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University welcomes its first class of Bold Promise students

OCTOBER 30, 2020 — This fall UTSA welcomed its inaugural cohort of students from the Bold Promise program into the Roadrunner family. This new tuition promise initiative is designed to provide access to an excellent education for Texas students from low- and middle-income families. One in five first-time freshmen enrolled at the university this semester are participating in the program.

Launched in December 2019, the groundbreaking program covers 100% of a first-time freshman’s tuition and fees for four years. The program is open to recent Texas high school graduates who ranked in the top 25% of their class and have a family income up to $50,500. Students are not required to fill out a separate application to be considered; Bold Promise is automatically awarded to UTSA applicants who meet the program qualifications.

The Bold Promise program is making a financial impact of $6.4 million this semester alone, resulting in significant savings for the families of these high-achieving students.

For the fall 2020 semester, 2,989 applicants from across the state were offered Bold Promise. Ultimately, 959 (32%) of those students enrolled at UTSA; 638 of the students offered Bold Promise are from Bexar County, and of that group, 371 (58%) enrolled.

By covering the total cost of tuition and fees for the students involved, the Bold Promise program is making a financial impact of $6.4 million this semester alone, resulting in significant savings for the families of these high-achieving students.

“As a Hispanic Serving Institution, UTSA has a record of investing to support educational attainment for Hispanic students as well as students from other historically underserved populations,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “I’m excited to see that our Bold Promise program is enabling increased college going by providing direct financial support to more high-achieving, high-potential students in our own community.”

Learn more about the UTSA Bold Promise program.

In order to continue to be eligible for the program, Bold Promise students must enroll full-time each semester (12 credit hours or more) and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

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Radiance Technologies Welcomes Ms. Jamie N. Jones as Director of Radiance University

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Jamie Jones — Director of Radiance University

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Jamie Jones — Director of Radiance University

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radiance Technologies, Inc. (Radiance) is proud to welcome Ms. Jamie N. Jones as the company’s new Director of Radiance University. In this role, she will lead corporate learning and talent development initiatives, and serve our employee-owners through the enhancement and advancement of individual and corporate capability.

“We’re all in on the idea that the company that builds the most capable workforce and strongest leaders will prosper and perpetuate,” said Ms. Cindy Santy, Radiance Chief Capabilities Officer. “Jamie intuitively understands the skills that are in demand in our market and I’m excited to partner with her as Radiance grows our leadership pipeline.”

Ms. Jones brings over 20 years of experience in the Talent Acquisition, Management, and Development space, with the last 5 years being more focused on Talent Acquisition and HR strategy. Prior to joining Radiance, she led the Human Resources and Talent Acquisition teams at various DoD high-tech firms, and spent time lecturing at her alma mater. Ms. Jones earned a Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI.

About Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Radiance Technologies is an employee-owned small business prime contractor founded in 1999. Radiance has over 800 employee-owners across the United States serving the Department of Defense, national intelligence community, and other government agencies. From concepts to capabilities, Radiance leads the way in developing customer-focused solutions in the areas of cyber security, systems engineering, prototyping, and integration as well as operational and strategic intelligence including scientific and technical intelligence.

More information about the company available at:

Kacey Clark
(256) 517-7935
[email protected]

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Hofstra University Welcomes Glenview Resident

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Glenview Student Begins Freshman Year At Hofstra University

Hofstra University welcomes Egan Bello, of Glenview, who has joined our dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence, and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. We can’t wait to see all the great things Egan will do as a #HUWorldChanger!

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Local Students Enroll At University of Utah

Despite nationwide concerns over declining enrollment for institutions of higher education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Utah saw its largest total enrollment in its 170-year history for the Fall 2020 Semester. It also welcomed its largest, most diverse freshman class.

The following local students joined the U’s Class of 2024:

  • Madeline Nelson, of Glenview

  • Madison Northwick, of Glenview

  • Erin Williams, of Glenview

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Choe Begins School Year At St. Lawrence University

St. Lawrence University welcomed Ana Choe, of Glenview, as a member of the Class of 2024. Choe attended Glenbrook South High School. St. Lawrence University welcomed nearly 625 new students to the community this fall, including 596 members of the Class of 2024. The newest Laurentians comprise one of the most diverse classes in St. Lawrence history. First-year students come from 32 states, Washington, D.C., and 33 countries, while 14 percent of the class are U.S. students of color and 10 percent are international students. First-generation college students comprise nearly 20 percent of the Class of 2024.

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U.S. Polo Assn. Welcomes Morehouse College and University of Kentucky to Collegiate Partnership Program

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – October 20, 2020 – ( )

U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), will once again outfit competitive collegiate polo players through its nationwide Collegiate Partnership Program (CPP). This season, the sport-inspired global brand welcomes its first HBCU to the program, Morehouse College, as well as the University of Kentucky. Over forty teams annually participate from schools that span from east to west coast, small and large enrollments, and state schools to the Ivy League.

The Partnership involves U.S. Polo Assn. providing collegiate polo teams with branded face covers, performance jerseys, game whites, gear bags, along with a financial donation. In turn, the players wear official U.S. Polo Assn. gear while practicing on the polo fields as well as during campus life whether that be virtual or in-person. U.S. Polo Assn. has continued to support these amazing college polo teams and student athletes even as activities have been limited due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“As the official brand of the United States Polo Association, it’s an honor to partner with these amazing student athletes, particularly during these difficult times for sports and colleges. They not only represent the future of the sport of polo but are the future leaders and visionaries of America,” explains USPAGL President and CEO, J. Michael Prince. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to add Morehouse College and the University of Kentucky to our Collegiate Partnership Program.”

“Being a part of the U.S. Polo Assn. Collegiate Polo Program is great exposure for us as students, as well as for our team and our school as we continue to play and promote the sport this season,” said Jayson Palmer, a senior at Morehouse College studying Biology and Public Health. “As the first HBCU school to join the program, we look forward to proudly wearing our U.S. Polo Assn. gear and living up to the U.S. Polo Assn. core values.”

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has hit sports teams and universities hard from both an academic and athletic perspective. While some schools have not re-opened in person or have opted to keep contact sports sidelined this year, the need to keep student athletes practicing and working together is critical to their development and advancement on and off the field.

“The UK polo team is thrilled to partner with U.S. Polo Assn. this year and to proudly represent the brand both on and off the field. This is an exciting opportunity for the club, and one that we feel will be beneficial for everyone involved,” said Federico Puyana, President of the University of Kentucky Polo Club. “We know this is just the beginning of something great for our Team and for the U.S. Polo Assn. brand.”

Notes Carlucho Arellano, executive director of the United States Polo Association (USPA), “Student athletes need support now more than ever and the USPA is proud to have our U.S. Polo Assn. brand partner with these schools. While this year is unlike

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