Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU), Pearson Address Healthcare Employment Demand with New Online Master of Health Administration Degree Programs


Master of healthcare administration in strategy and innovation, and executive master of

healthcare administration programs provide accelerated pathways for experienced professionals


NEW YORK – June 7, 2016 – Today, Pearson announced an expanded partnership with Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) Online to address the surge in demand for qualified employees in the healthcare industry. To prepare students for careers in this important field, two new master of health administration (MHA) degree programs designed for healthcare professionals seeking to advance their management and leadership capabilities will launch in fall 2016. Pearson is the exclusive partner for ADU Online, providing marketing, recruitment, retention, student support, 24/7/365 helpdesk, and course development for graduate and undergraduate programs.


“At ADU, we’re devoted to improving healthcare leadership. Through our successful, long-standing partnership with Pearson, we’re offering two graduate online programs that help transform today’s healthcare professionals into tomorrow’s purpose-driven leaders,” said David Greenlaw, D.Min., President of Adventist University of Health Sciences. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Pearson, as part of our ongoing commitment to produce healthcare professionals that will provide exceptional care.”


“More than 2.3 million new healthcare jobs are expected to be created between 2014 and 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,” said Todd Hitchcock, Senior Vice President, Online Learning Services, Pearson. “Through our continued, successful collaboration with ADU, we’re helping learners to increase their employability with stackable credential degree programs that provide multiple entry points for candidates of different experience levels, education levels, and backgrounds. When they complete these master’s programs, they’ll be poised to advance their careers in the growing healthcare field.”


The online master of healthcare administration in strategy and innovation program increases the capacity of leaders for strategic innovation in the healthcare industry. The program offers entry points from the associate and bachelor’s level, and it can be completed in as few as 24 months. The online executive master of healthcare administration (EMHA) is designed for healthcare managers with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience. The EMHA is a two-year program taught entirely online, and the degree develops leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills needed to work in a highly-competitive, market-driven environment. The program can be completed in as few as 19 months. Both degree programs are designed to prepare learners for healthcare positions, such as hospital administrator, medical and health services manager, administrative services manager, and emergency management director.


ADU has been a Pearson partner since 2001, resulting in more than 3,600 bachelor degree graduates from ADU Online. Undergraduate programs include the bachelor of science in nursing, bachelor of science in diagnostic medical sonography, and bachelor of science in radiologic sciences. Pearson provides comprehensive Online Program Management (OPM) services for fully online degree programs, including market research, recruitment, marketing, student support and retention services, course and curriculum design and development, and faculty support. Pearson partners with over 40 higher education institutions across the country to implement and sustain nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs, which have produced more than 30,000 graduates.


About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. For more,


About ADU

Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU) is a Seventh-day Adventist institution that specializes in healthcare education. ADU offers undergraduate and graduate programs including: Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health Sciences, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing (BSN), Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy. The University is associated with Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System.


About ADU Online

ADU Online offers a suite of programs that afford maximum flexibility, making it possible for students to meet commitments in all areas of their lives and design an educational plan around their lifestyle. By providing superior instruction, practicing spiritual values, and encouraging a continuing zeal for knowledge and service, our instructors give students the tools to achieve the highest level of professional practice in nursing, radiography, and sonography. Fully accredited, a degree from ADU Online represents an education for your future.


Indianapolis Public School System focuses on student academic success by selecting Schoology as its Learning Management System

Selected for learner-centric design, ability to seamlessly integrate with its current gradebook platform and support the diversity of its students’ and families’ needs



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–June 7, 2016Schoology, the education technology company that puts collaboration at the heart of the learning experience, today announced that Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) has chosen Schoology as its new Learning Management System (LMS).  The contract will make Schoology available to more than 26,000 students among the 60 schools within its district.


In search of an LMS partner who could serve their needs, IPS initiated a competitive request for proposal (RFP) in August, 2015.  After narrowing the field, Schoology proved the unmatched choice to aid the institution in its effort to streamline workflows and create new efficiencies.  Schoology’s automation of routine tasks will allow teachers to focus on creating engaging curriculum, helping students achieve their academic goals.


“While researching various LMS platforms, we knew that we needed to find atechnologically sophisticated partner that could meet the demands of all IPS stakeholders for a collaborative learning interface,” said Laura Larimer, IPS Information Technology Officer. “In Schoology, we have a partner that can address our needs, today, as well as our evolving demands.”


Schoology’s CEO, Jeremy Friedman said, “As a company dedicated to continuously advancing what is possible in education, we often find that people select Schoology for its ease of use, advanced communication and collaboration offering that aid in a holistic learning experience. We are excited to partner with Indianapolis Public Schools and we welcome them to the rapidly growing list of Schoology clients.”


Schoology connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education in a platform that’s so easy to use, it’s second nature. The platform offers educational institutions time-saving course management, assessment management, in-depth analytics, and flexible standards-based integrations that make it simple to connect other systems. Schoology also provides native mobile apps so that faculty can manage their classes on the go, students can stay connected on any device and parents can stay engaged and connected to their students’ progress.


For more on Schoology’s K-12 offerings, visit:


About Indianapolis Public Schools

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) strives to be the flagship in innovative urban education, preparing all students to be successful in the global economy. IPS is committed to creating individualized, relationship-based learning opportunities for nearly 30,000 students. As the educational landscape evolves to include more school choice, IPS continues to expand the scope of options available to families. IPS is the pilot district for Indiana’s Innovation Network Schools; these autonomous programs operate in partnership with the district to provide a variety of unique educational opportunities for IPS students and families. IPS advocated for state legislation allowing districts to provide more options for families, including Innovation Network Schools and Transformation Zones. IPS’ Transformation Zone schools will serve as the Midwest pilot cohort for Opportunity Culture, a strategic staffing model empowering teachers to take on additional accountability and responsibility while earning a stipend of up to $18,000 above their salary. IPS is proud to provide personalized opportunities for students, and proud to be public! Learn more about IPS by visiting


About Schoology

Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology’s education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education, and provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than 12 million people from 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn.  Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.




Odysseyware Approved as GED Certified Publisher

Odysseyware’s Test Prep provides adult learners and high school students with flexible courses that include instruction, practice, and assessments

(CHANDLER, AZ) June 9, 2016 Odysseyware, a leading provider of dynamic and customizable online courses for K-12 education, today announced their induction into the General Education Development (GED®) Publisher Program, certifying the alignment of content and test preparation through the GED Testing Service.

The nationally known GED Publisher Program recognizes GED test-aligned content from publishers who develop curriculum materials for the GED test. To ensure materials meet test objectives, a professional content-review organization has evaluated each product’s alignment to GED test objectives. Each subject is evaluated individually to ensure complete compliance.

With a user-friendly interface, Odysseyware’s Test Prep provides adult learners and high school students with flexible courses that include the instruction, practice, and assessments to prepare them to succeed on high school equivalency tests and the ACT®. Courses include embedded review and practice opportunities, as well as study tips and concept review videos.

“We are honored to be certified and recognized by the GED as a certified publisher,” said Beth TeGrotenhuis, Odysseyware’s president and the CEO of its parent company, Glynlyon. “Our mission to provide the highest quality education includes youth and adults working towards their GED. With our content-aligned tests and preparation, we hope to help adult learners nationwide complete the next steps of their educational journey.”

About Odysseyware

Headquartered in Chandler, AZ, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st-century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics, and professional development. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists.

To learn more, visit or call (877) 795-8904.



National Conference Aims to Graduate 10,000 Black Engineers Annually
Leaders of the National Society of Black Engineers to Convene at University of Michigan, June 9–12

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will host its annual National Leadership Conference (NLC) on June 9–12, 2016. Approximately 200 black engineering students and professionals from across the country will convene for the event, which will be held at the College of Engineering on the campus of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. This year marks the third consecutive NLC at the college, continuing a partnership that was forged between NSBE and the university. NSBE, with more than 31,000 members, is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States.

The purpose of the NLC is to provide NSBE’s volunteer officers with training to develop their skills in leadership and other areas, such as accounting, fundraising, marketing, program development/evaluation and strategy. These skills are critical as NSBE moves toward attaining its ambitious primary goal, which is to increase the number of African-American bachelor’s degree recipients in engineering from roughly 3,500 to 10,000 annually, by 2025.

This conference places a spotlight on an extraordinary confluence of events. For the first time in history, the University of Michigan (U-M) College of Engineering will be helmed by an African American. On July 1, Alec D. Gallimore, Ph.D. — associate dean for academic affairs, Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner professor of engineering and an Arthur F. Thurnau professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at U-M — will become one of only a few African-American deans of engineering at predominately white colleges and universities in the United States, and the first at U-M. It was Gallimore who garnered support from the U-M administration to have the university host the NLC: a substantial commitment over three years. Dr. Gallimore will address the NSBE leaders during a special session of the conference on Saturday, June 11.

“When I received the invitation to address student leaders of NSBE, I knew I could not pass up the opportunity,” Dr. Gallimore says. “I am humbled and energized to inspire the future engineers who will contribute to achieving NSBE’s all-important aspirational goal.”

Increasing the number of African-American engineering deans and faculty across the country is an important component of graduating more black engineers, because of a concept known as “self-efficacy”: an individual’s belief in his or her capacity to reach a goal or complete a task. NSBE Executive Director Karl W. Reid, Ed.D., a trained engineer, studied the topic as a doctoral student at Harvard University. His research suggests that seeing people to whom you can relate succeed in a chosen area of study or endeavor significantly increases one’s confidence in achievement.

“As a country, we need to increase math proficiency rates at the 4th grade, 8th grade and collegiate levels, especially for African Americans, as these rates are indicators for success in attaining engineering degrees,” Dr. Reid says. “And we also need to have many more African-American youth able to envision engineering as a career for themselves. NSBE is working to make that possible.”

This year’s conference also brings about historic symmetry. NSBE National Chair Matthew Nelson earned his B.S.E. in industrial and operations engineering (IOE) from the University of Michigan in 2015 and is returning in the fall to a master’s program in design science at U-M. As the oldest national chair in NSBE’s history, Nelson serves as a story of perseverance and overcoming obstacles. After struggling with academic and health challenges, he left the University of Michigan in 2005 and spent several years working to return to higher education in 2012. He subsequently made the dean’s list and earned University Honors. In 2015, the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach of U-M’s College of Engineering honored Nelson with its first-ever Legacy Award, for his work in diversity and his advocacy for nontraditional students.

“My story is a testimony that black students of all ages can earn engineering degrees and become leaders of their community, even in the midst of significant challenges,” says Nelson, who is the third U-M alumnus to serve as NSBE’s highest-ranking officer. Damaune Journey, a 2000 U-M IOE graduate, served as national chair for 2000–01, and Delano White, a 2000 U-M graduate in chemical engineering, served in the post from 2001 to 2003.

Later this month, Nelson will sign a contract to bring the NSBE Annual Convention to his hometown of Detroit in 2019, a decision that will bring additional revenue to the city and expose its constituents to more than 12,000 aspiring and current black engineers.

Founded in 1975, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student- governed organizations based in the United States. With more than 31,000 members and more than 300 chapters in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE supports and promotes the aspirations of collegiate and pre-collegiate students and technical professionals in engineering and technology. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professional and positively impact the community.” For more information, visit


CB&A Appoints Emily Embury to Vice President
PR and digital marketing agency promotes Embury, expanding her influence across the growing business

Madison, Wis. (June 8, 2016) – C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. (CB&A), the premier PR and digital marketing agency for the education and special needs industries, announces the promotion of Emily Embury to Vice President. In her new role, Embury will assist the President in managing the client family and account teams to achieve optimal campaign results for clients.

“For more than a decade, Emily has cultivated her industry knowledge and refined her skills in leadership and business strategy,” said CB&A Founder and President Charlene Blohm. “This promotion reflects the value Emily brings to our team as we strive to exceed our clients’ visibility goals. I’m excited about the contributions Emily will make to the business as Vice President.”

To read the full news release, click here.


New Global Citizens relaunches as part of VIF

VIF will enhance offerings by adopting New Global Citizens’ after-school and community-based programs and curricular resources to expand educator reach and student engagement beyond the classroom.

Chapel Hill, NC – VIF International Education, a global education partner of K-12 schools and districts, has announced that it will relaunch New Global Citizens, an organization that provides the resources educators need to increase global competency in the classroom and kickstart after-school programs. The relaunch positions VIF to expand educator reach and student engagement beyond the classroom, allowing the organization to strengthen its ability to provide quality, equitable global education.


New Global Citizens selected VIF due to the organizations mutual alignment of vision, as well as quality and reputation of VIF’s curricular resources. VIF will own all of New Global Citizens’ programs, intellectual property and brand identity.


“Much like us, New Global Citizens has set out to support the development of knowledge, skills and expertise necessary for students to become mindful, global citizens,” said VIF CEO David Young. “We look forward to relaunching their complementary curricular programs which will enrich our offerings, enabling us to equip teachers with what they need to successfully introduce after-school programs.”


In today’s connected economic climate, VIF understands the power of education to change lives and empower global leaders. Viewing teachers as force multipliers of quality education for all, the organization supports educators by providing engaging, measurable and affordable global education programs and peer-to-peer collaborations.


“We are thrilled that New Global Citizens mission and programs will continue to live and thrive as a part of VIF,” said Jennifer Vollmann, former head of NGC. “Combining New Global Citizens resources and partner network with VIF’s experience and programs will accelerate our mission and increase the number of teachers and students that can be activated as global citizens.”


For the latest updates on the relaunch or quality, equitable global education, follow @vifglobaled.


About VIF International Education

VIF International Education partners with districts and schools to prepare global-ready teachers and students. For more than 25 years, educators have used VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange teacher programs to create engaging learning environments that integrate technology, cultural literacy and other 21st century skills into classroom instruction. VIF is a certified B Corp and ‘Best for the World’ honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information visit


About New Global Citizens

New Global Citizens’ mission is to activate individuals to use their knowledge and skills to make a positive impact within the global community. New Global Citizens provides afterschool programs, classroom curriculum, and professional development trainings that integrate global issues into learning. Through their involvement in New Global Citizens, youth develop the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive impact and thrive in higher education and future careers.