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SPARROW Founder's Unique Career Offers Lessons in Mindful Mentoring Podcast

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Dalton recently sat down with Martin for an episode of his Mindful Mentoring podcast to discuss the importance of mentoring relationships in her life and how they helped lead her to her current role as an aviation company founder and president.

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  • Dalton recently sat down with Martin for an episode of his Mindful Mentoring podcast to discuss the importance of mentoring relationships in her life and how they helped lead her to her current role as an aviation company founder and president.
  • She also offered insights to listeners on how to approach the roles of mentor and mentee more effectively.
  • Mentoring others is a way for her to accomplish this and give back to the next generation of young professionals.
  • For more of Dalton's insights on mentoring, and to hear more about her career journey, listen to the full podcast: Episode Three of Mindful Mentoring With Tom Martin .

Armada Hoffler’s Board of Directors Appoints Shawn Tibbetts as President

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armada Hoffler’s (NYSE: AHH) Board of Directors announces that Shawn Tibbetts, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been named President.

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armada Hoffler’s (NYSE: AHH) Board of Directors announces that Shawn Tibbetts, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been named President.
  • As President and Chief Operating Officer, Tibbetts will continue to oversee all aspects of Armada Hoffler's operations, guiding strategic initiatives, fostering innovation, and reinforcing the Company's commitment to excellence.
  • “I am honored to assume this role and deeply appreciative of the support from the Board of Directors, including Dan and Lou,” Tibbetts said.
  • The Board of Directors and company management remain dedicated to ensuring a seamless transition of leadership.

UT Health San Antonio doctors among first to implant rechargeable deep brain stimulation device

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are among the nation's first to implant a newly approved sensing rechargeable deep brain stimulation device with a 15-year battery life allowing more continual treatment of patients with movement disorders.

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  • SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Doctors at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) are among the nation's first to implant a newly approved sensing rechargeable deep brain stimulation device with a 15-year battery life allowing more continual treatment of patients with movement disorders.
  • Deep brain stimulation, known as DBS, is the placement of electrodes in the brain connected to a battery-operated generator in the chest similar to a cardiac pacemaker.
  • Note: Neither UT Health San Antonio nor University Health endorses commercial products or services by name.
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), a primary driver of San Antonio's $44.1 billion health care and biosciences sector, is the largest academic research institution in South Texas with an annual research portfolio of $413 million.

Claremont McKenna College named "Top Producing Institution" of Fulbright Students by U.S. Secretary of State

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent congratulatory letter to Claremont McKenna College President Hiram Chodosh, U.S. Secretary of State, the Honorable Anthony J. Blinken, designated Claremont McKenna College a "Top Producing Institution" of Fulbright U.S. Students for 2023-2024.

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  • CLAREMONT, Calif., Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent congratulatory letter to Claremont McKenna College President Hiram Chodosh, U.S. Secretary of State, the Honorable Anthony J. Blinken, designated Claremont McKenna College a "Top Producing Institution" of Fulbright U.S. Students for 2023-2024.
  • Fulbright seeks students of the world who have a strong interest in cross-cultural exchange, research, or teaching opportunities overseas.
  • Claremont McKenna ranked as a top-tier institution among colleges and universities nationwide, with 106 of the College's students achieving the distinction as Fulbright Students throughout the school's history.
  • "I'm delighted by the fact that Claremont McKenna has once again been recognized as a Top Producing Institution of Fulbright recipients," said Brian Davidson '08, Director of Fellowship Advising at Claremont McKenna.

Biofourmis and WellSpan Health Collaborate to Deliver High-Quality Hospital-Level Acute and Post-Discharge Care to Patients at Home

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

BOSTON, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Biofourmis, a leading global technology-enabled care delivery company, today announced that WellSpan Health, an eight-hospital integrated delivery system in Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland, has chosen Biofourmis to support the enterprise-wide expansion and management of a bundled program that includes hospital-level and post-acute care at home.

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  • WellSpan boasts one of the largest such programs in the nation, with more than 400 patients managed per month.
  • WellSpan is replacing its legacy system with Biofourmis's remote patient management solution that spans the care continuum.
  • "WellSpan Health is a leading, innovative health system with a clear care-at-home vision and strategy," said Biofourmis Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder Maulik Majmudar, MD.
  • We look forward to growing with WellSpan and supporting an optimal patient care experience and outcomes."

10-Month EOU program kick-starts teaching careers

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

La Grande, Oregon, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eastern Oregon University is pleased to report a record number of graduates are being selected for teaching positions after completing the University’s Master of Teaching (MAT) program.

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  • La Grande, Oregon, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eastern Oregon University is pleased to report a record number of graduates are being selected for teaching positions after completing the University’s Master of Teaching (MAT) program.
  • The College of Education’s 10-month, immersive MAT program combines professional experience in classroom settings with academic preparation.
  • While the program is designed as a 10-month program, there is a two-year option that benefits educators currently teaching on a restricted license or candidates who would like to split the program up to fit their needs better.
  • The program is one of the tools EOU is using to help fill the teacher gap in rural areas
    The deadline for Eastern Oregon University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is fast approaching.

Study Finds That Improving Financial Literacy Supports Retirement Wellness and Confidence

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Financial Services 2023 Retirement Income Literacy Study finds that older Americans lack actionable retirement knowledge—averaging 31% on a retirement literacy quiz. The study reinforces the direct relationships that exist between financial literacy and factors such as asset level, as respondents with more than $1.5 million score twice as high as those with less than $100,000 (50% vs. 25%). The study also reveals the essential role financial professionals play in educating clients, as advised respondents have higher retirement income literacy and better outcomes than their peers.

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  • The American College of Financial Services shares the fourth iteration of the Retirement Income Literacy Study to gauge older Americans' retirement knowledge, highlight gaps and opportunities
    KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Financial Services 2023 Retirement Income Literacy Study finds that older Americans lack actionable retirement knowledge—averaging 31% on a retirement literacy quiz.
  • The 2023 Retirement Income Literacy Study reveals the predicted probability of the highest Retirement Confidence level increases with Retirement Income Literacy Score.
  • "When we measured financial anxiety and financial stress, those with a financial professional had 20% less financial anxiety and 25% less financial stress."
  • The 2023 Retirement Income Literacy Study conducted by The American College of Financial Services measures financial literacy in 12 retirement-related knowledge areas among individuals approaching or in retirement age.

Modern States Education Alliance Receives $600,000 Grant From the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation to Advance Educational Initiatives

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Modern States Education Alliance (“Modern States”), the nation’s leading philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible for everyone, announced a $600,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

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  • NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Modern States Education Alliance (“Modern States”), the nation’s leading philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible for everyone, announced a $600,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.
  • The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation funds initiatives that address the social determinants of health, including access to education.
  • Modern States offers a “public library” of 32 high-quality, tuition-free online, college-level courses available to everyone seeking an education.
  • “We are honored to receive this two-year commitment from The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation,” said Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive officer of Modern States.

Nation's first Black Honors College launching at Sacramento State

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sacramento State President Luke Wood has announced formation of the nation's first Black Honors College, set to launch at the University in fall 2024.

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  • SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Sacramento State President Luke Wood has announced formation of the nation's first Black Honors College , set to launch at the University in fall 2024.
  • Students in the Black Honors College will have their own specialized coursework, with smaller classes and faculty members who have a demonstrated record of success in teaching and serving Black students.
  • "Unlike anything else in the state, the Black Honors College is specifically designed to meet the needs and aspirations of Black students.
  • Prospective students who are interested in learning more about Sacramento State's Black Honors College can email [email protected] .

According to a New Study, Veterans with PTSD Who Had Service Dogs Showed Healthier Cortisol Levels Compared to Those Without

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

PHOENIX, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine looked at the impact service dogs had on the cortisol levels of veterans suffering from PTSD. The study found that those with service dogs had healthier cortisol levels when compared to those without service dogs. The research, led by Dr. Maggie O'Haire, Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Leanne Nieforth, with the help of K9s For Warriors and funding support from the Dogtopia Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Purina, provides further evidence of the positive benefits service dogs offer veterans.

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  • The study found that those with service dogs had healthier cortisol levels when compared to those without service dogs.
  • The study assessed a total of 161 veterans who had PTSD, 88 who had a service dog and 73 who did not.
  • The study concluded that overall, veterans with service dogs had stress hormones more like those in healthy adults without PTSD than veterans without service dogs.
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a key provider for veterans, has been hesitant to allocate funds for service dogs for individuals dealing with PTSD service dogs, citing a lack of clinical evidence substantiating their effectiveness.