Award includes grant worth up to $5,000 and paid trip to Las Vegas convention

Shreveport, La. – (June 3, 2010)Remington College-Shreveport Campus student Latisha Jefferson was chosen as one of seven recipients of the 2010 Imagine America LDRSHIP Award.

She will receive a grant worth up to $5,000 towards her career college tuition because of her impressive military service record and excellent grades.

Jefferson has been a student in the Remington College-Shreveport Campus Business Office Management Associate’s Degree program since February 2010 and carries a 4.0 GPA.

Jefferson’s military service includes both the Air Force and the Army. She served as a Navy reservist from 2003-2006 as an Aviation Resource Management Apprentice. In 2006 she joined the Army as an active duty Petroleum Supply Specialist and spent several months in Iraq. She was one of two women who were part of the 4th Brigade 2-13th Calvary Regiment.

In addition to the grant money, Jefferson will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Career College Association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas from June 9 to 11. The LDRSHIP Award lunch and presentation on June 11 will feature keynote speaker former President Bill Clinton. Jefferson and the other award recipients will have a chance to take a photo with the former president after the lunch. Remington College is paying the expenses for Jefferson to take a guest.

The LDRSHIP Award, which stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage, has been awarded since 2004 by the Imagine America Foundation. The Foundation serves the career college community with scholarships, financial aid information and supports and promotes the benefits of career colleges to the public.

“It is a terrific honor for Latisha to receive such an important national award. She exemplifies everything a Remington College student should be. She will represent our campus well at the convention,” said Jerry Driskill, Remington College-Shreveport Campus President.

Based in Heathrow, Florida, Remington College offers diploma and degree programs at 20 campuses throughout the United States, including a new online campus. Its mission is to provide career-focused education through a variety of programs, including nursing, cosmetology, business office management and criminal justice.

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About Remington College: Remington College is a common name used by all 20 campuses of a group of affiliated companies of privately-owned, post-secondary educational institutions based in Heathrow, Florida. Through its campuses, Remington College offers diplomas, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in a variety of fields, including: cosmetology; nursing; healthcare; criminal justice; business; electronics; information technology; and more.  Course offerings vary by campus. Remington College and its predecessor companies have been part of the higher education community since 1985. For more information, please visit http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/. For the latest news about Remington College, visit http://today.remingtoncollege.edu/

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