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Colorado Springs, Colorado – IntelliTec College HVAC student Richard Close was awarded with a $500 tuition grant from the Imagine America Foundation. The Imagine America Adult Excellence Award was given to only 75 recipients across the country attending career colleges. Richard received the award for being an outstanding student of IntelliTec’s 15-month Refrigeration & AC-HVAC Technician career training program – an Associate of Occupational Studies Degree.
The Imagine America Adult Excellence Awards were created to assist non-traditional students, typically over the age of 25, and attending participating schools, by providing cash grants to help cover student tuition costs. According to the Imagine America Foundation, “in its first year, 75 students from 38 different career college campuses received the Adult Excellence Award.”
This program is available nationwide to any qualified student attending a school participating in the Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP), whatever their field of study may be. However, this is a competitive program. Only 5 students may be nominated from each participating school.
Mr. Close was nominated by HVAC Program Supervisor Eric Seltenright for his “dedication and performance as an outstanding student at IntelliTec College.” IntelliTec of Grand Junction student, Patricia Phelps, also received this award in 2011.
Excellence is assured, as students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, have an attendance record of 95% or higher and obtain a written recommendation from a school faculty member. Richard Close has exceeded all of these requirements, with a GPA of 4.0 and immaculate attendance.
HVAC Instructor Mr. John E. Oakes comments “Richard is a pleasure to have in class, he is polite and courteous and eager to learn. His life experiences and knowledge are assets to the other students and his problem solving skills are improving everyday.”
Mr. Close is a currently taking temporary leave of absence from the HVAC training program at IntelliTec to focus on work, and he plans to return for the April 9th term. He is currently working as a service technician for the Waffle House of Colorado, a position in which he was placed through the school’s career services department and one he has maintained while attending school. Mr. Close will continue in this position after graduation.[boilerplate about-colo-springs]