United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgUnited Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Capital PLC (UBCAP.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Capital Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing products and services for investment banking, asset management, trusteeship, securities trading and insurance. The company targets corporations, governments, institutions and high net worth individuals as well as retail investors in Nigeria and other countries in Africa. United Capital Investment Banking offers advisory services which include project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and structured finance. United Capital Asset Management expertise covers portfolio/fund management, mutual funds, wealth management and investment advisory services. United Capital Trustees has over 50 years’ experience in Trust services and extensive expertise in debenture trusts, mutual funds, bonds and REITS. United Capital Securities Limited is a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Broker/Dealer. The company is also a registered dealing member of NASD OTC Plc which enables it to deal in over-the-counter equity and fixed income securities. Formerly known as UBA Capital Plc, the company changed its name to United Capital Plc in 2014. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Capital Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What are Orange County Public Schools doing about the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCleaningCoronavirusOCPSProtocols Previous articleWhen our plans go awryNext article10 things to know about the real St. Patrick Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From Orange County Public SchoolsOrange County Public Schools is in constant communication with the Florida Department of Health regarding the spread of COVID-19. As of March 14, Florida has 70 confirmed cases of the disease (one in Orange County) and three deaths. Florida is still considered a low-risk region.OCPS is following appropriate protocols to protect staff and students. The district’s current cleaning products are proven effective against the Coronavirus (the virus that causes COVID-19). Over Spring Break, custodial crews will thoroughly clean schools and offices.When school resumes (March 30 or later if conditions warrant), if a student or staff member exhibits any of the symptoms listed below, he or she will be encouraged to stay home. Isolation limits spread of the virus and will protect the overall health and wellness of other students and staff. Anyone with symptoms should call a medical provider for guidance on what to do. Medical providers will ask questions to screen people for COVID-19 or other illnesses, including the “common flu” which is also prevalent this time of year.What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? A virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to serious respiratory diseaseHow does it spread? Between people who are in close contact Cough or sneeze droplets Touching your eyes, nose, or face with hands after touching an object containing the virusWhat are the symptoms? Fever Cough Shortness of breath Severe illnessHow do you protect yourself? Avoid close contact with people (six feet apart) and especially those who are sick Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth Stay home when you are sick Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces The Center for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, scrub thoroughly under nails and between fingers, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcoholWhat else OCPS is doing:• Cleaning schools and offices during Spring Break• Reducing clutter in classrooms to optimize cleaning efficiency• Limiting use of pillows and upholstered items in classrooms• Encouraging students to wash hands – with demonstrations, and to practice healthy hygiene• Providing disposable wipes for staff to use on commonly used surfaces (keyboards, desks, remote controls, etc.) before each use• Preparing homework packets or digital learning options in case schools have to close temporarily• Disinfecting all athletic equipment between usesWhere can you find find additional information about COVID-19?COVID-19 is a new disease and information regarding its spread and appropriate protective measure continues to evolve. The CDC and The Florida Department of Health are your best source of information about the disease.Center for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 InformationFlorida Department of Health COVID-19 InformationThe Florida Dept. of Health’s #COVID19 Call Center is 1 (866) 779-6121 available at all times (24/7) or you can email [email protected] with your questions.In support of the state’s efforts, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) has established a Coronavirus Call Center phone number for Orange County, Florida residents. The phone number is 407-723-5004. The DOH-Orange Call Center is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

UNICEF UK seeks new agency to boost high value donor income

first_img  15 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. UNICEF UK seeks new agency to boost high value donor income UNICEF UK is looking for a new agency to help overhaul its High Value Donor Fundraising Programme in 2009.As part of a review of the High Value Donor section of UNICEF’s direct marketing activities, UNICEF UK is seeking to recruit an agency to assess and enhance their current programme, to boost income and to help develop innovative ideas for the future.Kate Vigurs, who manages high value supporters, believes that there are many opportunities for a step change in UNICEF’s high value donor approaches.She said: “UNICEF has fabulous brand recognition and we just need to turn that into income. We have never developed a real focus on these supporters so the potential is significant.”Allan Freeman, of Freestyle Marketing, is handling the process and agencies are being selected over the next few weeks. He can be contacted on 07957 344734 or [email protected] confirms that the roles of other agencies currently working alongside its Direct Marketing team will not be affected by this change.last_img read more

Poundland invites online votes for its charity of the year 2012

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Digital Single price discount retailer Poundland is inviting customers and the public to vote online for its charity of the year 2012-13.On the nine-charity shortlist is Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, Sue Ryder, the Royal British Legion, Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes, British Heart Foundation, Asthma UK, and Scope.Poundland already has a partnership with Macmillan, having already raised over £430,000 for the charity since it was chosen as charity of the year in 2009. Staff fundraising events and the sale of merchandise such as pin badges have contributed to the total. It raised its initial £100,000 target four months early in December 2009.The online voting page gives details about each charity, together with a link to their website. Voting closes on 30 January 2012.www.poundland.co.uk/charity/ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 13 January 2012 | News  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Poundland invites online votes for its charity of the year 2012last_img read more

Cold calling: inside a fundraising call centre

first_imgCold calling: inside a fundraising call centre Tagged with: ethics Telephone fundraising  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This morning’s Four Thought on BBC Radio 4 featured a grim account of working in a fundraising agency’s call centre in “leafy north London”.Ian McDowell described his experiences in a smelly, ill-equipped and badly managed call centre. He didn’t mention any names – of the agency, their charity clients or the staff he encountered – but he was scathing of what he encountered. Indeed, it was so bad that he only lasted three days, and was relieved at not being asked to return.Some of his criticisms will be familiar to those who have read the Daily Mail’s allegations about some telephone fundraising agencies earlier this year, and how, it is claimed, some charities have handled donor data.McDowell asks:“How much of this do the charities, who spend millions of pounds every year on these dubious methods, really know, or want to know, about this sometimes sordid business? And why on earth should their supporters put up with it?”You can listen again to Cold Calling via the BBC iPlayer.center_img Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 September 2015 | Newslast_img read more

Why Walmart is vulnerable to workers’ organizing

first_imgDante StrobinoWW photo: Brenda RyanExcerpted from a talk by Dante Strobino, an organizer with United Electrical Workers, at the WWP National Conference on Nov. 17. He was in Elwood, Ill., during the Walmart workers’ strike and rally.Walmart, the world’s largest private sector employer, has been entirely union-free in the United States since its founding in Arkansas 50 years ago. The labor movement has launched many campaigns against the company for two decades. But until recently, Walmart had never seen workers’ actions with such a national character, affecting all levels of their operations.The key to Walmart’s success has been getting low-cost goods to customers quickly. This is what makes it so vulnerable to work stoppages in the global supply chain.Workers have been organizing in the logistics industries that supply the goods between California and New Jersey ports, and in the massive warehousing hub outside Chicago. The city transports half the nation’s rail freight and is the world’s third-largest container port.Organizers agree on the disproportionate power warehouse workers have to disrupt the company’s just-in-time supply chain. Seventy percent of Walmart’s imported products travel through the distribution center in Elwood, Ill.Workers have also been organizing retail stores countrywide. Most of this organizing is done with a new model, as in the unorganized U.S. South, not demanding immediate union recognition, but allowing workers to build power.Unorganized workers are organizing in four links in Walmart’s global supply chain – food production, processing, warehousing and retail. Transportation and port workers are largely organized.From Louisiana immigrant “guest” shrimp workers striking over forced labor and wage theft to California warehouse workers walking out and marching 50 miles from Riverside to Los Angeles, Walmart workers are fighting back.Dante Strobino, wearing glasses, supports striking Walmart warehouse workers in Elmwood, Ill., in October.The Warehouse Workers for Justice Campaign, led by United Electrical Workers and Change to Win, has been organizing Chicagoland warehouses for almost three years. Seventy percent of them employ temporary workers rather than direct hires.WWJ has seen short checks, unpaid overtime, forced work off the clock and other abuses in these warehouses. Some workers sleep in foreclosed homes and tents because they cannot afford rent.In March, WWJ organized a public hearing on International Women’s Day on wage theft and rampant sexual harassment of women warehouse workers there, as bosses have no accountability.In late September, WWJ organized a workers’ march through Elwood’s warehouse to deliver demands to the boss, who chased them with a forklift. Then, 38 loading dock workers struck against unfair labor practices for three weeks.At the strike’s end, thousands attended a mass rally on Oct. 1. There, 17 community, labor and clergy supporters were arrested during a civil disobedience action blocking the road so trucks couldn’t enter the warehouse. They forced Walmart to shut it down for the day, costing the company millions of dollars.Fired workers were reinstated and all strikers won three weeks’ full back pay.On Oct. 9, hundreds of retail store workers in 12 states struck for two days. November has seen a walkout at an Ennis, Tex., Walmart, and a sit-in and strike at a Richmond, California store.OUR Walmart campaign is organizing retail workers backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Workers allege that Walmart has responded to their efforts with the same hardball tactics it perfected in past anti-union campaigns.Workers report legal intimidation, like mandatory “captive audience” meetings bashing OUR Walmart, and illegal retaliation, like firing key supporters. Walmart denies breaking the law. Such retaliation is the impetus for the strike wave. Striking over alleged crimes offers workers greater legal protection against permanent replacement.OUR Walmart brought 200 striking Walmart workers from 28 stores in 12 states to a shareholders’ meeting in Bentonville, Ark., on Oct. 10.A Walmart memo leaked to the Huffington Post confirms the seriousness with which the company views the strikes, revealing organized labor’s power when it taps into strong community support, utilizes social networks, and engages in direct action.The campaign plans mass actions – flash mobs, sit-ins, leafleting and walkouts — at Walmart stores on “Black Friday,” the year’s busiest shopping day.Low-wage workers are winning and building power. Walmart workers have already won some local grievances. The most dramatic concessions have been made to warehouse workers, not retail. For example, WWJ won over $1 million in stolen wages for Chicago-area warehouse workers.Oncelow-wage workers take down Walmart, there will be a huge shift in organizing all unorganized workers from coast to coast, North to South. nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick refuses again to bow down to NFL WW commentary

first_imgColin Kaepernick, a Black quarterback, has not played in the National Football League for almost three years since he started to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racist police brutality and racial inequality.No NFL team has sought out Kaepernick to become either a starting or back-up quarterback for two-and-a-half years. So why did the NFL set up an unexpected workout for Kaepernick on Nov. 16 to perform before 32 teams to see if he could still play? Kaepernick has continually let it be known that he wants to play again.The “workout” proved to be shady from the very start. First, the NFL gave Kaepernick a two-hour ultimatum to agree to the workout scheduled for a Saturday when most teams are either traveling to or hosting a Sunday game. Most trial workouts are reserved for a Tuesday. The NFL also wanted Kaepernick to sign an unusual waiver heavily loaded against him. According to his lawyers, to recommend that he sign would have been “malpractice” on their part.A provision in the waiver stated that “in consideration for the opportunity to participate in the workout, the player [releases the NFL from all liability] arising out of, occurring during, or related directly or indirectly to the workout.” (Newsweek, Nov. 19)In other words, signing the waiver would remove Kaepernick’s right to pursue a legal claim against the NFL if the owners want to permanently keep him from playing.Howard Bryant, a Black ESPN reporter, stated, “When you are talking about this waiver, you are asking Colin Kaepernick to give up everything, and I think that when you go into a negotiation you are not expected to give up all your rights.” (Newsweek, Nov. 19)In addition, if Kaepernick had agreed to the terms of the NFL’s workout at the Atlanta Falcons training facility, the NFL would have exclusive rights to the video of the workout, with the possibility of biased editing of the footage; and the media would be excluded from the workout. The NFL would be calling all the shots, including choosing Kaepernick’s receivers.Many sports critics viewed this workout as a complete sham, especially since none of the 32 teams had shown the slightest interest in Kaepernick because he used the football field as a platform for protest.Kaepernick turns the tablesTwo hours before the workout was to take place, Kaepernick and his team decided to switch locations to Charles Drew High School, an hour away from Atlanta to call his own workout.  (Drew was the Black surgeon who discovered different methods of storing blood plasma especially for casualties during World War II.) Over 100 supporters of Kaepernick gathered near the football field to watch the workout and cheer him on.  Kaepernick wore a Kunta Kinte shirt with a red, black and green emblem, signifying the Black Liberation colors. Kinte was a main character in Alex Haley’s groundbreaking novel, “Roots,” that followed the journey of kidnapped and enslaved African people until they won their freedom after the U.S. Civil War.  Kinte was a rebellious enslaved person whom Kaepernick identifies with.Out of an estimated 25 NFL team representatives supposedly committed to view Kaepernick’s workout, only eight showed up once the venue was changed.  Kaepernick went through a one-hour workout with his handpicked receivers and showed he is still an elite quarterback.Some sports commentators criticized Kaepernick for not bowing down to the NFL and abiding by their rules for the workout. But Kaepernick is aware that there is no equal situation between him as an individual player and the NFL hierarchy representing the interests of the super-rich owners.After the workout, Kaepernick held an impromptu press conference, stating, “I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why. We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people.” (theundefeated.com, Nov. 18)Howard Bryant stated, on the Nov. 19 ESPN show “First Take,” that if the NFL does not allow Kaepernick to be the character he is, then the NFL is more concerned with demanding “Black obedience” than in judging Kaepernick on his ability to play.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Survey Finds the Top Food Stories of 2012 for Consumers

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 17, 2012 Survey Finds the Top Food Stories of 2012 for Consumers SHARE A survey of one-thousand American consumers by Hunter Public Relations shows the Midwest drought, the controversy over so-called pink slime and genetically modified organisms were the food stories with the most influence in 2012. The annual Food News Study not only asked for perceptions on the year’s top food stories – but also how the news items impacted their behavior. Forty-three percent of those responding ranked the Midwest drought as the top story. Of those aware of the drought – 70-percent comparison shopped for the lowest prices and 33-percent purchased more canned fruit and vegetables. The stories about lean, finely textured beef did affect consumer purchases of meat. Thirty-four percent said they bought or consumed less ground beef – with 53-percent purchasing more chicken and 31-percent opting for more fish.Among the other top food news stories cited by those participating in the survey were healthier lunches, omega-3s, the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign and the New York soda ban.Source: NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Survey Finds the Top Food Stories of 2012 for Consumers Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFight for Farm Bill Still Bipartisan, But Geographical Divide RemainsNext articleNCBA Happy EPA Retains Dust Standard Andy Eubanklast_img read more

TCU Phi Mu welcomes first members

first_img Website| + posts Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Previous articleMusic around Fort Worth Podcast: Elephant Trunk ParadeNext articleTCU VGP (Destiny Special) Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU Phi Mu bid day outside of the Brown Lupton University Union. (Photo courtesy TCU Phi Mu) Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Facebook There’s a new Horned Frog in town Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team. ReddIt Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Facebook Twitter printTCU Phi Mu bid day outside of the Brown Lupton University Union. (Photo courtesy TCU Phi Mu)TCU Panhellenic sororities welcomed the newest Greek organization to campus on Thursday.More than 200 women accepted bids to Phi Mu Epsilon’s Iota chapter. The women are the first at TCU to join the sorority. “Our bid day was the most unreal feeling,” said junior Nikki Tomlinson. “So many people from other sororities and fraternities were rooting us on and there to welcome the girls home.”The women from the other sororities waved signs and cheered on the new members at the event in the Campus Commons. “It’s a good way to show Panhellenic spirit and it’s not about your sorority in general, it’s supporting each other and that’s what TCU Panhellenic is all about,” said junior Emily Dodd, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Earlier in the semester, Phi Mu held its first recruitment process at TCU. Tomlinson said it gave them “an opportunity to show who Phi Mu is.”Some new members said they liked the being part of the first group. “I think it will be really cool to help establish a positive image and have a leadership role in something so brand new on campus,” said sophomore Jayce Ramsey, a new member.Women of Phi Mu celebrate their sorority. (Photo courtesy TCU Phi Mu)Panhellenic President Eden Reeves said Phi Mu’s philanthropy is the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. She said the women will also work with Saint Jude Children’s Hospital.The sorority will begin chapter meetings once a week starting this week.It already has a full a chapter calendar – including a formal this fall. There are also mixers and events planned, but the details have not been released yet. TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice field Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Defender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Linkedin ReddIt Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kristen Clarke last_img read more

Vanderford scholarship recipient announced

first_img University of Texas Permian Basin professor Dr. Nichole Rougeau-Vanderford gets comfort from her parents, Sandy and Jim Rougeau after the press conference. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Registration set for engineering camp University of Texas Permian Basin professor Dr. Nichole Rougeau-Vanderford gets comfort from her parents, Sandy and Jim Rougeau after the press conference. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) By admin – May 24, 2018 By the end of the spring semester of this year, the history department selected a recipient, she said.Rougeau-Vanderford read from a letter from her and her daughter, Emilie, that will be sent to future awardees. It describes her late husband, his interest in the South, taking in all perspectives and thinking outside the box. He was an associate professor of history at UTPB from 2006-2017.Chad Vanderford was born in Burbank, Calif., near Hollywood. He went to school with celebrities and children of celebrities.Rougeau-Vanderford said her husband was not the best student, but he was an avid reader. Because of his high school performance, she said he didn’t qualify to immediately enter a four-year school, so he went to Glendale Community College.He did so well, she said, he qualified to attend the University of California Berkeley. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s in history from California State University Northridge.While at Northridge, Rougeau-Vanderford said he took a university-sponsored research trip to Natchez, Miss., and fell in love with the South and made it the focus of his studies. He and Rougeau-Vanderford met at Louisiana State University.While completing their dissertations and earning their PhDs, his in history and hers in English, they got married. After stints at other universities, they came to UTPB and made a life. He published his first book in 2015, “The Legacy of St. George Tucker: College Professors in Virginia Confront Slavery and Rights of States, 1771–1897,” published by the University of Tennessee Press.He planned runs with their daughter, Emilie, now 11, and Rougeau-Vanderford and her husband planned hikes. She was secretly planning a hike in the Grand Canyon at the end of August 2017. He died at the beginning of August.She said her husband was an academic who couldn’t take summers off and got cranky if he didn’t have a research project going. He went to Michigan to start research for his second book in June 2017. He returned from Michigan with notes and a nasty bug that weakened his heart, Rougeau-Vanderford said.“He was a runner and ate well,” she said. “Overall, he was healthy. Nothing other than the bug indicated ill health and there was nothing we could have done to prevent his death.”“He was taken from us too soon and is dearly missed as a husband, father and son, colleague professor and academic,” she added.History Professor Derek Catsam, a friend of Vanderford’s, said it was appropriate that Wednesday’s announcement took place in the library because it is the sort of building Vanderford loved — full of books, archives and knowledge.Catsam said many of the donations for the scholarship came from the people gathered.“It’s going to carry on. We as a department, we as a college, and I hope we as a university, will continue to support it,” he said.UTPB President Sandra Woodley said people walk through life and brush shoulders with people of great impact, people who make a negative impact and have a bad influence and those who have no impact or influence.With the scholarship, Woodley said Chad Vanderford’s impact will live on.Prescher, who is a history major with a minor in economics, was taking his teacher certification exam but was able to attend the news conference. The 21-year-old will mainly be student teaching in the fall and taking one class.“I’m very honored to win the Chad Vanderford scholarship. I had his class once and it was a very nice experience. You could tell he had a great love for his class,” Prescher said.He added that Chad Vanderford represented what it was to be a historian. Even people who weren’t interested in history found it fun and interesting.“You got more than what you expected from his class,” Prescher said. “It was a real tragedy when he passed away. It was too soon, but it’s really nice getting a scholarship and I’ll be sure to put it to good use.”Rougeau-Vanderford said what impressed her about Prescher’s application was that some of the phrasing sounded exactly like something Chad Vanderford would have said.“Charles’ essay did encapture Chad’s philosophy about learning,” she said.She said education was important to her and her husband. They came to UTPB before the Student Activity Center and Science and Technology building were constructed.“We loved the small environment. He wasn’t ever going to be the kind of person you have wanted flowers for. He just wasn’t interested in those things. He was interested in applying for fellowships to go and study. …,” she said.They talked about their wishes if something happened to them.They were both educators so they wanted to pass on the opportunity for someone to further their education.Rougeau-Vanderford said she approached Assistant History Professor Michael Frawley about helping her set up a scholarship. She said Frawley spoke to the development office and the same day they had an account set up.“So we advertised it in lieu of flowers, please contribute to the scholarship. By December, I was sitting in a meeting with a good friend of mine, Maureen Page who is a lecturer in English and I said, ‘We only need this much before it’s completely endowed’ and she said, ‘OK.’ She wrote a check out,” Rougeau-Vanderford said.She asked Page if she was serious and Page told her it was what she and her husband wanted to do for Rougeau-Vanderford.For now, it is being offered to an undergraduate student, but she’s hoping more will be added because she wants to eventually make it available to an undergraduate and graduate student because Vanderford was on the graduate faculty.More InformationHow to give: tinyurl.com/y8cbu39q Friends, faculty and family gathered for the announcement of the recipient of the Chad V. Vanderford History Endowment Scholarship in the foyer of the J. Conrad Dunagan Library on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus.Charles Prescher, a UTPB senior from Fort Hancock, was selected from several applicants.Vanderford died in August 2017 at age 43.In December 2017, his widow, Nichole Rougeau-Vanderford, a senior lecturer in the Department of Literature and Languages, said friends, family and colleagues and current and former students came together to establish and endow the scholarship. Pinterest Courtesy photo of 11-year-old Emilie and her father Dr. Chad Vanderford. (Courtesy photo) Twitter 1 of 4 Local NewsEducation Vanderford scholarship recipient announced WhatsApp Noel earns award center_img University of Texas Permian Basin president Dr. Sandra Woodley talks about a scholarship created in Dr. Chad Vanderford’s name. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) WhatsApp Home Local News Education Vanderford scholarship recipient announced Facebook University of Texas Permian Basin professor Dr. Nichole Rougeau-Vanderford wipes away a tear while talking about her recently disceased husband, Dr. Chad Vanderford. Both professors at UTPB, a scholarship has been created in his name with the first reciepient being Charles Prescher. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American) Pinterest Previous articleFood bank trailer provides food, disaster reliefNext articleDPS ready for Memorial Day Weekend admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter OCA top 2 were ESL students Facebook Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFruit Salad to Die ForTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more