For Immediate Release
August 9, 2011
AFA Announces the 2011 Grantham University Scholarship Recipient
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the recipient of the Grantham University Scholarship, Teresa Kimminau. This full four-year scholarship bears a total value of approximately $36,000.
Mrs. Kimminau is the spouse of an active-duty Air Force officer and a mother of four. After she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado, she worked in the nursing field for over 26 years. Mrs. Kimminau has spent the past 25 years committed to various volunteer activities including serving on various Air Force Spouse’s clubs and Military Base Chapel boards, as well as volunteering at the elementary school level as a classroom aide, substitute nurse/teacher or PTO/PTA Board representative.
With each military move, Mrs. Kimminau has found various ways to practice as a health care provider. She has worked as a staff nurse in Post-Partum, Nursery, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units in both military and civilian settings; has volunteered overseas as a Red Cross Instructor in Childbirth Education, Babysitting/First-Aid Classes and CPR Courses; and has served as a Home Visitor for at-risk populations for child neglect and abuse.
With this scholarship, Mrs. Kimminau will be able to fulfill her lifetime dream of becoming a nurse educator by pursuing a Master’s in Nursing Education.
The mission of the Air Force Association includes promoting aerospace education, specifically the study of science, mathematics and technology. Grantham University is an online university that has served working adult students around the world for 60 years. Through AFA's affiliation with Grantham University, AFA is pleased to be able to provide Online Degree Scholarships to active-duty dependents, AFA Members and dependents of AFA Members.
“We’re pleased to take part in Mrs. Kimminau’s future through the Grantham University Scholarship,” said George Muellner, Vice Chairman of the Board, Aerospace Education. “Mrs. Kimminau’s past professional and volunteer work has had positive influences in the lives’ of the people around her. We truly feel privileged to support the commitment displayed by this year’s recipient.”
"We congratulate Mrs. Kimminau for pursuing her educational and career goals,” said Mike Dunn, President of AFA. “AFA’s partnership with Grantham allows us to expand on our mission to promote education, and we are proud to be able to contribute to her academic endeavors.”
The AFA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members.
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