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August 2016(Educational Design)

Newark Student Athletes and Teacher Attend DIAA Leadership Conference

NHS scholar-athletes Alexis Bedford and Gregg Biddle, and business technology teacher Edwin Smith, attended a 3-day conference on sportsmanship and leadership sponsored by the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association.  For complete article, click here.

June 2016 (Educational Design)

Newark High School Launches Microsoft Imagine Academy; Three Students Earn Microsoft Certification

New program will offer real-world technology skills and the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.  Students passed the industry certification exam that was part of their curriculum in their Administrative Services classes taught by Business Technology teacher Ed Smith.

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August 2014 – (Educational Design)

Students-athletes learn leadership skills at DIAA conference

Glasgow girls basketball coach Ed Smith and Newark Charter athletic trainer Theresa Repole also attended the conference.

“These kids learn diversity and about different cultures here,” Smith said. “They can talk to each other and about the issues they face back at their own schools and different ways to handle them and then take those ideas back to the teams at their schools.”

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April 2013 – (Educational Design & Operation Management Design)

Banking on financial literacy:  Christina expanding Bank at School program

Ed Smith, a retired banker who teaches financial courses at Glasgow, said the kiosk is a dream come true for him, noting that it’s a great training ground for the 75 students in his classes.

Once they complete his courses, they can apply for a paid position as a teller, in which they use professional banking software and work under the supervision of bank employees. Upon graduation, they’ll be qualified to get outside employment as a teller.

“They can work it and learn it at the same time,” Smith said.

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October 2012 – (Educational Design)

Glasgow High Selects a Full Library of Training from Banker’s Academy:  eLearning training courses focus on multiple skills

Ed Smith, a teacher in the Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, first contacted Banker’s Academy regarding this opportunity. Smith is passionate about fostering financial literacy in his students. He was familiar with Banker’s Academy’s course offerings through his previous career as a banker.

Smith noted that Banker’s Academy’s 200+ courses align with state curriculum, and will provide his students with a valuable advantage.  “We’re trying to prepare our students for the next level,” he said.

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June 2007(Educational, Financial Services, & Operations Management Designs)

October 1999(Financial Services Design & Operations Management Design)

After 5 years, Banker Forges Ahead

Epstein, Jonathan. The News Journal; Wilmington, Del. 05 Oct 1999: B.5.

Most of the minority-owned banks in the country were founded decades ago, at a time when discrimination against minorities was more overt.

Founder wants to serve low-income customers, but plans have stalled.  By JONATHAN D. EPSTEIN Staff reporter

Last month, Edwin Smith marked a bittersweet five-year anniversary.  It has been five years since Smith, a 40-year-old former banker, began an effort to launch a new community bank in Wilmington from scratch. Heritage Community Bank would be owned by minorities, the first of its kind in Delaware.

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Click here for text of article:  October 5, 1999-News Journal

March 1997 – (Financial Services Design & Operations Management Design)

Small Banks still have a place

An interview for the Sunday News Journal Business Section on Financial Services by Edwin E. Smith, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Heritage Capital Investment Corporation.

“In the financial services business, you hear a lot about mergers and consolidations that are creating very large institutions.  But the need for a small community-based bank will always be there….”

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January 1995 – (Financial Services Design & Operations Management Design)

Minority company gears up to lend – Mortgage firm trains personnel

Distefano, Joseph H. The News Journal; Wilmington, Del.  17 January 1995

Heritage Capital Credit Corp. hasn’t yet held any grand openings or high-energy promotions, but it’s already attracted a handful of loan applications, said president Edwin Smith, a former officer of Delaware Savings Bank and Beneficial National Bank.

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July 1994  – (Financial Services Design & Operations Management Design)

Black group seeks bank of its own

Distefano, Joseph H. The News Journal; Wilmington, Del. 21 July 1994

The next bank to arrive in the city of banks may be run by black business people … Heritage is led by Edwin E. Smith, Jr., former branch manager of Beneficial National Bank … Smith is the proposed chief executive

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