Master Sergeant Damon Nakatani Receives Grantham University’s CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship

The Waianae, Hawaii, resident plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the College of Engineering and Computer Science

Lenexa, Kan. – Aug. 28, 2014 – Master Sergeant (MSgt) Damon Nakatani, a Hawaii Air National Guardsman from Waianae, HI, was awarded the CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship from Grantham University and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS). The award was announced at the 43rd annual EANGUS Conference and Expo held in Phoenix.

The annual full scholarship, valued up to $38,600, includes tuition, textbooks, software and fees toward the completion of a degree at Grantham University. To be considered for the award, candidates must be a member, spouse or dependent of EANGUS, and complete a personal essay detailing their desire for education and need for financial assistance.

“As the sole provider for my family, I wouldn’t have been able to afford pursuing a degree without this scholarship,” said MSgt Nakatani. “I now have the opportunity to help not only my family, but my church, my community, my job and the Air National Guard with the knowledge I’ll gain through this program from EANGUS and Grantham.”

“When our founder first established Grantham University, he did so to provide flexible and affordable educational opportunities for our country’s veterans and military,” said Grantham University’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Waldron. “We are honored to partner with EANGUS in awarding this scholarship while continuing our legacy of supporting our nation’s heroes as they pursue their academic goals.”

Grantham University offers a number of scholarships for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members as well as scholarships for first responders. To learn more about these scholarship opportunities visit: www.grantham.edu/online-college-tuition/other-programs/scholarships/

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham University’s “Top Chief Financial Officer” Ed Sammarco Joins Hillcrest of Kansas’ Board of Directors

The university will also serve as a silver sponsor for group’s annual gala

Lenexa, Kan. — Aug. 22, 2014 — Nonprofit organizations, like Hillcrest Transitional Housing, generally rely on volunteers to serve as their life energy. Grantham University’s Chief Financial Officer Ed Sammarco, recently named one of Kanas City Business Journal’s top CFOs, joined Hillcrest of Kansas’ board of directors and will also serve as a representative to the newly established Youth Scholarship Fund.

Grantham and Hillcrest have a long-standing working relationship, which is how Sammarco first became aware of the board opportunity. In this role, he will analyze the Kansas Hillcrest locations’ activities and support and provide recommendations to the local affiliate director.

Earlier this year, Grantham teamed up with Hillcrest to support their local Walk for the Homeless in which funds were raised to help homeless families with transitional housing and training to become self-sufficient. This October, Grantham will also serve as a silver sponsor for its annual gala at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham’s largest school, the Mark Skousen School of Business, offers certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fields ranging from accounting to human resources to business management. To learn more about Grantham’s online business degrees, visit: www.grantham.edu/school-of-business/

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). 

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Grantham University Student Michael Miller of Falmouth, ME, Receives LDRSHIP Award

Lenexa, Kan. — August 21, 2014 — For the past 10 years, the Imagine America Foundation has presented the LDRSHIP Award to honor exceptional students who have served their country through the military and chosen to pursue a college education. This year, Michael Miller was selected as one of 26 recipients for the LDRSHIP Award. Miller and the other honorees will receive up to $500 in grants to put toward their college tuition. 

To qualify for the award, applicants must attend a college that is participating in the Imagine America Foundation’s Scholarship and Awards Program, have a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA and at least a 95 percent attendance record.  Additionally, applicants had to provide essays chronicling their college and military experiences, and provide a written recommendation from an instructor or college administrator.

Miller is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He has completed his last class in the program and is waiting for his diploma paperwork to process.

Grantham University has been helping working adults around the world achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. To learn more about Grantham and its accredited online degrees and certificate programs, visit: www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham University President Rejoins Grantham Education Corporation

Joseph McGrath to oversee development of external markets and global efforts

Lenexa, Kan. — August 15, 2014 — Grantham University announced today that its president, Joseph McGrath, rejoins Grantham Education Corporation (GEC), the financial sponsor of Grantham University, to advise and oversee the development of external opportunities including international and other strategic initiatives.

Mr. Stephen Waldron has been selected to serve as Grantham University’s chief operating officer as Mr. McGrath steps into his new role. Mr. Waldron will be responsible for day-to-day operations. Mr. Waldron came to Grantham from the United States Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of Colonel after 27 years of service. While in the Marine Corps, he held several command, staff and judge advocate positions, deploying to various combat zones on three occasions. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from Marine Corps University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Michigan State University.

“The Board of Governors of Grantham University worked in collaboration with the Board of Directors of GEC in the selection of Mr. McGrath,” said Dr. Herbert London, chairman of Grantham University’s Board of Governors. “Joe’s success leading Grantham University combined with his knowledge of higher education and his business acumen made him the perfect candidate to support continual improvement of the institution through new opportunities and strategic initiatives.”

Mr. McGrath was selected President of Grantham University in October 2011. During his tenure, Mr. McGrath focused Grantham University on enhancing student success and support through increased faculty, student-centric support methods, new programs, and partnering with other intuitions of higher education. Prior to his selection as president, Mr. McGrath spent nine years with GEC serving in a variety of capacities, including chief financial officer.

Before joining Grantham, Mr. McGrath served in Switzerland as the chief financial and administrative officer for a collection of private schools in Europe and spent 25 years in commercial and corporate banking. Mr. McGrath, a U.S. Army veteran, served as an officer at the NATO Headquarters LANDSOUTHEAST in Izmir, Turkey, and as an officer at the Third Regional Assistance Command (TRAC) in South Vietnam. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Harvard College and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern California.

Grantham University was founded in 1951 by a veteran for veterans – “Serving Those Who Serve®”. Founder Donald Grantham’s empowering vision and mission was to give veterans the opportunity to further their careers and create a better life for their families through continuing education. Over 63 years later, Grantham University offers accredited 100% online degrees and certificates in a variety of fields including business, computer science, criminal justice, engineering technology, cybersecurity, and nursing. Today, Grantham University educates and supports approximately 22,000 adult working students. To learn more, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-college-degrees/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelors and masters degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record spanning six decades. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Wichita Area Technical College and Grantham University Enter into Articulation

The agreement allows students whom have completed an associate degree to transfer to corresponding bachelor’s degrees

Lenexa, Kan. — August 13, 2014 — Wichita is sometimes considered the “Air Capital of the World,” which is why it makes sense that Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) houses the number one ranked aviation program in the nation. But the school is so much more than that, it has more than 75 programs of study. Recently WATC signed an articulation agreement with Grantham University in which its associate degree graduates can take their education even further by transferring to the 100 percent online university.

The articulation agreement is a 2+2 bachelor completion program. WATC students who have completed any associate degree with at least a 2.0 GPA can transfer into Grantham’s Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies program. Additionally, students who have earned their degrees in the following areas can transfer into a corresponding bachelor’s degree at Grantham:

  • Associate of Applied Science Business Administration (Accounting) to Bachelor of Science Accounting or Bachelor of Science Business Administration or Bachelor of Science Business Management
  • Associate of Applied Science Business Administration (Banking/Finance) to Bachelor of Science Business Administration or Bachelor of Science Business Management
  • Associate of Applied Science Police Science to Bachelor of Arts Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Applied Science Robotics to Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering Technology or Bachelor of Science Electronics Engineering Technology

Eligible members of WATC’s faculty and staff have the opportunity to continue their education through Grantham at a reduced tuition rate for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

“Between WATC’s dedication to providing their students with a quality education while maintaining one of the lowest tuition price points in the state, and Grantham’s commitment to helping students meet their educational goals in a flexible online environment, we feel that this articulation agreement is a huge benefit for both schools. We look forward to a long relationship with WATC in which we can work together to help all of our students change their lives for the better, move into new career fields and enjoy success on their jobs,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s provost.

“We are excited about this opportunity for WATC students to continue their education in Business, Robotics/Engineering and Criminal Justice with Grantham University.  WATC and Grantham University have a common vision to ensure students have an opportunity to change their lives, the ability to earn their degrees with a flexible approach to learning, and create a meaningful and productive career pathway.  As we work together to create a workforce for our region in these critical areas we are honored to partner with Grantham University,” said Sheree Utash, WATC’s vice president of academic affairs.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham’s largest school, the Mark Skousen School of Business, offers certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fields ranging from accounting to human resources to business management. To learn more about Grantham’s business degrees, visit: www.grantham.edu/school-of-business/.

About Wichita Area Technical College:

Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WATC continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment. Together, these elements help create a hands-on learning environment that promotes participation and prepares students for further education and/or career experiences.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham University Commencement Features Inspirational Keynote

Online university invites hundreds of its students from throughout the country to come together for traditional graduation ceremony

Kansas City, Mo. - August 5, 2014 - This is not your average college graduation. Sure, friends and families will travel long distances to show support for a college graduate, but at Grantham University's Commencement, many of the graduates are coming together for the first time... and it's August, not May. This online university takes pride in providing a traditional graduation for its non-traditional students who attended classes online.

An accredited online university serving working adults around the world many of whom have military service, Grantham University will recognize its Class of 2014 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates at its annual commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Kansas City Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom.

Speakers include war hero, naval officer, attorney, and former government executive, Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. (United States Navy, Ret.), and Dr. Leah Matthews, executive director of the Distance Education Training Center (DETC), a non-profit educational association located in Washington, D.C.

A decorated war hero, Alvarez was flying a retaliatory air strike against naval targets in North Vietnam on Aug. 5, 1964, when anti-aircraft fire crippled his A-4 fighter-bomber, forcing him to eject over water at low altitude. Following his capture, Alvarez endured brutal physical and mental torture by the North Vietnamese as a prisoner of war (POW) for 8½ years, until the general release of the American prisoners in February 1973. He’s best known to the public as the first American aviator shot down and one of the longest held POWs in North Vietnam. His inspirational tale of survival is detailed in two books he co-authored: Chained Eagle: The Heroic Story of the First American Shot Down over North Vietnam, and Code of Conduct. Alvarez holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Santa Clara, a master’s degree in systems operations and research from U.S. Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He has had executive leadership positions with the Peace Corps and the Veterans Administration, nominated for both by President Ronald Regan. He founded Alvarez & Associates, an information technology consulting firm, in Washington, D.C., in 2005.

Dr. Matthews’ experience in higher education and accreditation includes three years as vice president for Recognition Services at the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and 12 years as director of accreditation and compliance at the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, overseeing accreditation processes for approximately 750 post-secondary career and technical institutions. She earned a bachelor's in music from Westminster College, an MPA from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. from George Mason University. As executive director, Dr. Matthews oversees the DETC’s Accrediting Commission, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). DETC was founded in 1926 to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices in distance learning. With its 88 years of history service to distance learning students, the DETC Accrediting Commission accredits 110 distance education institutions offering associate through professional doctoral degrees to more than 2.5 million students.

Grantham University’s dedication to serving military students and veterans is reflected in its 2014 graduating class. Over half of the expected 265 participants are currently serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces. Graduates in this year’s class reside as far away as Germany and Hawaii.

“Graduates and attendees at this year’s commencement ceremony will certainly be motivated by Commander Alvarez’s history of heroism and survival during his service in Vietnam,” said Joseph McGrath, Grantham University’s president. “He garnered the respect of fellow POWs then, and overcame obstacles to conduct an impressive career in government and business. We’re thrilled that he’ll be part of our graduation ceremonies this year.”

Grantham University has called the Kansas City area home since 2005 when it relocated its campus from just outside of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The University, which currently employs more than 350 staff, offers 100 percent online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students worldwide. Spurred by growth, the University relocated its campus from the north Kansas City area to Lenexa, Kan., in March. 

For more information about Grantham University’s 100 percent online certificate and degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu/online-degree/or call 1-800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Dr. Mark Skousen Shares Insights on Famed Economist Milton Friedman

Event takes place at the Kansas City Central Library on what would have been Milton’s 102 birthday

Kansas City, Mo. – July 30, 2014 Milton Friedman was a renowned economist and statistician who received the Nobel Prize and put the University of Chicago’s school of economics on the map. For most people, Friedman was a figure studied in the classroom. For Dr. Mark Skousen, honorary dean of Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business, Friedman was a friend with whom he enjoyed spirited debates on their differences in theories and viewpoints on economics.  

On Thursday, July 31, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Skousen will present, “Milton's Paradise: My Friendly Fights with Milton Friedman”at Kansas City’s Central Library (14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo., 64105). During the presentation, Dr. Skousen will share stories from his long friendship with the libertarian icon.

After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, and Dr. Skousen will be on hand to autograph his book, “Vienna & Chicago, Friends or Foes?: A Tale of Two Schools of Free-Market Economics.” Admission to attend the presentation is free, but seating is limited. Reservations can be made at: https://www.kclibrary.org/rsvp/23470. This event is sponsored by Kansas City Public Libraries, The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, Grantham University and Show-Me Institute.

The School of Business is Grantham University’s largest with 14 online degree programs, including business administration, accounting and human resource management. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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State Technical College of Missouri and Grantham University Sign Articulation Agreement

Agreement allows students who have completed associate degrees to transfer to corresponding bachelor’s degrees

Lenexa, Kan. — July 21, 2014 — Students are faced with countless options when it comes to choosing the right school in which to pursue their college education. Recently State Technical College of Missouri, located in Linn, Mo., the state’s only designated state-level technical college, signed an articulation agreement with Grantham University easing the transfer process between schools.

The articulation agreement is a 2+2 bachelor completion program which allows students who have completed any associate degree with a 2.0 GPA from State Technical College of Missouri to transfer into Grantham’s Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies degree program. Additionally, students who have earned their degrees in the following areas can transfer into a corresponding bachelor’s degree at Grantham:

Associate of Applied Science Business Systems Specialist to Bachelor of Science Business Administration or Bachelor of Science Business Management

Associate of Applied Science Electronics Engineering Technology to Bachelor of Science Computer Engineering Technology or Bachelor of Science Engineering Management Technology

Associate of Applied Science Computer Programming to Bachelor of Science Computer Science or Bachelor of Science Information Systems or Bachelor of Science Information Systems Security

Eligible members of State Technical College of Missouri’s faculty and staff have the opportunity to continue their education through Grantham at a reduced tuition rate for bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

“State Technical College of Missouri is a wonderful institution that cares deeply about the potential of each of their students,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s provost. “Like Grantham, they are committed to meeting their students’ educational needs through the use of in-depth faculty-student interaction. We are thrilled to partner with another school who cares so deeply about putting students first.”

“Grantham University has a philosophy consistent with the philosophy of the State Technical College of Missouri,” said STC President Dr. Donald Claycomb.  “We welcome the opportunity to articulate with them to expand opportunities to students.”

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham offers certificate programs, associate and bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science through their oldest school – the College of Engineering and Computer Science. As the technology field continues to evolve, so does the curriculum covered in these fields. To learn more about the degree opportunities available in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/engineering-and-computer-science/.

About State Technical College of Missouri:

Ranked among the best nationally, the State Technical College of Missouri serves a unique role as one of the leading two-year technical colleges in Missouri and the Midwest region.  State Tech has built a reputation as a highly specialized, student friendly college with an exceptional reputation with business and industry.  State Tech stands alone as Missouri’s first and only public higher education institution with a statewide mission devoted solely to technical education at the Associate of Applied Science Degree level.  Visit www.statetechmo.edu to learn more.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Ed Sammarco, Grantham University, Named a Kansas City Business Journal Top CFO

The 12 honorees were recognized at a June 27 awards luncheon

Lenexa, Kan. — July 14, 2014 — In the world of C-level executives, chief financial officers are often surrounded in a bit of mystery. To the outsider, they may seem like Rich Uncle Pennybags from the game Monopoly, constantly controlling the budget and saying “yes” or “no” to the purchasing of items for the business. In reality though, they are the force responsible for keeping businesses afloat. To recognize these crucial individuals, the Kansas City Business Journal (KCBJ) recently released their annual list of the 12 top chief financial officers in the area. Ed Sammarco of Grantham University was named to the list featuring the top small for-profit companies.

“I’ve always believed that the best managers are a reflection of the hard work provided by their teams,” said Sammarco. “I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish my goals last year, or received this honor, without their support. Each day the team comes into the office with an understanding of what needs to be done to support our students, and how it can best be accomplished. While I’m surprised and humbled to receive this award, I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Sammarco joined Grantham’s senior leadership team in 2011 after serving 11 years at Sprint Nextel. He holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – accounting major – from Youngstown State University.

This is the seventh year that KCBJ has recognized Kansas City’s top financial executives. The honorees were chosen based on “contributions to their companies’ growth and financial success, their roles in corporate management and strategic planning, and their community involvement.” All the honorees were recognized Friday, June 27, during KCBJ’s awards luncheon at the Sheraton Overland Park.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, which helps students learn how to analyze accounting problems while applying concepts, tools and strategies to various business settings. To learn more about Grantham’s accounting degree, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/accounting/.     

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Henley-Putnam University Signs Articulation Agreement with Grantham University

The two schools will work together to ensure students who wish to transfer to one another have a smooth transition

Lenexa, Kan. — June 24, 2014 — As technology advances, online education opportunities continue to expand, making it easier for working adults to pursue their education in a flexible, convenient way. Grantham University, one of the oldest private postsecondary distance education universities, has recently signed an articulation agreement with Henley-Putnam University. Henley-Putnam specializes in intelligence education with courses including counterintelligence, clandestine communications and terrorism studies.

The articulation agreement will ease the transition of students who wish to continue their education at either university. This will smooth the transfer of credit and help eliminate the need to repeat a course competency that has already been mastered.

“Henley-Putnam is a wonderful institution that focuses primarily on strategic security degrees,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s provost. “Like Grantham, they are committed to meeting the educational needs of professionals in law enforcement and the military. Because of this, there is a shared vision and mission of Serving Those Who Serve®.”

“The solid alignment of Grantham’s curriculum, values, standards of excellence, and mission with Henley-Putnam’s makes this articulation a great asset to students,” said Dr. Amy DiMaio, Henley-Putnam’s provost of academics. “Grantham’s commitment to integrity in serving military students speaks to the core of Henley-Putnam’s mission.”

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham offers a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with concentrations in homeland security and computer science, a bachelor’s in information systems security, and a certificate in cybersecurity concepts. To learn more, visit: www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/.

About Henley-Putnam University:

Henley-Putnam University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as a doctoral degree within the field of strategic security. The University’s mission is to serve professionals within the law enforcement, military and intelligence community, by increasing their opportunities for advancement in the fields of protection management, counter-terrorism and intelligence operations. The University's focus is on delivering user friendly, high quality, online degree programs with an emphasis on furthering knowledge in deterrence and prevention.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Lt. Christopher Martin, US Navy, Receives AFCEA DC Military IT Leadership Award

The Grantham University graduate and adjunct instructor was selected as one of two USN recipients

Lenexa, Kan. — June 12, 2014 — Each year, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Washington, D.C. Chapter (AFCEA DC) recognizes technology heroes from each branch of the armed services and joint forces with the Military IT Leadership Award. This year, Grantham graduate and adjunct instructor, Lieutenant Christopher Martin, was selected as one of two Navy recipients.

Lt. Martin is currently the Atlantic Submarine Force Ashore Communications Planning/Requirements Officer and Information Assurance Manager. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating a worldwide network of Naval communications stations and transmitters. He is also an instructor at Grantham University teaching courses in computer concepts, advanced microcomputer applications and e-commerce. Lt. Martin was selected for the Military IT Leadership Award for his numerous efforts in advancing the field of Submarine Cyber Warfare.

“I cannot adequately express how honored I am. This award represents a milestone in my career, one that validates the extensive work accomplished,” said Lt. Martin. “I could not have earned this achievement without the support of my wife, sons, the leadership and my co-workers at both Commander Submarine Forces, Atlantic and Pacific Fleet. Additionally, I must recognize the knowledge and skills I obtained while earning my Master of Science in Information Management – Project Management at Grantham University. The courses provided a foundation from which I grew in my career. It is an outstanding privilege to be selected and is a reflection of the investment by many in my career and the trust they have shown in my abilities.”

This year’s recipients were honored at AFCEA DC Spring Leadership Dinner May 15 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. The event featured a keynote presentation by Admiral William J. “Fox” Fallon (U.S. Navy, Ret.), and honored the country’s Warfighters for their service and the sacrifices that they have made in defending our nation.

Grantham University has been Serving those who Serve™ for more than 63 years, and has been recognized as a military-friendly school and a top university for veterans. To learn more about Grantham’s military programs, scholarships and grants, please visit: www.grantham.edu/online-college-tuition/military-programs/.  

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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It’s Official – Grantham Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Campus

Lenexa Chamber of Commerce helped host the event for university staff and members of the community

Lenexa, Kan. — June 5, 2014 — As famous fictional Kansan Dorothy Gale once said as she clicked her heels, “there’s no place like home.” This is a sentiment that Grantham University’s 400 plus staff members and the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce celebrated Wednesday, June 4, as they held the ribbon cutting ceremony for Grantham’s new main campus in Lenexa’s Southlake Corporate Park.

Grantham relocated to Kansas from the Kansas City Northland’s Zona Rosa development in late March. Its new location is LEED certified and has ample room to meet the projected staff and faculty additions expected within the next two years.

“Kansas, Johnson County, The City of Lenexa and the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce have gone out of their way to help Grantham feel at home in our new location,” said University president, Joseph McGrath. “This transition wouldn’t have gone so smoothly without the help of the Chamber and Mayor Boehm. We’ve only been residents of Kansas for a short while, but we know we’ve made the right decision for our team.”

Mayor Boehm spoke at the ceremony, which was followed by the ceremonial ribbon cutting, refreshments, and tours of the new main campus.

The Kansas City area first welcomed Grantham University following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Its former campus in Slidell, Louisiana was completely destroyed in the storm. The Greater Metropolitan area helped Grantham’s staff find shelter, food, clothing and medical assistance since many moved to the area with very few belongings. The Kansas City area has been Grantham’s home away from home ever since.

Grantham University has been helping working adults around the world achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. To learn more about Grantham and its accredited online degrees and certificate programs, visit: www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham Exec Makes Annual List of K.C.’s Top CFOs

The Kansas City Business Journal has compiled its annual list of the best chief financial officers in the area, and Grantham University’s own CFO Ed Sammarco is among the honorees.

The publication’s CFO of the Year awards program, now in its seventh year, recognizes the top financial executives in Kansas City based on “contributions to their companies' growth and financial success, their roles in corporate management and strategic planning, and their community involvement,” the Business Journal reported. To view the whole story, please visit: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2014/05/23/kcbj-announces-2014-cfos-of-the-year.html.

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Chase Cookson: Gladstone Future Leaders Academy Graduate

The dean of Grantham’s Foundations Faculty participated in the program along with 10 others to learn more about civic engagement

Lenexa, Kan. — May 27, 2014A town is only as good as its citizens. In order to ensure a continually engaged community, Gladstone, Missouri, recently hosted its annual Future Leaders Academy, a program designed to give citizens an inside look at how municipal government works. Grantham University’s dean of foundations faculty, Chase Cookson, was among the most recent group of graduates.

While most graduates eventually go on to join Gladstone’s various boards and commissions, Cookson learned about the Future Leaders Academy after serving on the Environmental Management Advisory Committee (EMAC).

“I had initially expressed interest in joining the Future Leaders Academy before being appointed to EMAC,” Cookson reflected, “but after my appointment, Mayor (Brian) Hill strongly suggested that I continue to follow through with my interest. I’m glad that I did. As a student of business, I found the similarities between running a city and a business to be very interesting.”

Gladstone’s Future Leaders Academy runs from January to May every year. This year Cookson was one of 11 graduates who were recognized in a ceremony held by the city on May 12. In his role at Grantham, Cookson is responsible for the development and guidance of the university’s core education faculty members.

Grantham University has been helping working adults around the world achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. To learn more about Grantham and its accredited online degrees and certificate programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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For Second Year, Grantham Sponsors Hillcrest Walk for the Homeless

University’s “super heroes” participate at Bronze Level with participation from president and team of Life Changers

Lenexa, Kan. — May 17, 2014 — Without the aid of a phone booth to change into costume, Grantham University had a team of super heroes participate in Hillcrest’s Super Hero Walk for the Homeless led by their fearless president, Joseph McGrath. The University also served as a Bronze Level sponsor for the second year in a row.

For 30 years, Hillcrest of Kansas City has helped homeless families by providing transitional housing and the training needed to help them overcome barriers in order to become self-supportive members of society. Through this work they have a success rate of 95 percent of their graduates achieving their goals within 90 days.

“When the University first relocated to Kansas City after Hurricane Katrina, we were essentially homeless,” said McGrath. “The city and its surrounding communities opened their arms and hearts to us, so we did not have to go without clothing, furniture, medical supplies and housing. When the opportunity presents itself to help a wonderful cause like Hillcrest’s Walk for the Homeless, we are happy to give back to the community that has given us so much.”

Grantham University has been helping working adults around the world achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. To learn more about Grantham and its accredited online degrees and certificate programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham Aids Students Affected by Destructive Spring Weather

Lenexa, Kan. — May 3, 2014 — It has officially been spring for just over a month, and already the South and Midwest have endured several devastating storms. As an online university with students across the country, Grantham University’s family has been affected by the recent rash of tornadoes and floods.

To help alleviate the burden, Grantham is actively reaching out to its students and helping those affected through this difficult time. Each student’s situation is unique, so Grantham’s student advisors are working one-on-one to determine the best way for the student to successfully continue his or her education. Students have a few options open to them such as delaying the start of a course or asking for an extension on an assignment. Instructors are working with impacted students who are currently enrolled in courses to revise deadlines and provide extra time to complete assignments. 

“Students choose to attend Grantham because we allow them the flexibility needed to fit education into their lives,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, chief academic officer. “Sometimes that flexibility extends beyond the work-life balance due to extenuating circumstances. When that happens, we try to help in any way we can.”

Grantham University has been helping working adults around the world achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. To learn more about Grantham and its accredited online degrees and certificate programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degree/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham Honors Those Lost While Serving by Sponsoring Inaugural Run for the Fallen at Fort Hood

“Fallen, Never Forgotten” will take place Saturday, May 3, at Cameron Field

Fort Hood, Texas — May 2, 2014 — Following the tragic events that recently occurred at Fort Hood, the inaugural Run for the Fallen Saturday will be an especially poignant event. “Fallen, Never Forgotten” honors the fallen soldiers of the base and their families through 10K, 5K, 3K and 1 mile routes. Grantham University, a 100 percent online university that specializes in “Serving Those Who Serve®” is one of the event’s exclusive sponsors.

“We have a large student population at Fort Hood and saw this run as an opportunity to show our students they have our full support - both in the classroom and in their daily lives,” said Grantham’s president, Joseph McGrath. “The service members honored by this event have made the ultimate sacrifice, and this is just one small way we can show our gratitude.”

Between 2,000 and 5,000 members of the Fort Hood area and its surrounding communities are expected to participate. Race participants will have the opportunity to honor the fallen soldier of their choice by writing the name on their race bib. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m., and the first wave will begin at 8 a.m.

Since its founding by a World War II veteran in 1951, Grantham has remained true to its founder’s pledge to serve the academic needs of those who serve our country by providing affordable, professionally relevant, student-focused degree and certificate programs. To learn about Grantham’s military and veteran scholarship opportunities, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/tuition/military-programs/military-scholarship-programs/.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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GU Recognized for Hiring Military Veterans

Grantham University and 11 other Kansas City area employers that hired military veterans through Missouri’s Show-Me Heroes program have been honored by the state’s Department of Economic Development.

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Grantham University Inducted into MoNGA’s Order of the Truman Battery D Battalion

Induction ceremony took place during the organization’s annual conference

Lenexa, Kan. — April 14, 2014 — Each year the Missouri National Guard Association (MoNGA) hosts an annual conference for all of its members to come together to discuss how they can best serve the soldiers, airmen, retirees and families of the Missouri National Guard. During this year’s event in Osage Beach, Mo., Grantham University was inducted into the Order of the Truman Battery D Battalion.

The award is named for the battery that President Harry S Truman led during World War I as a member of the Missouri National Guard. To receive the award, supporters of MoNGA must have made a lasting contribution for the betterment of the organization.

“As longtime supporters of MoNGA, we are delighted to be inducted into the Order of the Truman Battery D,” said Grantham president, Joseph McGrath. “We have always believed strongly in the mission of the MoNGA and are committed to serving those who serve through our online degree programs and scholarships. We look forward to remaining involved with this wonderful organization as neighbors across the state line.”

Grantham University specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to military service members, spouses, veterans and working adults around the world. To learn more about Grantham and its online degree programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/ or call 800-955-2527.

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About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham Adds 4 New Certificates to Program Options

The certificates are in human resources, cybersecurity, programming and business leadership

Lenexa, Kan. — April 11, 2014 — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 around 8,554 people who received postsecondary non-degrees – in other words they had participated in certificate programs – were employed in their respective fields. This number is expected to grow another 15.6 percent by the year 2022.  To help meet this growing demand for talented future employees, Grantham University will add four certificate programs to its online course options: cybersecurity concepts, introduction to programming, human resources and business leadership.

Each certificate requires the completion of 16-19 credit hours and can be completed individually, or while concurrently pursuing a correlated undergraduate degree at Grantham. The cybersecurity concepts certificate helps prepare students to take the Network+ exam and/or the NetworkPro and SecurityPro certification exams.

For those who already hold a college degree, a certificate is a great complement to that degree and is a cost-effective way to further knowledge and expertise in a given field.  

“Certificate programs are a popular option for students who want to advance in their careers, but who don’t necessarily have the time to pursue a full degree,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham’s chief academic officer. “In the next decade, certificate holders are expected to have the fourth highest employment rate of postsecondary education opportunities behind doctoral, master’s and associate degree recipients. Considering our history of providing professionally relevant degree programs, it is only fitting for us to begin expanding our certificates options to meet a growing need.”

To learn more about Grantham University’s new certificates, please visit: www.grantham.edu/certificates, or call 1-800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Charles Lamp, Army Veteran, Named Grantham’s 2014 Outstanding Graduate

Completed his associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the University

Lenexa, Kan. — April 8, 2014 — Charles Lamp of Hartselle, Ala., was recognized as Grantham University’s 2014 Outstanding Graduate during an awards luncheon today at the Distance Education and Training Council’s (DETC) 88th Annual Conference in Hammock Beach, Fla. Johanna Altland, Grantham’s director of strategic initiatives & external relations, presented the award.

A three-time graduate of Grantham, Lamp received his Associate of Science in Information Systems in 2008, Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies in 2011 and his Master of Business Administration – Project Management with distinction in 2013. He currently works for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a senior software analyst following a successful 20-year career in the Army.

“Growing up, very few of my friends and family members ever completed high school,” Lamp reflected. “It was a major personal accomplishment for me to take my own education far beyond that level. By pursuing my education, I was able to provide a positive example for my wife, co-workers, and others who considered taking that next step, but were unsure if they had the time.”

Selection criteria for the award includes a GPA of 3.5 or higher, evidence that the graduate has made significant contributions to society and his/her chosen profession, as well as an essay  submission demonstrating the graduate's application of knowledge and skills acquired in the online classroom to his/her career and community.

Grantham University is one of the oldest accredited, private, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States. The University specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to military service members, spouses, veterans and working adults around the world. To learn more about Grantham and its online degree programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/ or call 800-955-2527.

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http://www.saic.com/
http://www.detc.org/index.aspx  
http://www.grantham.edu/online-degree/master-of-business-administration-project-management/

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Catherine Smith of KC North Awarded SHRM/Grantham Graduate Scholarship

Will use opportunity to pursue her Master of Science in Performance Improvement

Catherine Smith of KC North Awarded SHRM/Grantham Graduate ScholarshipLenexa, Kan. — April 4, 2014 — Returning to school after a 24 year break is intimidating, but Catherine Smith, Kansas City North, was determined. After working in human resources for 11 years, she knew to advance her career she needed two things: a PHR or SPHR certificate, and a master’s degree. She already had the certification, so she just needed a way to pursue her graduate degree. Catherine, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Kansas City (SHRM-KC), decided to apply for the SHRM/Grantham University Graduate Scholarship.

The scholarship, which was open to all members of SHRM-KC, covered the full cost of tuition, textbooks, software and fees associated with a human resources-related graduate degree at Grantham. Applicants had to submit an essay providing information on their volunteering efforts, career path and financial need.

“When I first learned about the scholarship, I dismissed the idea of applying because there was no way I stood a chance,” Smith said. “But after a while I started wondering, ‘why not me?’ After a lot of research and some encouragement from two of my mentor-coworkers, I finally submitted the application. When I learned I had been selected for the scholarship, I couldn’t believe it! I cannot thank SHRM and Grantham enough for this wonderful opportunity.”

“Catherine has the drive and determination to complete anything she sets her mind to,” said Michael Hooker, Grantham’s senior manager – organizational partnerships. “These are characteristics that will carry her far in her education. We’re excited to help her pursue her degree and accomplish her ultimate goal of becoming an HR manager.”

Catherine received the scholarship during SHRM-KC’s March luncheon. She will be pursuing her Master of Science in Performance Improvement.

In 2012, Grantham University launched the first virtual SHRM Chapter in Kansas City and Missouri. The Chapter provides students with the opportunity to network and benefit from the professional association in the same convenient method in which they are pursuing a degree.

To learn more about Grantham’s Master of Science in Performance Improvement, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degree/master-of-science-in-performance-improvement/ or call 1-800-955-2527.

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About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham Faculty Member, Tabitha Davis, Receives Proclamation in Honor of Women’s History Month

Presented by the City of Olathe to recognize Davis for her leadership in the community while encouraging others to forge their own path and reach their full potential.

Lenexa, Kan. — March 28, 2014 — It has been 166 years since the beginning of the Women’s Rights Movement, and 27 years since Women’s History Month was created by President Ronald Reagan. This year, the City of Olathe presented Tabitha Davis, former chair of the city’s Human Relations Commission and faculty member at Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business, with a proclamation in honor of Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 18.

Davis is a first generation college graduate, who has over 10 years of experience in public relations, education, and organizational management, in addition to helping people as a life coach. Mayor Michael Copeland chose Davis for this recognition based on her leadership in the community, and her example of forging one’s own path.

“After growing up in Johnson County, I’m incredibly honored to be recognized by my community,” Davis said. “Olathe and its citizens are my family, and I’ve loved being involved with it through the creation of the ‘Cultural Learning Links’ series and by working closely with the school district over the years.”

Davis has been active in the community from providing training and workshops to volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club and United Way. Most recently, she chaired the Olathe Human Relations Community Awards Program and co-lead the Education Committee for the Olathe Latino Coalition.

Recently named a “Best for Vets: Business School,” the Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). To learn more about Grantham’s 100% online business degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu/colleges-and-schools/school-of-business/ or call 1-800-955-2527.

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About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.

 

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Grantham’s School of Business Named “Best for Vets” by Military Times

64 schools were selected based on culture and curriculum that caters to veteran students

Lenexa, Kan. — March 11, 2014 — Currently about one million veterans are enrolled in colleges and universities around the country. For these veteran students who are interested in pursuing a business degree, Military Times has just published its second annual Best for Vets: Business Schools list. This year, Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business was one of 64 schools selected.

This year’s list was compiled based on the results of an 80-question analysis of the schools’ complete offerings for veterans. The rankings factored in academic quality, outcomes and policies, school culture, student support, and cost.

“We take great pride in offering cutting-edge and professionally relevant business degree programs at an affordable price,” said Dr. Niccole Buckley, dean of the Mark Skousen School of Business. “To be selected for the Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools list shows that we are not only leading the way in our program choices, but also in our dedication to serving those who have served.”

Offering 14 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, the Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

For more information Grantham’s 100% online business degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu/colleges-and-schools/school-of-business/ or call 1-800-955-2527.

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About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Grantham University and Labette Community College Open New Doors for Students Pursuing Advanced Degrees

The articulation agreement was signed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Parsons, Kan.

Kansas City, Mo. – February 26, 2014 – Transitioning from community college to a four-year-degree just got even easier for some local Parsons students. A new articulation agreement between Grantham University and Labette Community College (LCC) offers graduates, faculty, and staff of LCC with the opportunity to advance their education through online coursework.

“Our mission to provide affordable, accessible, professionally relevant degree programs has moved another step forward,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s provost. “Through Grantham’s articulation agreement with schools like Labette Community College, we are able to offer a greater number of students a pathway to baccalaureate degrees through online courses, while continuing life with family and work in the community.”

The agreement was formalized during a signing ceremony at the Sonny & Sophia Zetmeir Health Science Building on the Labette Community College campus at 11am CST on February 26. Dr. Bartels and Dr. George Knox, president of Labette Community College, signed the agreement, which will allow students to transfer credits to Grantham toward earning a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

“LCC values its relationship with Grantham University and looks forward to providing a pathway for our students to achieve their goals,” said Dr. Knox.

Eligible faculty, staff and graduates of Labette Community College will also receive a reduced tuition rate at Grantham. All Labette Community College faculty and staff who enroll within the first six months of the signed agreement will receive a $500 tuition grant toward courses at Grantham. This grant will be paid out over the first two consecutive terms of enrollment in equal $250 disbursements.

Grantham’s mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. For more information about Grantham University and its degree programs, visit www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.

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About Grantham University

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey Named President-Elect of CCME

Grantham University’s vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations was elected during the Council of College and Military Educators’ annual professional development symposium on Tuesday, Feb. 11.   

Kansas City, Mo. — Feb. 17, 2014 — Though a winter storm was moving towards Savannah, Ga., members of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) came together early Tuesday morning to select their new board members. Following the election, Grantham University’s Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations, was named the new president-elect of CCME.

“Being named president-elect for CCME is very exciting,” Dr. Cropsey said. “I’m thrilled that the membership believed in my leadership ability and vision for the future. I look forward to continuing CCME’s mission and important initiatives to address the constantly changing environment in the partnership between the services, colleges and universities.”

Following his term as president-elect, Dr. Cropsey will assume the position of president of CCME in January 2015 behind 2014 president, Jim Yeonopolus of Central Texas College. Dr. Cropsey’s term will end in 2016.

Dr. Cropsey holds a doctor of education from the University of Southern California and has been with Grantham since 2010. Prior to joining Grantham, his career spanned over 40 years of service to the Department of Defense (DoD) in positions ranging from Army counselor to European command director of the Air Force, director of the Navy College Program worldwide, and director of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Grantham University, one of the oldest accredited, private, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States, has been recognized as a top military-friendly university by Military Advanced Education magazine for seven consecutive years. The University specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world. To learn more about Grantham, go to: http://www.grantham.edu.

References:
http://ccmeonline.org/aboutus

http://ccmeonline.org/content/board-members

http://www.grantham.edu/?s=CCME

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

About CCME:
CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. For more information about CCME, visit: http://ccmeonline.org.

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Three Grantham Staff to Present at CCME’s “Crossroads in Military Education”

This year’s annual symposium takes place Feb. 10-13 in Savannah, Ga.  

Kansas City, Mo. — Feb. 7, 2014 — In less than a week, military educators will be flocking from across the country to Savannah, Ga., for the Council of College and Military Educators’ (CCME) annual professional development symposium. This year’s event themed, “Crossroads in Military Education,” will feature former POW Jessica Lynch as keynote speaker, a golf tournament benefitting the Night Stalker Hero Memorial of Savannah Foundation, Inc., and over 60 concurrent training sessions.

During the concurrent sessions, three members of Grantham University’s staff will serve as subject matter experts in discussions to benefit attendees as they work to support military and veteran students. These sessions are:

  • Best Practices for Military and Veterans Education: APSCU Study – Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations, and Michael Dakduk, vice president of military and veterans affairs, for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).
  • Creating and Sustaining a Cutting-Edge Military and Veteran Friendly Career Center – Presented by Shanna Fowler, career services manager.
  • Online vs. Face to Face Degrees for Veterans: What do Employers Think? Presented by Dr. Niccole Buckley, assistant chief academic officer and dean of the Mark Skousen School of Business.

Grantham University, one of the oldest accredited, private, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States, has been recognized as a top military-friendly university by Military Advanced Education magazine for seven consecutive years. The University specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world. To learn more about Grantham, go to: http://www.grantham.edu.

References:
http://savannahherosoar.org/about_160th.html
http://www.ccmeonline.org/2014_concurrent_sessions
http://www.ccmeonline.org/nightstalker  

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science,
Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

About CCME:
CCME, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1972 to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. For more information about CCME, visit: http://ccmeonline.org.

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Growth Spurs Grantham University’s Move to Lenexa

Kansas City, Mo.— January 21, 2014 — Grantham University, an accredited online university serving working adults around the world, announced this week that it will be relocating its main campus to Lenexa, Kan., in spring 2014.

“We have been searching diligently for a space to accommodate our growing employee base in the KC metropolitan area, and Lenexa offers exactly what we need,” said Joseph McGrath, president of Grantham University. “Because our learning environment is online, students can expect a seamless transition without any interruption as all of our existing support systems will remain in place.”

Grantham University has called Kansas City, Mo., home since 2005 when it relocated its campus from just outside of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The University, which currently employs more than 350 staff on-site in the Northland, offers 100 percent online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students world-wide. 

“Grantham has selected our state as the best place to grow, invest and create new jobs,” Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George said. “That is great news for Kansans and our economy. We’ll continue to work hard to make our vibrant business environment even better.”

With a population of just over 48,000, Lenexa is located in the KC metropolitan area in Johnson County.

“We are pleased and excited that Grantham University has chosen Lenexa for its new facility,” said Blake Schreck, president of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce. “They set the standard for excellence with the distance learning and training they provide, especially to military service members and veterans. We are proud to have them in our community.”

The University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran, who wanted to help his fellow former service members build a better future for themselves upon returning to civilian life. What started as a traditional “brick and mortar” school specializing in radio electronics is now a leader in online education, serving a global student population. With its interactive online learning environment and solid student support structure, Grantham University remains committed to the educational success of its 17,000 students.

For more information about Grantham University, visit: www.grantham.edu or call 1-800-955-2527.

References:

http://www.grantham.edu/m/arc/download/2005_12_01_CareerEducationReview.pdf 

http://www.kmbc.com/weather/-/11665742/16279298/-/12tmn35/-/index.html

http://www.ci.lenexa.ks.us/

About Grantham University:

Grantham University is one of the oldest, private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States. Grantham was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a veteran of World War II, to help prepare veterans for new jobs and a better future upon their return to civilian life. Today, the University supports thousands of online students in 38 different associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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Make a Wish and Blow out the Candles, Grantham is 63-Years-Young

On January 2, the University will celebrate serving students world-wide for well over half a century.

Kansas City, Mo. — January 2, 2014 — In 1951, the world experienced a variety of “firsts,” including the first time jet planes were used to transport passengers from one destination to another for leisure purposes. This was also the year that Grantham University was founded by a World War II veteran in order to help his fellow service members pursue a career beyond the military.

Since a lot can happen in 63 years, including several moves and name changes, here are some facts you might not have known previously about Grantham University. Sixty-three facts in honor of 63 years of changing the lives of students and Serving Those Who Serve®.

Fast Facts

1)    Grantham University has been continuously accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) since 1961.

2)    Since 1951, thousands of students have graduated from Grantham. In 2013, 1,902 students were recognized at the annual Commencement Ceremony.

3)    Grantham’s Fighting Eagle mascot was named Talon after a student-wide vote.

4)    Grantham offers 40+ online degree and certificates – including 14 master’s-level degree programs.

5)    The school offers a lower tuition rate than 95% of all other private/for-profit education institutions.

6)    In fact, true to the mission of providing a high-quality college education that is accessible and affordable, the University’s undergraduate tuition rate has not increased in 11 years.

7)    Grantham has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1.

8)    Current enrollment is 16,635. 

9)    Grantham enrollment includes students from all 50 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and military bases across the globe.

10) Grantham students are 74% male and 26% female; 47% of Grantham students are full-time and 56% are part-time.

History

11) Grantham was founded in 1951 by World War II veteran, Donald Grantham. The school was originally named Grantham Radio License School.

12) At one time, Grantham operated five on-ground campuses - Hollywood, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Seattle, Wash.; Kansas City, Mo.; Falls Church, Va.; Los Angeles, Calif., Slidell, La.; and Dania, Fla.

13) Grantham has had four names in its lifetime: Grantham Radio License School, Grantham School of Electronics, Grantham College of Engineering and Grantham University.

14) GU has offered 100% online coursework since the early 2000s.

15) 2005 was a big year for Grantham. Hurricane Katrina destroyed GU’s headquarters in Slidell, La. Shortly after, the University relocated to its current home in Kansas City, Mo.

16) Additionally in 2005, Grantham was one of five universities selected to participate in the USALearn/GoLearn e-Learning initiative.

17) In 2007, Grantham was selected to participate in Air Force’s Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC).

18) In 2008, GU became a member of NAIMES (National Association of Institutions for Military Education Services).

19) In 2012, Grantham awarded over $5.3 million in scholarships and grants.

20) In 2013, the University added seven new concentrations to the multidisciplinary studies degree program: human resource management; criminal justice; health systems management; accounting; business administration; business management; and computer science.

The Grantham Difference

21) GU is frequently ranked as a “Top 10” degree-granting institution for serving the unique academic needs of learners from the military community, including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, Ready Reserve and veterans.

22) All Grantham faculty are trained in military culture and adult learning strategies.

23) Grantham’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Cheryl Hayek, developed Swaddling Support Services®, which received the Innovative Best Practice/New Program from the Association of Private Sector College and Universities (APSCU).

24) Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business received IACBE candidacy for accreditation.

25) GU’s staff is known as “Life Changers” because of the difference made in the lives of students throughout their time in school.

26) One third of Grantham University’s executive leadership are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

27) Each Grantham student has a student advisor (SA). The SA communicates regularly with the student to help them set goals, chart progress, and celebrate achievements.

28) The full-time faculty has grown exponentially this year to keep up with the growing student population. GU now has 39 full-time teachers in addition to the numerous adjunct faculty members.

29) Grantham has published eight e-Books and one whitepaper to offer support and guidance for students as they pursue their degree and career.

30) Currently, 683 employers use Grantham’s online job portal, Grantham Pathways, for recruiting.

31) Grantham launched the first-ever virtual chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) KC.

Student Life

32) In February 2013, GU graduate Command Sergeant Major Susan Shoe became the first female appointed to the highest ranking non-commissioned officer in the South Dakota National Guard (SDNG).

33) Senior Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Norris, Grantham University graduate, received a GREAT Award (Graduate Recognition for Excellence, Achievement, and Talent) from APSCU for his work establishing The Miracle League of Camden County in honor of his son who died from complications following a rare brain tumor.

34) In 2012, U.S. Army Maj. Jean M. Muderhwa, a researcher and Grantham graduate, presented at the Experimental Biology meeting on new potential vaccine carrier he developed that’s designed to extend the shelf life of and aid in the stockpiling of critical vaccines.

35) Grantham student Adam Lanthorn received the DLA Land and Maritime Leadership Development Association’s Mary L. Saunders Excellence in Leadership Scholarship.

36) In 2012, GU student Sergeant William Pagan was selected as one of the FBI’s “Wounded Warrior” interns.

37) GU graduate First Sergeant Louis Sidney received APSCU’s Hall of Fame Award in 2011.

Life Changers

38) GU instructor Stephen Shortland (USAF Retired), was the Air Force coach in the 2013 Armed Forces Softball Tournament.

39) One of America’s longest held prisoners of war, Everett Alvarez, Jr., (USN Retired), sits on the University’s Board of Governors. He recently accepted the National Guard Educational Foundation’s Legion de Lafayette medal on behalf of GU.

40) GU President, Joe McGrath, is a graduate of Harvard and USC.

41) Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations, served as co-chair of APSCU’s Blue Ribbon Task Force for Military and Veteran Education, which developed best practices for educational institutions serving military and veteran students.

42) Tom Macon, CEO of the University’s financial sponsor, GEC, received the W.E.B. DuBois Award at the 33rd Annual Blacks In Government (BIG) National Training Conference.

43) Dr. Hayek was named to the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks' (JALN) advisory group for faculty satisfaction, development and support.

44) GU Faculty member Russ Meade received the Tegrity Grant from McGraw-Hill publishing company.

45) In 2013, Dr. Nancy Miller returned to serve as dean of GU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science .

46) Dr. Hayek and Jennifer Shreckengost, chair – faculty development and education training, presented at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Fla.

47) Dr. Niccole Buckley, dean of Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business, served as session chair for the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Fall Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Additionally, Dr. Buckley led a presentation on “Perceptions by Employers of Military Members with Online Degrees.”

48) Dr. Mark Skousen, one of superscholar.org’s “20 Most Influential Living Economists” and honorary dean of GU’s School of Business, kicked off the Kauffman Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) at the Kansas City Central Library.

49) Chase Cookson, chair of Grantham’s Mark Skousen School of Business, served as session chair for the 2013 Academy of Management’s (AOM) Social Issues in Management (SIM) division.

Awards

50) In 2013, the Missouri Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) nominated Grantham for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and presented GU with the Missouri Outstanding Military Support Award.

51) GU has also received several other ESGR Awards, including: Pro Patria Award, Seven Seals Award and Above and Beyond Award.

52) In 2013, Grantham was recognized as a top military-friendly university for the seventh consecutive year by Military Advanced Education.

53) Grantham has been selected as a Military Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine for five consecutive years.

54) GU is consistently ranked as a top school for military in Military Times, Military Times Edge, and U.S. Vets magazines.

55) Grantham received a $5,000.00 grant from the Aurora Foundation to develop a "Veterans in Transition" awareness program.

56) In 2007, GU received the Cornerstone Award from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City in recognition of business expansion.

57) In 2006, the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized Grantham University for its contributions to the economic vitality and quality of life in the Kansas City Northland community.

58) Ingram’s Magazine named Grantham University the second top private college/university in the Missouri/Kansas area based on enrollment.

Grantham Gives Back

59) GU is dedicated to philanthropy through its Grantham Gives Back program, in which all University employees are encouraged to take a paid work day to volunteer in the Kansas City community.

60) Since 2009, a total of 241 Life Changers have participated in Grantham Gives Back.

61) Twenty-four organizations have been supported through Grantham Gives Back.

62) Grantham supports four charities annually: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Silver Level Sponsor), Della Lamb’s Operation Thanksgiving, Heart of America Operation Stand Down, and Toys for Tots.

63) Additionally, in 2013 the University’s Life Changers selected another two charities to support: American Diabetes Association and Urban Farming Guys.

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Kansas City Business Journal Names Grantham a Top Area University

This is the second year that the University was listed as third largest based on Fall enrollments.  

Kansas City, Mo. — January 2, 2014 — Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal compiles its list of the Top Area Colleges and Universities. This is the second year that Grantham University was named as the third largest college in the Kansas City area based on fall enrollments.

“We are constantly trying to do right by our students, and the fact that we were named the third largest college or university in Kansas City shows that,” said Joseph McGrath, Grantham University’s president.

To compile this year’s list, institutions were asked to fill out a survey answering specific questions, one of which was if they were expecting to increase its staff size in the foreseeable future. Grantham University was one of the few that answered this question with a “yes,” due to its projected increase in student population.

Grantham University is one of the oldest accredited, private, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States. The University specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world. To learn more about Grantham, go to: http://www.grantham.edu.

References:

http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/
http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/print-edition/2013/12/06/list-package-grantham-grows-by-doing.html

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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