PUBLISHED: 4:58 PM on Wednesday, April 23, 2008
UAS professor honored by cable industry
JUNEAU - Jason Ohler, a professor at the University of Alaska in Juneau, is being honored by the cable industry for his demonstrated commitment to improving education in the community.

CGI and Cable in the Classroom, the cable industry's education foundation, announced in late March that Ohler had been chosen as a finalist for the 2008 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards. The annual awards program, now in its fourth year, recognizes outstanding educators, administrators and other community leaders at the forefront of innovation in education.

Applications were received from across the country and Ohler was selected as one of 44 finalists. The winner will be honored during a June awards ceremony and gala held at the Library of Congress.

"Ohler's efforts are a prime example of the sorts of education innovation t he cable industry is proud to honor, said Doug Levin, senior education policy director with Cable in the Classroom. "Recognizing the hard-working individuals who are forging fresh and creative paths to improving educational opportunities for the nation's students is among the most important roles we can play."