• Public Service Stars

    In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, May 4-10, and several other national and international celebrations this month that recognize law enforcement officials, firefighters, and EMS professionals, Kaplan University is shining the spotlight on the public service professionals who keep us safe and healthy, inspire us to learn, and help improve our overall well-being.

    Many of the people you know, including friends, family, and neighbors, work as public service professionals to make sure the world around you is running as it should. They touch every facet of modern life from federal, state, county, and local government organizations and agencies to private and nonprofit groups in areas such as:

    -Legal Services
    -Public Administration
    -Fire Safety
    -Homeland Security
    -Criminal Justice
    -Human Services
    -Early Childhood Development

    To celebrate Public Service Recognition week and the other national and international celebrations we are featuring spotlights and videos on public service professionals who are making a difference and a special initiative and contest in honor of public servants.

  • CPS - Public Service Recognition 5K

    Explore the Center for Public Service’s Many Faces of Public Service

    Help us recognize these everyday heroes by posting a photo of yourself or a public service professional you admire and sharing why you or your hero is a public service star. Use the hashtag #PublicServiceStars or #Proud2ServeKU on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or Google+ and your photo could appear in our #PublicServiceStars gallery. As a special thank you to all the public service stars, we are selecting one individual to receive a $500 donation to the charity of his or her choice.*

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    Melissa Bowermaster

    Human Services Graduate Melissa Bowermaster Helping Abused Children

    Learn more about the positive impact of Bachelor of Science in Human Services graduate Melissa Bowermaster is making working with abused children.  Click here to learn more.

    Phillip Collazo

    Graduate Phillip Collazo Expands His Influence by Teaching

    View video about Master of Science in Higher Education graduate Phillip Collazo and his work teaching the teachers to help make a difference in their classrooms. Click here to learn more.

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