Gail Benjamin was a determined advocate for career education whose actions warranted special recognition. In 2006, the Imagine America Foundation established The Gail Benjamin Fellowship to offer grants to send career college employees to the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (ASPCU) Leadership Institute.
This year, the Fellowship has announced two recipients of the 2011 grant: Susan Green, of Anthem College in Maryland Heights, MO and Angele’ Blackshear-Brown, of Brown Mackie College in Fort Mitchell, KY.
Gail Benjamin strongly believed in the obligation of each generation to assist the following generation in fulfilling their educational and career goals. Both The Fellowship and the Imagine America Foundation have realized the need for women and minorities to pursue senior and executive positions in the career education field. Named in her honor, The Fellowship is now helping Benjamin’s legacy live on through the efforts of today’s emerging career college leaders.
The Gail Benjamin Fellowship is sponsored by The Gail L. and Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation (GLAEB). The nominees must be female or a minority, have a minimum of three years of work at their current college, demonstrate financial need, demonstrate high potential and commitment in the career education field and demonstrate volunteer service involvement through their career college or community.
Imagine America Foundation contact Jenny Faubert