Marymount University is a coeducational, four-year Catholic university that has its main campus located in Arlington, Virginia. Marymount offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines and has a diverse and welcoming academic community with approximately 3,600 students representing approximately 40 states and 70 countries. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 8, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) today announced that Matthew D. Brusch, CAE, has been named Chief Programs Officer, Michael C. McGough, CAE, was appointed Chief Membership Officer, and Ted Allen was promoted to Vice President, Strategic Communications. NIRI President and CEO, Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, said: “ One of my first priorities as NIRI’s new CEO has been to carefully assess our internal staffing, and I’m delighted today to announce the promotion of these three veteran staff members. They are assets both to NIRI and the investor relations profession, and I look forward to their continued leadership and contributions to our community.” Matt Brusch joined NIRI as vice president of communications in 2007 to direct the organization’s communications strategy and associated operations. In his new role, he will lead professional development and other programming. Highlights of his tenure include creating NIRI’s research program, and working with volunteers and staff, launching the first professional investor relations certification program in the U.S. His previous experience includes leading investor relations and corporate communications for several public companies, as well as regulatory and marketing roles with the NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. Brusch began his career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland, a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University, and he is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). NIRI’s vice president of membership since 2005, Mike McGough directs the Institute’s membership programs and leads the development of its marketing strategies. During his tenure there, Mr. McGough has overseen a number of key initiatives, including the centralization of NIRI’s marketing functions. Before joining NIRI, Mr. McGough worked at Marketing General Inc. (MGI), one of the Washington, D.C. area’s largest marketing agencies, producing marketing strategies for a wide range of associations. He also worked in the marketing department of GEICO (NYSE: BRK.A), where he developed advertising strategies for association markets. He holds an M.B.A. from Marymount University and a B.A. from Roanoke College. A member of the American Society of Association Executives, Mr. McGough is a Certified Association Executive. Ted Allen joined the National Investor Relations Institute in May 2012. In his most recent role as director of regulatory affairs and practice resources, he has overseen NIRI’s advocacy efforts, IR Update and IR Weekly publications, and the Standards of Practice for Investor Relations. He is NIRI’s primary contact for inquiries on disclosure and corporate governance issues. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Allen served as governance counsel and director of publications at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), where he also was the proxy advisory firm’s primary contact for North American press inquiries. Before ISS, he practiced law as an associate with Proskauer Rose and Semmes, Bowen & Semmes, and worked as a journalist for Bloomberg News, The Deal.com, Legal Times, and newspapers in Florida and North Carolina. He is a member of the bar in the state of Maryland. Mr. Allen received his B.A. degree from Duke University, a J.D. from Georgetown University, and a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Founded in 1969, NIRI (www.NIRI.org) is the professional association of corporate officers and investor relations consultants responsible for communication among corporate management, shareholders, securities analysts and other financial community constituents. NIRI is the largest professional investor relations association in the world with more than 3,300 members representing over 1,600 publicly held companies and $9 trillion in stock market capitalization.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has determined its list of Virginia’s best colleges and universities for 2017. Of the four-year schools that were analyzed, 40 made the list, with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, Virginia Military Institute, Washington and Lee University and Hampton University ranked as the top five. Of the 23 two-year schools that were also included, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Danville Community College and Central Virginia Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “Virginia’s unemployment rate recently reached its lowest point since before the Great Recession, which is great news for career-minded students,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer the educational experience and resources that leave their students career-ready.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on additional data that includes employment and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, opportunities for financial aid and such additional statistics as student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Virginia” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Averett University Bluefield College Bridgewater College Christopher Newport University College of William and Mary Eastern Mennonite University Emory & Henry College Ferrum College George Mason University Hampden-Sydney College Hampton University Hollins University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Mary Baldwin College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Radford University Randolph College Randolph-Macon College Regent University Roanoke College Shenandoah University Southern Virginia University Sweet Briar College The University of Virginia's College at Wise University of Mary Washington University of Richmond University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Military Institute Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia Wesleyan College Washington and Lee University Best Two-Year Colleges in Virginia for 2017 include: Blue Ridge Community College Central Virginia Community College Dabney S Lancaster Community College Danville Community College Eastern Shore Community College Germanna Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Paul D Camp Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Highlands Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville 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 | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has released its picks for Virginia’s best online colleges and universities in 2017. Of the 18 four-year schools that made the list, George Mason University, University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Hampton University took the top five spots. Of the 16 two-year colleges that also made the list, Tidewater Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Northern Virginia Community College and Piedmont Virginia Community College were top schools. “There are more opportunities than ever for students to earn a certificate or degree from an accredited school by going online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Virginia colleges and universities distinguished themselves by offering an quality, accredited education in an online format that allows students with busy schedules or geographical limitations to earn a degree on their own schedule.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Virginia” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional metrics including financial aid availability, the number of student services, academic counseling student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Virginia’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bluefield College Eastern Mennonite University George Mason University Hampton University James Madison University Jefferson College of Health Sciences Liberty University Longwood University Lynchburg College Marymount University Norfolk State University Old Dominion University Regent University Shenandoah University University of Virginia-Main Campus Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Virginia University of Lynchburg Virginia’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Central Virginia Community College John Tyler Community College Lord Fairfax Community College Mountain Empire Community College New River Community College Northern Virginia Community College Patrick Henry Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College Rappahannock Community College Reynolds Community College Southside Virginia Community College Southwest Virginia Community College Thomas Nelson Community College Tidewater Community College Virginia Western Community College Wytheville 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 | February 27, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Kasie M. Cassell, NP-BC, MSN/Ed, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Kasie M. Cassell is a Nurse Practitioner with 13 years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing with a focus in women’s health and mental health. Kasie is currently caring for patients within Columbia Associates in Psychiatry, and Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Furthermore, she is Co Founder of The Perinatal Project located in Chantilly, Virginia, a program designed to meet the neglected area of women’s mental health, to include maternal mental health during the crucial perinatal period. Kasie’s career in nursing began in 2004 when she graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Penn State University. An advocate for continuing education, Kasie attended George Mason University, gaining her Master of Science Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Nursing Education in 2009. She then received her Post Master’s Certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Colorado in 2014 and is board certified by the National Certification Corporation. She is currently studying for her board certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Drexel University. In addition, Kasie served in the United States Air Force for four years as an Active Duty Registered Nurse and Captain at the United States Air Force Academy. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in nursing, she maintains a professional membership with the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Kasie pioneered the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Program at Columbia Associates in Psychiatry for the treatment of depression, and is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions to include the Air Force Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. She attributes her success to the support and encouragement of her spouse and family, especially her mother and stepfather who have been her mentors and inspiration. When she is not working, Kasie is an enthusiastic reader and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. Kasie plans on pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in the near future. Learn more about Kasie M. Cassell here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135429/info/ and www.theperinatalproject.com and be sure to read her upcoming publication in Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.