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Kaplan University Debuts “Shine On” Series to Celebrate Leaders in Education, Nursing and Public Service

May. 7, 2015

KU Honors Esteemed Professionals Making a Difference in their Fields

DAVENPORT, Iowa – (May 7, 2015) – Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, is celebrating several nationally recognized career awareness days with the launch of initiatives supporting professionals in the teaching, nursing and public service fields.

For over 75 years, Kaplan has built and maintained a legacy of helping professionals achieve their educational goals and advance their careers. As part of that legacy, Kaplan University announces the launch of the Shine On Teachers, Shine On Nurses and Shine on Public Service series, in support of professionals who are making a positive impact in these fields. Shine On initiatives include a partnership with TakePart that features panel discussion and free streaming of two documentaries, launching a nursing forum, and several pieces of inspirational content and video vignettes around those professions.

  • School of Education: The Shine On Teachers series spotlights faculty and alumni’s most teachable moments. Additionally, KU is partnering with TakePart, to host the “Teachable Moments: Igniting the Spark to Teach” panel, to be held on May 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm ET. Experts from the School of Education and educators from the film TEACH will discuss their careers and how life changing a good teacher can be. And finally, a free streaming of two documentaries TEACH, and The Road to TEACH will be offered compliments of Kaplan University. Visit ShineOnTeachers.KaplanU.edu. Kaplan University is asking teachers to share their most teachable moments on social media with the hashtag #TeachableMoments.
  • School of Nursing: The Shine On Nurses series spotlights nurses who are progressing in the role of advanced practice registered nurses in healthcare. Dean of Kaplan University’s School of Nursing, Chandice Covington, narrates a special video introducing the series and its honorees. The series is housed on the Professional Nursing Forum, which shares industry experience insights and articles, thought leadership and resources for career advancement. To read profiles of nursing leaders whose varied career paths, achievements and advocacy have changed lives and the profession, visitShineOnNurses.KaplanUniversity.edu.
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Shine On Public Service honors several national awareness dates in May, includingPublic Service Recognition Week, International Firefighters’ Day and Police Week. Narrated by Georgia State Representative and Kaplan University faculty member Dr. Karla Drenner, the series highlights four professionals who are making a difference in the lives of others through different areas of public service: human services, psychology, public safety and public administration. The series adds to Kaplan University’s resources designed to inspire and support professional development, like the Center for Public Service. Explore the series at ShineOnPublicService.KaplanU.edu. Kaplan University asks all public service professionals to recognize those they see as key figures in public service today on social media with the hashtag #ShineOnPublicService.

To learn more about the programs and degrees available at Kaplan University visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.


About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). Kaplan University serves approximately 42,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 13 campuses in Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, and Wisconsin, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland and Missouri.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education LLC and Kaplan, Inc., which serves over 1.2 million students globally each year through its array of higher education, test preparation, professional education, English-language training, university preparation, and K-12 offerings to individuals, institutions, and businesses. Kaplan has operations in over 30 countries, employs more than 22,000 full- and part-time professionals, and maintains relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges, and universities, and over 2,600 corporations and businesses.

Kaplan is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and its largest division. For more information, please visit www.kaplan.com.

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