The General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College Is Honored at Bank of America Cowboys Game

12/11/2017

Bank of America and the Dallas Cowboys presented military-theme inspired cleats to General Myers and veteran graduates of the General Myers Program at AT&T Stadium prior to the Dallas Cowboy game on Thursday, Nov 30th.
Left to right: Rick Bridwell (Bank of America, SVP & Market Executive, Business Banking), Louis Washington (Navy Veteran, Myers Program), General Richard B. Myers, USAF Ret., Sarah Fredrickson (Air Force Veteran, Myers Program), and Jerry Jones, Jr (Dallas Cowboys Chief Sales and Marketing Officer)

Arlington, December 11, 2017—The General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College received a pair of commemorative cleats designed specifically to honor US Veterans at the Bank of America title sponsor game at AT&T Stadium. The presentation took place prior to kick off of the Dallas Cowboy game on Thursday, Nov 30th.

Bank of America SVP and Market Executive of Business Banking, Rick Bridwell, and Jerry Jones Jr, Dallas Cowboys Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, presented the cleats to General Myers and US Air Force veteran, Sarah Fredrickson, and US Navy Veteran, Louis Washington. Both veterans are graduates of the General Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology.

“Veterans are such a critical and important fabric of our country with so much to offer following their military careers.  Providing opportunities to advance veterans’ civilian career aspirations through partnerships with organizations like Medisend  College and the General Myers Veterans Program, is a way we make their financial lives better after they have so bravely served our country,” said Rick Bridwell, Bank of America, SVP.

The General Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College is a 2017 recipient of a Bank of America grant in support of its mission to help veterans transition from the military to the civilian workplace in well-paying careers as professional biomedical equipment technicians.

“We thank Bank of America and the Dallas Cowboys for their ongoing support of our nation’s veterans,” said General Myers, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, current President of Kansas State University, and Chairman of the Medisend College Board of Trustees. “The cleats will have a place of honor so all who visit Medisend College can enjoy them.”

 

 

Bank of America Awards Grant to Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology in Support of US Veterans

11/10/2017

Veterans are entering the healthcare industry in well-paying jobs thanks to Bank of America’s support of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College.

Bank of America has awarded the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College a $15,000 grant to provide veterans a rapid pathway to jobs through its new, fast-track Associate of Applied Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering Technology. The program is specifically designed to provide veterans with the skills to transition from the military into the civilian workplace as professional biomedical technicians.

“We are grateful to Bank of America for its ongoing commitment to our nation’s veterans. This grant will help secure futures for these deserving men and women in well-paying jobs,” said General Richard B. Myers (USAF Ret.), 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, current President of Kansas State University, and Chairman of the Medisend College Board of Trustees.

2017 graduate, veteran Timothy Hall commented, “I enrolled in the General Richard B. Myers Program at Medisend College because I wanted to enter the biomedical field while still utilizing the technical skills I learned in the military. My aim was to obtain a good job to support my family. The Myers Program helped me accomplish this goal and exceeded my expectations.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the number of job openings in the biomedical technology field is expected to outnumber qualified applicants much faster than the average for other occupations.

Through strong partnerships with healthcare industry leaders, the highly regarded General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program has a near 100% success rate in job placement. 2017 graduates are currently employed at organizations such as Siemens, GE and Henry Schein.

“Bank of America is proud to support the vital mission of the General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program at Medisend College, and we applaud its focus on job training for deserving veterans,” said Bank of America Business Banking Executive Rick Bridwell. “Through our partnership, we can provide a pathway to economic mobility and future success for these men and women who’ve served our country well.”

 

American Military University Partners with Medisend College

Robert Gay, Senior VP and COO of American Military University (AMU), and General Richard B. Myers, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology, sign a partnership to help veterans re-enter the civilian workplace with the education and credentials to pursue careers in the rapidly-growing healthcare industry.

AMU’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management builds upon prior education and work experience gained through Medisend’s AAS while the B.S. in Information Technology Management focuses on the problem-solving skills and techniques needed to provide computer-based solutions to practical problems.

“Veterans can complete  an accelerated Associate of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology in Medisend’s General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program and enhance their credentials once employed by then completing a bachelor’s degree in IT or technical management, fully-online at AMU,” said Nick Hallack, president and CEO of Medisend College.

“Our respective programs are ideally suited to the unique needs and skills of our nation’s service members,” said Gen. Richard Myers, USAF (ret.), former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chairman of Medisend College Board of Trustees and President of Kansas State University. “This collaboration will help provide both the technical and business and management expertise necessary for a broad variety of healthcare-related careers.”

“Working adults and employers alike are increasingly seeking and benefiting from stackable, career-relevant credentials,” said APUS President Dr. Karan Powell. “We’re very honored to partner with Medisend and General Myers to provide versatile programs designed to help veterans succeed professionally in their transition to the civilian workforce.”

 

Medisend College Awards its First Associate Degrees

Medisend College awards its first Associate Degrees to five US veterans. Thanks to Medisend’s committed industry partners SIEMENS, GE and Henry Schein, all of our graduates have been offered jobs as professional biomedical technicians (BMET).

General Richard B. Myers, past Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Chairman of Medisend’s Board of Trustees, officiated at the graduation ceremonies, presenting diplomas from the school and Program bearing his name.

 

AMU Partners with Medisend College to offer Veterans Accelerated Associate-to-Bachelors Degree

08/10/2017

Charles Town, W.Va., and Dallas, TX,  August 10, 2017 — American Military University (AMU) and Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology today announced a partnership to help veterans reenter the civilian workplace with the education and credentials to pursue careers in the rapidly-growing healthcare industry.

“Veterans can complete  an accelerated Associate of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering Technology in Medisend’s General Richard B. Myers Veterans Program and enhance their credentials once employed by then completing a bachelor’s degree in IT or technical management, fully-online at AMU,” said Nick Hallack, president and CEO of Medisend College.

“As the leading educator of servicemen and women and a top choice of veterans, AMU was our natural partner to create a flexible, fast-track degree path to provide robust STEM programs for veterans that best leverage their experience and provide additional paths for career development,” added Hallack.

AMU’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Technical Management builds upon prior education and work experience gained through Medisend’s AAS while the B.S. in Information Technology Management focuses on the problem-solving skills and techniques needed to provide computer-based solutions to practical problems.

“Our respective programs are ideally suited to the unique needs and skills of our nation’s service members,” said Gen. Richard Myers, USAF (ret.), former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, chairman of the Medisend College Board of Trustees and president, Kansas State University. “This collaboration will help provide both the technical and business and management expertise necessary for a broad variety of healthcare-related careers.”

“Working adults and employers alike are increasingly seeking and benefiting from stackable, career-relevant credentials,” said APUS President Dr. Karan Powell. “We’re very honored to partner with Medisend and General Myers to provide versatile programs designed to help veterans succeed professionally in their transition to the civilian workforce.”

About Medisend College

Medisend College of Biomedical Engineering Technology is a rapid pathway to jobs in the healthcare industry through specialized accelerated education and training. School objectives include training in all technologies utilized in modern medical facilities, as well as emphasizing the critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills essential to a wide range of healthcare-related careers. For further information, visit www.medisend.org or call 214.575.5006, ext. 112.

About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and five-time recipient of the OLC Effective Practice Award, offers more than 200 online degree and certificate programs through American Military Universityand American Public University. More than 70,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS’s relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit www.apus.edu.