California Baptist University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in Riverside, California, United States. Originally founded in 1950 as California Baptist College, it is controlled by the California Southern Baptist Convention, an organization affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. CBU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 17, 2017
Gary Carmichael is the recipient of the 2017 Small Business Leadership Award presented by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership. The annual awards luncheon was held May 3 at Southern Oak House and Gardens. Carmichael received his undergraduate degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1977 and his MBA in 1989. He is a Certified Public Accountant who transitioned into the manufacturing industry and eventually his own company. Prior to joining the PrideStaff team, Carmichael managed all facets of business operations for 25 years with the last 15 years in senior management positions related to plant management. Carmichael opened his first PrideStaff office in July 2006 in Hattiesburg and a second location in Gulfport in October 2009. He is a Certified Staffing Professional by the American Staffing Association and has received several PrideStaff Presidents Circle Awards for achieving goals. He was the chair of the Area Development Partnership Ambassadors from 2009 to 2011. He served for four years on the ADP executive board and was chair of the ADP in 2015. He is a past president and board member of the Hattiesburg Country Club and currently serves as treasurer. He served as vice president of membership from 2008-2009 for the local Society for Human Resource chapter and was secretary of the chapter from 2009 to 2011. From 2008-2009 he was director of professional development for Sales and Marketing Executives International. Carmichael has served on the board of the USM Alumni Association and is currently serving as vice chair of the USM Foundation. He is on the board of directors of the Mississippi ASA council and serves as vice chair. Carmichael and his wife Wendy have one son, Chad. WCU and the ADP established the Small Business Leadership Award in 1990 to recognize the important contributions small businesses make to the economic, social, and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family. The award is given in memory of Dr. Joe Roberts, former professor of communication at WCU. Dr. Roberts was also a successful businessman and one of the founders of Aycock-Roberts Furniture. The award recipients are jointly chosen by WCU and the ADP. The individual or family must own or manage a business that meets the criteria established by the two organizations and must participate at the highest level of community service. The winner must also reflect Judeo-Christian values. Guest speaker at the luncheon was Dr. Jeff Barnes, a 1985 graduate of Carey, who is dean of student success at California Baptist University. He is author of “The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth.” Scholarship Presentations During the luncheon, scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students. John Lindsey of Hattiesburg received the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship. Clayton Rush of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Brooke Morales of Waynesboro received the School of Business Scholarships. The WCU School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with majors in business administration and cross cultural business management as well as a Master of Business Administration degree. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered on the Hattiesburg and the Tradition campuses. In December 2016, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education granted William Carey University first-time accreditation of the business and management programs offered through the School of Business. About William Carey University: With campuses in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, William Carey University provides quality educational programs within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society. For more information, visit http://www.wmcarey.edu. About PrideStaff PrideStaff was founded in the 1970s as 100 percent company-owned units and began staffing franchising in 1995. They operate over 74 offices in North America to serve over 5,000 clients. With over 40 years in the staffing business, headquartered in Fresno, CA, PrideStaff offers the resources and expertise of a national firm with the spirit, dedication and personal service of smaller, entrepreneurial firms. PrideStaff is the only nationwide, commercial staffing firm in the U.S. and Canada with over $100 million in annual revenue to earn Inavero’s prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award four years in a row highlighting exceptional client and talent service quality. For more information on our services or for staffing franchise information, visit http://www.pridestaff.com.
News Article | May 17, 2017
California Baptist University Online and Professional Studies (CBU Online) announces that enrollment for its Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Logistics and Operations program is now open for the Fall 2017 semester. Designed for students interested in managing the logistical aspects of products’ life cycles, the areas of study in this major include: identifying and solving real-world issues in areas of business, logistics and other fields, materials allocation, supplies and products, and strategies intended to minimize cost and/or time in the transport of goods. Focus will also be given to the collection and organization of data to improve processes and predict outcomes. As with all programs offered by CBU Online, this degree is an ethics-based program that incorporates Christian principles – with emphases on problem solving, communications, self-reflection, critical thinking, leadership, and research-oriented professional behavior. Besides providing a basis for further study leading to an MBA, the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration – Logistics and Operations is intended to qualify individuals for entry- to mid-level leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. The 48-unit program major is structured to be completed in as little as 16 months. CBU Online and Professional Studies sets out to offer quality courses that cater to the working professional. The college offers over 40 graduate programs and three doctoral programs, encompassing 150 areas of focus, with the mission of preparing students to thrive with purpose in alignment with Christian values. New courses begin every eight weeks. Financial aid is available for CBU Online degree programs. Those interested may contact the CBU financial aid office. Information about federal financial aid is available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov The Division of Online and Professional Studies is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. CBU Online is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, and is affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention. CBU Online also recently earned the No. 8 spot in 2017 for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.
News Article | May 2, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has evaluated the best colleges and universities in California for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools who made the list, Stanford University, University of Southern California, California Institute of Technology, University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley came in as the top five. Of the 50 two-year schools ranked, Santa Rosa Junior College, Pasadena City College, Ohlone College, College of San Mateo and Mission College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “California offers students some of the highest-quality academic opportunities in the country, and the schools on our list are the best of the best,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Not only do these colleges and universities offer outstanding degree programs, they also provide their students with career resources and counseling services that equip them for post-college success.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in California” list, institutions must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit schools. Each college is ranked on additional statistics including the number of degree programs offered, the availability of career and academic resources, the opportunity for financial aid, graduation rates and annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in California” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Art Center College of Design Azusa Pacific University California Baptist University California Institute of Technology California Lutheran University California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo California State University-Long Beach Chapman University Claremont McKenna College Concordia University-Irvine Dominican University of California Fresno Pacific University Harvey Mudd College Holy Names University Loma Linda University Loyola Marymount University Mills College Mount Saint Mary's University National University Notre Dame de Namur University Occidental College Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Pitzer College Point Loma Nazarene University Pomona College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Scripps College Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Davis University of California-Irvine University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Riverside University of California-San Diego University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Cruz University of La Verne University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California University of the Pacific Westmont College Whittier College Woodbury University The Best Two-Year Colleges in California for 2017 include: Allan Hancock College American River College Bakersfield College Butte College Cabrillo College Canada College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Siskiyous Contra Costa College Copper Mountain College Crafton Hills College Cuesta College Cypress College De Anza College Diablo Valley College Feather River College Foothill College Fresno City College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Long Beach City College MiraCosta College Mission College Modesto Junior College Monterey Peninsula College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Palomar College Pasadena City College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego Mesa College Santa Ana College Santa Barbara City College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Skyline College Solano Community College Southwestern College West Valley College Yuba 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.