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Federal Initiatives

Schools Listed in the Labor HHS Bills for FY07

The following schools listed below have been included in the U.S. Senate version and the U.S. House version of the Labor HHS bills.  This is very exciting news!  However, it is not over yet.  It is time for a more aggressive and very specific grassroots focus on the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.  You want to make sure that your program funding stays in the final bill.  Therefore, contact your U.S. Senators’ office as well as your U.S. Representative’s office and thank them for the line item in the Labor HHS Bill.  Grassroots is still key!  Get as many letters in as possible to your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives.

Those schools receiving funds through the Federal Initiative can use the money for several specific activities: recruiting students, providing scholarships, developing a distance learning capability, designing a curriculum to train realtime writers and captioners, and assisting with job placement.  How the funds are utilized is at the discretion of each school.

The funds can benefit not only current students, but also reporters who want to excel at realtime.  For example, a veteran reporter could receive a partial scholarship to retrain to become a CART provider or captioner.

The schools that receive federal funds will train realtime writers, CART providers and broadcast captioners. For information on how each school plans to make use of the federal funds, please contact each school directly.


U.S. Senate Labor HHS FY 2007:

AIB College of Business
Contact: Mary Ann Nielsen
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
Phone: 515.244.4221
E-mail: nielsenma@aib.edu


Huntington Junior College*
Contact: Catherine Snoody
900 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.697.7550
E-mail: csnoddy@huntingtonjuniorcollege.edu


 
U.S. House Labor HHS FY 2007:

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute
Contact: Pat Gomez
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: 505.224.3847 ext. 0457
E-mail: patgomez@tvi.edu


Alfred State College
Contact: Melissa Blake
215 E J Brown Hall
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 607.587.3427
E-mail: blakemj@alfredstate.edu


Butler County Community College
Contact: Marilyn Mahan
901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042
Phone: 316.321.2222 ext. 255
E-mail: mmahan@butlercc.edu


Erie Community College
Contact: Rick Washousky
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716.851.1765
E-mail: washousky@ecc.edu


Huntington Junior College*
Contact: Catherine Snoody
900 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304.697.7550
E-mail: csnoddy@huntingtonjuniorcollege.edu


 
Lakeshore Technical College Bilingual Captioning/Judicial Reporting Initiative
Contact: Rebecca Puller
1290 North Ave.
Cleveland, WI 53015
Phone: 920.693.1367
E-mail: repo@gotoltc.edu


Sarasota County Technical Institute
Contact: Carol Williams
4748 Beneva Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone: 941.924.1365 ext. 62228
E-mail: williamscarold@comcast.net


Sparks College
Contact: Tori Capps
131 S. Morgan Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone: 217.774.5112
E-mail: admit@sparkscollege.org


*The only school to be in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House Labor HHS bills.