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College of Court Reporting offers awards to students

The College of Court Reporting in Hobart, Ind., recently awarded almost $21,000 in professional scholarships to nine recent graduates. The scholarships give the graduates the opportunity to enhance their realtime skills, obtain professional certification, continue their education, and purchase equipment/software. CCR provided the scholarships through monies received under the 2012 Training for Realtime Writers Grant through the U.S. Department of Education.

The recipients are: Bob Strohl, Easton, Pa.; Jennifer McKay, New Lenox, Ill.; Erika Darnold, Robinson, Ill.; Gina Powell, Northport, Ala.; Andrea Dalsing, Oswego, Ill.; Laura Post, Manassas, Va.; Amy Schleinz, Wasau, Wis.; Marie Tibaldi, Easton, Pa.; and Laura Shapiro, Aurora, Ill..

Award winners were selected based on an essay contest that asked students to respond to two prompts — one on the importance of professionalism and another on using CCR’s skill development software, ev360 Professional, to earn realtime certification.