Monthly Archives: September 2013
September 20, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. – National Black & Latino Council (NBLC) has announced Dr. Michael C. Owens as the VP of Policy and Government affairs. Dr. Owens will set strategy, develop tactics and oversee the execution of NBLC’s public policy advocacy agenda at the federal, state, and municipal level, and will develop and drive strategies involving legislation, regulations, and public education and outreach.
“We are excited to have Dr. Owens represent the organization in this capacity”, said Lance Robertson, Executive Director of National Black & Latino Council. “Michael is a smart and seasoned professional who understands government inner-workings and policy and their effect on America’s Afro-American and Hispanic communities. Dr. Owens will help lead our political and fundraising operations and we look forward to him dedicating his talents to our mission of supporting policy and legislation that bring the kind of strong innovation and collaboration that can drive economic growth within the Black and Latino sectors. As an existing member and volunteer with NBLC, we now look forward to his contributions to our mission to grow the organization as a whole.”
Dr. Owens has an impressive history of working with both minority businesses and the community as an entrepreneur, corporate manager and community leader. He has also been a long-time advocate of increasing the awareness of economic power that comes with increased collaboration between the nation’s two largest minority groups. The VP of Policy and Government Affairs will work as a part of NBLC’s executive team to develop key messaging to advance the National Black & Latino Council’s mission and to identify opportunities to align political, economic and policy goals with NBLC’s programs.
For more information about the National Black & Latino Council of America, visithttp://www.blacklatinocouncil.org.
September 10, 2013
Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named California Intercontinental University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows your school’s name commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” Complete survey methodology is available atmilitaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.
The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found atwww.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found athttp://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.
A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
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