CollegeAmerica, a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, is announcing the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) named associate professor Cathy Romeo its 2012 Educator of the Year.
Romeo is CollegeAmerica’s Flagstaff campus’s longest employee and began teaching courses in telecommunications, medical billing and coding and insurance at CollegeAmerica in 2002. After teaching nearly 200 courses, Romeo maintains a student satisfaction rating of more than 97 percent. Since 2002, she has continued to adapt her courses and curriculum to reflect the constantly changing procedures and practices associated with the healthcare industry. She also serves as the campus’s retention specialist and works diligently with students to help them find solutions to educational obstacles by guiding them through critical thinking paths.
“As a remarkable educator, a tireless contributor and an incredibly caring person, Cathy is more than deserving of this exceptional honor,” said Suzanne Scales, CollegeAmerica Flagstaff campus director. “In the nearly 10 years she has taught at CollegeAmerica, she has exemplified the college’s ideals of ensuring students’ success in the classroom and providing an outstanding, quality education that prepares them for real-world experiences in the workplace.”
The APSCU is the largest organization representing the private, higher-education sector and has more than 1,800 members comprised of private colleges and universities. The prestigious Educator of the Year award recognizes an outstanding teacher whose dedication and classroom contributions have greatly benefited the institution and the students it serves.
Colleagues and students submitted letters of recommendation for Romeo, noting the extraordinary efforts she performs to enable valuable learning experiences and interaction in the classroom, as well as spending one-on-one time with students. She will receive the Educator of the Year award at the 2012 APSCU Annual Convention and Expo in Las Vegas on June 22.
Established in 1964, CollegeAmerica provides career-focused higher education to students in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. Offering undergraduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and computer science, CollegeAmerica is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Dedicated to advancing higher education opportunities in its communities, CollegeAmerica also provides free GED® preparation and other courses through its Good Neighbor Initiative.* CollegeAmerica has two main campuses in Denver and Flagstaff, and branch campus locations in Fort Collins, Colorado Springs (with an additional satellite campus in South Colorado Springs), Cheyenne, and Phoenix. For more information, please call 801-312-0079. CollegeAmerica is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
* The Good Neighbor Initiative is not included in the scope of accreditat