News Article | May 16, 2017
The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Shelly Darmody, RN to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Shelly is a Registered Nurse with more than six years of experience in her field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially hospice care, palliative care, and case management. She is currently serving patients as Hospice Nurse Case Manager within Cedar Home Health and Hospice in West Bend, Wisconsin. As a Hospice Nurse Case Manager, Shelly provides comfort and quality of life for those who are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Shelly’s career in nursing began in 2010, when she graduated with her Nursing Degree from Moraine Park Technical College. An advocate for continuing education, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Ottawa University, with a projected graduation in 2017. In her role as a hospice nurse, Shelly effectively communicates and provides emotional support and education to her patients and their families as they navigate through the process of dying. She maintains a membership with the Professional Advisory Committee and the IT Leadership Group, and in addition to her clinical work, she serves as a Nurse Preceptor/Mentor for Concordia and Moraine Park nursing students. Shelly attributes her success to her passion for nursing, and to the unconditional support of her family. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Learn more about Shelly here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4136434/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.
News Article | May 29, 2017
Thomas Dickerson, Ed. D, FACHE, chief executive officer for Clinical Radiologists S.C., in Springfield, Illinois, is the new president of the Board of Directors for the Radiology Business Management Association, the largest and oldest U.S. association for radiology practice administrators. He succeeds outgoing Board President Jim Hamilton, MHA, CMM, FRBMA, an administrator and business manager for Medical Imaging Physicians, Inc., in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Dickerson has been a member of the RBMA for close to 20 years and held positions on the RBMA Common Body of Knowledge Task Force and the RBMA Finance, Payor Relations and Executive committees. In addition, he has served on the RBMA Board of Directors as Treasurer and President-Elect. He was also a member of the executive search committee that helped select Bob Still as the RBMA’s new executive director in 2017. However, Dr. Dickerson has not just been a leader within the RBMA. He has also been a leader in the Springfield and Quincy communities. Between 2003 and 2013, he served Quincy Public Schools as an elected member of its Board. For six of those years, he was the school board president. He has also helped lead several local non-profit organizations. Professionally, Dr. Dickerson became CEO of Clinical Radiologists S.C. in 1998 and under his leadership, it has grown into a $100 million corporation with 80 physicians, making it one of the largest radiology practices in Illinois. He is also president of Professional Business Services of Central Illinois Inc., a medical billing company. Prior to his current positions, he was director of radiology services for Blessing Health System in Quincy, Illinois, and administrative director of Magnetic Imaging Center of Quincy, Inc. Dr. Dickerson earned his undergraduate degree in Advanced Technical Studies/Management at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He then went on to receive a master’s degree in Human Resources at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. His doctorate in Education was awarded in 2014 from Creighton University. The new leadership role for Dr. Dickerson comes with new RBMA goals. “We’re seeing a big shift in health care and particularly in radiology,” he said. “We want to reshape the RBMA in response to technology, business trends and health care reform changes to ensure we’re here for the long haul for our members.” Interviews with Dr. Dickerson can be arranged through the RBMA. The full list of RBMA Board members is available at rbma.org/Board_of_Directors. About RBMA Founded in 1968, the Radiology Business Management Association is a national not-for-profit association providing members with applied business information and intelligence applicable in any radiology setting. RBMA represents more than 2,300 radiology practice managers and other radiology business professionals. Its aggregate influence extends to more than 24,000 radiologic technologists and 26,000 administrative staff and physicians. RBMA is the leading professional organization for radiology business management and is recognized for its radiology-specific educational programs, products and services, publications and data. The resources and solutions RBMA offers its members and the broader health care community are helping to shape the profession’s future.
News Article | May 23, 2017
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA), an accredited, full-time online public school for students statewide, will hold an in-person graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 25 at 4 p.m. at Gilbert High School. The school’s 140 graduating seniors come from diverse backgrounds, but all found AZVA to be the solution to reaching their academic goals. College and career-minded students can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses in order to gain a competitive edge for the future, discover their path after high school or explore a possible college major. Students are also provided the opportunity to earn concurrent enrollment credit, meaning they can earn college credit while still enrolled in high school, at no cost to the family, as long as the student meets the eligibility criteria. Phoenix Business Journal has ranked AZVA among the top 50 public high schools in Arizona based on SAT scores two years in a row. Carter Deddo is the AZVA Class of 2017 valedictorian, and Nathan Hsiung is the salutatorian. Dr. Celestino Fernandez, a popular professor of sociology at the University of Arizona, will deliver remarks to the graduating class, and AZVA teachers and staff will be in attendance to recognize the students’ achievements. “Graduation is always an exciting day,” said Kelly Van Sande, head of school at Arizona Virtual Academy. “Congratulations to not only the graduates, but also to their parents and families who have supported and facilitated these students’ academic growth and achievement. We know they are well-prepared for their next step in life.” The Class of 2017 has been offered more than $760,000 in scholarships. The graduates report that they have been accepted to a number of colleges and universities across the country, including Arizona State University, Belmont University, Central Arizona College, Eastern Arizona College, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Grand Canyon University, Manhattan School of Music, Northern Arizona University, Oklahoma State University, Ottawa University, Sacramento State University, Sarah Lawrence College, The Julliard School, University of Arizona and University of Southern California. Additionally, one student has been accepted as a trainee for the Boston Ballet, and other students will enlist in the U.S. Navy, Army and Air Force. Media are welcome at this event. Details are as follows: Arizona Virtual Academy (AZVA) is an accredited, full-time online public school that serves Arizona students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the Arizona public school system, AZVA is tuition-free, giving parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. For more information about AZVA, visit http://azva.k12.com. K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 is a company consisting of thousands of online school educators providing instruction, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through K12 partner public schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges and universities in Wisconsin for 2017. The list recognized 23 four-year schools, with University of Wisconsin Madison, Concordia University Wisconsin, Viterbo University, Marquette University and Edgewood University scoring as the top five schools. Of the 13 two-year colleges that also made the list, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Western Technical College and Mid-State Technical College were the top five. “The schools on our list offer outstanding online educational resources in the state of Wisconsin,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These certificate and degree programs offer online students the same high-quality education as traditional students, with the added bonus of flexibility that online education provides.” To earn a position on Wisconsin’s “Best Online Schools” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated based on additional metrics which include financial aid availability, student services, academic counseling resources, 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: Wisconsin’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Cardinal Stritch University Concordia University-Wisconsin Edgewood College Lakeland College Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Ottawa University - Wisconsin University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College Wisconsin’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Technical College Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Lakeshore Technical College Mid-State Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moraine Park Technical College Nicolet College Northcentral Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Western Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used released its list of the best colleges and universities in Kansas for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that made the list, Baker University, University of Kansas, Southwestern College, Kansas State University and Newman University scored as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hesston College and Neosho County Community College ranked the most highly. A full list of schools is included below. “Kansas’ unemployment rate has remained low over the past year, making it a stable place to begin a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These Kansas schools have done an exceptional job preparing their students for the job market by providing a quality education and solid academic counseling and resources.” To be included on Kansas’ “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on data that includes career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of financial aid and such additional numbers as graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Kansas” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Baker University Benedictine College Bethany College Bethel College-North Newton Central Christian College of Kansas Emporia State University Fort Hays State University Friends University Kansas State University Kansas Wesleyan University McPherson College MidAmerica Nazarene University Newman University Ottawa University-Kansas City Ottawa University-Ottawa Pittsburg State University Southwestern College Sterling College Tabor College University of Kansas University of Saint Mary Washburn University Wichita State University Best Two-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Barton County Community College Butler Community College Cloud County Community College Coffeyville Community College Colby Community College Cowley County Community College Dodge City Community College Flint Hills Technical College Fort Scott Community College Garden City Community College Hesston College Highland Community College Hutchinson Community College Independence Community College Johnson County Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Labette Community College Manhattan Area Technical College Neosho County Community College North Central Kansas Technical College Pratt Community College Salina Area Technical College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Washburn Institute of Technology Wichita Area Technical 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
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has ranked the best colleges in Wisconsin for 2017. Of the 35 four-year schools who made the list, University of Wisconsin Madison, Marquette University, Saint Norbert College, Viterbo University and Lawrence University ranked the highest. 16 two-year schools also made the list; Chippewa Valley Technical College, Mid-State Technical College, Fox Valley Technical College, Lakeshore Technical College and Western Technical College were determined to be the best five. A full list of all schools is included below. “Strong economic benefits can come from having a highly-educated workforce,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “These Wisconsin schools not only offer quality degree programs that show the value of higher education, they also have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring their students’ post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Wisconsin” 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, career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, availability of financial aid and graduation rate. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Wisconsin” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Wisconsin for 2017 include: Alverno College Beloit College Cardinal Stritch University Carroll University Carthage College Concordia University-Wisconsin Edgewood College Lakeland College Lawrence University Maranatha Baptist University Marian University Marquette University Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Milwaukee School of Engineering Mount Mary University Northland College Ottawa University-Milwaukee Ripon College Saint Norbert College Silver Lake College of the Holy Family University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Parkside University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Viterbo University Wisconsin Lutheran College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Wisconsin for 2017 include: Blackhawk Technical College Chippewa Valley Technical College Fox Valley Technical College Gateway Technical College Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Lakeshore Technical College Mid-State Technical College Milwaukee Area Technical College Moraine Park Technical College Nicolet College Northcentral Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Waukesha County Technical College Western Technical College Wisconsin Indianhead Technical 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.