Rashaan Davis of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Appointed to Horatio Alger Field Director Network
Local Educator Selected to Represent Association
(November 6, 2008 – Washington, DC) – The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rashaan Davis of Highlands Ranch to the position of Field Director for the state of Colorado. Horatio Alger Field Directors are education officials or community leaders representing all 50 states and Washington, DC, who serve as liaisons between their respective state and the Association, one of the largest need-based financial aid programs in the country.
“By identifying top individuals in our local communities to serve as Field Directors, they become a true extension of our organization,” said Terrence J. Giroux, Executive Director of the Horatio Alger Association. “We are, therefore, confident in each of these directors to appropriately represent our organization to schools and to provide student referrals for our scholarship programs.”
Horatio Alger Field Directors assist the Association with marketing and recruitment at local schools. They provide the necessary information regarding the types of scholarships and educational programs offered, including all details on criteria and eligibility. Their objective is recruiting the best and brightest students for the Horatio Alger scholarship programs. By promoting the Association’s unique opportunities within their community, they generate interest among educators, students and their families.
“Being a Field Director for the Horatio Alger Association means that I have an opportunity to impact the lives of students who have overcome adversity, understand the importance of higher education and look forward to making a real difference in the lives of others,” said Davis, a social studies teacher at Highlands Ranch High School. “I am proud to be part of an organization that cares to make an investment in our nation’s youth and preserve the true spirit of the American Dream.”
Field Directors serve a two-year term, which is renewable, and there are no limits on the number of terms that can be served.
Fifty-one appointed Field Directors recently returned from a national conference in Williamsburg, Va., where they shared best practices and strategized for future recruitment, as well as met and conferred with David L. Sokol, Horatio Alger President and CEO and Chairman of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. President Sokol gave his thoughts and advice on the “news of the day:” the economy, President Election and energy issues.
To view the complete list of Horatio Alger Field Directors, please visit http://www.horatioalger.com/ec_fielddirector.cfm.
About The Horatio Alger Association
Founded in 1947, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans continues to fulfill its mission of honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and of encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education. The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program and state scholarship programs, available to high school seniors in all 50 states, and the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship Program for U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The Association awards more than $10 million annually in college scholarships and has given over $62 million to deserving students since 1984. For more information about the scholarships, please visit www.horatioalger.org.
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