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									Tampa Film Graduate Plays Role at Cannes Film Festival

                                   Cheryl Timmins, film graduate from The Art Institute of Tampa,
                                   recently had the privilege of interning as one of 150 film students
                                   selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

                                    Cheryl graduated from The Art Institute last year, with a bachelor’s
                                    degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. Prior to realizing
her passion for film, Cheryl worked as an Education Director at a facility for emotionally disturbed boys
and spent time in real estate.

                                          Cannes is the world’s largest film festival, celebrating the
                                          cinema for more than 60 years. It draws more than 10,000
                                          buyers and sellers from around the world. Cheryl worked in the
                                          American Pavilion of the festival, where film business is
                                          primarily conducted.

                                          Cheryl planned to connect with specific companies and
                                          directors during her Cannes experience, especially those that
                                          produce independent documentaries. She also planned to seek
                                          feature film opportunities.




Project Runway Designer Debuts New Collection at Austin Campus




   The Art Institute of Austin recently hosted “A Night of Majk” with Project Runway fashion designer
   Mychael Knight. The event featured the debut of Knight’s first clothing collection, “Carte Blanche”,
   since appearing on the show to an audience of nearly 200 well-dressed fashionistas.

   Under the direction of Academic Director Peggy Blum, the Fashion Retail and Management students
   unveiled a merchandising display promoting Knight’s unisex fragrance, “Majk.” Web Design and
   Interactive students also created event posters dedicated to the designer, and Graphic Design student
   Christopher Michaud created fashion illustrations based on Knight’s collection, which were showcased
   in the college gallery.

   As the event came to an end, Mychael Knight was presented with The Art Institute of Austin’s first
   Artist in Residence award.
Atlanta Staff, Students, and Families Bowl for Kids’ Sake




       The Art Institute of Atlanta’s staff, students, and families recently dedicated their time and
       talents during the “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro
       Atlanta.

                                              Besides bowling, some attendees showcased their talent
                                             during the event when singing karaoke. In total, the team
                                             raised $1,320.

                                             The Art Institute’s participation was part of EDMC’s
                                             National Week of Service, an annual event during which
                                             students, faculty, and staff across EDMC's network of
                                             schools give back to the communities in which they live
                                             and work by participating in a variety of community service
                                             programs.

                                             Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta currently serves
                                             over 2,800 youth across the 12-county metropolitan area
                                             surrounding the city. The organization’s mission is to
       transform the lives of children through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring
       relationships with caring, well-trained volunteers.
HDNet’s World Report Features Argosy Professor




Animal behaviorist and Argosy Sarasota professor, Dr. Ann Weaver, will appear in an upcoming episode
of HDNet’s World Report, featuring Ric O’Barry, longtime dolphin activist and star of The Cove, an
Academy Award winning film that documents the dolphin hunting operations in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan.

Recent scientific research proves that like humans, animals can suffer from depression. This evidence
could lead to sweeping changes in how animals are treated in zoos, circuses and biomedical facilities.

With the help of Scott Neary, Senior Desktop Technician of Argosy Sarasota, and Tom Joule, Department
Chair at The Art Institute of Miami, Dr. Weaver will weigh in on animal depression during the HDNet
program, scheduled to air June 8, at 9 p.m.




Coach Flax Selected for National Team Training Camp
                        Brown Mackie College’s Basketball Coach, Francis Flax, was recently selected
                        by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee as one of five
                        court coaches to participate in the 2010 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National
                        Team Training Camp. Coach Flax has the honor of being the only coach
                        chosen from a Junior College.

                            The coaches will work with the team’s staff and the 21 previously announced
                            18-and-unders who will attend the training camp at the University of Texas at
                            San Antonio. The camp will act as a tool in selecting the 12-member team that
will represent the USA at the 2010 International Basketball Federation Americas U18 Championship.

                    Coach Flax has spent the last 18 seasons at Brown Mackie College compiling 344
                    victories, while capturing a pair of National Junior College Athletic Association
                    Division II national championships. He was inducted into the NJCAA Basketball Hall
                    of Fame in 2008.

                    “To be invited to coach at the USA Basketball training camp is an honor and
                    distinction that very few coaches have the opportunity to experience,” said Flax.
                    “Being able to represent Brown Mackie College and the junior college coaches
                    throughout the United States means everything to me. It is a culmination of
persistence; patience, hard work, and dedication to helping youngsters achieve their dreams.”
Savannah Pharmacy Professor’s Contributions Recognized on National Website

                          Andrea McKeever, South University Savannah’s Associate Professor of
                          Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Drug Information Center, was recently
                          selected to be featured on the American College of Clinical Pharmacy website.
                          The ACCP is a professional and scientific society that provides leadership,
                          education, advocacy, and resources enabling clinical pharmacists to achieve
                          excellence in practice and research.

                         The ACCP program recognizes members who have made notable contributions
                         to the college and/or the profession of pharmacy through committee work,
                         publications, presentations or other commendable participation. She was
nominated by her peers in the Drug Information Practice and Research Network.

Dr. McKeever’s contributions will be acknowledged within ACCP’s July monthly report, which can be
found on ACCP’s website.




Kay Wachuku


                          Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
                          Art Institute of California - Inland Empire


                          Kay Wachuku recently joined The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire as
                          the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

                             Kay started his career as a Professor of Journalism at Bethune-Cookman
                             University, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He subsequently served in key
management positions, while maintaining adjunct teaching assignments in various colleges and
universities. Prior to joining The Art Institute, Kay was a Program Director at Westwood College, Director
of Education at Everest College, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at ITT Technical Institute.

Additionally, Kay is a published author of two books: “Anthology of Monographs on Addiction Studies” and
“Marijuana Impaired Youths.”

Kay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts, a Master’s degree in Education, and Doctorate in
addictions studies

								
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