WEST ORANGE, N.J., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a leader in hands-on technical training, has inducted six new members into the Hall of Fame at its campus in Nashville, TN. Originally founded as Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC), the school has been an academic cornerstone of the community since 1919 and has graduated tens of thousands of automotive, diesel and heavy equipment professionals during that time.
"Since Mr. H.O. Balls came to our city with three pennies in his pocket and started NADC," says Campus President Jim Coakley, "the Nashville campus has been dedicated to providing outstanding education and training for students passionate about starting careers doing what they love. The bi-annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a chance for us to reflect on the NADC tradition and celebrate our graduates who have gone on to achieve great things."
The school's Hall of Fame was established in 1987, and more than 70 outstanding graduates and educators have been inducted. This year's inductees included Ricky Cook of Smyrna, TN (Class of '75), Gary Davis of Hendersonville, TN ('71), Jeremy Gannon of Demotte, IN ('96), David McNamee Benton, AR ('97), Wasey Ryder of Burns, TN ('93), and Steve Walker of Smyrna, TN ('76).
NADC Alumnus and Hall of Fame member Homer Hogg, now Corporate Maintenance Advisor for Travel Centers of America, spoke at the event and congratulated the inductees on their achievements. Other Hall of Famers helped to introduce the new members.
Students come from all parts of the country to train at Lincoln Tech in Nashville for hands-on careers in the auto, collision repair, diesel, truck and heavy equipment industries. These fields are expected to add more than 360,000 jobs by 2024 according to careeronestop.org, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Lincoln Tech's training partners in Nashville include Ryder International, Caterpillar, Scott Equipment, Thermo King and many more.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 30 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institutes in the states of Connecticut, Maryland and Florida.