Kaplan University Empowerment Awards Highlight Accomplishments of
Extraordinary Teams in Government and Nonprofit Sectors
Kaplan University to honor New York City Fire Department for Hurricane Sandy
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- January 24, 2013
Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, announces the
winners of the Kaplan University Empowerment Awards for Public Service Teams,
including a special honor for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY). The
nationwide awards program was created to recognize and honor the outstanding
work of teams in the government and nonprofit sectors that are involved in
delivering public services. Nominations were received from all over the U.S.
and covered five categories: criminal justice, public administration, human
services, fire and emergency management, and public education.
The award recipients for the Kaplan University Empowerment Awards are as
follows (by category):
Criminal Justice: Manchester Police Athletic League of Manchester, New
Fire and Emergency Management: Santa Barbara County Fire Department of Santa
Human Services: Crime Survivors, Inc. of Irvine, California
Public Administration: The Libre Initiative of Miami, Florida
Public Education: Jupiter High School Language Department of Jupiter, Florida
“It was an honor to learn about all of the exemplary work that public service
teams are committed to across the country,” said Connie Bosse, vice president
of Kaplan University’s College of Public Service. “All of the winners of the
Kaplan University Empowerment Awards really embody our mission of serving the
needs of the public and, more broadly, the greater good of society.”
Each winning team will receive a $1,000 donation from the Kaplan University
College of Public Service to benefit the charity of its choice, and a maximum
of 10 team members will receive a complimentary course offered by the College
of Public Service. In addition, the winning teams will be featured on the
College of Public Service website, in its e-newsletter and on Kaplan
University’s social media platforms.
In special recognition, Kaplan University is also honoring the New York City
Fire Department (FDNY) for their rescue, recovery and relief efforts during
and after Hurricane Sandy. Like the Empowerment Award winners, the FDNY will
receive a $1,000 donation from the Kaplan University College of Public Service
to benefit the charity of its choice. Up to 25 FDNY team members will receive
a complimentary course offered by the College of Public Service.
The awards program was established in celebration of Kaplan University’s new
College of Public Service. To learn more about Kaplan University’s College of
Public Service and/or the Empowerment Awards for Public Service Teams, visit
Kaplan University’s Center for Public Service website.
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education.
It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a
practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some
of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus
in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The
Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves
approximately 49,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11
campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning
Center in Maryland,Wisconsin,Indiana,MissouriandFlorida.
Kaplan University is one of Kaplan, Inc.’s higher education institutions,
which serve approximately 73,000 students online and through approximately 70
campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education
schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and
diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including ajuris doctor
degree. Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and
career services for individuals, schools and businesses. It is a subsidiary of
The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more
information, visitKaplan Universitytoday.
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Susan Gilden, 305-448-7536
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