16 Sep

Volleyball: Carilini remains in contention for AAU Sullivan Award

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team’s most valuable player and graduating senior Lauren Carilini was named a semifinalist for the 2016 AAU Sullivan Award Monday, given to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the U.S. Carilini finished her career at Wisconsin as one of the most dominant volleyball players to ever suit up in the Field House, finishing second for most assists and first for most double-doubles in program history.The Sullivan Award, one of the most prestigious in all of college sports, began in 1930 and its first recipient was co-founder of the Masters, Bobby Jones. Carilini could join the fraternity of college sports legends on March 13 when the finalists are announced, before heading to New York for the revealing of the winner on April 11.Volleyball: Badgers earn one more weekend to dance after two winsIn the opening weekend action of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, the No. 3 University of Wisconsin swept both their Read…Just being named a semifinalist is noteworthy enough for the four-time All-American as she joins the ranks of Badger football great Ron Dayne, who was the only other Wisconsin athlete nominated for this award. Dayne was named one of the five finalists for the Sullivan in 2000 when the running back won the Heisman Trophy and broke the record for the most rushing yards in all of college football.Carilini, however, can read down her own laundry list of accomplishments she achieved in Madison, winning 2014 Big Ten conference player of the year, two-time Big Ten setter of the year and four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.Female athlete of the semester: Lauren Carlini is ‘the best Badger we’ve ever had’University of Wisconsin senior Lauren Carlini played her final match at the UW Field House Saturday in front of a Read…Despite falling short of a NCAA championship in her four tournament appearances, the graduating senior remains one of the all-time greats in the Wisconsin program and, regardless of whether or not she wins the award, will be considered in that light for some time.The public can vote on the finalists until March 13, upon which time the names of the final six will be announced.last_img read more

31 Aug

Jersey College’s, Ft. Lauderdale campus is accredited for nursing associate degree…

first_imgThe Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted initial accreditation to the Professional Nursing (Associate Degree) programs at Jersey College’s Tampa, Jacksonville, and Ft. Lauderdale campuses. This accreditation means Jersey College has met the standards of a programmatic accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.“Jersey College is honored to have been awarded accreditation by the ACEN,” said Greg Karr, CEO of Jersey College. “This distinction is another indication of our success as a leading provider of nursing education and highlights our commitment to our students.”ACEN accreditation is a voluntary peer-review process intended to enhance quality improvement in nursing education as well as assist in the further improvement of the institutions or programs as relates to resources invested, processes followed and results achieved. The ACEN may be contacted at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000. About Jersey College:                          Jersey College is a nationally accredited private institution of higher learning specializing solely in nursing education. Jersey College currently enrolls more than 2,500 nursing students and has graduated more than 5,000 nurses across its six campuses located in Florida and New Jersey. The school of nursing at Jersey College offers both Practical and Professional nursing programs that allow an individual to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse. The nursing programs have been designed to support the adult student in accomplishing their educational and professional goals, and to foster the diversification of the nursing workforce to better serve the area’s multicultural communities.last_img read more