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Stryker Acquires Hygia Health Services

Birmingham, AL — Stryker’s Sustainability Solutions division announced today the completion of its acquisition of Hygia Health Services. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Hygia focuses exclusively on reprocessing patient care single-use … Learn More



College Placement and Prep Exams to Get More Secure Online Proctoring

Birmingham, AL – McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and ProctorU, an online proctoring company, today announced the launch of a new partnership that will enable higher education institutions to … Learn More



Excelsior College Taps ProctorU for CourXam Exams

Birmingham, AL – Students taking courses through Excelsior College’s CourXam platform can now take exams from anywhere using a computer, webcam and internet connection, thanks to a partnership between the … Learn More



Tips and Tricks for Online Students’ Success

Birmingham, AL – College is hard. From the time management, all night study sessions, volume of material and level of difficulty of the information that students must learn, the challenges … Learn More



Five Reasons Online Learning Enrollment Rates are Rising

Birmingham, AL – Enrollment rates in online education classes are still climbing, despite the fact that overall higher education enrollment rates are declining. The Digital Learning Compass: Distance Education Enrollment … Learn More



ProctorU Has a New Look

Birmingham, AL – Education is changing, and ProctorU is leading that change. We have updated our look to something simple and sleek, yet powerful. We wanted our look to better … Learn More



The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education is Here

Birmingham, AL – The Times Higher Education is warning that the extreme potential economic and social benefits of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, may be squandered if colleges do not prepare … Learn More



University of Iowa Investigating Cheating Among Online Students

IOWA CITY, IA – Safeguards in place to prevent cheating among University of Iowa online students recently detected “potential irregularities” during an exam, prompting the institution to launch an academic misconduct … Learn More



ProctorU Forms Two New Partnerships Amid Huge Expansion

Hoover, AL – ProctorU, a Hoover-based online exam proctoring service, has significantly expanded its operations by establishing an international partnership network that will add 100 employees in the U.S. and … Learn More



National Commerce Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

Birmingham, AL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – National Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ: NCOM) (the “Company” or “NCC”) today reported third quarter 2015 net income to common shareholders of $2.5 million, compared with $1.5 … Learn More



National Commerce Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2015 Earnings

Birmingham, AL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – National Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ:NCOM) (the “Company”) today reported second quarter 2015 net income to common shareholders of $2.3 million, compared with $1.1 million for the second … Learn More



Ucard Helps Colleges Combat Fraud, Ensure Academic Integrity

Birmingham, AL – As the popularity of online education grows, schools need ways to maintain academic quality and standards as they extend teaching and learning beyond traditional campus walls. Since … Learn More



National Commerce Corporation Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings

Birmingham, AL – National Commerce Corporation (NASDAQ: NCOM) (the “Company”) today reported first quarter 2015 net income to common shareholders of $1.9 million, compared with $1.0 million for the first … Learn More



ProctorU joins Apple, Microsoft to Solidify Stance on Student Privacy

Birmingham, AL – Birmingham’s ProctorU has joined some of the nation’s largest school service providers including Apple, Microsoft and Google by signing a student privacy pledge that creates more accountability … Learn More



National Commerce Corporation Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering of Common Stock – Stock Prices at $19.50 Per Share

Birmingham, AL – National Commerce Corporation (“NCC”), the parent company of National Bank of Commerce, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 1,700,000 shares of its common stock, … Learn More



ProctorU Hits Milestone of 1M Proctored Exams

Birmingham, AL – When Zymezia Rivers came in to work at the proctor center in Hoover, Alabama on Oct. 13, she became part of a ProctorU milestone. That day, Rivers … Learn More



Sterilized Pneumatic Tourniquets Added to HYGIA Health Services’ Patient Room Management Program

Birmingham, AL – HYGIA Health Services, the leading provider of Essential Clinical 6749-pneumatic-tourniquet-072Commodities (ECCs) through their multiplication and management program, now offers sterilized pneumatic tourniquets in their Extreme Quality. Adding tourniquets … Learn More



ProctorU Named 4th Fastest Growing Education Company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine

Birmingham, AL – ProctorU, an online test proctoring company that was founded in Hoover in 2008, has been named to the 2014 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies … Learn More



Which Birmingham Banks are Lending the Most?

Birmingham, AL – For years, businesses have been citing a lack of lending from banks as an obstacle to growth. As I noted yesterday, however, Birmingham banks are clearly lending … Learn More



United Group Banking Company of Florida, Inc. Enters into Definitive Agreement to Join National Commerce Corporation

Birmingham, AL  – National Commerce Corporation (“NCC”), the parent company of National Bank of Commerce, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and United Group Banking Company of Florida, Inc. (“United”), headquartered in Orlando, … Learn More