, a national magazine designed exclusively for collection professionals.Mrs. Walters has more than a decade of experience in collection matters. She focuses her practice on Creditor’s Rights, Commercial Litigation, Bankruptcy and Insurance Subrogation. As a leader in her field, she serves as a board member for NARCA (National Creditors Bar Association), Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee, and is a past President of the Florida Creditors Bar Association. She is also a member of the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar and the ABI (American Bankruptcy Institute). Additionally, she has presented seminars on collection issues to the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys as well as the Florida Creditors Bar Association.Active in the Tampa legal community, she is a member of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Hillsborough Association of Women’s Lawyers.Mrs. Walters earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and her Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she was a member of the National Moot Court Team. She is admitted to practice law in Florida as well as the United States District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida.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. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Kelley Kronenberg
News Article | May 1, 2017
"With digital DIY inspiration, a broadened range of product offerings and accessibility to high-end vendors there is a unique opportunity for one to flex their own design capabilities without the trained eye of an interior designer. twelvehome was born when Paige and I observed there was a lack of knowledge with balancing color, layering textures and practically fabricating for these self-designers. The room offerings of twelvehome give you the essentials for a beautifully layered, unique room and allows you to visualize the end product and effortlessly implement your personal style." - Christi Rogers, Co-Founder Well-versed in the design world, twelvehome is the creative notion of interior designer Christi Rogers and marketing expert Paige Kramer. Christi's vast creative experience with her own design firm paired with Kramer's family background in the furniture industry, brings a new approach to designing interior spaces. twelvehome, the name which derives from 12th Street in New York City where both Christi and Paige once lived, is a creative collaboration of the duo and is breaking down the walls of the exclusive design world and making high-end, designer living accessible to all. "When designing a space there is an emotional element within the conceptual process, creating an environment that will live in one's home. Christi and I are drawn to designs that have character and depth when shopping the fabric market and work towards creating concepts that are adaptable to personal style. A light, delicate twelvehome palette can be paired with a punchy limited edition print to juxtapose the softness of the space and infuse an individual attitude." - Paige Kramer, Co-Founder twelvehome is a direct to consumer brand with each pre-designed room scheme available in numerous offerings, including full-room options and multiple sizes in soft goods. Essential room packages start at $1,749.00 and individual items start at $89.00 for a pillow up to $3,725.00 for a bespoke rug. twelvehome offers shipping within the continental US. For all press inquiries and image requests: Travis Paul Martin | firstname.lastname@example.org | 312.635.8222 Jess Gamblin | email@example.com | 312.635.8226 Christi Rogers has spent her career designing luxurious interiors for her clients. Through her time living in Prague and London and her extensive travels throughout Europe, Christi developed a curiosity and appreciation for interiors around the world. Christi received a degree in Interior Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and after completing the program landed a position with world-renowned interior designer Jamie Drake. There Christi managed over 25 projects ranging from the Showtime Metropolitan Home Show homes to resort villas in Aruba and gained experience in a vast array of areas from product and furniture design to tabletop styling. In 2009, Christi founded CRD Associates, where she creates residential and commercial interiors. In addition to her design degree, Christi also holds a degree in International Business and Finance from Loyola University New Orleans. Paige Kramer was born into the furniture industry. Paige's family owns one of Florida's oldest and most well respected home furnishings businesses. Having spent each summer working in the family business, she developed a deep love and appreciation for home furnishings and design. Through the construction of her family's homes in New York City and The Hamptons, she met interior designer Christi Rogers and the idea for twelvehome was born. Prior to co-founding twelvehome, Paige spent ten years with The Commissioner's Office of Major League Baseball handling entertainment and lifestyle public relations. In addition to twelvehome, Paige spends time volunteering with an educational and arts mentoring program for underserved children in New York City. Paige holds a Bachelor's Degree in Art History and Fine Art from The George Washington University. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/introducing-a-new-approach-to-home-interior-design-from-start-to-style-300448620.html
News Article | April 17, 2017
"Too many youth are desperate and alone on the streets. Homelessness makes them vulnerable to traffickers," said Covenant House President Kevin Ryan. "We don't have to live in a world where desperate kids are bought and sold. If we want to reduce the number of youth who are trafficked, we have to end youth homelessness. We can, we must, and we should." Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) youth were disproportionately affected. Though they accounted for just 19.2% of the respondents interviewed, LGBTQ youth accounted for 33.8% of the sex trafficking victims, and 31.8% of those who engaged in the sex trade. The studies encompassed interviews with young people aged 17 to 25. Among the reports' key findings: The Loyola research further found that: The Field Center's focus on child welfare informed the development of a secondary survey administered to those who acknowledged experiencing sex trafficking. Questions looked at child welfare-related issues, such as previous abuse history, the number of foster homes in which a respondent was placed, as well as resilience factors. Among the Field Center's findings after interviewing close to 300 homeless youth in Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., were sobering statistics: "This groundbreaking academically rigorous study specifically examines the child welfare-to-child trafficking pipeline," Debra Schilling Wolfe, the executive director of the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania, said. "The goal is to identify the factors that can predict who is most at risk for sex trafficking. This work can shape national policy and create effective interventions, thereby stemming the pipeline to predators and ultimately reducing the number of victims." "We found that youth were seeking what we all seek – shelter, work, security – and that trafficker preyed on those very needs," said Dr. Laura T. Murphy of the Modern Slavery Research Project said. "When we asked youth what they needed to avoid or escape these situations of forced labor and radical exploitation, they often pointed to the very resources that homeless shelters can and do provide them. What we need is more resources to support those programs and additional training that help service providers identify and assist those who are most at risk." Researchers interviewed homeless youth at Covenant House shelters in Anchorage, Atlanta, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oakland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. Interviews were also conducted with young people at Tumbleweed, one•n•ten, and Native American Connections – all located in Phoenix. For more information on these ground-breaking studies, go to CovenantHouseStudy.org. Founded in 1972, Covenant House is one of the largest privately funded agencies in the Americas helping homeless youth, providing 24/7 crisis care and ongoing support to over 46,000 homeless youth each year in 30 cities across six countries. For more information go to www.covenanthouse.org. The Field Center is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania's Schools of Social Policy & Practice, Law, Medicine and Nursing, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. It strives to impact critical change in the child welfare system through policy and practice reform, translational research, advocacy and education. Loyola University New Orleans is a Catholic, Jesuit university located in the heart of the picturesque Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. For more than 100 years, Loyola has helped shape the lives of its students, as well as the history of the city and the world, through educating men and women in the Jesuit traditions of academic excellence and service to others. Loyola's more than 40,000 graduates serve as catalysts for change in their communities as they exemplify the comprehensive, values-laden education received at Loyola. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/largest-ever-research-studies-find-one-fifth-of-surveyed-homeless-youth-in-the-united-states-and-canada-are-victims-of-human-trafficking-300439895.html