(Las Vegas) – Vegas PBS has announced the appointment of Annie Emprima-Martin as its new Veterans Coordinator.
A member of the station’s Workforce Training & Economic Development division, Emprima-Martin is responsible for working with individuals, educators, government entities, non-profits, and business and industry enterprises to connect veterans to educational services, military friendly employment opportunities, community resources, and grant-funded veteran specific programs. Emprima-Martin will also be assisting the station’s Stories of Service initiatives. As part of Vegas PBS’ commitment to sharing stories important to our communities and our world, the station’s Stories of Service, will connect programming and online initiatives tied to military service across public media. Viewers will be able to hear the stories and experiences of veterans as told through an extensive pipeline of documentaries and specials, and through original digital content coming directly from PBS member stations, including the recently aired Coming Back with Wes Moore. The Stories of Service is a part of Veterans Coming Home, a public media effort to support veterans made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. More information can be found at www.vegaspbs.org/veterans/stories-of-service.
Emprima-Martin is currently serving as a Staff Sergeant in the Nevada Army National Guard as the 17th Sustainment Brigade Support Operations Financial Management Advisor. Prior to joining Vegas PBS, Emprima-Martin served as Employment Transition Coordinator for the Department of Defense employment program, Hero2Hired, assisting National Guard and Reserve Service Members in finding career employment opportunities.
Emprima-Martin earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western New England College in Springfield, MA; an Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice, from College of Southern Nevada, Henderson, NV; and an Associate of Arts in Accounting, from Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA.
For more information on Vegas PBS’ Global Online Advance Learning (GOAL), Stories of Service, and other resources for veterans, please visit www.VegasPBS.org.
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Dedicated to enriching the lives of those who call Southern Nevada home, Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most watched PBS stations on a per capita basis. Five additional channels are available over the air or on cable and satellite including Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot!
Vegas PBS expands its television broadcast impact through supplemental materials on Vegas PBS.org, PBS.org, PBSKids.org, PBSParents.org, PBSTeachers.org and NextAvenue.org. Vegas PBS also offers extensive online distance education for workforce training and economic development through Global Online Advanced Learning (GOAL).
Vegas PBS provides K-12 educational resources to teachers and students in public, private, charter and home schools including professional development courses; One Place, a curriculum-correlated online media service; the Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) containing materials for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and vision impaired individuals and those who assist them; and Ready To Learn literacy and health community workshops based on curriculum materials in daytime children’s programs.
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