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Dream A World Education Founder Bunny Hull to Be Inducted Into Women Songwriters Hall Of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Bunny Hull, Grammy Award winner and Founder and Executive Director of Dream a World Education, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that delivers virtual and in-classroom arts-based social-emotional learning to young children, will be inducted into the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 25 at the Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The award celebrates music's finest songwriters and composers and pays homage to women "whose body of work represents the best of heritage and legacy of modern American music."

"To be mentioned in the same breath with Roberta Flack, Valerie Simpson and Mary Chapin Carpenter and the other honorees is beyond anything I could imagine and I can't think of a better way to pay it forward than to provide children with the kind inspiration that I've been blessed to experience through music and the arts," says Hull.

Hull's music and passion is driven by her dedication to enriching the lives of young children. She has written, performed and produced multi-media products for children that have garnered five Parent's Choice Awards, two National Parenting Publications Awards, a Dr. Toy Award, Children's Web Award, a Parents Guide to Children's Media Award, a commendation from the City of Los Angeles, an Emmy(R) nomination for writing, producing and directing "The Ripple Effect", a documentary about the work of Dream A World Education, and an Academics Choice Award for Secrets of the Heart(tm) TV, a children's educational series.

Hull is currently directing Secrets of the Heart II, Dream A World Education's new sequential learning program for children aged 4-8, designed to bring arts and social emotional learning to children around the world. The new series Series II will highlight Family and Community through a social justice and inclusivity lens by featuring overarching episode themes like Roots, Diversity and Identity.

For the program, Hull brought together a diverse team of Los Angeles artists including acclaimed visual artists Raul Baltazar and Yrneh Gabon, who will teach assemblage art and highlight the work of Betye Saar. She has also brought on folk artist Sunny War and choreographer Kara Mack ("Coming 2 America"), who will teach West African Dance. Episodes of the program will feature the work of artists including Ella Fitzgerald and Mahalia Jackson, and will address determination, trauma and healing through music sung during the Civil Rights era.

Dream a World Education focuses its attention on helping underserved communities, creating engaging programming to support young children and providing an avenue to empower them via self-expression through the arts. Since the pandemic began, Dream a World expanded its virtual classroom programs across the United States, growing from 10 local schools to 40 schools across the country and abroad, reaching as far as South Africa and Hong Kong.

ABOUT BUNNY HULL

Bunny Hull was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hull is a songwriter and singer best known for hit songs like 2008 Dove Award-Winning (Gospel Music Award) song "READY FOR A MIRACLE" and Grammy Award-Winning "NEW ATTITUDE," which catapulted Patti LaBelle to the top of the charts in 1986 for appearing on the "Beverly Hills Cop" Soundtrack. Hull has earned more than 20 gold and platinum albums with songs and/or as a vocalist appearing on albums with Angela Bofill ("Angel of the Night") Michael Jackson ("Thriller") (where she was a PYT), "Let Me Be Your Angel" (Narada Michael Walden/Stacy Lattisaw), Quincy Jones, The Jacksons, B.B. King, Barry White, Celine Dion, James Ingram, Vanessa Williams and on soundtracks and in films such as "EVAN ALMIGHTY," "BRUCE ALMIGHTY," "THE PRINCE OF EGYPT," "LOSING ISAIAH," "A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT" and "LEAP OF FAITH" among others. Her television soundtrack credits include NBC's TODAY SHOW, OPRAH, SESAME STREET, ANY DAY NOW, CHARMED and THE SIMPSONS, to name a few.

In 1999, Hull's best friend, singer Thelma Houston, gave her a book entitled "I Dream A World, Portraits of American Black Women." Around the same time, Hull accepted an invitation to teach music and the arts to young children at an L.A. inner city school. The events that followed led to her founding a nonprofit arts organization, Dream A World Education, where she is now Executive Director. Dream A World delivers arts-based, social-emotional learning with an emphasis on culture and diversity to children aged around the world.

ABOUT DREAM A WORLD EDUCATION, INC.

Since 2008 Dream A World Education, Inc. has delivered arts-based, social-emotional learning to over 40,000 families and children in early elementary grade levels, in underserved public schools across Los Angeles. Dream A World Education makes a meaningful difference in early childhood development through Secrets of the Heart(tm) enrichment programs designed to teach social-emotional learning and cultural diversity with exemplary arts programming. Through Secrets of the Heart(tm) school residencies and web-based Secrets of the Heart(tm) TV, our original and continuing goal is to reach primary school-children everywhere, especially those in underserved schools and in low-income communities. Learn more: https://dreamaworldedu.org/.

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NPA Launches IMPACT Fellowship Program

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) today announced a fellowship program designed to help researchers from marginalized communities advance their careers. Using tools to improve skills, better understand strengths, provide exposure to new fields, and develop new networks, the IMPACT Fellowship Program is a groundbreaking effort assisting postdoctoral scholars of all disciplines.

There are approximately 70,000 postdoctoral scholars across the United States who conduct the bulk of the nation's early-stage research. In addition to their important work within their fields, ranging from economics to life sciences, these scholars serve as mentors and instructors for graduate students while preparing to enter the full-time workforce in leadership positions. As members of minority racial, ethnic, gender, geographic, and other communities, some postdoctoral scholars face high barriers to career and personal success others do not.

"Unfortunately, all postdoctoral scholars do not share equal access to critical resources, especially those from marginalized communities or from historically underfunded institutions," said NPA executive director and chief executive officer, Thomas P. Kimbis. "A year after the height of protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd and just before the celebration of Juneteenth, we are proud to announce this intentional step in the right direction."

"As the national association of postdoctoral scholars, we are very aware of this inequity within our own membership," commented NPA Board chair, Stephanie Eberle. "By taking a hands-on, peer-driven approach, IMPACT provides new tools to help program fellows succeed while encouraging them to bring lessons learned back to their communities."

IMPACT is set to run its first program of fellows for six months starting this summer, to be followed by another class in 2022. IMPACT program graduates will comprise a growing and supportive community to scholars looking to strategically build upon existing skills, recognize opportunities, and advance in their careers.​ The program will also feature engagement with leaders from areas such as business, communications, finance, and policy that are outside the fellows' disciplines, providing them new career insights and connections.

NPA diversity officer, Matthew Aguirre, noted "The IMPACT fellowship program has taken a team of leaders to establish, and we cannot express our excitement to be a part of it. This will be the program's pilot year, but will only grow to serve the postdoctoral community, specifically those from marginalized and under-resourced communities."

"Leadership and inclusion skill sets are increasingly recognized as essential competencies for postdoctoral scholars," added Vipul Sharma, who serves as a diversity officer alongside Aguirre. "IMPACT is a small step on a national scale to initiate an equitable and inclusive culture in research."

The NPA is currently seeking applicants for fellows as well as corporate, individual, and philanthropic sponsors of the first class of this multi-year, signature program.

Applicants for fellows: https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/page/IMPACTProgram

Sponsors information: https://www.nationalpostdoc.org/mpage/IMPACT

About National Postdoctoral Association:

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational association headquartered in Rockville, MD. Founded in 2003, the NPA envisions an inclusive community where all postdocs are empowered, valued, recognized, and supported in their current and future endeavors. The NPA serves the entire postdoctoral community, including its 19,000 individual and 215 organizational members.

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Kognity raises USD 20m to improve learning in US high schools

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Kognity, a Stockholm based EdTech company with customer schools in over 100 countries, is taking the next step towards its ambition of radically improving learning globally by entering the US high school market. To support the growth journey, Kognity is partnering with leading Nordic growth investor, Alfvén & Didrikson.

Kognity launched its learning platform in 2015. Through initially targeting international curricula, the company has established a global school customer base across more than 100 countries. Following this growth, Kognity is now initiating an expansion of its offering to state curricula, starting with US high schools.

"We are beyond excited to start this next phase of our journey. Since our launch, we have helped over 1/4 million teachers and students across all continents to better learning outcomes," says Kognity's CEO, Hugo Wernhoff. "During the Covid pandemic, many schools have relied on Kognity to continue their operations. But we're only at the beginning of our journey. We're convinced that Kognity can play a role on a global scale in solving the massive challenges facing education today. Expanding to US high schools, as our first national curriculum market, is an important step towards that."

To support the growth journey, Kognity has partnered with renowned Nordic growth investor, Alfvén & Didrikson, who are now investing USD 20 million. Alfvén & Didrikson is drawing from experience of scaling global success stories such as Trustly, Acast, Quinyx and Mentimeter, in helping Kognity succeed in this next phase of its journey.

"We are very impressed by Kognity, its growth and its established market positions in existing verticals. We are now looking to back Kognity's purposeful expansion to the large and important US high school market. Over the longer term, we believe Kognity is one of few players that can address inequity in education globally. This is a meaningful mission that we are proud to support," says Alfvén & Didrikson's CEO and partner, Maria Åhr, who is joining Kognity's board of directors together with Ken Liebkind, also partner at Alfvén & Didrikson.

About Kognity

Kognity is a fast-growing EdTech company that aims to radically improve learning for 1.5 billion school students globally. Kognity provides intelligent textbooks to schools in over 100 countries on 5 continents, allowing students to learn faster and more effectively, and teachers to help students reach their goals. For more information, visit https://kognity.com/. Press contact: Carl Emilsson, carl.emilsson@kognity.com, +46709218686

About Alfvén & Didrikson

Alfvén & Didrikson is an active and long term backer of passionate entrepreneurs and teams with international growth ambitions. Since 2010, the Alfvén & Didrikson team has made investments in fast growing Northern European companies such as Trustly, Quinyx, Acast, Mentimeter, Sympa and Klevu. For more information, visit https://www.alfvendidrikson.com/.

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Over $150,000 in Aviation Scholarships to be Awarded by NGPA in 2021

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- NGPA, the Worldwide LGBTQ Aviation Community, announces their 2021 scholarship cycle with over $150,000 in awards available. With this year's scholarships, NGPA will have awarded over $900,000 since the program started in 1998. Scholarships serve as a cornerstone program for NGPA as the organization works to make aviation a place of equality, authenticity, and acceptance for LGBTQ+ people.

Offerings for 2021 are funded by member donations and industry partners to the NGPA. This year's offerings include scholarships for all levels of pilot training, as well as aircraft dispatcher, aircraft maintenance technician, and higher education training.

"The NGPA scholarship program is at the core of what our mission is all about. It's our chance to effect real change by enabling greater participation in aviation by the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. I'm proud of our members and sponsors for making NGPA scholarships possible," said NGPA Chair, Steven Tustin.

Breaking down the financial barriers to being an aviation professional is a critical component to making aviation a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry. NGPA calls on the aviation leaders to continue the hard work of making aviation a more diverse industry.

NGPA scholarships are awarded regardless of an individual's gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, but all applicants are asked to provide evidence of their contributions to the LGBTQ community. The window to apply for 2021 closes on August 31, 2021. The only universal requirement for NGPA scholarships is a membership to the organization, which can be purchased or renewed at ngpa.org.

About NGPA:

Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation enthusiasts and professionals from around the world. Through education, outreach programs, and events the organization encourages members of the LGBTQ community to begin aviation careers, fosters equal treatment of LGBTQ aviators through advocacy and outreach, promotes aviation safety, and provides an affirming social and professional network for LGBTQ aviators. Learn more by visiting us at https://www.ngpa.org/.

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ACNM Dorothea Lang, Excellence in Leadership and Innovation, and Lifetime Visionary Award Winners

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- ACNM Award Winners -- The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is pleased to announce the winners of Dorothea Lang Award Winners, Excellence in Leadership and Innovation Award, and Lifetime Visionary Award.

Dorothea Lang Award Winners

This award is given by the A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc. to an exceptional midwife who has demonstrated vision and leadership, has been certified for 10 years, and represents exceptional "unsung heroines" who have demonstrated pioneering vision and innovative leadership in midwifery.

Pandora Hardtman, DNP, CNM, RN, FACNM
Elizabeth Hill-Karbowski, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM, NNP-BC, FACNM

Excellence in Leadership and Innovation Award

Honors an exceptional CNM/CM who is an ACNM member, has been certified for less than ten years, and has demonstrated innovative, creative endeavors in midwifery and/or women's health clinical practice, education, administration, or research.

Simon Ellis, CNM, ARNP

Simon's extraordinary work spans multiple domains including clinical practice, education, research, the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), and the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH). Simon has provided gender affirming health care for TNB individuals since becoming a midwife. They developed and implemented a gender health program at Cedar Rivers Clinic in Washington state to provide services previously unavailable in the area. Currently, Simon provides full-scope perinatal care, full spectrum family planning care, gynecologic and well-person care, and transgender perinatal and gynecologic care.

They have completed advanced trainings not only in transgender care, but also in Centering Pregnancy facilitation and miscarriage management, increasing the range and quality of the care they provide. Their broad scope of practice brings the art and science of midwifery to a wide variety of patients, many of whom only have the opportunity to go to a midwife because Simon has been a pioneer in the profession.

Simon has put immeasurable time and energy into educating other clinicians about how to provide high-quality health care to individuals who are TNB. One of Simon's most creative and wide-reaching accomplishments is the Transgender Health Care Toolkit. They were the primary contributor and project manager for this transgender health care guide for clinicians that is freely available online and has been accessed by midwives and other types of clinicians across the United States and around the world.

Lifetime Visionary Award

Honors an exceptional CNM/CM who is an ACNM member, has been certified for at least ten years, and has provided either continuous outstanding contributions or distinguished service to midwifery and/or MCH, or contributions of historical significance to the development and advancement of midwifery, ACNM, or MCH.

Peter Johnson, PhD, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Dr. Johnson is a rare blend of excellence, innovation, and leadership across many disciplines. As a distinguished role model among ACNM's men in midwifery, he has achieved a progressive and substantive identity within the local, regional, national, and international communities of the professions of nursing and midwifery. Throughout his career as a midwifery clinician, educator, regulatory expert, scholar, researcher, professional association leader, and global midwifery and health strategist, he has demonstrated diversity and inclusion as a framework for action.

The advancement of gender equity, the empowerment of women and the protection and promotion of human rights are among his guiding principles. He has been identified on the world stage as an articulate advocate for the dual professions of nursing and midwifery, speaking forcefully for standards of quality in health care, and respect for professional skills, decision-making and leadership in advancing maternal and newborn health.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

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Porter-Gaud School recognizes Bill Ennis for exceptional leadership and service

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Porter-Gaud School, located in Charleston South Carolina, announced it has awarded the Annual Sandra and Hank Cheves Leadership Award to Bill Ennis for his Exceptional Dedication and Service to The Porter-Gaud School, its Foundation and Endowment.

Bill Ennis is a Daniel Island resident and two of his Children attended Porter-Gaud School.

About Porter-Gaud:

The Porter-Gaud School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school in Charleston, in the U.S. state of South Carolina.

Porter-Gaud has an enrollment of some 1000 students, comprising an elementary school, middle school, and high school, and is located on the banks of the Ashley River.

More information: https://www.portergaud.edu/

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Golden Globe-Winning Actress, Playwright, and Activist Regina Taylor Announces Winners for the black album.mixtape. Project

DALLAS, Texas -- After a 30-day call for entries, winners for the black album.mixtape. were announced during a virtual Block Party event. The black album. mixtape. is an initiative of Regina Taylor - the Golden Globe-winning actress, playwright, and activist - in partnership with Southern Methodist University's (SMU) Meadows School of the Arts. In response to the historical significance of 2020 defined by COVID-19 and social protest, the black album. mixtape. invited students, professionals, and the community to explore identity, activism, art, and change.

"The recipients of the black album mixtape awards represent a myriad of voices in several fields who are shining their transformative light in these difficult times," said Ms. Taylor. "We received entries from all over the U.S. and abroad. I'm very honored to have hosted this initiative to showcase a shining array of talent on this platform to be a witness and recording this moment as we find our footing towards paths to a better tomorrow."

The black album.mixtape. submissions were evaluated by an 11-judge panel for the eight $500 cash awards in the youth and adult categories of art, activism, innovation, and STEM. The winning entries can be viewed here and are as follows:

YOUTH WINNERS

Activist Award: "Through My Mind," a short film by SMU students Leon Jones, Rhett Goldman, and Caleb Mosley that explores racial injustice, black mental health, and what it means to be black in 2021 through visual art, dance, film, music, and monologues.

Artist Award: "In the Dark," an original song written and performed on guitar by Alexandria Carrington, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.

Artist Award: "All," a song by SMU theatre student Ben Woods. The track is about freedom. Finding it. Seizing it. And running with it. Then, eventually passing it on to the next generation.

STEM Award: "I Believe," a spoken word piece presented by sixth-grader Nya Smith from Atlanta, GA.

ADULT WINNERS

Activist Award: "This Voice," a song written by Bobby Daye, Sylvia MacCalla, and Yvette Cason, with a video created by Arnetia Walker, New York, NY. The song was created to highlight the importance of voting and having your voice heard.

Artist Award: "Culture Loop," by Wilfredo Rivera, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Chicago, IL. The work represents a female African American choreographer's personal response to and meditation on the racial injustice movement explosion following George Floyd's assassination in 2020.

Artist Award: "Make the Change," a song by John Tyler, Baltimore, MD.

"Make the Change" is the closing song to John Tyler's EP titled "No Color." The song was heavily inspired from '60s and '70s soul and blues but is relevant today. The lyrics convey that there's still hope for justice for Black people in America and that soon they won't have to fight for their lives. The song encourages all listeners to help make a change.

Innovation Award: "Portrait of a Nation," an audio-driven visualization by Mark Hirsch, Santa Barbara, CA.

Other entries can be viewed here - https://blog.smu.edu/theblackalbum/the-mixtape-submissions/

Over the past several months, the black album project has hosted virtual roundtables, dinner discussions, and more than a dozen individual interviews featuring leaders in arts and activism across the country. Videos of the interviews and discussions are posted on the black album website.

"Everyone across the globe is going through the same things all at once with different perspectives, each speaking on it in these conversations through their work in various disciplines," said Ms. Taylor.

The black album.mixtape. Award Winners https://blog.smu.edu/theblackalbum/winners/

The black album.mixtape. Submissions https://blog.smu.edu/theblackalbum/the-mixtape-submissions/

The black album mixtape. Events https://blog.smu.edu/theblackalbum/events/

More about Regina Taylor: https://www.thereginataylor.com/

YouTube Link

The black album.mixtape. Black Bone China Dinner and Discussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss4MRF-hxmM

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Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions Offers Free Homeschool Curriculum for Summer 2021

OJAI, Calif. -- Due to the recent explosion in homeschool learning, Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions, a division of Lighthouse Learning Solutions, LLC, is offering a free online curriculum for the summer of 2021.

While kids were forced to go online for school in 2020 and into 2021, many families found they actually preferred learning from home. As a result, they're looking into ways to keep it going. That's why Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions has decided to offer a way for families to test the waters first - for free.

This new online program can bring ease and enjoyment to what, for some, can seem a daunting enterprise. As parents face difficult questions surrounding educational choices for their families, homeschooling is quickly gaining momentum because it puts them in control. While the initial homeschool set-up may be a little challenging, the benefits and rewards that come with homeschooling are unsurpassed.

For example, some common reasons families choose to homeschool include:

* more one-on-one time with their children

* the ability for their child to work at their own pace

* dissatisfaction with overall education and inconsistent learning opportunities provided in traditional school settings

* more opportunity to instill family values, morals and a love of learning

* problematic social patterns in traditional school environments

* safety during the pandemic

EdWeek Research Center reports that, "Concerns over exposure to the coronavirus, excessive screen time and instability in school schedules have driven an unprecedented number of parents to home school their children this academic year - a shift that could have lasting effects on both public schools and the home-schooling movement."

This research also shows that nine percent of parents who were not homeschooling their children in 2020, plan to homeschool them at least some of the time in 2021.

Since many parents never dreamed they'd be teachers, Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions takes the pressure off of their need to create, find, and vet online resources. It's simply less stress for parents and more fun for everyone.

This free online learning program is flexible in meeting specific needs and interests; it gives parents confidence to guide their kids in learning at their own pace. The online units of study are easily adapted to different ages and learning styles, and they include essential knowledge and engaging activities. The curriculum works to develop critical thinking skills in an easy-to-use, consistent format. Overall, this program provides flexibility and structure for homeschooling families.

Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions is excited about this curriculum and hopes this free summer access will encourage interested families to try it out. Begining this fall, parents can choose a monthly or annual subscription for access to the complete library of units. Alternatively, they can choose specific units for individual purchase in multiple subjects, including science, world history, U.S. history, literature, art and cross-curricular studies.

"We love the Lighthouse homeschooling curriculum," says Lauren, the mom of a fourth-grade student. "It's easy to use and the content has been exceptional. I never thought I'd homeschool, let alone enjoy it. I'm truly enjoying working with my daughter on this program. And, as a busy working mom of three, I needed a program that we could do when it worked for us and a program that made learning fun, engaging, enjoyable and had a thoughtful curriculum."

About Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions

Lighthouse Homeschool Solutions offers top-notch resources for families. The curriculum and programs are designed by expert educators with extensive backgrounds in psychology and a deep understanding of the various challenges that can affect student learning. Its founders are educators and hard-working moms who love to laugh and believe in the vast potential of all children.

For more information: https://lighthousehomeschoolsolutions.com/

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Melissa D. Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN Named New Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is pleased to announce that Melissa D. Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN will be the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the "Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health" (JMWH) starting January 1, 2022, succeeding Frances E. Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, who has served as EIC since 2008.

"We look forward to Dr. Avery's contributions to the Journal, building on its strong foundation and bringing new ideas, skills, and energy," said ACNM Chief Executive Officer, Katrina H. Holland.

Dr. Avery is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Her recent research has examined prenatal care practices to enhance maternal confidence for physiologic labor and birth. She is Co-Principal Investigator on a nationally funded project to develop and implement an interprofessional education curriculum for graduate midwifery students and obstetrics-gynecology residents. Dr. Avery is a past ACNM president and is a Fellow of ACNM and the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Dr. Avery received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University, her Master of Science in Nursing with midwifery specialization from University of Kentucky, and the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Nursing from the University of Minnesota. She has authored and co-authored a variety of articles for JMWH and received JMWH's Best Paper of the Year Award in 2003 as a co-author of "Vaginal birth after cesarean birth: A national survey of U.S. midwifery practice." She has been a JMWH peer reviewer since 1992, contributing editor from 2012-2014, education consulting editor from 2019-2020, and associate editor since 2020.

Dr. Avery looks forward to continuing the tradition of excellence the JMWH has maintained in its 66 years of publication. To learn more about JMWH, visit http://jmwh.org.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care. Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

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Tekwell Services Certified by the State of Georgia as Training Resource

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Tekwell Services Certified by the State of Georgia as Electric Motor Basics Training Resource. We are proud to announce that our Plant Manager and Senior Trainer, Phil Aloisio, has been certified by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts to provide Electrical Motor Basics training for 6 WWW points of continuing education credit for those who enroll and complete the training.

The Electric Motor Basics training (Course Number CE-6-W-WW-08/19-TEKWELL-013121-0004) is a one-day, hands-on class that is organized into four sections covering seven and a half hours:

* Electric Motor Basics

* Electric Motor Testing

* Predictive and Preventative Maintenance

* VFD - How it Functions and Cost Savings

In the electric motor basics segment of the training, we provide motors for the participants to disassemble, review, and discuss. Participants learn how the motor works and how that relates to the nameplate information. Participants also perform resistance testing, testing of auxiliary components, and megger testing of the windings. The class also reviews bearings with different failures as well as lubrication.

For the predictive and preventative maintenance segment of the training, the participants will receive training on a PDMA tester, vibration analysis, and field balancing equipment. Participants will also use an infrared camera to understand how all the testing equipment works.

For the drive section, the participants will review the drive's features and how they work. Finally, the training will allow the class to calculate the cost savings of using a soft starter vs. a VFD.

Phil Aloisio is a 40-year veteran in the industrial repair industry. He is experienced in diagnosing, testing, and repairing electric motors, pumps, servo motors, gearboxes, rotating equipment, bearing problems, and lubrication. He has completed many hours of technical training in electric motor testing, troubleshooting, motor winding, and motor efficiency. He also has training in explosion-proof motors, bearing failures, and much more. There is no one better suited to lead this training.

Phil is the Plant Manager for Tekwell Systems' Cartersville, Georgia location.

About Tekwell Services, LLC

Tekwell Services, LLC is a SKF certified motor rebuilder that offers full service and repair for industrial motors, drives and pumps. From fractional horsepower to medium voltage, Tekwell has the skills and equipment needed to repair, test, and install machinery while ensuring peak efficiency and reliability.

With state-of-the-art shops located in Cartersville, GA, Knoxville, TN, and Chattanooga, TN, Tekwell Services specializes in industrial motor repair, electric motor refurbishment, motor and gearbox alignment, and many more of your electric motor repair needs. Tekwell is also a large distributor of motors, drives and controls.

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