Yearly Archives: 2006

Grantham University to Hire 100 New Employees in 2007

December 21, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, plans to hire approximately 100 new employees at their Kansas City campus in 2007. Starting in January 2007, the university will be recruiting in the areas of admissions, student progress, accounts payable, accounts receivable, finance, computer programming, data analysis, …continued
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Colleges expand degrees in security

November 6, 2006 – Don Panarello leads a busy life. He works full time as a correctional officer, is a member of the Rhode Island Air National Guard and has three kids who are active in sports. But every night, he carves out time to study. “I tell my wife …continued
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Grantham University Selected as Educational Partner of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA)

November 3, 2006 – Partnership Allows FBI National Academy Graduates to Continue Their Education by Obtaining Advanced Degrees Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, was selected by FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) as an educational partner, allowing graduates of the academy to continue their education by obtaining advanced degrees. …continued
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Grantham University Hires New Academic Dean, Offers Military Students Extra Course at No Additional Cost

October 16, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, has hired Greg Garcia, Ed.D, as the new Academic Dean. Garcia has more than 40 years of experience in education services in the military and training programs. “Grantham University has great energy, spirit and capability,” said Greg Garcia, Ed.D, …continued
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83-Year Old Student Enrolls at Grantham University

September 25, 2006 – Student Proves its Never Too Late to Learn Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, has enrolled its oldest student to date, John “Jack” Childs, an 83-year-old former graduate of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). “I feel great about taking a course where I expect to …continued
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What the hurricanes wrought

September 5, 2006 – From Slidell to Kansas City When Hurricane Ivan hit Florida on September 16, 2004, it was a wake up call for Thomas M. Macon. “Holy cow, the devastation that a hurricane wreaks is incredible!” exclaims the Midwesterner who had a home in Pensacola, Florida at the …continued
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Grantham University Selected as E-Training Partner by the Federal Government;

September 5, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, was selected by the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) GoLearn.gov initiative as one of five schools to participate in an online degree consortium. The e-training initiative facilitates professional development and career advancement for all federal and military employees, as …continued
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Kansas City, thanks for open arms and big hearts AS I SEE IT

August 24, 2006 – A team of pros exist in Kansas City. I call them the Kansas City Angels. They go by names like Kay, Connie, Mike, Ellen, DeeDee, Jeff, Elbo and Marcie, Tim and Cheryl, Laura and Ken, Kyle and David. They are mayors and mothers, doctors and brothers, …continued
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Cybercampuses offer learning without walls

August 9, 2006 – Grantham University, a virtual college, has found a home in KC. A tour of Kansas City’s newest university begins and ends in a carpeted hallway above a Gap store. Away from the cubicles lies a room with two desks, a ladder and four racks of blinking …continued
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Grantham University Signs Agreement with BIG Region XI

August 8, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Blacks In Government’s (BIG) Region XI. The agreement was signed by Mr. Thomas M. Macon, chairman of Grantham University, and Dr. Larry Phillips, president of BIG Region XI, during …continued
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Grantham University Signs Articulation Agreements with Four Liberal Arts Colleges

July 31, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, has signed articulation agreements with the following liberal arts colleges: Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Crowley’s Ridge College in Paragould, Ark.; Lake Region State College in Devil’s Lake, N.D.; and Northcentral University in Prescott, Ariz. The articulation agreements …continued
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Grantham University moves from N.O. to K.C.

July 25, 2006 – Ending a 55-year run in Louisiana, Grantham University has relocated from New Orleans to Kansas City, Mo., as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Grantham, now an online university with more than 11,000 students, recently received recognition in Harvard Review’s June issue on “The Future of Urbanization.” …continued
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The Military Market

July 7, 2006 – As more colleges pursue service members as students, concerns grow about overly aggressive tactics For more than 35 years, Central Michigan University has been providing college-degree programs to military personnel. Today, the institution counts on them for some 4,000 enrollments a year at 23 bases across …continued
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Be All You Can Be

July 7, 2006 – Colleges that market to military students discover they present new challenges Registering for classes is often a hassle. But try doing it Maryland University College, the continuing-education while fighting a war.Bridget I. Ruiz did. Working at a branch of the state university, were among the early …continued
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School notes

June 28, 2006 – William Jewell College Scarlett Savage of Platte City will be among the students this fall who will be initiated into the Mortar Board, a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.Dean’s List Stephanie Couch of Platte City, Mo., …continued
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The Future of Urbanization

June 19, 2006 – How Teletechnology is Shaping a New Urban Order Periodically in intellectual history, new movements of ideas arise when familiar institutions are viewed in unfamiliar ways: Keynes and his General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money; Adam Smith’s reinterpretation of markets and labor; Marx’s reappraisal of class …continued
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Grantham University Signs Articulation Agreement with Central Wyoming College, Allowing Students to Transfer Credits

June 19, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, has signed an articulation agreement with Central Wyoming College of Riverton, Wyoming. The articulation agreement allows the transfer of undergraduate academic credits between the two schools in the areas of computer science and math. There are currently 30 courses …continued
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Grantham Graduate Receives Recognition as a DETC Outstanding Graduate

May 25, 2006 – On April 11, 2006, at the Distance Education and Training Council’s (DETC) 80th Annual Conference, Grantham graduate, Susan Bailey received a Certificate of Recognition and plaque as a 2006 DETC Outstanding Graduate. This year, thirty-three graduates were chosen to join the ranks of over 615 graduates …continued
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Grantham University Signs Articulation Agreement with Bellevue University, Allowing Students to Transfer Credits

May 24, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, has signed an articulation agreement with Bellevue University of Bellevue, Nebraska. The articulation agreement allows the transfer of undergraduate academic credits between the two schools in the area of computer science. There are currently 31 courses included in the …continued
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Grantham University Receives Award from the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 17, 2006 – Grantham University, who specializes in educating working adults, today received an award from the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce for contributing to the economic vitality and quality of life in the Northland community. Grantham University recently opened the doors to its new main campus building at …continued
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Treasurer Steelman Welcomes New University to Missouri; Relocation Part of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort

April 21, 2006 – State Treasurer Sarah Steelman welcomed Missouri’s newest institute of higher education to Kansas City this week in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Steelman was instrumental in helping Grantham University relocate to Missouri following Hurricane Katrina, which destroyed the school’s facilities in Slidell, La. Encouraging the relocation of …continued
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Midday Business Report: KC area gains New Orleans college

April 20, 2006 – One New Orleans area employment loss – because of Hurricane Katrina – was Kansas City’s jobs gain: Today is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the relocated offices of Grantham University. Grantham, a 100 percent online “distance learning” institution targeted at working adults, relocated about 60 employees …continued
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Grantham University Relocates to Kansas City, Hires Locally

April 20, 2006 – Online University Relocates from New Orleans, Leases 30,000 Square Feet at Zona Rosa Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, relocated from New Orleans to Kansas City as a result of Hurricane Katrina. On April 20, 2006, at 4 p.m., the University will commemorate its new …continued
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School flees Katrina, finds haven in KC

April 17, 2006 – After surviving Hurricane Katrina, Grantham University is finding that the only wind now is at its back. The online college, which relocated to the area from Slidell, La., in September, moved into a 37,000-sqaure-foot office at Zona Rosa last month and is talking with a local …continued
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After Katrina, online university rebuilds in KC

April 12, 2006 – A university whose national operations sunk under 5 feet of water during Hurricane Katrina is inaugurating a new campus in Kansas City next week that will serve 10,000 students over the Internet. The September storm destroyed Grantham University’s main building in Slidell, La., filling deans’ offices …continued
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Grantham University Offers Scholarships to Wounded Soldiers and Family Members

February 22, 2006 – Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, today announced it is offering Military Severely Injured Scholarships in 2006 to U.S. service members. Any service member in any branch of the United States Military who has received a “Rating Decision” memo of 60% disability or higher from …continued
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Grantham University celebrated its 55th Anniversary

January 2, 2006 – Just after ringing in the New Year, Grantham University celebrated its 55th Anniversary. “Grantham University has been helping adult students achieve their educational dreams for over a half century, and we are very proud of this tradition.” said Dr. Gary Sutter, Grantham University’s Academic Dean. “Over …continued
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