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Student Essay - Jeff Moody's Four Step Process
by: Jessica Frizzell
The Indiana Shorthand Reporters Association (now the Indiana Court Reporters Association) held its annual scholarship competition. Participants were asked to write an essay about why electronic means of recording are not a suitable replacement for court reporters. ISRA has announced the winner! Congratulations to Jessica Frizzell, court reporting student at College of Court Reporting, on submitting the winning essay....
Ms. Bonni Shuttleworth, CRI, CPE, was named the 2015 Educator of the Year at a special awards luncheon held during the 2015 National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) Convention & Expo in New York City, July 30 – August 2, 2015. Ms. Shuttleworth was selected for this honor in recognition of her commitment to students and her exceptional contributions within the field of court reporting education. Ms. Shuttleworth is the fourth College of Court Reporting (Hobart, IN) instructor since 2001 selected as the Outstanding Educator by NCRA’s Council on Approved Student Education. “This honor not only recognizes Bonni’s talent as a teacher, but it is also a testament to the caliber and quality of CCR instructors,” said Jay T. Vettickal, Executive Director of the College of Court Reporting.
I hope you're having a wonderful week! It's been BEAUTIFUL in Hobart over the last few days, and we're really feeling the summer weather.
In case you might not have noticed, the Job Drawer took a break last week. I was busy preparing for College of Court Reporting's visit from our accrediting body the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which took place on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We have not had an accreditation visit for seven years and there was much to prepare. In fact, the preparation for this visit started well over a year ago.
But, in spite of all the anxiety, angst, nail-biting, sweating, screaming, crying (and that was just from me the first morning...lol just kidding!!) I'm thrilled to report that the visit went very well!! In fact, the accreditation team even went so far as to throw around phrases like "premiere court reporting school" and "if this were my school, I'd be elated" when speaking to us about CCR. So, YAY, TEAM CCR!!!
I would also like to personally thank each and every one of you for being a CCR alumnus. It means a lot to us that you chose our school and then put your nose to the grindstone and finished out your course of study, no matter the roadblocks that might have been thrown in your way. I sincerely don't want you to think I'm just blowing smoke when I say that we wouldn't be who we are without our students and our alumni who challenge us, push us, and dare us to be the very best. It's because of you that we keep moving forward to improve our existing programs and build new programs such as ev360 Ultimate. I know I speak for all the administrators and staff when I thank you for being on the front lines every day showing the world what CCR alumni are capable of in the profession of court reporting. And, for those of you who might not be exactly where you want to be yet, we applaud you for your tenaciousness and determination in working towards your goals. I want to specifically thank the alumni that might have spoken directly to an ACICS team member over the last two days. Your participation in this process was appreciated more than you know.
Kelly Olhausen, a CCR graduate, was featured in an Arizona newspaper last month. The article is about how standing up at work can greatly improve your health. Kelly talks about her standing desk, why she needed it, and how it has improved her life.
We spend a lot of money every year trying to figure out how to get healthier. But the answer could be very simple, even when you're on the job. Just stand up.