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Stratford University Holds Grand Opening Event for Richmond Campus Wednesday

Stratford University Holds Grand Opening Event for Richmond Campus Wednesday

On Wednesday morning, Stratford University hosted a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of their new Richmond campus, located at 11104 W. Broad Street in Glen Allen, Va.

Nearly 150 guests from legislative offices and local businesses alike gathered for the landmark occasion.

Notables such as  Patrice Lewis, Outreach Representative for the Office of Senator Mark R Warner and Tim Grimes with the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce  addressed the crowd while the Honorable Gerard Robinson, Virginia Secretary of Education served as the keynote speaker.

During the ceremony, Eric Robison, President of the Greater Richmond Association for Commercial Real Estate presented Dr. Richard Shurtz, President of Stratford University and Mark Slusher of TGM Realty Investors (lead builder for the Richmond campus) with the GRACRE's Best Renovation/Reuse Project Award in the Richmond region for 2010.

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Hundreds of DC High School Students Prepare for Their Day in Court

This story comes to us from Sarah Medway:

GWU President Knapp Talks About What The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Awards Mean To The University

Today, Wednesday, March 23, Steven Knapp, President of The George Washington University, surprised several D.C. high school seniors in their classrooms to inform them that they had been selected to receive a Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship from the University.

The awards cover tuition, fees, room, board, and books for four years at GW.  

There are nine recipients of the award this year, including Adam Middleton of Benjamin Banneker High School.  

Watch Middleton's emotional reaction to receiving the award as well as the video of Middleton's surprise in-class ceremony

Emotional Reaction By Benjamin Banneker High School Student When Surprised With Full-Ride To GWU

This morning, Adam Middleton, a Benjamin Banneker student, was surprised in his classroom by the President of the George Washington University.

Steven Knapp told him he was one of nine D.C. high school seniors who had received the Stephen Joel Tractenberg Scholarship Award from George Washington University. 

The scholarship that will cover tuition, fees, room, board, and books at the University for all four years.

You can the see the video of the entire surprise ceremony here.

Check out the video above to see Middleton's emotion reaction to receiving the award, and what it means to him and his family.

Benjamin Banneker High School Student Surprised In Classroom With Full-Ride To GWU

Adam Middleton was sitting in his Benjamin Banneker classroom when a flood of reporters and cameras entered.  Maybe this wasn't just any normal day.

Next to enter was the George Washington University Colonial mascot accompanied by GWU's President himself, Steven Knapp.

Definitely not the normal day at Banneker.

Middleton was then told that he was one of nine D.C. high school seniors who had received the Stephen Joel Tractenberg Scholarship Award from GW, which will cover tuition, fees, room, board and books at the University for all four years.

See the video above to watch the surprise classroom ceremony unfold.

Middleton, who was one of two Banneker students to receive the award(the other was Chide Agbaeruneke), has a 4.01 GPA and will study journalism and mass communication at GW's School of Media and Public Affairs.

Mayor Gray To Convene Public Hearing On D.C. Public Schools Budget

This community notice comes to us from the Executive Office of the Mayor:

 

WASHINGTON -- Mayor Vincent C. Gray is convening a hearing that will give members of the public an opportunity to provide their input on shaping the D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) budget for Fiscal Year 2012 -- a year that will force all D.C. agencies to engage in significant belt-tightening due to a major budget deficit.