Olivet Nazarene University is a Christian liberal arts university located in the village of Bourbonnais, Illinois, United States. Named for Olivet, Illinois, ONU was originally established as a grammar school in east-central Illinois in 1907. It is affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene and is the annual site of the Church's "Regional Celebrate Life" youth gathering for the Central USA Region. It is one of the largest members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 5, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee 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 | April 29, 2017
John R. Wood Island Real Estate is proud to announce the following Realtors have joined our team of professional agents. --Originally from Chicago, Seonagh graduated from Columbia. Majored in business and psychology. Went on to a successful career in real estate which included, selling new construction, pre-owned homes, condo conversions and commercial real estate. While in commercial real estate, Seonagh sold multiple commercial properties and then as an added bonus for her clients she drew the design build outs to scale."My business is built on trust, motivation, action and follow through. With 20 years in the real estate industry, listening, caring and treating each buyer and seller like family is always a win. To be successful in real estate in Florida, there must be knowledge of the boating arena in SW Florida. Gulf access and water front properties are unique and each property offers different adventures.Living in Florida provides year round outside activities and boating excursions which my husband and I enjoy with our Yorkies!" says SeonaghContact Seonagh at:email@example.comHaving known both scarcity and abundance, Craig is designated to do better. Where sports and a strong family taught him how to perform, his premature born son taught Craig the fragility and importance of life. With his priorities in the right place and a strong, caring personality, Craig loves what he does and takes his job very serious. Having worked on 2 full rehabs of local homes, he firmly believes there is no repair that cannot be made on a home, as difficult as it may appear.With multiple real estate awards to his name, Craig has proven he is more than just another real estate professional. There was a time in Craig's life where he was fixing roofs, windows, and installing siding. Now he is helping people sell, or buy their homes. Craig takes pride in his ability to help others, yet does so with a playful spirit and dedicated willingness to perform for you. Craig has known times that required him and his young family to get by on meager means. Today, he communicates with people from all walks of life and believes nothing is impossible.With nearly 5 decades of life experience and over a decade in the real estate industry, Craig finds his fulfillment in providing for his clients.Craig Cunha239firstname.lastname@example.orgDana has over twenty years of experience in sales and customer service. A true southern belle, Dana grew up in South Georgia and fell into the family insurance business. One of her strengths is her great ability to connect with people. Dana has always had a passion for helping others and has been an active member of any community she's lived in. Her proudest accomplishments include being an active charter board member for Easter Seals of Southern Georgia and served as a board member for a therapeutic horseback riding program. Serving as treasurer for the Conference Center and Tourism Authority of Lowndes County. Dana had the honor of being appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Space Management Task Force for the Commission for A New Georgia in Atlanta in 2004. She and others from around the state, mostly commercial Realtors, created one central repository for all owned and leased properties for the state which had never been accomplished before. In 2006 Dana moved to Canouan Island, West Indies. What an amazing, eye opening experience for a farm girl! Undeniably one of the best decisions she ever made. It was there Dana married and started raising a family. Several years later her family would call Key West home. After a couple of wonderful years living in yet another tropical paradise they decided that Sanibel would be the best fit for raising their family. Dana has been part of the Sanibel community for over 5 years and loves everything it has to offer. The people are some of the kindest in the world. She volunteers at the Sanibel Community Church and for the local Girl Scout troop as the cookie mom. She holds a property and casualty insurance license for the state of Georgia as well as a health and life insurance license for the state of Georgia. Dana studied at University of Florida but obtained her degree from Valdosta State University.Contact Dana at:email@example.com, RealtorGrowing up in Beaverton, Michigan, Matthew learned to love the outdoors and was always active. In 1992, he began attending Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in Graphic Design and Marketing. Over the next 20 years, he would design campaigns and produce marketing material for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, universities, non-profits and everything in between.When he and his wife moved to southwest Florida he knew we would love it. His two teenage boys were excited to be here full-time as well, and it's a great place to call home. Some of the best beaches in the country; dozens of festivals; car, boat and RV shows; unlimited shopping opportunities;and fantastic dining are just a few of the things they enjoy on a regular basis."I love new marketing challenges and truly enjoy working with different kinds of people to come up with solutions for their individual needs. I've been doing that for more than 20 years as a designer and marketing professional, and I look forward to bringing that experience and expertise to my real estate career. From the excitement of helping friends make the move to their fantastic new home or lending support to a couple who might be downsizing for their retirement years, it's all about my clients and our journey together." says MatthewContact Matthew firstname.lastname@example.org
News Article | February 25, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best colleges and universities with online programs in the state of Illinois. Of the four-year schools that were ranked, 35 made the list with Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Loyola University Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and DePaul University positioned as the top five. Illinois’ top 19 two-year schools were also included on the list, with Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Kaskaskia College, Harper College and Waubonsee Community College coming in as the top five. “As online programs become more readily available at Illinois schools, the options for students who want to earn a degree on their own schedule become more difficult to choose from,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list have proven themselves to be the most high-quality options for an online education in Illinois.” To earn a spot on the Best Online Schools list, Illinois colleges and universities must be institutionally accredited, public or private not-for-profit entities. Each college is also scored based on more than a dozen unique data points that include graduation rates, total online program offerings and financial aid availability. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: The Best Online Four-Year Schools in Illinois for 2017 include the following: Aurora University Benedictine University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Judson University Lewis University Lincoln Christian University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Moody Bible Institute National Louis University North Park University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Quincy University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Illinois’ Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Frontier Community College Harper College Illinois Central College John A. Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kaskaskia College Lincoln Trail College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Olney Central College Richland Community College Shawnee Community College Southeastern Illinois College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | November 19, 2016
Leading higher education information and resource site AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its list of the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs in the nation for 2016-2017. Using a variety of cost and educational outcome data to compare accredited programs side by side, the list rates the University of Saint Mary, University of Wyoming, The Sage Colleges, University of Indianapolis and Samford University as the top-scoring schools for accelerated nursing students. "As the demand for qualified nurses grows, more colleges are implementing fast-track education options for nursing students,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. "These programs are rigorous, but the schools on our list stand out for providing the best quality education and support to help students comprehend quickly and ultimately start their careers in nursing sooner.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org required schools to meet several basic requirements to be considered for the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Degrees & Programs list. Each college must be accredited by the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and be a public or private not-for-profit institution to be included. They must also offer students job placement and academic counseling services to qualify. Individual school scores are then determined by weighing a variety of qualitative and quantitative data points, such as nursing certification pass rates, tuition costs and more. The Top 50 list of schools, as well as specific details on data and methodology used to determine ranking and scoring can be found at the link below: An alphabetical list of schools on the Best Online Accelerated Nursing Programs list for 2016-2017: Adelphi University Albany State University Ball State University Barry University Baylor University Clemson University Creighton University DeSales University Drexel University Duquesne University East Carolina University Georgia Southwestern State University Indiana Wesleyan University Jacksonville University Lewis University Loyola University Chicago Lynchburg College New Mexico State University - Main Campus New York University Northern Arizona University Ohio University - Main Campus Olivet Nazarene University Quinnipiac University Robert Morris University Rutgers University - Newark Saint Xavier University Samford University Seton Hall University Shenandoah University Simmons College Southern Nazarene University Texas Christian University The College of Saint Scholastica The Sage Colleges University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Arizona University of Delaware University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Indianapolis University of Memphis University of Miami University of North Florida University of Northern Colorado University of Saint Joseph University of Saint Mary University of Wyoming Utica College Valparaiso University West Virginia University Wilkes University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | December 1, 2016
Leading higher education information and resource provider AffordableCollegesOnline.org has released its ranking of the Best Online Registered Nursing (RN) Programs in the U.S. for 2016-2017. Analyzing more than a dozen unique data points on colleges and universities who offer online RN programs, the site honored 65 schools for providing the best overall value and quality for students. East Carolina University, Allen College, Seton Hall University, University of Alabama in Huntsville and West Virginia University were among the highest scoring four-year schools, while New Mexico Junior College, Amarillo College, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, Hopkinsville Community College and Kansas City Kansas Community College were among the highest scoring two-year schools. "There is a growing demand for health care workers, and quality registered nursing programs are growing more and more competitive,” said Dan Schuessler, CEO and Founder of AffordableCollegesOnline.org. “Our list of schools gives registered nursing students a better idea of which programs offer the best combination of cost, quality curriculum and online learning flexibility.” AffordableCollegesOnline.org requires schools to meet several minimum requirements to be eligible for placement on their rankings. Colleges must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions and must offer in-state tuition rates below $5,000 annually at two-year schools or below $25,000 annually at four-year schools. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on a comparison of more than a dozen qualitative and quantitative statistics, including financial aid offerings and graduation rates by school. More details on data and methodology used to rank each online criminal justice program and a complete list of schools and scores is available at: Two-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017: Amarillo College Ashland Community and Technical College Bluegrass Community and Technical College Columbus State Community College Community College of Philadelphia Henderson Community College Hopkinsville Community College Jefferson Community and Technical College Kansas City Kansas Community College Madisonville Community College Minnesota West Community and Technical College New Mexico Junior College San Antonio College Somerset Community College Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College West Kentucky Community and Technical College Four-year schools with the Best Online Registered Nurse Programs for 2016-2017: Allen College Aurora University Ball State University Barry University Clayton State University Columbus State University Concordia University - Wisconsin Drexel University East Carolina University East Tennessee State University Fitchburg State University Gannon University Gardner-Webb University Georgia College and State University Graceland University - Lamoni Indiana State University La Salle University Loyola University Chicago Minot State University Missouri State University-Springfield New Mexico State University - Main Campus North Carolina Central University Northern Arizona University Olivet Nazarene University Sacred Heart University Seton Hall University South Dakota State University The College of Saint Scholastica University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Arkansas University of Central Florida University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Colorado, Colorado Springs University of Delaware University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Massachusetts - Amherst University of Massachusetts - Boston University of Massachusetts - Lowell University of Memphis University of North Alabama University of North Dakota University of North Florida University of Northern Colorado University of Southern Indiana University of the Incarnate Word University of Toledo Villanova University Wayland Baptist University West Virginia University Western Kentucky University AffordableCollegesOnline.org began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success. We have been featured by nearly 1,100 postsecondary institutions and nearly 120 government organizations.
News Article | December 13, 2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Priority Health, one of Michigan’s largest health plans, announced today that James D. Forshee, M.D. has been named the new senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Forshee will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Forshee,” said Joan Budden, president and chief executive officer of Priority Health. “He is a respected and revered industry veteran, who brings over 25 years of health care experience—both as a physician and executive. He will play a pivotal role in executing our long-term growth strategy and implement innovative tactics to improve patient care.” For the past 11 years, Forshee served as the vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Molina Healthcare of Michigan. Forshee provided clinical leadership for all medical policies, clinical strategies, and medical management health care initiatives including pharmacy, quality improvement and key support for provider networks partnerships. Prior to this, he held executive level positions with United Healthcare, SelectCare, Centene, and Blue Care Network of Michigan. He recently in 2016 was also awarded the Ellis J. Bonner Outstanding Achievement Award by the Michigan Association of Health Plans for his exemplary service, leadership and contributions to the managed care industry and community. Forshee is a member of the State of Michigan Drug Utilization Review, American College of Physician Executives, American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society and American Academy of Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital in family practice and is board certified in Family Medicine. Forshee also earned a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Michigan, Physician Assistant degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, and his bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University. Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only four health plan nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model. Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 health care providers nationwide.