Graduate School USA’s President and CEO Receives Blacks In Government Presidential Award

    Graduate School USA's President and CEO Receives Blacks In Government Presidential Award

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    Prestigious Award Given at Blacks In Government 33rd National Training Conference

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Graduate School USA's President and CEO, Dr. Jerry Ice, was awarded with the prestigious Blacks In Government (BIG) Presidential Award at a special ceremony on Thursday, August 25. ?The award was given to Dr. Ice in recognition of the long-standing, collaborative relationship Graduate School USA has had with the Blacks In Government organization.

    "It is a great pleasure to award Dr. Jerry Ice the Blacks In Government Presidential Award during our 33rd National Training Conference," said J. David Reeves, National President, Blacks In Government. ?"We want to recognize Dr. Ice for nurturing our long-standing relationship and assisting us in building dynamic, progressive leaders throughout our government."

    Graduate School USA has been a supporter of Blacks In Government since its inception in 1975. ?Their partnership includes facilitating BIG's Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy, as well as providing career development training at BIG's National Training Conference for the past ten years.

    The Blacks In Government 33rd National Training Conference was held in Boston, Massachusetts from August 22-25, 2011. ?This year's theme was "Exploring and Navigating Your Leadership Journey through BIG."

    Previous winners of the BIG Presidential Award include Kay Cole James, a former Director of the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of the Interior.

    About Blacks In Government
    Blacks In Government (BIG), Inc. was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.

    About Graduate School USA
    Dedicated to providing relevant learning opportunities in public service, Graduate School USA has served the DC metro community since 1921. An independent, not-for-profit accredited educational institution, the School is dedicated to academic excellence and lifelong learning.

    Services include individual assessments, career-related courses, certificate and degree programs, continuing education, and distance learning. Graduate School USA has recently expanded its mission to reflect a greater emphasis on preparing the residents of the District of Columbia for long-term careers. More information can be found at

    SOURCE Graduate School USA