News & Events
NCCRS recently welcomed a new member organization into the fold. Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (MMCC), based in the Bronx, New York, joins 76 other current member organizations. A vital community resource, the organization each year serves more than 35,000 preschoolers, school age children, teens, adults, and senior citizens in the Bronx and Manhattan through support, enrichment, education, and recreation programs, expanding their opportunities to live full, productive lives.
NCCRS has published the latest edition of our newsletter, NCCRS News. This month's edition features articles on our newest employee, Richelle LaPolt, exciting news from our member organizations and cooperating colleges, and a feature on longtime evaluator and comic book enthusiast David Seelow. Visit https://myemail.constantcontact.com/NCCRS-News---April-2022.html?soid=11... to read the issue.
NCCRS has launched a new communication vehicle, NCCRS News. The unveiling of this new quarterly newsletter coincides with a rebranding of the organization which includes a crisp new logo and revamped social media sites, including a brand new Facebook page we encourage you to follow. Each issue of the newsletter will contain NCCRS news updates, member organization and student success stories, cooperating college and university news, evaluator accomplishments, and the latest industry news and trends.
The National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has welcomed Richelle LaPolt as evaluation associate. Ms. LaPolt started her new position in January 2022.
In her new role, Ms. LaPolt is responsible for addressing student, college, and client needs; answering prospective business inquiries; handling financial records, and accounting tasks; organizing office operations and procedures; and performing administrative and clerical duties to help the organization fulfill its mission.
NCCRS extends a big thank you and warm wishes upon her retirement to our evaluation associate, Carol Creevy! A true professional, Carol has been an integral part of the NCCRS team for the past 17 years, serving as the face of the organization and handling a wide array of duties over the years. A higher education colleague of Carol’s once stated, “When cloning becomes available, Carol Creevy should be the first candidate. She is smart, highly competent, even-tempered, and kind. She handles multiple tasks with ease and pays careful attention to detail.” We couldn't agree more!
Veteran National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) evaluator, Heather Kenny, PhD, and a colleague, have developed and launched a new app, Sounder & Friends™ The Game, that helps young children develop important literacy skills. Based on the popular animated series of the same name, the game invites beginning readers, ages 3 - 7, into a fun and enchanting world where sounds can be heard and seen.
Title: Evaluation Associate
Western Electrical Contractors Association announced today that its Low Voltage Electrical Apprenticeship program has received a college credit recommendation from the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS). This benefit provides learners the ability to gain access to college credit for completion of this three-year apprenticeship program by using the credit recommendation(s) set forth by NCCRS.
Nancy Szakats is retiring! After 10 productive years as NCCRS Assistant Director, Nancy is beginning another chapter of her life. While at NCCRS she supervised nearly 200 academic evaluations and assisted many working adults and students in achieving their academic goals. Nancy, thank you for your dedication to the NCCRS mission and the professional way you approached all aspects of your work. You will be missed! Join NCCRS in wishing Nancy happiness and good health in her retirement years by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of safety concerns and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, NCCRS has deferred the scheduled five-year revalidation of some member organizations' learning experiences, examinations or programs. NCCRS approved a temporary extension of current credit recommendations where necessary and noted that on the member organization's page.
June 12, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vikki Monaghan (609) 777-3083, ext. 2047
NEWCOMBE FOUNDATION AWARDS $50,000 GRANT TO TESU
Grant will fund scholarships for Mature Students
TRENTON, N.J. – The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation has awarded Thomas Edison State University a $50,000 grant for 2019-20 through the Foundation’s Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Students program.
On the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNESCO’s education chief, Stefania Giannini, says higher education is a “fundamental human right” and, more than ever, education is the “main infrastructure to build sustainable development and sustainable societies” and should contribute to “society as a whole."
2018 academic evaluations are planned for the following organizations:
Apex Technical School, Long Island City, NY
Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology, Elmira, NY
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Long Island City, NY
Coopersmith Career Consulting, Spring Valley, NY
International Transportation Learning Center, Silver Spring, MD
Maalot Educational Network, Jerusalem, Israel
Nassau County Fire Service Academy, Old Bethpage, NY
National Paralegal College, Phoenix, AZ
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Chronicle of Higher Educaation
As Illinois Budget Impasse Ends, So Does a ‘Nightmare of Total Uncertainty’ for Its Public Colleges
By Sarah Brown JULY 06, 2017
The state has its first budget in more than two years, and campus leaders are excited to move forward, even though not all the long-term effects of the budget crisis are yet known.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
May 24, 2017
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace
PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2017
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
May 18, 2017 | :
by Jamaal Abdul-Alim
WASHINGTON — If a news report on a preliminary draft of the Trump administration’s proposed education budget is accurate, the budget represents a “historic assault on college affordability,” a senior executive for the American Council on Education (ACE) said Thursday.
HAMPTON, Virginia - Jeion Ward decided it was time to do something about teaching young drivers how to handle a police stop when she realized her grandson had reached driving age.
"My grandbaby!" said Ward, a delegate who represents Hampton in the Virginia General Assembly. As an African American, she has seen her husband and three grown sons deal with what many describe as the special tension of interacting with police while black.
So Ward crafted a bill requiring driver's education classes to teach students how to handle themselves during a traffic stop.
The Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) is New York State’s only state-funded dropout prevention program directly connected to higher education which prepares students for post-secondary education and careers.
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia today reminded school districts of their duty to comply with existing state and federal laws that ensure the rights of immigrant children to attend New York’s public schools without fear of reprisal.
2017 academic evaluations are planned for the following organizations:
Arnot Ogden School of Nursing, Elmira, NY
Coopersmith Career Consulting, Spring Valley, NY
EdTech Institute, LLC, (Formerly The Sage Group, LLC), Farmingdale, NY
Henry George Institute, Brooks, ME
Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), New York, NY
International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI), Fairfax, VA
Joint Apprentice Training Committee of the Elevator Industry, Long Island City, NY
LOMA, Atlanta, GA
(ALBANY, N.Y.) Credit recommendations for courses offered by Nassau County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Academy, an NCCRS member since 1996, have been extended for five years.
This benefit provides an opportunity for students who successfully complete the Academy's evaluated courses to gain access to college credit to transfer toward degree programs offered by various colleges and universities nationwide.
National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) recommends college credits for International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry training
(ALBANY, N.Y.) The International Training Institute for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry (ITI) announced that the National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS) has evaluated and recommended college credit for its apprenticeships.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro announced details for the city’s year-long celebration of the FDNY’s 150th anniversary in 2015.
The FDNY, established as a paid professional organization in 1865, will host a series of events throughout the year, including multiple community-based events. They will be designed both as a celebration of the Department’s history of service and to encourage young men and women to pursue the extraordinary public service careers available in the Department as firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.
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