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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Celebrates 35-Year Legacy

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 10:11pm

Washington, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 19, 1987, Dr. N. Joyce Payne founded the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), creating opportunities for students who would not have access otherwise.

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  • Washington, Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On January 19, 1987, Dr. N. Joyce Payne founded the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), creating opportunities for students who would not have access otherwise.
  • This bore witness to the true essence of Justice Thurgood Marshall and our primary mission to provide opportunities to those who otherwise would not have access, said TMCF President & CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams.
  • 1987 TMCF is founded in the namesake of Justice Thurgood Marshall.
  • Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nations largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

Afya Limited Announces Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services Transition Plan

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:18pm

Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA), today announced that Jlio de Angeli, its Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services, notified the company of his intention to leave for personal reasons.

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  • Afya Limited, or Afya (Nasdaq: AFYA), today announced that Jlio de Angeli, its Vice President of Innovation & Digital Services, notified the company of his intention to leave for personal reasons.
  • Mr. de Angeli will remain in the company to ensure an effective transition of his duties until the end of January 2022.
  • We are grateful for the time Mr. de Angeli has spent with us developing our digital services strategy and we wish him all the best, said Virgilio Gibbon, CEO of Afya.
  • Afya also announced that Lelio de Souza, who has joined Afya effective as of November 2021, will assume the position of Vice President of Digital Services Officer effective as of today.

University of Phoenix Is Collaborating With American Corporate Partners to Help Veteran Students Gain Mentors

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:15pm

University of Phoenix is proud to highlight during National Mentoring Month an agreement with the national nonprofit American Corporate Partners (ACP) that provides post 9/11 service members and veteran students with a unique and personalized mentoring experience.

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  • University of Phoenix is proud to highlight during National Mentoring Month an agreement with the national nonprofit American Corporate Partners (ACP) that provides post 9/11 service members and veteran students with a unique and personalized mentoring experience.
  • Veteran students, called Protgs, are paired with a mentor from one of over 100 of ACPs partner corporations, organizations or institutions.
  • To learn more about how the University of Phoenix serves the educational goals of military and veteran students, click here .
  • University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world.

Direct Relief Donating 60 Million KN95 Masks to Combat Covid-19 Across the Americas

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 9:47pm

The donations are coming from a purchase of 89 million masks by Direct Relief, among the largest single PPE purchases by a charitable nonprofit.

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  • The donations are coming from a purchase of 89 million masks by Direct Relief, among the largest single PPE purchases by a charitable nonprofit.
  • Direct Relief has built strong working relationships across Latin America with national health ministries, multilateral organizations and local health organizations.
  • In total, Direct Relief has helped ship more than 12 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to the Americas.
  • Direct Relief is also reserving 10 million masks for US safety-net health facilities, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Free and Charitable Clinics .

Q2 Helps UK-Based Knoma Offer Zero-interest, No-fee Student Loans in Minutes

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 6:00pm

By harnessing Q2 Lending, which securely automates end-to-end loan management from application to repayment, Knoma has created a fast, cost-effective system to transform the student lending industry.

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  • By harnessing Q2 Lending, which securely automates end-to-end loan management from application to repayment, Knoma has created a fast, cost-effective system to transform the student lending industry.
  • Weve flipped the student financing model on its head by having our educational partners pay the interest on the loan, instead of charging the student.
  • Q2 Lending which incorporates Q2 Originate, Q2 Portal and Q2 Loan servicing serves as Knomas backbone and provides students with a clean, modern interface from loan application to payoff.
  • To learn more about Knoma and Q2 Lending:
    VIDEO: FINTECH Circle: Responsible Fintech featuring Q2 and Knoma.

President and CEO of Huizenga Group, Steve Klotz, gifts $1 million to Eastern Michigan University College of Business

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:44pm

Following graduation, he began his career with Touche Ross and then joined the Huizenga Group in Grand Rapids, where he was ultimately appointed President and CEO.

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  • Following graduation, he began his career with Touche Ross and then joined the Huizenga Group in Grand Rapids, where he was ultimately appointed President and CEO.
  • In addition to his role as Huizenga CEO, Klotz also serves on the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Business.
  • Eastern Michigan University President James Smith said, "Business leaders such as Steve Klotz make an invaluable impact on Eastern Michigan University.
  • The gift is part of the University's current comprehensive fundraising campaign, Give Rise: The Campaign for Eastern Michigan University.

InScribe Selected to the GSV Cup Elite 200 for Digital Learning Excellence

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:30pm

DENVER, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --InScribe Education (InScribe), which delivers game-changing digital community solutions, has been selected to The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup, the world's largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures.

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  • DENVER, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --InScribe Education (InScribe), which delivers game-changing digital community solutions, has been selected to The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup, the world's largest pitch competition for EdTech startups run by female-led, multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures.
  • Companies selected to The Elite 200 represent the top pre-seed and seed-stage startups in digital learning across the "Pre-K to Gray" space.
  • InScribe was selected from a global applicant pool of 750+ companies, the largest application pool for the GSV Cup yet.
  • The 2022 Elite 200 continue to break barriers, comprised of an increasingly diverse and global group:
    The GSV Cup is powered by Google Cloud, HubSpot for Startups, HolonIQ, and GSV Ventures.

Mathnasium Provides $35,000 in Funding to PTAs, Schools for Math Night Events

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 8:02pm

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Mathnasium The Math Learning Center, North America's leader in supplemental math-only education, has partnered with National PTA to provide $35,000 in funding to U.S. schools and PTA organizations for Math Night events to be held during the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --Mathnasium The Math Learning Center, North America's leader in supplemental math-only education, has partnered with National PTA to provide $35,000 in funding to U.S. schools and PTA organizations for Math Night events to be held during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Math Night, one of Mathnasium's mechanisms for delivering math in a fun and engaging way, uses hands-on learning experiences and delightful games to inspire students' interest in math, promote STEM literacy, and empower families to be actively involved in their children's math education.
  • Math Night events were created in support of National PTA's STEM + Families Initiative, of which Mathnasium is a founding sponsor.
  • And the STEM + Families Math Night Math Grants Sponsored by Mathnasium have played a critical role in increasing math and STEM engagement overall.

Demand for College Course Materials Shifted as Campuses Reopened

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:23pm

Campuses and students increasingly embraced the digital-resource subscription service as a means of getting necessary resources on the first day of classes, according to The State of College Course Materials 2021-2023 , a new report from Simba Information.

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  • Campuses and students increasingly embraced the digital-resource subscription service as a means of getting necessary resources on the first day of classes, according to The State of College Course Materials 2021-2023 , a new report from Simba Information.
  • Publishers and bookstore operators credited inclusive access programs for significant increases in sales in fall 2021 as campuses reopened.
  • While Simba Information expects sales of course materials to return to growth in 2022, with a projected 1.3% increase in overall sales of new course materials, Simba also expects sales of course materials to be flat over the next couple of years as institutions and students continue to work in a pandemic-infused environment and the market adjusts to shifting demand from students and businesses.
  • The main points that Simba Information considered in making its projections about the higher education instructional materials market opportunity were:
    For more information on Simba's new report, The State of College Course Materials 2021-2023, visit:

NYU Launches the Latinx in Social Work Discussion Series

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

NEW YORK, Jan.19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The New York University Silver School of Social Work has partnered with alumna and Sandoval CoLab founder Erica Sandoval to launch the "Latinx in Social Work Discussion Series," virtual panels featuring authors from "Latinx in Social Work" exploring themes from the book.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan.19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The New York University Silver School of Social Work has partnered with alumna and Sandoval CoLab founder Erica Sandoval to launch the "Latinx in Social Work Discussion Series," virtual panels featuring authors from "Latinx in Social Work" exploring themes from the book.
  • An initiative from workplace wellness and equity consulting firm Sandoval CoLab, "Latinx in Social Work" is an anthology of personal essays written by 22 Latinx social workers that call awareness to the racism, bias, and discrimination experienced by social workers.
  • The book has been introduced in schools of social work curricula including the NYU Silver School of Social Work as a mirror to reflect the experiences of Latinx students and a tool to help students of other backgrounds understand the need for cultural humility in their practice.
  • "Latinx in Social Work" will soon be followed by a Spanish translation and a second volume.