Instructors Recognized Across the Country for Their Dedication to Student Success
Online PR News – 10-May-2012 – CHICAGO – In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, Kaplan Higher Education Campuses sent out more than 2,000 apples to recognize the many hard-working instructors at its locations across the country.
“Our instructors are the lifeblood of our campuses. It is the work they do in our classrooms and labs that provide our students with the skills they’ll need to thrive professionally,” John Lock, president of KHEC, said. “They serve as role models, provide inspiration and share stories of their own professional experiences to guide our students toward future success.”
National Teacher Appreciation Week is a time to recognize the important role teachers have in shaping the lives of their students. The apples were sent to acknowledge the dedication and efforts of the KHEC faculty, not just this week, but every week.
The majority of campuses received McIntosh apples from Honeycrisp.com. The apples were grown in “McIntosh Country” along Lake Champlain in northern New York. McIntosh apples were discovered in 1811 by John McIntosh, who discovered about 20 trees while clearing land in Ontario, Canada. All McIntosh apples are descendents of his orchard. A few campuses received Pink Lady or Fuji apples supplied by The FruitGuys.
The apple initiative was one of several recognition efforts being held at Kaplan’s higher education institutions throughout the nation.
About Kaplan Higher Education Campuses
Kaplan Higher Education Campuses provides career-focused education to more than 26,500 students and helps prepare them to enter the workforce in some of the fastest-growing industries. Its 58 locations in 17 states offer certificates, diplomas and degrees in allied health, business, criminal justice, information technology, legal, nursing and other in-demand fields. KHEC includes Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, Bauder College, Hesser College, TESST College of Technology and Texas School of Business campuses and is operated by Kaplan, Inc. Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses, is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplan.edu.