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Mrs. Wisconsin International ? Jayne Black ? Named SavingsFund National Spokesperson

Mrs. Wisconsin International – Jayne Black – Named SavingsFund National Spokesperson











Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

The National Financial Educators Council announces Jayne Black, 2013 Mrs. Wisconsin International, is the National Spokesperson for SavingsFund – a crowdfunding platform that helps families save for their children’s future while providing them a financial education.

SavingsFund.com allows friends and family members to give toward a child’s long-term savings or college fund. The stated objective is to help them start saving early, consistently and give them the monetary skills needed to be good stewards of the financial gifts.

“One of the features I like most about SavingsFund is that as the child’s money grows, their knowledge of personal finance topics grows,” states Jayne Black. “Love that it’s for more than college savings and encompasses a home purchase and a focus on financial security.”

Jayne Black is the mother of 6 children and the current Mrs. Wisconsin International 2013. She is active in promoting the financial literacy movement through her organization Saving Smart for Five Generations. Jayne, a graduate from the Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute, is also a personal finance writer published in Forbes.

“Jayne’s passion for promoting financial literacy and her commitment to helping families prepare for their financial future makes her a great fit for her role as SavingsFund National Spokesperson. Because of her notoriety we will be able to reach more people and help them overcome the financial challenges many face today,” states Vince Shorb, CMO of the National Financial Educators Council.

The NFEC developed SavingsFund as part of their social enterprise business model. The service and the financial education material is complimentary for families receiving gifts. SavingsFund was designed to help families start to save money early while providing their children a timely financial education.
























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Consercutive meeting organised by the Ministry of Women and Children’s affairs in Accra.International genda consultant noted that, women contribute a lot to …

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Mary Washington Healthcare Nurse Wins National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero Award

Mary Washington Healthcare Nurse Wins National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero Award











MWHC Chief Nursing Officer, Marianna Bedway (left), Gail Perkins (right) 2012 Spirit of Women National Healthcare Hero

Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

At the local Spirit of Women Awards hosted by Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) in May, Gail Perkins, was named Regional Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero, along with a Young Person Role Model and Community Hero. As the regional winner, Perkins qualified to be in the running for the national award, along with other regional Healthcare Heroes throughout the country. On Thursday, June 14, Gail Perkins began her reign as the 2012 National Spirit of Women Healthcare Hero.

Gail was nominated locally for her dedication to the health and safety of women in the Fredericksburg region through her efforts in the Mary Washington Healthcare Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program and her advocacy for women and children who have been victims of sexual violence.

Gail’s nomination addresses how she has actively pursued the development of the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center in Spotsylvania, VA—a child-friendly facility where children of abuse can go to be interviewed, receive forensic exams. Safe Harbor also provides community services for counseling and therapy to assist children in their healing process. She also works hard to educate other MWHC Emergency Department staff on recognizing the signs of abuse and knowing the right steps to take when abuse is identified.

In July, Gail will be honored nationally for her service at the Spirit of Women National Executive Meeting Breakfast in Boca Raton, Florida.























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Q&A: How do lack of education, high national debt, and trade barriers affect developing nations?

Question by Spencer: How do lack of education, high national debt, and trade barriers affect developing nations?
A. They reduce the workforce and encourage foreign investment.
B. They create the basis for poverty.
C. They make it impossible for democracy to prevail.
D. They force the government to impose high taxes on everyone.

Best answer:

Answer by who is #1?
E. They elect a Messiah.
F. They attack their neighbor to distract the people from turning their wrath on the government.
G. They eat the rich.

Oh, wait, you said developing nations. I thought you were talking about America.

B

Add your own answer in the comments!

Chris Taylor: The Private Sector in National and International Security

Another lecture in IHMC’s award winning lecture series. www.ihmc.us Chris Taylor is currently the Director of the Harvard Defense and Security Initiative. He recently held the position of Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Blackwater Worldwide, a professional security, training, peace support, and stabilization operations firm, where he was responsible for developing and leading strategic initiatives and alliances, building new business, and assisting in the development and implementation of corporate strategy. He was also responsible for the sales and marketing efforts for all business units and acted as the primary media and public relations point of contact for Blackwater. Chris has been instrumental in developing security, training, stabilization, and counterterrorism initiatives in the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and South America. These programs include counterterrorism strategy and training, emergency response and disaster relief programs, C4I systems design and implementation, integrated vulnerability assessments and physical security solutions, strategic force transformations, political and economic consequences consulting, and turnkey solutions for unique security challenges. With 14 years in the US Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and Force Recon Marine, Chris has held both operational and policy leadership positions. Chris earned his undergraduate degree on active-duty, left the Marine Corps in 1999 and attended graduate school at
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National FFA Foundation?s Individual Giving Council members: Give to FFA, we?ll match your contribution

National FFA Foundation’s Individual Giving Council members: Give to FFA, we’ll match your contribution











Indianapolis, Indiana (PRWEB) April 12, 2012

Eight people from throughout the country that comprise a special advisory council for the National FFA Foundation are issuing a challenge to FFA and agricultural education supporters everywhere: Give to FFA and we’ll match your gift.

The National FFA Foundation’s 2012 Individual Giving Council is comprised of volunteers Elin Miller of Oregon, Paul Mulhollem of Kentucky, Mark Timm of Indiana, Jack Pitzer and Corey Rosenbush, both of Virginia, Rick Malir of Ohio, Lynette Marshall and Glenn Stith, both of Iowa, and founding member Charlie Fischer. Through individual giving, the group has collectively contributed more than $ 312,000 to FFA over the next three years to create a new matching-gift program called the Leadership Challenge.

Effective today, each new gift, regardless of the amount, or any increase in prior giving that allows an FFA contributor’s total gift to meet or exceed $ 1,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by Leadership Challenge funds up to $ 100,000.

The council’s goal is to lead the way in individual giving to support FFA and agricultural education, create a new culture of philanthropy dedicated to FFA and its members by emphasizing the importance of individual contributors and motivating them to give.”

“This is the first time in the 85-year history of FFA that we have had a group of individuals come together, create a pool of donations and offer that pool as matching-fund incentives to encourage others as individuals to give to FFA,” said Rob Cooper, executive director of the National FFA Foundation. “By giving as an individual donor, those who choose to support FFA are helping smart, talented and determined FFA members become tomorrow’s leaders in the agricultural industry. Tomorrow’s leaders will develop new strategies and technologies that will ensure a safe, abundant and affordable food supply for us all.”

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides agricultural education to 540,379 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,489 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.





















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National Geographic – Strange Days on Planet Earth -Part 2of4- One Degree Factor

Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. Unsettling transformations are sweeping across the planet, and clue by clue, investigators around the world are assembling a new picture of Earth, discovering ways that seemingly disparate events are connected. Crumbling houses in New Orleans are linked to voracious creatures from southern China. Vanishing forests in Yellowstone are linked to the disappearance of wolves. An asthma epidemic in the Caribbean is linked to dust storms in Africa. Scientists suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? What can we do to alter this course of events? National Geographic’s Strange Days on Planet Earth, premiering in Spring 2005 on PBS, explores these questions. Drawing upon research being generated by a new discipline, Earth System Science (ESS), the series aims to create an innovative type of environmental awareness. By revealing a cause and effect relationship between what we as humans do to the Earth and what that in turn does to our environment and ecosystems, the series creates a new sense of environmental urgency. Award-winning actor, writer and director Edward Norton (Primal Fear, American History X, Italian Job) hosts the series. A dedicated environmental activist, Norton has a special interest in providing solar energy to low income families. Each of the four one-hour episodes is constructed as a high-tech detective story, with

First Time Author Kevin Clemons is Making a National and International Buzz with Newly Released Children?s Book, ?Why Am I Blue??

First Time Author Kevin Clemons is Making a National and International Buzz with Newly Released Children’s Book, “Why Am I Blue?”












(PRWEB) April 06, 2012

“Why Am I Blue?”, is a Christian oriented children’s book with a beautiful, inspirational yet practical message for all ages.

“Why Am I Blue?” is a small book with a big message. Through the thoughtful storytelling of first-time author Kevin Clemons and vivid colors and emotion of the illustrations by Suganthi Manickam, children are not only taught to identify colors but are guided through a journey of patience, individuality, self-confidence and self-worth; a better-suited bedtime or anytime story would be hard to find.

Blue, the unassuming protagonist patiently awaits his turn while the other colors get assigned their role in the world. As the roles diminish, Blue questions his place and his worth. And then finally learns how truly important he is. “Why Am I Blue?” Is a multi-dimensional tale that offers many teachable moments both practical and psychological for children of all ages.

The first children’s book from KLC Productions, Clemons hoped to emphasize quality content as well as showcase amazing artwork. The fundamental belief that there is no child more important than the other and every child is important and has a special gift from God is very important to the development of today’s young minds.

The debut effort of Clemons has received quite a bit of buzz. “Why Am I Blue?” Received Honorable Mention nods at both the San Francisco and London Book Festivals and Runner-Up at the Paris Book Festival (2011). As well as a 4-out-of-5 star review from the San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review (2011).

About the Author

Kevin Clemons (born in Oakland, CA) the youngest of three boys is the owner of KLC Group, LLC. Clemons attended Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Florida where he studied Computer Science and Business Administration. Some of his passions include music (both as a singer and musician), athletics, and public speaking, working with youth and helping others enhance the quality of their lives through sound, practical and creative ideas.

Contact:

Kevin Clemons

(850) 778-KLCG (5524)

sales(at)whyamiblue(dot)com

http://www.whyamiblue.com

KLC Productions, $ 9.95









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Chandler-Gilbert Community College Named as a Finalist in National Climate Leadership Awards

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Named as a Finalist in National Climate Leadership Awards











Chandler-Gilbert Community College is one of the 10 regionally accredited Maricopa Community Colleges.


Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) March 10, 2012

Chandler-Gilbert Community College was recently named as a finalist in the Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards, which recognizes Innovation and Excellence in Climate Leadership at Signatory Institutions of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

CGCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan credits students, faculty, and staff with the success of the college’s sustainability initiatives.

“We are excited to be named a finalist for this award because it recognizes the innovation and dedication of students, faculty, and staff to our commitment of sustainability,” said Lujan. “As a college we are focused on leading by example, examining the social, economic, and environmental impacts associated with all that we do in order to continually improve our college, empower our students, and strengthen our communities, while minimizing our impact on the environment.”

The college was nominated for implementing initiatives in college operations, instructional activities, outreach, and assessment and research.

Some college operational initiatives include instituting a charter for all new construction to meet minimum LEED Silver certification, purchasing renewable energy from Salt River Project, installing new cooling towers and high efficiency chiller system, retrofitting all light fixtures with electronic ballasts/T8 lamps, retrofitting campus restrooms with waterless urinals saving an estimated 340,000 gallons annually, utilizing reclaimed water on the college’s Pecos Campus, serving all irrigation needs, and committing to a year-long paper reduction campaign committed to reducing paper use by 10 percent.

Instructional initiatives include increasing the number of existing environmental science course offerings and implementing a Sustainability & Ecological Literacy Certificate, incorporating sustainability topics into required orientation sessions for all incoming students, creating learning community courses around sustainability topics, practicing green chemistry in college classrooms, beginning construction of an Environmental Technology Center and Garden – a learning space powered by alternative energy and modeling sustainable building concepts, and demonstrating national leadership for sustainability with presentations at the Institute on Sustainability at Harvard University, League for Innovation Sustainability Institute, Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

Ongoing outreach activities include partnerships with Girl Scouts and elementary schools to engage in sustainable gardening projects, inclusion of sustainability topics in community education courses, a service learning partnership with the Riparian Institute in the Town of Gilbert, and a partnership with local utilities for solar demonstration and CFL light bulbs distribution.

Assessment and research include an employee trip reduction survey with results used to begin formulating reduction strategies, and a transportation study performed by students who worked in partnership with the college’s Institutional Research department.

The Climate Leadership Awards highlight campus innovation and climate leadership to transition society to a clean, just, and sustainable future. Second Nature will announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Climate Leadership Awards at the 6th Annual Climate Leadership Summit of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) on June 21-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

Learn more about Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s sustainability initiatives.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is one of the 10 regionally accredited Maricopa Community

Colleges, and is located at 2626 E. Pecos Rd. in Chandler, Arizona.









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