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Mayor Proclaims “real Estate Apprentice Day”


    ALISO VIEJO, CA., Sept. 7, 2005 - On the evening of September 1st, 2005 Sue Schlapp the Vice Major of Wichita Kansas proudly read a proclamation announcing that day to be Real Estate Apprentice Day. Representing Mr. Carlos Mayans the Major and the City of Wichita Kansas, Ms. Schlapp called upon their citizens to “observe this day by supporting and promoting professionalism in real estate education and in the real estate industry”. Ms. Schlapp personally honored the Real Estate Apprentice™ Grand Prize Winner Kathleen “Katie” Wyatt by her attendance and all Wichita professional real estate women and men for making a significant contribution to the real estate industry and the local economy. At a gala event staged at Career Education Systems (CES) Real Estate School, a RealtyU Affiliate, a large number of industry professionals joined CES owners Mark and Regina Barker for an evening of sumptuous foods, heartwarming praise, the flash of cameras, the giving of awards, and the crowning of the Second Real Estate Apprentice Katie Wyatt. Guests in attendance included Directors representing the Wichita Local Real Estate Board, premier Wichita real estate brokerage firms, and Katie’s own real estate colleagues, friends and family from the city.

    Opening the ceremony was Mark Barker who honored Ms. Schlapp for her continued support and understanding of the value of professional real estate education and the contributions of the industry in general. Ms. Schapp humbly accepting Mr. Barker’s comments, went on to read from a beautiful City of Wichita documents embossed with gold lettering, these words: ” Proclamation of The City of Wichita, Kansas, Founded in 1870. Whereas professional real estate women and men make a significant contribution to the real estate industry and the local economy; and Whereas professional real estate educators are committed to meeting the needs of the real estate professional while promoting real estate practices that serve and promote the needs of the public, and Whereas the Real Estate Apprentice Program and Career Education Systems Real Estate School recognize the importance of professionalism in the real estate industry and Whereas Wichita citizen Kathleen Katie Wyatt has been awarded the prestigious Real Estate Apprentice Grant by the National Real Estate Apprentice Foundation, Now therefore, be it resolved that I, Carlos Mayans, Major of the City of Wichita, Kansas do hereby proclaim September 1, 2005 as REAL ESTATE APPRENTICE DAY and call upon our citizens to observe this day by supporting and promoting professionalism in real estate education and the real estate industry.”

    On August 31st, 2005, the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation had proudly announced that its panel of 12 Judges had selected Kathleen “Katie” Wyatt as the Season II Grand Prize Winner. Katie was chosen to be #1 out of 3,593 grant applicants representing the United States and Canada. Applications were judged on the basis of salesmanship and communication skills, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, creativity and uniqueness.

    Wyatt who is a full time agent with New Home Marketing in Wichita Kansas only passed her real estate exam in February 2005, and has already racked up a phenomenal 11 listings and 11 sales. Her sales were not only in new homes but 50% of her transactions included existing homes. Katie received $75,000 worth of real estate education products, instruction, books and services from the Foundation, courtesy of various leading companies that sponsor the only national grant competition program helping new agents become more successful. Mrs. Wyatt took her real estate licensing courses at Career Education Systems. Mr. Dave Gosha of CES was also honored for outstand teaching and administration of the CES facility. Flying to Wichita to make the presentation to Ms. Katie and represent the Foundation was Dr. Martin Oliver, Deputy Executive Director.

    Season III of the Apprentice competition opened July 1st, 2005 and will run through December 31st, 2005. Real estate students who have taken or will be taking their new agent pre-licensing class during the Season III time-frame or 90 days prior, or those who were newly licensed for the first time as an agent during that same time frame can enter the grant program by simply applying online at www.RealEstateApprentice.com. Companies interested in providing their products or services as part of the Grant Sponsorship program should contact Dr. Oliver at Dr.Oliver@ReApprentice.com or by phone at 949-349-9394 ext 107.