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Featherstone Foundation Awards $90,000 in College Scholarships to 30 Exceptional Baltimore Area Students

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Friday, September 23, 2022

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.

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  • BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.
  • This year, 30 exceptional Featherstone Scholars will receive $3,000 merit-based scholarships during a special awards ceremony on Friday Sept. 23 at noon.
  • "She reinforces our values that higher education is a gateway to economic opportunities for all," said Juliana Lopez, executive director, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation.
  • Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has provided more than $236,000 through 98 scholarships to students from 20 countries who now attend 12 institutions.

Maryland State Bar Association Hosts Maryland Lieutenant Governor Interviews

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Monday, July 18, 2022

BALTIMORE, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) continues to provide non-partisan interviews with candidates for office this election season; offering voters and colleagues in the legal profession an opportunity to learn candidate positions on the most pressing issues facing the state and legal vocation. The MSBA recently hosted interviews for candidates for Maryland Lieutenant Governor. Aspiring candidates discussed their platforms and vision for Maryland's future with former Senator Bobby Zirkin at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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  • The MSBA recently hosted interviews for candidates for Maryland Lieutenant Governor .
  • The MSBA invited all Lieutenant Governor candidates to participate in the interviews.
  • The following candidates shared their perspectives with the MSBA:
    In addition to welcoming the Lieutenant Governor candidates for interviews, the association also conducted one-on-one interviews with Republican Gubernatorial candidates Robin Ficker and Joe Werner.
  • All candidate interviews are available on the MSBA Connect with the Candidates page, including interviews and forums with candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.

Cooke and Associates, Inc. Announces Inaugural Advisory Board Amid Vigorous Growth

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

DANVILLE, Calif., June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- World-class executive protection and corporate security risk management firm Cooke and Associates (CAI) has announced the creation of its first advisory board. Esteemed executive protection professional and trainer, Robert L. Oatman, CPP, has been tapped to chair the board. His first selection as board member is Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, principal of Global Insights in Professional Security and a highly regarded security expert. CAI plans to appoint at least one other industry professional to the board in the coming months.

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  • World-class executive protection and corporate security risk management firm Cooke and Associates (CAI) has announced the creation of its first advisory board.
  • DANVILLE, Calif., June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- World-class executive protection and corporate security risk management firm Cooke and Associates (CAI) has announced the creation of its first advisory board.
  • Esteemed executive protection professional and trainer, Robert L. Oatman, CPP, has been tapped to chair the board.
  • The creation of an advisory board reflects the firm's desire to manage and oversee the growth that CAI has experienced since CEO Harry Arruda took the reins in 2018.

SPIRE Names JD Harkey to Lead New Men's Lacrosse Program

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

GENEVA, Ohio, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SPIRE Academy has named JD Harkey as Director of Lacrosse and Head Coach to lead their new men's lacrosse program for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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  • GENEVA, Ohio, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- SPIRE Academy has named JD Harkey as Director of Lacrosse and Head Coach to lead their new men's lacrosse program for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • With a wealth of experience in the international, collegiate and prep ranks, Coach Harkey joins SPIRE from Gerstell Academy in Maryland, where he served as head coach.
  • When asked about joining SPIRE, Harkey shared, "I am humbled and honored to join the team at SPIRE.
  • "When I asked them for help in finding our Director/Head Coach, they immediately introduced me to JD Harkey.

CONVIVIAL LIFE ACQUIRES JACARANDA TRACE (VENICE, FL)

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Additional acreage and undeveloped villa lots allow Convivial to begin working on future expansion plans at the 33-acre community.

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  • Additional acreage and undeveloped villa lots allow Convivial to begin working on future expansion plans at the 33-acre community.
  • LifeStar Living, also a Sarasota-based company, directed the acquisition of Jacaranda Trace for Convivial.
  • Convivial Life is governed by a volunteer board of trustees.
  • To learn more about Convivial Life, visit our website at www.ConvivialLife.org

Datamura Solutions welcomes new system and technology team members and announces internal promotions

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

ELLICOTT CITY, Md., March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Datamura Solutions announced today they are adding new technology development team members to create and modularize its novel strategic asset management digital solutions. Datamura offers an innovative approach to solving common site engineering, facilities, and asset management data accessibility and quality limitations.

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  • ELLICOTT CITY, Md., March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Datamura Solutions announced today they are adding new technology development team members to create and modularize its novel strategic asset management digital solutions.
  • Datamura offers an innovative approach to solving common site engineering, facilities, and asset management data accessibility and quality limitations.
  • Hamza will focus on Data Integration to Intelligence initiatives within Drawings Compliance, while John joins Process Optimization by supporting data collection efforts.
  • Datamura Solutions is proud to announce two internal promotions-
    Matthew Beu has been promoted as a Program Manager.

VA Maryland Health Care System Names New Assistant Director

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

She previously served as the Executive Assistant to the Associate Director for Finance at the VA Maryland Health Care System since July 2019.

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  • She previously served as the Executive Assistant to the Associate Director for Finance at the VA Maryland Health Care System since July 2019.
  • Anthony joined the VA Maryland Health Care System in December 2007 as a Residential & Domiciliary Care social worker at the Perry Point VA Medical Center.
  • It costs nothing for veterans to enroll for health care with the VA Maryland Health Care System and it could be one of the more important things a veteran can do.
  • To enroll for VA health care, interested veterans can call 877-222-8387 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or they can visit http://www.va.gov and clinic on "Apply now for VA health care."

Michelin Appoints New Chief Human Resources Officer in North America

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Michelin Group has named Felicia Sanders the next chief human resources officer of Michelin North America, Inc., the Company announced today.

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  • GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Michelin Group has named Felicia Sanders the next chief human resources officer of Michelin North America, Inc., the Company announced today.
  • Sanders will be responsible for all employee-facing functions of Michelin North America, Inc., including recruiting, developing and retaining top talent.
  • "Respect for people is one of our core values at Michelin, and I have the utmost appreciation for our talented, resilient and hardworking teams across North America," Sanders said.
  • Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, Michelin North America has approximately 23,000 employees and operates 34 production facilities in the United States and Canada.

Visa Announces Inaugural Class of Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Visa (NYSE: V), a leading global payments technology company, announced the inaugural class of the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, awarding 50 incoming first-year college students around the country scholarship assistance for up to four years.

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  • Visa (NYSE: V), a leading global payments technology company, announced the inaugural class of the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, awarding 50 incoming first-year college students around the country scholarship assistance for up to four years.
  • The Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program eliminates financial hurdles in education and supports the development of income-earning skills through a program designed to have multi-generational impact for our scholars and their families.
  • The Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program is designed for college-bound Black and African American students in the U.S.
  • The full list of the 2021-2022 inaugural class of Visa Black Scholars is below:

Leading Disability Justice Advocate Haben Girma to Keynote BbWorld 2021

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

RESTON, Va., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, announced today that human rights lawyer and disability justice advocate Haben Girma will deliver a keynote at BbWorld 2021, Blackboard's premier global conference.

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  • RESTON, Va., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Blackboard Inc., a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, announced today that human rights lawyer and disability justice advocate Haben Girma will deliver a keynote at BbWorld 2021, Blackboard's premier global conference.
  • "We're excited to welcome such a strong advocate for disability justice and inclusivity to BbWorld," said Blackboard Chairman, CEO and President Bill Ballhaus.
  • After becoming the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Ms. Girma has gone on to become a leading human rights lawyer, advancing disability justice around the world.
  • Ms. Girma will join Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), as a keynote speaker at BbWorld this year.