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MELROSE PARK, Ill. – Feb. 17, 2011 – Deann Fitzgerald of Lake Barrington, Ill., has been appointed president of the new Everest College campus in Melrose Park, Ill. In her position, Fitzgerald will oversee all administrative departments, including admissions, student affairs, educational programs, and community and business relations.

Fitzgerald has more than 16 years of senior leadership experience in education. She most recently served as campus president of Everest College in Merrionette Park, Ill., where she worked for three and a half years. Prior to that, Fitzgerald served as campus vice president of Everest College in Chicago, and vice president of the School of Massage Therapy at Cortiva Institute in Chicago.

“Deann’s extraordinary leadership skills and proven track record of ensuring that students receive a quality educational experience will be a great asset to our new Melrose Park campus,” said Sean Quinn, regional vice president for Everest College’s Midwest campuses. “She will support the campus by fulfilling its mission of educating and helping place students in today’s high-demand occupations.”

Fitzgerald holds a master’s degree in business administration from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill.

Everest College – Melrose Park, located at 1101 W. North Avenue, offers a variety of programs, including dental assistant, medical assistant, and medical insurance billing and coding. Classes officially begin Feb. 24 and can accommodate up to 1,200 students.

About Everest College

Everest College provides career-oriented diploma programs in the healthcare, skilled trades and business fields. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu.

Media Contact: Media may call Tim Young or Alyssa Templeton, of L.C. Williams & Associates (for Everest College), call 312-565-3900 or 800-837-7123, or e-mail tyoung@lcwa.com or atempleton@lcwa.com.

CHICAGO (Dec. 6, 2010) – Everest College is expanding in the Chicago area with the addition of a campus in southwest suburban Bedford Park. The new school, designed to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education, is the seventh Everest campus in the Chicago metropolitan area.

“Based on the growing enrollment at our other local schools, it’s apparent the Chicago market for career training is underserved, especially in the face of the high unemployment rate and funding cutbacks at public post-secondary institutions,” said Sean Quinn, regional vice president of operations for Everest College. “We look forward to bringing more educational opportunities to Chicago and suburban residents who seek new skills and careers to better compete in this tough job market.”

The 40,814-square-foot campus facility in Bedford Park will be located less than two miles south of Midway Airport at 7414 S. Cicero Ave., across from the Ford City Mall. The campus opens for visitors Dec. 6, and classes officially begin Jan. 26 with a projected enrollment of 1,000 students.

Everest College – Bedford Park will offer a variety of programs for full-time and part-time students, including dental assistant, medical assistant, and medical billing and coding.

Classes are conducted during the day, evenings, and on weekends to make it convenient for students who are currently employed or have other needs for a flexible schedule, according to Quinn. The campus is located near public transportation corridors for easy accessibility.

The new school also creates jobs, already bringing approximately 45 faculty and other staff to the area.

Everest College’s six other Chicago-area campuses are located in Burr Ridge, Chicago, Merrionette Park, North Aurora, Skokie and Merrillville, Ind.

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About Everest College

Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business and paralegal. Everest has 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.Everest.edu. News media may contact Tim Young or Alyssa Templeton, L.C. Williams & Associates (for Everest College), 312-565-3900 or 800-837-7123.


Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

*Programs vary by campus.

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