Imagine America Foundation Honors Kimberly Cupery with LDRSHIP Award

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Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2010) – Herzing University has much to be proud of as one if its students, Kimberly Cupery, received a 2010 LDRSHIP Award from the Imagine America Foundation. A leader by example, Cupery is pursuing an associate degree in Nursing at Herzing University in Madison, Wisc. Cupery was one of seven gifted individuals to receive the LDRSHIP Award, which is given annually to recognize the talents and accomplishments of military personnel who are currently attending career colleges. The cash grant of up to $5,000 will help Cupery complete her current career education at Herzing University.

The LDRSHIP Award stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage, all characteristics Cupery has shown not only in the military, but also in the classroom. While she was serving in the United States Army, she was honored with the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal. As a Herzing University student, Cupery has maintained a 3.84 GPA along with a perfect attendance record.

“Just check her background, this young lady is an outstanding citizen,” said Donald Madelung, president of Herzing Univeristy-Madison Campus. “She’s someone you’d be proud to have represent you. She’s going to make a difference in her community someday.”

The Imagine America Foundation honored its 2010 LDRSHIP Award recipients during an awards luncheon at the annual Career College Association (CCA) Convention and Exposition in Las Vegas on June 10. The LDRSHIP Award is sponsored by Ambassador College Bookstores, Blackboard Pro Ed, and supporters of the Imagine America Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.

“It’s a privilege to honor the 2010 LDRSHIP recipients with this award for their admirable and courageous service to our country.” said Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation President. “Now it’s our turn to give something back to them.”

To receive the award, applicants must be currently enrolled in an Imagine America or CCA member college, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, and at least a 95% attendance record.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $40 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit

About Herzing University
Established in 1965, Herzing University was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to direct students into the computer field. Herzing University offers degrees in computer technology, business, business management, electronics, health care, graphic design, and public safety. It has 11 campus locations in eight different states, as well as an online campus. For more information, please visit


Contact: Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation President
Phone: (202) 336-6758