Bellevue University is a private, non-profit university located in Bellevue, Nebraska. It opened in 1966 and from the outset has focused on providing adult education and educational outreach. As of 2011, 80% of their undergraduates were aged 25 and over. The university has over 10,000 students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Wikipedia.
News Article | April 20, 2017
Kevin Berg is executive vice president of production at CBS Network Entertainment Group. He's been responsible for the launch and success of the CSI and NCIS franchises, Blue Bloods, Elementary, and more. But as a young man growing up in Massachusetts, Berg was aimless. He took a year off after high school to work at one of the region's many chair factories. He didn't want to do it forever, so he enrolled at Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) and studied communications. After college, he did a brief stint at a Boston radio station, then headed to Los Angeles. After knocking on doors, he ended up with a job with an award-winning director. Now a success in his field, Berg also has become a philanthropist. He served five years as a member of the Board for the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading charitable organization. And he's involved with Save the Children and several community impact projects. He's also helped countless people start careers in the industry. He's known for answering cold calls and taking chances on people. Berg embodies MWCC's mission to prepare individuals for lives of fulfillment, leadership, and service in a diverse and global society. Chong Keun Chu came to America from Seoul, Korea, in 1975. Unsure of how exactly to make his dream a reality, he got a job doing manual labor in Texas. In 1978, he heard about the opening of a new college: Brookhaven College. Chu enrolled in a non-credit painting class. His teacher recognized his talent and passion. He encouraged Chu to enroll as a credit student. Chu took his advice. Eventually, he transferred to Southern Methodist University with a full scholarship. Chu has embraced his heritage and identity in his art. It's redefined him as a Korean-American artist. Now, his art has been featured more than 30 times at numerous galleries nationally and internationally. In 1995, he published the Korean drawing book, From Trash to Treasure. It introduced the American art education system to Korean art students and their parents. In 2006, Chu was the American Continental Curator of the third Gong-Ju International Art Festival in Korea. Closer to home, he and his wife created art for two Dallas Rapid Transit stations. Chu's been a full-time professor of fine art at Brookhaven since 2002, and donates his artwork to college fundraising projects. Jonathan Mark Lane, an alumnus of Big Bend Community College (Washington), was a teacher and wrestling coach at Frontier Middle School when, in 1996, he found himself facing down a 14-year-old student who had a hunting rifle. The student shot and killed his teacher and two other students, and severely injured another student. Lane risked his life to confront and disarm the student and save the lives of 16 students. He received the Carnegie Hero Award, the Rotary International Paul Harris Award, and several others. He was invited to testify before a committee at the U.S. House of Representatives regarding school shootings, and a made-for-television show called Hero's Welcome, airing in 2006, highlighted his actions. Lane continued to be an educator, serving as a principal before entering public service. He served on the Moses Lake City Council for 11 years and was elected mayor in 2010. He's served as a trustee at Big Bend Community College and established the Lane Family Scholarship fund at the college to support low-income students. He's currently president of the Washington State Association of College Trustees. Emad Rahim's life today is a far cry from where he started out. He was born in a concentration camp in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. His father and brother died there. Rahim's mother strapped him to her back and risked landmines and soldiers to get to a refugee camp in Thailand. They were awarded sponsorship to America, but there were more setbacks. While living in Brooklyn during the height of the crack epidemic, Rahim walked into a drug deal gone wrong. He was shot in the leg. His mother decided to relocate the family to Syracuse. There were other struggles: an abusive stepfather, poverty, dyslexia and discrimination. Rahim got through high school with the help of a mentor. At New York's Onondaga Community College, he began taking on leadership roles. He went on to earn multiple graduate degrees in business and a doctorate in management. Along the way, he became a husband and father. Now, Rahim serves as an endowed chair and professor at Bellevue University. He founded the Project Management Center of Excellence at Bellevue, and Venture Connect at Morrisville State College. He's been a Fulbright Scholar and a TedX speaker. He uses his own story to inspire and motivate students. He works with community organizations to combat racism and foster diversity. He received a congressional award for civic engagement and was recognized by the United Nations as an Empact 100 Honoree. His story was turned into a short documentary and was part of the Syracuse Theater production, Tales from the Salt City. Karen Trovato's inventive nature began early. The daughter of an IBM engineer, she earned an amateur radio license when she was 9 years old and enjoyed helping her father with technical projects and his own inventions. It left a mark on her. Trovato studied math at Dutchess Community College in New York—one of the few women studying in that field. She continued her schooling and eventually earned her Ph.D. in computer science and robotics from the University of Amsterdam. She spent 36 years working at Philips Research North America, developing around 50 inventions. She developed algorithms that led to the self-parking car. In 2005, she was named Inventor of the Year by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Her work resulted in 40 issued patents in the U.S. and over a hundred worldwide. But of her many inventions, it's her work in healthcare that really keeps her going. She invented the Electronic Pill in 2007 after becoming interested in Michael J. Fox's struggle with Parkinson's disease. The remote-controllable pill delivers medication at the most optimal time. This invention spun out of Philips and became the Medimetrics company, offering Intellicap. She's currently working on devices that reach and treat lung cancer without surgery. Trovato also values community service. She's a trained EMT and volunteered weekly for the Peekskill Ambulance Corps for years. And she works with the American Association of University Women to introduce girls to science, math, technology and engineering. As the voice of the nation's community colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), delivers educational and economic opportunity for 12 million diverse students in search of the American Dream. Uniquely dedicated to access and success for all students, AACC's nearly 1,200 member colleges provide an on-ramp to degree attainment, skilled careers and family-supporting wages. Located in Washington, D.C., AACC advocates for these not-for-profit, public-serving institutions to ensure they have the resources and support they need to deliver on the mission of increasing economic mobility for all. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/outstanding-community-college-alumni-to-be-honored-by-national-association-300442154.html
News Article | April 28, 2017
The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University is pleased to announce the launch of an affiliated Institute at Long Island University (LIU) that will help nonprofits increase their fundraising capabilities and positive impact in the Northeast United States. The addition marks the ongoing expansion of a nationwide network of Institutes that are led by the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University to offer curricula for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers based on the vision of philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford. The approaches are presented by recognized nonprofit leaders, members of academia, and renowned philanthropists. Through the arrangement, the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Long Island University has access to educational resources and content developed through the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. The founding Institute, launched in 2014, is based out of the private, nonprofit National University, which is the anchor institution of the National University System. A foundational element of each Institute is the Cause Selling approach, which blends the passion of philanthropy with an emphasis on proven business and sales principles to support the work of frontline nonprofit fundraisers. Other affiliated Institutes have opened at John F. Kennedy University, which is part of the National University System and serves the San Francisco Bay Area; Augustana University; and Bellevue University. “The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Long Island University is a natural extension of the University’s longstanding tradition of service,” said Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly R. Cline. “We are proud to join this nationwide movement and carry out Mr. T. Denny Sanford’s vision by supporting the great work of our region’s nonprofit community.” Dr. Lena Rodriguez, Endowed Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, said: “We are very pleased to celebrate the launch of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Long Island University, which will strengthen the philanthropic culture in the region they serve and build the capacity of nonprofit leaders. The vision of Mr. Sanford is to make the world a better place, and through the work of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy we create stronger communities through more sustainable and impactful nonprofits.” LIU’s own broad and ongoing partnerships with local, regional and national nonprofit organizations have brought services and opportunities to its students and extended community alike, and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Long Island University will strengthen these partnerships by serving as a resource for nonprofit organizations in the Northeast that wish to increase their fundraising capabilities and their impact in the community. The core approaches of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy network are based on Mr. Sanford’s own interactions with hundreds of nonprofits and foundations, and his desire to offer fundraisers access to proven approaches that more effectively convey their causes. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University has overseen the development of a one-of-its kind textbook, Cause Selling: The Sanford Way, which is based on the vision of Mr. Sanford and outlines in detail how the cause selling approach can strengthen fundraising effectiveness through business and sales principles that incorporate communication skills, basic psychology, research, strategy and data analysis. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University has also developed more than 30 educational content modules that focus on Cause Selling and related topics of donor relations, planned giving, and social media/marketing for nonprofits. The modules are available online for affiliated Institutes to develop workshops and seminars in coordination with nonprofit leaders, members of academia and renowned philanthropists who bring their own professional and regional perspective to the content. More than 12,000 nonprofit leaders have benefitted from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University programs, which include seminars and lectures and webinars. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University also meets standards of excellence as outlined by Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International and has been approved by the nonprofit certification organization as a Continuing Education Provider. About the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University is leading a national initiative dedicated to strengthening the impact of nonprofits through fundraising-focused educational programs that are presented by recognized nonprofit leaders, members of academia and renowned philanthropists. Based on the vision of philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University was launched in 2014 to develop curriculum that is now being shared with affiliated Institutes around the country. To learn more about the movement led by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University: http://sanfordeducationprograms.org/instituteofphilanthropy.cfm
News Article | April 19, 2017
South Dakotan and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, one of the country’s most generous philanthropists, is donating $28 million to the private, nonprofit National University System to further its role leading the national adoption of three initiatives: Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. Based on the vision of Mr. Sanford, the three Sanford Education Programs provide innovative, research-based solutions designed to address critical needs in teacher education, PreK-12 instruction and nonprofit fundraising. The donation, which is the largest ever received by the National University System, ensures the continued expansion of all three programs, which give people the tools to develop better relationships. More than 500,000 PreK-12 students from Los Angeles to New York City are being reached through a phased roll-out of two of the initiatives: Sanford Harmony, a PreK-6 social emotional learning program that promotes positive peer interactions and communication among boys and girls; and Sanford Inspire, which supports inspiring PreK-12 teaching through teacher education. The Sanford Harmony program, based on eight years of research at Arizona State University’s T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, has also been adopted in some of the largest school districts in the country. “We are very appreciative to have received this historic gift, which affirms the remarkable impact of these initiatives and allows for us to expand even further the capacity of these programs to transform the lives of our children, schools and communities,” said Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System, a network of nonprofit education institutions including National University that collectively serve higher education and K-12 students. “We are honored to carry out the vision of Denny Sanford, who is the inspiration and driving force behind these programs, and we are dedicated to ensuring their impact will last for generations.” The donation from Mr. Sanford brings total funding to date for the programs to approximately $70 million, which comes through a combination of donations from Mr. Sanford, Dr. Cunningham, anonymous donors and matching funds from National University itself. The National University System is leading the nationwide expansion of the programs through collaborations with more than a dozen other universities and numerous school districts around the country. The funding allows for Sanford Harmony to be available to PreK-12 schools at no cost. “Helping others is what this is all about, and it’s why I’m so pleased to recognize the remarkable impacts these three programs are having nationwide,” said Mr. Sanford. “What started out as a dream is now a reality, and to me the greatest gift of all is being able to see for myself how these programs are strengthening our communities and helping children succeed in school and life.” With adoption in more than three dozen states, the PreK-6 Sanford Harmony social emotional learning program continues to expand significantly. Based on Mr. Sanford’s desire to improve relationships among children into adulthood, Sanford Harmony supports positive peer interactions through lessons and activities that encourage communication, collaboration, and mutual respect among boys and girls. The program is being adopted by public and private schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and Magnet Schools of America. It is also being introduced to three of the five largest school districts in the country: New York City, where in partnership with Long Island University the program is in the process of reaching more than 100,000 students; as well as in Los Angeles and Clark County, Nevada. “I am confident that the Sanford Harmony program will lead to stronger and healthier relationships among children while fostering positive, lifelong relationships and ultimately lowering divorce rates,” said Mr. Sanford. With new resources being developed monthly, the Sanford Inspire program now offers 60 video training modules developed in collaboration with Arizona State University. The PreK-12 initiative is based on Mr. Sanford’s vision to support inspiring teaching, and was developed in conjunction with Teach for America. Sanford Inspire provides access to research-based teaching methodologies, and on-demand, self-guided online modules and offers a tool box to help teachers create inspiring classroom environments. A movement as well as a resource, Sanford Inspire principles and resources are being integrated as part of teacher education programs by a growing number of colleges and universities and impacting to date about 14,000 pre-service and in-service teachers. National University’s Sanford College of Education, which is among the Top Ten largest schools of education in the country, has aligned Sanford Inspire principles with its curriculum and programs. More than a dozen other schools and colleges of education are currently adopting Sanford Inspire, including City University of Seattle, which is also part of the National University System, and Nova Southeastern University in Florida. National University performed the research and development of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, which has directly impacted more than 12,000 frontline nonprofit fundraisers. The University is also supporting the expansion of a national network of affiliated Institutes at universities around the country, including John F. Kennedy University, and City University of Seattle, both affiliates of the National University System; Bellevue University; Augustana University; and Long Island University in New York. The founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University has created foundational curriculum based on the vision of Mr. Sanford to increase the impact of nonprofits through a unique focus on frontline fundraising and donor relations. A common cornerstone among each Institute is the Cause Selling approach, which blends the passion of philanthropy with an emphasis on proven business principles. With the development of more than 30 instructional modules and a one-of-its-kind textbook – Cause Selling: The Sanford Way – the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University meets the standards of excellence as outlined by Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International and has been approved by the nonprofit certification organization as a Continuing Education Provider. About the National University System The National University System is a network of accredited nonprofit education institutions serving higher education and K-12 students that includes National University, John F. Kennedy University, City University of Seattle, WestMed College and the Division of Pre-College Programs. Established in 2001 to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st Century, the network’s complementary universities offer pathways for students to attain professional and terminal degrees through quality and innovative programs delivered in a format that is flexible to the needs of adult learners. The anchor institution, National University, was founded in 1971 and is among the largest private, nonprofit institutions of higher education in California with more than 150,000 alumni. For more information on the National University System: https://www.nusystem.org/ About the Sanford Education Center and Sanford College of Education at National University The Sanford Education Center at National University was established in 2014 through the generous support of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford to provide innovative programs in the nonprofit and PreK-12 sectors. The Center, in coordination with universities around the country, is leading the national expansion of three initiatives: Sanford Harmony, Sanford Inspire and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. The Center’s initiatives are supported by National University, which is home to the Sanford College of Education, and the National University System. Learn more: http://sanfordeducationprograms.org/
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its ranking of Nebraska’s best colleges for 2017. Of the 20 four-year schools included on the list, Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Doane College Crete and Hastings College were the top five schools. Of the 9 two-year schools included in the ranking, Western Nebraska Community College, Mid-Plains Community College, Metropolitan Community College, Northeast Community College and Southeast Community College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “A strong educational foundation can open a lot of doors when it comes to starting a new career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These Nebraska colleges and universities have distinguished themselves by providing excellent service to student through quality degree programs and career resources.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Nebraska” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also analyzed based on additional metrics including program offerings, employment services, academic counseling, opportunities for financial aid, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Nebraska” list, visit: Nebraska’s Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Bellevue University Chadron State College Clarkson College College of Saint Mary Concordia University-Nebraska Creighton University Doane College-Crete Grace University Hastings College Midland University Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Nebraska Wesleyan University Peru State College Union College University of Nebraska at Kearney University of Nebraska at Omaha University of Nebraska Medical Center University of Nebraska-Lincoln Wayne State College York College Nebraska’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Central Community College Little Priest Tribal College Metropolitan Community College Mid-Plains Community College Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Nebraska Indian Community College Northeast Community College Southeast Community College Western Nebraska Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | July 21, 2017
Dallas, TX, July 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Associa Principal Management Group of North Texas (PMG), announced today the recent hiring of Maria Rust as the new business development manager for greater Tarrant County. Ms. Rust has more than eight years of community management experience, which includes positions such as regional manager and general manager for multiple high rise buildings in the DFW area. Ms. Rust joins the PMG team from Somerset Associations Management, an Associa company, also located in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Rust will focus on identifying and developing business referrals for PMG as well as creating sales strategies and effective business plans to generate more revenue, increase brand loyalty, and improve customer satisfaction in target markets. “We are happy to welcome Maria to the Associa PMG team,” stated Stephanie Benham, Associa Principal Management Group vice president. “Maria’s association operations experience will be an asset to our team as well as our clients and residents. Her focus on growing our services and providing the best customer care will help PMG expand into new markets and reach new communities.” Ms. Rust holds a BS in Business Management from Nebraska’s Bellevue University. With more than 180 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. Our 10,000+ team members lead the industry with unrivaled education, expertise and trailblazing innovation. For more than 40 years, Associa has provided solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more, visit www.associaonline.com. Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/associa Subscribe to the Blog: https://hub.associaonline.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/associa Join us on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/associa A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/1e8c4bd3-3344-43d7-9a4a-a359fbd17fab
News Article | July 24, 2017
--Affordability (1/3): an institution's cost per credit hour for out-of-state residents provided by the degree program or institutional website. --Flexibility (1/3): the number of options—including acceptance of prior college credits, self-paced learning initiatives, accelerated courses, and number of specializations—that allow students to complete a program at a pace of their choosing. --Student Support Services (1/3): an institution's rank for providing student support service such as digital library assistance, virtual office hours, and access to career services. Schools ranked in our 2017-2018 Online Master's in Data Science ranking include the following (in alphabetical order): American University Arizona State University Baker College Bay Path College Bellevue University Boston University Brandeis University Clarkson University Colorado Technical University CUNY School of Professional Studies Dakota State University DePaul University Elmhurst College Fairfield University Full Sail University Harrisburg University of Science and Technology Illinois Institute of Technology Indiana University – Bloomington Iowa State University Johns Hopkins University La Salle University Lewis University Maryville University of St. Louis Merrimack College North Carolina University at Greensboro Northeastern University Northwestern University Oklahoma State University Oregon State university Pennsylvania State University Quinnipiac University Regis University Rutgers University Saint Joseph's University Saint Louis University Slippery Rock University South Dakota State University Southern New Hampshire University Syracuse University University of Alabama Huntsville University of California – Berkeley University of California Riverside University of Colorado – Denver University of Maryland – Baltimore County University of Missouri – Columbia University of Oklahoma – Norman Campus University of Phoenix University of Wisconsin System Villanova University West Virginia University The three top ranking online programs surveyed include Dakota State University (1st) followed by Southern New Hampshire University and Regis University. Notable trends in the report show a growth in online data science programs at both traditionally prestigious research universities as well as universities with large online offerings and non-traditional delivery options with greater flexibility. This growth is in line with trade-specific higher education online growth as a whole. For data science in particular, favorable press on career prospects as well as massive demand could have played a large role in the rapid proliferation of online data science degree programs. Online Course Report (http://www.onlinecoursereport.com) is a leading authority in online education rankings and resources. The site publishes rankings, reviews, entertaining and informational material on traditional, corporate, and open online education opportunities.
News Article | July 27, 2017
EDR, the nation’s leading provider of property risk information and due diligence tools, today announced that Kristen Gibson has joined the company as vice president of client services, and Jonathan Dall has joined as senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Kristen and Jonathan bring vital expertise and talent to our leadership team,” said Chris Aronson, CEO of EDR. “I’m delighted to welcome these exceptional professionals to the EDR family.” Gibson, as the leader of the client services group, is responsible for the customer experience and for ensuring that all functions of the company are aligned to deliver superior products and services to EDR’s clients. Prior to joining the team, Gibson was most recently the head of human resources for LogicSource, a leading consulting, technology and managed services firm. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MBA from Bellevue University. “Our people are some of the most talented, passionate and dedicated professionals in the industry, and they deliver exceptional service to clients,” said Gibson. “They’re the reason EDR is a market leader in property due diligence. I am thrilled to join the EDR team and look forward to working together to further elevate the value we deliver to clients.” Dall, who will lead marketing and sales, joins the team with more than 20 years of consultative sales experience, as well as extensive technology and managed services expertise across multiple industries. Prior to joining EDR, he was with Accenture, where he led sales for the company’s energy, chemicals and natural resources sectors. Dall earned his B.A. in modern languages and international business studies from London South Bank University. Dall said, “I am excited to be part of EDR’s future. I see enormous potential to create new sources of value for our clients through a combination of our deep client relationships, innovative technology applications and workflow solutions, as well as our extensive expertise and insights in commercial property due diligence.” About EDR EDR is a leading provider of information, technology and workflow solutions to the real estate lending and property due diligence industries including environmental consulting firms, financial institutions, appraisers, and corporations. EDR provides web-based tools that help its clients increase operational efficiencies and better analyze and manage property related risk. EDR’s database contains over 3.1 billion historic property records, including the most comprehensive repository of environmental and land use information in the United States. EDR also conducts market research and shares strategic intelligence through a variety of online channels and in-person events. Founded in 1990, EDR is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut and is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust, plc (DMGT). http://www.edrnet.com
News Article | July 27, 2017
CyberSecurityDegrees.com, an online cyber security education and resources site, has recently unveiled their annual rankings of online associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral cyber security and information assurance degree programs. New Orleans, LA, July 27, 2017 --( While undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked according to slightly differing methodologies, all methodologies are crafted with the intent to show three major facets of online cyber security degree programs: academic quality, affordability and return on investment, and student satisfaction. These metrics have been honed by our team's collective experience of more than a decade of online education coverage experience. Particularly for non-traditional, adult, or students who are working full-time, highlighting of value and support services in a degree are key. A sample methodology from our ranking of the best online associates in cyber security is as follows: --Academic Quality (33.33%): --Is the program an NSA / Department of Homeland Security designated program? (50%) --The student faculty ratio of the program being surveyed (50%) --Affordability and Return on Investment (33.33%): --The in-state tuition rank (weighted for the percentage of the nation in this particular state) (33.33%) --The out-of-state tuition rank (weighted for the percentage of the nation who aren’t in the state of the school)(33.33%) --The percentage of students receiving financial aid (33.33%) --Student Satisfaction (33.33%): --The percentage of students who graduate within 6 years of matriculation (50%) --The first year student retention rate (50%) To find all of their rankings in online cyber security and information assurance-related fields, please visit https://cybersecuritydegrees.com/rankings/ Online cyber security degree programs ranked in CyberSecurityDegrees.com 2017 rankings include (in alphabetical order): --Best Online Associates in Cyber Security Bismarck State College California Institute of Arts & Technology Cuyamaca College Dakota State University Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical National College Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee Southeast Community College University of Maine at Fort Kent Western Nebraska Community College --Best Online Bachelors in Cyber Security American Public University System Baker College Bellevue University Capella University Charter Oak State College Colorado Technical University Dakota State University Franklin University Indian River State College Kennesaw State University Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee Rasmussen College Regent University Salem International University University of Illinois at Springfield University of Maine at Augusta University of Maine at Fort Kent University of Maryland-University College Western Governor’s University Wilmington University --Best Online Masters in Cyber Security Capitol Technology University Champlain College Colorado Technical University Dakota State University Davenport University Drexel University Fort Hays State University Jacksonville State University Kentucky State University Lewis University National University Norwich University Nova Southeastern University Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio Regis University Southern Arkansas University Main Campus University of Detroit Mercy University of Idaho University of the Cumberlands Utica College --Best Online Doctoral Programs in Cyber Security Capella University Capitol Technology University Colorado Technical University Dakota State University North Central University University of Fairfax Schools ranking at more than one degree level include Dakota State University (ranking in four rankings) and Colorado Technical University (three rankings). Schools that placed in two separate ranking categories include Capella University, Capitol Technology University, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee, and University of Maine at Fort Kent. New Orleans, LA, July 27, 2017 --( PR.com )-- CyberSecurityDegrees.com, a cyber security resource and academic ranking site, has recently released their annual rankings of online cyber security and information assurance-related degree programs. Programs are ranked according to their degree level in rankings specifically for associates in cyber security, bachelors in cyber security, masters in cyber security, or doctoral programs in cyber security.While undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked according to slightly differing methodologies, all methodologies are crafted with the intent to show three major facets of online cyber security degree programs: academic quality, affordability and return on investment, and student satisfaction.These metrics have been honed by our team's collective experience of more than a decade of online education coverage experience. Particularly for non-traditional, adult, or students who are working full-time, highlighting of value and support services in a degree are key.A sample methodology from our ranking of the best online associates in cyber security is as follows:--Academic Quality (33.33%):--Is the program an NSA / Department of Homeland Security designated program? (50%)--The student faculty ratio of the program being surveyed (50%)--Affordability and Return on Investment (33.33%):--The in-state tuition rank (weighted for the percentage of the nation in this particular state) (33.33%)--The out-of-state tuition rank (weighted for the percentage of the nation who aren’t in the state of the school)(33.33%)--The percentage of students receiving financial aid (33.33%)--Student Satisfaction (33.33%):--The percentage of students who graduate within 6 years of matriculation (50%)--The first year student retention rate (50%)To find all of their rankings in online cyber security and information assurance-related fields, please visit https://cybersecuritydegrees.com/rankings/Online cyber security degree programs ranked in CyberSecurityDegrees.com 2017 rankings include (in alphabetical order):--Best Online Associates in Cyber SecurityBismarck State CollegeCalifornia Institute of Arts & TechnologyCuyamaca CollegeDakota State UniversityMinnesota State College-Southeast TechnicalNational CollegeOklahoma State University Institute of Technology-OkmulgeeSoutheast Community CollegeUniversity of Maine at Fort KentWestern Nebraska Community College--Best Online Bachelors in Cyber SecurityAmerican Public University SystemBaker CollegeBellevue UniversityCapella UniversityCharter Oak State CollegeColorado Technical UniversityDakota State UniversityFranklin UniversityIndian River State CollegeKennesaw State UniversityOklahoma State University Institute of Technology-OkmulgeeRasmussen CollegeRegent UniversitySalem International UniversityUniversity of Illinois at SpringfieldUniversity of Maine at AugustaUniversity of Maine at Fort KentUniversity of Maryland-University CollegeWestern Governor’s UniversityWilmington University--Best Online Masters in Cyber SecurityCapitol Technology UniversityChamplain CollegeColorado Technical UniversityDakota State UniversityDavenport UniversityDrexel UniversityFort Hays State UniversityJacksonville State UniversityKentucky State UniversityLewis UniversityNational UniversityNorwich UniversityNova Southeastern UniversityOur Lady of the Lake University-San AntonioRegis UniversitySouthern Arkansas University Main CampusUniversity of Detroit MercyUniversity of IdahoUniversity of the CumberlandsUtica College--Best Online Doctoral Programs in Cyber SecurityCapella UniversityCapitol Technology UniversityColorado Technical UniversityDakota State UniversityNorth Central UniversityUniversity of FairfaxSchools ranking at more than one degree level include Dakota State University (ranking in four rankings) and Colorado Technical University (three rankings). Schools that placed in two separate ranking categories include Capella University, Capitol Technology University, Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee, and University of Maine at Fort Kent. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Cyber Security Degrees
News Article | June 26, 2017
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marco’s Pizza is investing in its most valuable asset: its team members. Starting this summer, team members are eligible for up to $5,250 in Tuition Assistance per year when they earn their degrees from Bellevue University, a world leader in making it possible for motivated working adults to earn a college degree. All full-time and part-time employees qualify after working at Marco’s Pizza for 30 days. Immediate family members of employees are eligible for up to $2,625, too. To qualify, employees must maintain full-time student status throughout their degree program. This tuition reimbursement is good every year, adding up to $21,000 over the course of a four-year bachelor’s degree. “Our most valuable asset is our team members,” said Marco’s President Bryon Stephens. “Marco’s continues with aggressive growth plans and to succeed we know that we need smart, engaged team members taking care of our guests in every Marco’s community. This partnership with Bellevue University enables us to give back to those who helped build Marco’s Pizza become one of the most successful delivery franchises in the United States. And with their excellent track record for providing focused, career-relevant education, Bellevue University will no doubt help our team members attain their goals and succeed throughout their careers.” Team members can choose from more than 50 bachelor’s degrees and 30 master’s degrees, all offered online. In addition to tuition assistance, team members can take advantage of a generous credit transfer policy that honors associate’s degrees in full. Students also benefit from a variety of support services, including academic advising, online tutoring, a writing center, and ongoing professional development webinars. “We’re honored to extend these services to Marco’s Pizza team members,” said Dr. Mary Hawkins, president of Bellevue University. “Marco’s Pizza understands the value of education, and their success over the years is a direct result of their commitment to their people. I’m excited about the possibilities of this unique partnership and look forward to welcoming Marco’s team members from around the world to the innovative online course offerings we have here at Bellevue University.” Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Marco’s Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza company in the United States (based on the number of stores signed into development since 2007). Marco’s was founded in 1978 by Italian born, Pasquale (“Pat”) Giammarco and thrives by making Italian Pizza with fresh ingredients. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 800 stores in over 30 states, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and India. Most recently, Marco’s Pizza was voted the Number One Pizza Company by consumers (2017 Market Force Consumer Study), No. 2 on Forbes’ Top 10 Franchises to Invest In in the medium investment rage and the No. 2 fastest growing U.S. chain on the Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100 report. To inquire about franchise opportunities with Marco’s Pizza visit marcosfranchising.com. Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit, regionally accredited university with more than 50,000 graduates nationwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and open access institutions, the University serves students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska and everywhere online. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission through the U.S. Department of Education. To learn more go to MarcosPizza.Corporatelearning.com.
News Article | June 8, 2017
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is pleased to announce it is joining the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy network by opening its own affiliated Institute dedicated to helping nonprofits significantly increase their fundraising capabilities and positive impact in Arizona. Based on the vision of philanthropist and entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at MCCCD is part of a growing nationwide group of Institutes that are offering established, proven curricula that is presented by recognized non-profit leaders, members of academia, and renowned philanthropists. The Institute will be overseen by Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) which is part of the District and operated by Rio Salado College. “The positive impact of non-profits in our communities is far reaching and they rely heavily on outside funding in order to achieve their goals,” said Chris Bustamante, president of Rio Salado College. “We are excited to be affiliated with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy to provide a valuable educational resource for non-profits in Arizona and the surrounding region.” The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy nationwide movement is coordinated through the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, a private nonprofit university based out of California that developed the core curriculum and educational materials for all affiliated Institutes based on Mr. Sanford’s approach to philanthropy as a successful entrepreneur and businessman. The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges will strengthen and serve as a resource for nonprofit organizations in Arizona to help increase their fundraising capabilities and strengthen their community impact. Mr. Sanford, considered to be one of the country’s most generous donors, believes in making the world a better place by helping nonprofits and cause organizations maximize their fundraising potential. The core approaches of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy network are based on Mr. Sanford’s own interactions with hundreds of fundraisers and nonprofit leaders, and his recognition that fundraising effectiveness can be strengthened through approaches that emphasize proven business and sales principles. As a result, each affiliated Institute, including the one at Maricopa Community Colleges, offers programming based on Cause Selling, which incorporates communication skills and basic psychology, as well as research, strategy and data analysis. This approach is detailed in a one-of-its kind textbook, Cause Selling: The Sanford Way, developed through the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University and based on Mr. Sanford’s vision. Affiliated Institutes also have access to more than 30 online educational modules developed through the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University that focus on Cause Selling and related topics of marketing, fundraising management and donor relationship building. The material is presented in coordination with nonprofit leaders, members of academia and renowned philanthropists who bring their own professional and regional perspective to the content. “We are very pleased to celebrate the launch of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at the Maricopa Community Colleges, which will strengthen the philanthropic culture in the region they serve and build the capacity of nonprofit leaders,” said Dr. Lena Rodriguez, Endowed Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. “The vision of Mr. Sanford is to make the world a better place, and through the Institutes’ work we create stronger communities through more sustainable and impactful nonprofits.” To date, more than 12,000 nonprofit leaders have benefitted from programing offered through the founding Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, which leads the creation of an expanding network of affiliated Institutes in partnership with institutions such as Maricopa County Community College District. Other affiliated Institutes have opened at Long Island University in New York; City University of Seattle in Washington; John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay Area; Augustana University in South Dakota; and Bellevue University in Nebraska. To celebrate the launch of the affiliated Institute at Maricopa Community Colleges, the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy will be hosting a free panel discussion on Wednesday, June 28 from 8:00am – 11:00am. Panelists for this event, “Friends in Fundraising: Building and Maintaining Donor Relationships,” include: Katie Campana, Vice President of Arizona Community Affairs Office for Wells Fargo, Elizabeth Reich, President/CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona, Mark Young, President/CEO of Mesa United Way, Torrie Taj, CEO of Child Crisis Arizona, as well as a representative from the Be A Leader Foundation. The discussion will be moderated by Linda Pastori, Associate General Manager of Development for KJZZ/KBACH. Members of the nonprofit and fundraising communities can register for this event here: http://bit.ly/2qhiehD About Maricopa Corporate College As part of the Maricopa Community Colleges, Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) delivers high-impact training and development solutions for the business community, government, and non-profits. Partner with MCOR for training workshops, corporate/industry boot camps, and organization-wide employee development, or to streamline tuition reimbursement programs and access to clock-hour and credit-bearing employee learning options provided by the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. As the home of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at Maricopa Community Colleges, MCOR provides more than 30 seminars, workshops and webinars annually for the nonprofit community. Learn more at: maricopacorporate.com.