GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY EXPANDS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEE COLLEGE STUDENTS

Associate degree hours now seamlessly transfer into Grantham University’s bachelor’s degree programs.



(RtoL) Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University Vice President for University Partnerships, and Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College, signed an articulation agreement on June 4, 2015.

(RtoL) Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University Vice President for University Partnerships, and Dr. Dennis Brown, President of Lee College, signed an articulation agreement on June 4, 2015.

Lenexa, Kan. – June 4, 2015 – Grantham University, a 64-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, is pleased to announce an articulation agreement with Lee College, in Baytown, Texas. The agreement simplifies the process for Lee College students to move on to earn their next degree at Grantham University.

“Our partnership provides a bridge between Lee College and Grantham University courses and programs. This is a great opportunity for the 6,600 students we currently serve,” said Dr. Dennis Brown, president of Lee College. “This agreement expands opportunities for our students looking to continue their education.”

 Included in this agreement is the transfer of Lee College’s associate degrees in business, computer science, criminal justice, pre-engineering, and others to Grantham University’s undergraduate program in multidisciplinary studies. Faculty, staff and graduates of Lee College receive reduced tuition rates and can benefit from Grantham’s online convenience and flexible, weekly start dates. Military students are encouraged to apply for scholarships at: http://www.grantham.edu/online-college-tuition/military-programs/

“Faculty and staff at Lee College have been dedicated to delivering quality education since 1934,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University vice president for university partnerships. “Because of our commitment to the military, we intend to partner closely with Ehab Mustafa, Veteran Center director at Lee College, to streamline the process for military enrollments into our bachelor’s progras. Together, we can lead the way to help students achieve their goals.”

Enrollment is now open to qualified Lee College students or graduates. For more information about Grantham University’s 100 percent online degree and certificate programs visit: www.grantham.edu.

About Grantham University:

 Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, offering weekly enrollments for most students and allowing them to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or fr
om almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

About Lee College:

 Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite office in nearby Liberty, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 13 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

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GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY AWARDS $38,600 SCHOLARSHIP AT GREATER KANSAS CITY ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY CELEBRATION

Military spouse receives a full scholarship at Army’s 240th birthday celebration.

Steve Waldron, Grantham University Chief Operating Officer, presented Amy Yount with a scholarship at the KCUSA 240th Army birthday celebration.

Steve Waldron, Grantham University Chief Operating Officer, presented Amy Yount with a scholarship at the KCUSA 240th Army birthday celebration.

Lenexa, Kan. – June 13, 2015 – This year the Army celebrates their 240th birthday and on June 13th, the Greater Kansas City Association of the United States Army (KCAUSA) commemorated the event with a celebration at the Westin Hotel in Kanas City, Missouri. The evening included military pageantry, fellowship, tradition and entertainment. During the event Amy Yount, a Grantham University student and Army spouse, received a $38,600 scholarship from the University that covers tuition, books, software and fees.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship applicants had to be  a Soldier or spouse of a Soldier, submit a 500 - word essay about “Honorable Service to the Country,” and meet the University’s admissions requirements. Yount said, “A degree from Grantham University means I’ll be able to achieve the personal goals I’ve set for myself years ago.” She will pursue a Bachelor of Science in accounting with the hopes of advancing in her current corporate Accounting career.

Steve Waldron, Grantham University chief operating officer said, “It’s an honor to partner once again with KCAUSA and award this scholarship. Amy Yount wrote about good moral character and the importance of contributing to your team in her scholarship essay. This philosophy is an essential component of our work at Grantham University when providing educational opportunities to service members, veterans, wounded warriors, military spouses and civilians for more than 60 years.”

Yount and her husband Anthony, a staff sergeant in the Army and a military recruiter, live in West Carrollton, Ohio, and are excited about this new endeavor. 

Grantham's 100 percent online degrees allow students to access their coursework when and where it is convenient for them, so they can fit education into their lives instead of arranging their lives around education.  For more information, visit www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

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GRANTHAM UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES LECTURE SERIES WITH BEST PRACTICES FOR HIRING VETERANS

Sprint Talent Acquisition Manager and U.S. Army Transition Services Manager 

Among Experts Sharing Strategies for Human Resource Professionals

Lenexa, Kan. – June 2, 2015 – Do veterans make good employees? Can employers do a better job of helping former military personnel make a smooth transition into the civilian workforce? Grantham University, a 64-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, will launch its signature lecture series with an event for business professionals to learn best practices and veteran hiring strategies, and receive advice in helping veterans transition to a corporate work environment.

Space is limited for this free event. Business professionals can register at:

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“Given the flexibility of the online learning environment that Grantham University provides, a great percentage of our students are active-duty military,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, Grantham’s vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations. “We’re looking forward to sharing the strategies we’ve learned over the past 64 years in preparing our students for civilian careers, as well as sharing some of the best practices in veteran hiring from our expert panelists.” Before coming to Grantham, Dr. Cropsey spent over 38 years in the Department of Defense, managing military education and veteran placement programs, including the Troops to Teachers Program.

 According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, veteran hiring practices nationwide are improving.  However, there is still room for additional improvement as unemployment for post-9/11 veterans, ages 24-34, is a full percent higher than civilians in the same demographic.

Grantham’s veteran hiring lecture will be held on June 24, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grantham University in Lenexa, Kansas. Dr. Cropsey will moderate a discussion of veteran hiring practices with the following panelists:

  • Summer Dean, Talent Acquisition Manager, Sprint Corporation
  • Brett Rosene, Transition Services Manager, U.S. Army
  • Nick Swaggert, Director of Veterans Program, Genesis10
  • Clint Clevenger, Director of Talent Strategies, B.E. Smith; veteran; Grantham alumni

Grantham University is one of the oldest private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States.  Recognized for eight consecutive years as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education,  Grantham has a deep and proud history of serving students who are active-duty or retired military. 

The University maintains a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of its academic programs, learning outcomes and student support services, seeking to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of its academic programs and operations, and seeking creative and effective ways to meet the diverse needs of its student population.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

 

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DANA BASARA NAMED DEAN OF GRANTHAM’S COLLEGE OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH

dbasaraNational Expert in Emergency Nursing now Guides Students

Lenexa, Kan. – May 26, 2015 – Grantham University, a 64-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, has named Dana Basara, MSN, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health. Basara is an educator and nurse administrator with more than 35 years of experience in healthcare and is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with expected completion in July 2015. She has been actively involved in student cultural diversity, pre-and post-licensure nursing education, and faculty mentorship, and has a rich history in Emergency Nursing in legislative activities and advancement of professional nursing education and clinical practice. Basara’s passion is for homeless and underserved populations, as she currently sits on the National Health Care for the Homeless Council Clinician’s Steering Committee.

“Dana brings significant healthcare and nursing experience to lead our College of Nursing and Allied Health,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham’s chief academic officer and provost.  “Under her leadership, we know our Grantham students will receive a unique and immersive education that will benefit them greatly as they advance their careers in healthcare.”

 Grantham University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health offers online degree programs and certificates to meet the varying needs of healthcare professionals. Grantham nursing students can choose from a number of programs, including an RN-BSN Degree Completion Program, an RN-MSN Bridge Option, and master’s degrees - in nursing with four specialization options.  Allied Health programs are also available, and include: Medical Administrative Assistant certificate, Associate of Medical Coding and Billing, Bachelor of Health Systems Management, Master of Science in Health Systems Management, and Master of Healthcare in Administration.

 Grantham University is one of the oldest private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States.  Recognized for eight consecutive years as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education,  Grantham has a deep and proud history of serving students who are active-duty or retired military. 

 The University maintains a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of its academic programs, learning outcomes and student support services, seeking to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of its academic programs and operations, and seeking creative and effective ways to meet the diverse needs of its student population.

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Grantham University Welcomes Major Dan Rooney as 2015 Commencement Speaker

Fighter pilot who served three tours of duty in Iraq founded Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to families of fallen and disabled servicemen and women

Lenexa, Kan.-May 13, 2015- Grantham University, a 64-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty and veteran military students around the world, is pleased to announce that Major Dan Rooney is scheduled to speak at the university’s 2015 Commencement ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Overland Park, Kan.

A Major in the Air Force Reserve and a decorated military aviator, Major Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides scholarships to the spouses and children of military service members disabled or killed in action. In only five years, Folds of Honor has raised more than $70 million and awarded nearly 8,000 scholarships to family members of fallen or disabled servicemen and women.

“Major Dan Rooney has demonstrated what one person can achieve when his or her mission is steeped in integrity, a sense of duty and honor,” said Steve Waldron, Grantham University chief operating officer. “We know his story will inspire our graduating students and their families – military and civilian alike, and will set the tone for our graduates’ next phase of personal and professional accomplishments.”

 Rooney was presented the White House’s “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” by President George W. Bush, the Air National Guard’s “Distinguished Service Medal,” the Air National Guard’s “Directors Service Award” and the Ellis Island “Medal of Honor.” He has been recognized as one of People magazine’s “Heroes of the Year,” named Money magazine’s “Hero of the Year,” and named one of ABC World News Tonight’s “Persons of the Year.” He is the author of the book, A Patriot’s Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith.

Grantham University is one of the oldest private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States. Recognized for eight consecutive years as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education, Grantham has a deep and proud history of serving students who are active-duty or retired military.

The online university’s annual physical commencement ceremony is testimony to Grantham’s unique culture, bringing hundreds of graduates together from around the world in celebration of their success.

“So many of our graduates travel great distances to join their classmates for a memorable graduation experience,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham University chief academic officer and provost. “There’s no greater reward than seeing the pride and jubilation on their faces as they make their way across the stage – and we are honored to have Major Rooney with us to help impart the significance of their tremendous accomplishment.”

This is an invitation only event. For more information about Grantham University visit www.grantham.edu. 

 

 

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New Grantham University Program Addresses Upswing in Financial Planning Careers

Grantham University is now offering a Financial Planning - Bachelor of Business Administration.

Lenexa, Kan. – April 20, 2015Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business has added a Financial Planning - Bachelor of Business Administration program to its offering of more than 40 online degrees and certificates. The timing couldn’t be more perfect with employment of personal financial advisors projected to grow 27 percent between 2010 and 2020. (Source: Spring 2012 BLS Career Outlook).

The curriculum encompasses 15 finance related business courses that cover how to analyze a client’s financial status and designing a program in order to achieve their goals. Financial planners can specialize in tax planning, asset allocation, risk management, and retirement and/or estate planning.

 “The financial planning degree program is designed to provide professional education for financial objectives,” Dr. Nicole Buckley, Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business dean said. “Courses have already been approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Students that complete Grantham’s financial planning program will have the added benefit of meeting the education requirements for CFP® Certification Examination administered by the CFP Board.”

“CFP Board is pleased to approve the program at Grantham University as a CFP Board Registered Program,” said Richard P. Rojeck, CFP®, Board of Directors Chair of the CFP Board. “As student interest in financial planning careers continues to grow, we anticipate that Grantham University’s FP-BBA program will contribute significantly to the number of qualified candidates seeking to attain the CFP® certification, the standard of excellence for competent and ethical financial planning.”

In addition to being cutting-edge and professionally relevant, all courses are offered in a 100 percent online format. This allows students to manage their studies at the time and place that is most convenient for them. More information can be found on the Grantham University website at: www.grantham.edu

About Grantham University: 

Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

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Grantham University Graduate and Navy Veteran Robert Melton Receives DEAC’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award

Melton completed three online degrees at Grantham University.

(L to R) Robert Melton, Grantham University graduate, receives the 2015 Outstanding DEAC Graduate award from Dr. Jeff Cropsey, VP for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations - Grantham University.

Lenexa, Kan. – April 21, 2015 – For the 32nd consecutive year the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) has recognized the significant accomplishments of graduates who received their degrees through distance education. Robert Melton, Grantham University’s 2015 Outstanding DEAC Graduate, was among those honored in Chicago, at the Drake Hotel, on April 21, 2015.

Melton is from Virginia Beach, Va., and has always had a strong sense of patriotism, growing up with two parents who served in the military. After graduating from high school in 2000, he chose to enlist in the Navy, five months before the terrorist attacks on 9/11. He spent the next eight years helping ensure America’s safety from foreign threats.

He earned three degrees from Grantham University:  an Associate of Science in Computer Science in 2012; Bachelor of Business Administration in Project Management in 2013; and a Master of Business Administration in Project Management in 2014.

 “It’s an honor to be recognized by DEAC. I choose to pursue my degree through distance education at Grantham University because of the flexibility and convenience that fit into my busy life. Grantham’s philosophy of Serving Those Who Serve® - was another important factor having served in the Navy.”

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.

 After graduation, Melton joined the Freemasons to give back to his community and get involved in politics, so he can achieve his ultimate goal of running for office.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

 About The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1926 that operates as a national accreditor of distance education institutions. Accreditation by DEAC covers all distance education activities within an institution and it provides a single source of nationally recognized accreditation from the secondary school level through professional doctoral degree-granting institutions.

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New Grantham University Scholarships Underscore Commitment to Higher Education for Military and Government

Six full scholarships will enable quality, accessible education for members of Grantham partner organizations.

Lenexa, Kan. – April 16, 2015 – Grantham University, a 64-year-old institution delivering accredited online degree programs to working adults and active-duty military students around the world, is partnering with five government and military service organizations to offer new undergraduate and graduate scholarships for members and their families. 

“Part of Grantham’s mission is to provide affordable, relevant, accessible educational opportunities,” Brad Gibbs, Grantham University’s chief development officer said. “One of the many ways we accomplish that charge is by partnering with organizations that embody the same values, spirit and commitment to service as we do.”

Grantham has created three total full-time scholarships – valued at $38,600 – with each being awarded to current members of the National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG), the Kansas City chapter of the Association of the United States Army (KC-AUSA) and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard (EANGUS). The university is also offering a full $38,600 scholarship to a member of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE).

Additionally, the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) is partnering with Grantham to offer two full graduate scholarships, each valued at $14,200. One scholarship will be awarded to an active NGAUS member, while the second is for a spouse of an active member.

 Application Requirements

AFGE Scholarship – Applicants must be a member of AFGE, meet the University’s minimum requirements and submit a 500-1000 word essay describing their relationship with the union and the labor movement, how it has personally affected their life, and they believe they are a good choice for a union scholarship. Scholarship applications will be accepted from April 13, 2015 until midnight ET on Sept. 13, 2015. For more information on how to apply, click here.

BIG Scholarship – Applicants must be a member of BIG, meet the University’s minimum requirements and write a 500-1000 word essay discussing what BIG 2015 National Training Institute's theme (BIG - Connect, Communicate, Collaborate - Advance) means to him or her. Scholarship applications will be accepted from April 13, 2015 until midnight ET on Oct. 2, 2015. For more information, click here

KC-AUSA Scholarship – Application deadline is May 7, 2015. Click here to view a complete list of initial eligibility requirements. 

NGAUS Graduate Scholarships – Applicants (active duty service member or spouses of service members ranked 05 or below) must submit an essay titled, “How the National Guard impacted my family” by July 3, 2015. For more information, click here.

EANGUS CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship – Named in honor of CSM Virgil R. Williams, the scholarship covers tuition costs, required textbooks, software and fees. Awards will be made on basis of scholarship, character, leadership and need. Applications are being accepted through July 7, 2015. Learn more here.

Grantham University is one of the oldest private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance learning universities in the United States. Recognized for eight consecutive years as one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education, Grantham has a deep and proud history of serving students who are active-duty or retired military. 

The University maintains a strong commitment to high standards in all aspects of its academic programs, learning outcomes and student support services, seeking to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of its academic programs and operations, and seeking creative and effective ways to meet the diverse needs of its student population.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.

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Grantham University Partners with Allied American University

(L to R) Dr. Bill Luton, interim president and CEO of Allied American University, Dr. Marilyn Bartels Grantham Vice President for University Partnerships, and Bonny Nickle, AAU provost, celebrate an articulation agreement between the two universities.

The partnership between the two online institutions signifies greater educational opportunities for transfer, including direct acceptance into graduate school.

Lenexa, Kan. – April 8, 2015 –Grantham University and Allied American University, both online accredited colleges, have signed an articulation agreement allowing students to seamlessly transfer between the two universities.

“It’s about partnering with the right institutions,” said Grantham Vice President for University Partnerships, Dr. Marilyn Bartels. “We are continually looking at new ways to help students earn the degree they need to meet their individual goals. This agreement exemplifies that effort by allowing students to continue their education and transfer easily into a graduate program.”

As part of the agreement, all degrees earned in business administration, criminal justice and healthcare from Allied American University will be accepted directly into graduate programs at Grantham University should students desire to pursue a higher degree.  Also, students who earn a certificate can transfer their credits into degree programs not offered by Allied American University. Eligible students, staff and faculty who are interested in continuing their education will receive lower tuition rates for master’s degree programs.

 “This agreement represents a lot of hard work. We’re really excited about this opportunity and looking forward to where we can go from here,” said Allied American University Interim President and CEO, Dr. Bill Luton.

“This partnership provides a pathway for our students to continue their education by attaining a graduate degree,” adds Allied American University Provost, Dr. Bonny Nickle. “AAU believes that cooperative programs and partnerships with other institutions are highly beneficial to our students. Articulation with Grantham speaks volumes about the credibility and integrity of our academic degree programs.”

Faculty and staff from both universities are focused on delivering quality education to students worldwide and helping them achieve their goals. This agreement is effective immediately.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute. www.grantham.edu

About Allied American University
Allied American University is an accredited online university that provides bachelor’s and associate degrees for today’s in-demand careers. The programs at AAU are 100% online, flexible and student-focused.  With a variety of military education benefits for active-duty members, military spouses and veterans, AAU ishonored to be listed as one of the top Military Friendly Schools® for the 6th consecutive year. Allied American University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

 

 

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Grantham University Receives Eight AMBIT Awards for Influential Marketing

Lenexa, Kan. – March 24, 2015 – The Grantham University’s enrollment marketing department received eight AMBIT awards - including one Gold AMBIT, five Silver AMBITs, and two Bronze AMBITs – for their outstanding marketing efforts.

The Grantham University Marketing Department staff was honored at the 2015 KCDMA AMBIT Awards. (LtoR) Mary Pace, Courtney Servaes, Charles Stiles, Eli Vargas, Stacey Eisele, Mara Picardi, Ryan Kane, Valerie Morrow, and Jordan Lagoski.

Grantham University is proud to be recognized by the KCDMA,” Brad Gibbs, Grantham University’s chief development officer, said. “Our team is dedicated, and focused on creating creative messaging that meet the needs of our alumni, current and potential students. We are excited to be honored for our efforts.”

The full list of Grantham University’s awards are listed below:

  • Gold: Response Driven Web - Alumni Portal
  • Silver: Email – Alumni Newsletter
  • Silver: Email – Alumni Email Drip Campaign
  • Silver: Email – Lead Generation Email Drip Campaign
  • Silver: Email – Alumni Survey
  • Silver: Consumer Direct Mail – Cyber Security
  • Bronze: Social Media – 2013 International Talk-like-a-pirate-day
  • Bronze: Consumer Integrated Marketing – Harry Colmery Award for Freedom Campaign

The 2015 AMBIT Awards were held on March 24 at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City.

About Kansas City Data-Driven Marketers:
KCDMA is an alliance of Kansas City marketers that is dedicated to promoting successful, data-driven marketing by offering valuable educational opportunities and connecting local, like-minded professionals.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute. www.grantham.edu

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National Guard Association of the United States Recognizes Grantham University

(L) Dr. Jeff Cropsey, V.P. Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Grantham University and (R) BG Roy Robinson, NGAUS Acting Chairman.

LENEXA, Kan. – March 14, 2015 – Each year the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS), presents The Legion de Lafayette award to donors of the National Guard Educational Foundation.

On March 14, in Washington, D.C. at NGAUS, Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, accepted the Legion de Lafayette award on behalf of Grantham University. This is the third year the university has been recognized for their generous support.

The National Guard Educational Foundation’s (NGEF) goal is to tell the Guard’s story. Independent of the National Guard Association of the United States, but co-located in the National Guard Memorial Building in Washington, D.C., NGEF relies solely on charitable contributions to carry out its mission. The purpose of NGEF is to achieve an awareness of the rich heritage and continuing contributions of the National Guard of the United States through a rich programmatic portfolio.

 Named after the Marquis de Lafayette, who visited New York’s Seventh Regiment in 1824 and, inspired by his own Guard Nationale de Paris in France, gave the National Guard its enduring name, the Legion de Lafayette was established in 1987 to recognize patrons who significantly advance NGEF’s work.

 Grantham University is a proud supporter of the NGEF’s mission and over 300 corporate, state and individual Legion de Lafayette members.

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Grantham University Mark Skousen School of Business Named Top 75 Best for Vets: Business Schools –  for the Second Year in a Row

Selection focuses on veteran culture and curriculum, cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran policies, and publicly available quality measures.

 

LENEXA, Kan. – March, 9, 2015 – For the second year in a row Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business has made Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools 2015 rankings.

 
The Best for Vets organization is made up of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times publications that are focused on culture and curriculum and cater to military veterans. The thirdannual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, is a highly respected, nearly80-question analysis of a graduate business school’s complete offerings for veterans.

 “Grantham University is proud to be part of this prestigious group of colleges and universities,” said Dr. Niccole Buckley, dean of the Mark Skousen School Business. “We currently offer 14 associate, bachelors and master’s degree programs. Courses are 100 percent online, ensuring our students are able to fit classes into their busy lives. Staff members are dedicated to serving those who serve our country and communities. Military and professional training, and previous college-level courses are also carefully reviewed for transferability to minimize students’ length of study.”

Two years ago, Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business ranked 43rd in the Best for Vets list. This year, they’ve moved up to 36th- a significant accomplishment and testament to the University’s success.

The Best for Vets rankings are published in full issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of March 9, as well as on ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com, MarineCorpsTimes.com and MilitaryTimes.com.

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 offers more than 40 online degree programs and certificates. 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 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), 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 William Woods University Renew an Eight-Year Articulation Agreement

The renewed agreement allows students to continue equivalent course-to-course transfers.

Grantham University Vice President for University Partnerships Dr. Marilyn Bartels, and Dr. Thomas Frankman, William Woods University Associate Dean, Academic Services and Accreditation Processes, celebrate the signing of an articulation agreement between the two institutions Friday, February 13, 2015.

Lenexa, Kan. – Feb. 13, 2015 – Grantham University and William Woods University signed their first articulation agreement on February 13, 2007. Eight years later to the date, they renewed this partnership to continue offering equivalent course-to-course transfers. The articulation agreement will broaden educational opportunities with additional course options for GU and WWU graduates.

This agreement allows students to seamlessly transfer courses between the two universities and offers flexibility through Grantham’s online courses and William Woods’ classroom options. “Grantham University is proud to collaborate with William Woods University in supporting our students,” said Vice President for University Partnerships Dr. Marilyn Bartels. “We have increased our options offering more than 40 course-to-course programs. Students can be assured a clear path to achieve their educational and career goals.”

“This partnership continues to open doors for students in our programs. We look forward to the initiative with Grantham University and helping students to reach their objectives,” said Dr. Thomas Frankman, William Woods University Associate Dean, Academic Services and Accreditation Processes.

Enrollment is now available to qualified students or graduates. To learn more about Grantham’s 100 percent online degree and certificate programs, visit: grantham.edu/online-degrees.

About Williams Woods University: William Woods University is a coeducational, independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institutions of approximately 3,500 students. Founded in 1870, the mission of William Woods has always been to provide an excellent education while ensuring personal development. The university offers both graduate and undergraduate degrees in a variety of disciplines in both campus and outreach settings. Located in the middle of the country, WWU draws students from 45 states. In fact, 33 percent of the traditional student body is from states other than Missouri. Additionally, students from approximately 20 foreign countries are pursuing degrees at the Woods, creating a unique cultural experience.

About Grantham University: Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

 

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Patrice L. Howard Wins BIG Scholarship to Attend Grantham University

Howard will use the opportunity to complete her Bachelor of Science in Accounting debt-free

Lenexa, Kan. – Feb. 4, 2015 – Grantham University has announced the annual recipient of its Blacks in Government (BIG) National Scholarship. Selected from hundreds of BIG members nationwide who applied, awardee Patrice L. Howard is able to use the full $38,600 scholarship to earn one of Grantham’s 38 online bachelor’s or master’s degrees.

Widely known for helping military and working adults achieve college education, Grantham’s focus on the financial health of its students is evident. With the majority of its students receiving some sort of financial assistance from Grantham, the University awards millions of dollars in scholarships each year and offers tuition rates lower than 95% of other private/for-profit universities.  

“Higher education is such a critical piece of furthering your career and personal goals,” said Cheryl Hayek, Grantham’s chief academic officer. “With government statistics indicating a student loan debt close to the $1 trillion mark, we do everything we can to help make college more affordable for students. Providing opportunities like the BIG Scholarship is one of the ways Grantham is able to help students avoid debt while gaining a solid education.”   

Before receiving the scholarship, Howard, an individual taxpayer advisory specialist for the IRS and member of the Lower Manhattan chapter of BIG, had already started taking matters into her own hands to avoid the loan pitfall many college students face. “I took one course a year, and paid for everything out of pocket. While going to school was important, staying out of debt was even more so to me,” she said.

As a four-year veteran of BIG, Howard had previously read about the National Scholarship recipients, but never considered applying until this year.

“A lot of scholarships have such a large pool of applicants that you doubt your ability to stand out from the crowd,” she reflected. “Since this was only open to BIG members I thought my chances of being noticed were greater.”

It was Howard’s essay that earned her the BIG National Scholarship. In her essay, she shared her goal of completing her own education as inspiration to the women at the Center Against Domestic Violence, where she helps prepare them for the GED (or General Education Development) test.  

“I always remind the women at CADV that while they might be in terrible situations at the moment, they can overcome them. Pursuing their GED is simply the first step in their new journey. Now that I have the opportunity to complete my college education, I’ll be able to provide an even greater example, not only for them but for younger members of BIG as well,” Howard said.

Howard has wasted no time in starting her coursework. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Accounting through Grantham’s Mark Skousen School of Business. In the future, she hopes to serve as a chapter leader in BIG and be accepted into the Darlene H. Young Leadership Academy Program.

To learn about this and other future scholarship opportunities at Grantham University, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/scholarships/.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Grantham University’s Jeff Cropsey Named President of Council of College and Military Educators

Grantham University is proud to take the national stage through professional development academic leadership positions

Grantham University's Dr. Jeff Cropsey accepts the gavel from Central Texas College's Jim Yeonopolus as new CCME president.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jan. 30, 2015 —  In his State of the Union address this month, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of higher education and called for American CEO's to hire more veterans. As a leader at Grantham University and now the president of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), Dr. Jeff Cropsey has been working towards the president's objectives for decades.

Cropsey was named president of CCME in Anaheim, Calif. today during the academic organization's annual symposium. In his new role, he will serve as a national academic spokesperson in this unique position as a leader of this academic organization and vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations at Grantham University, a 100 percent online university with a focus on educational programming for the military.

64 years ago, Grantham University [www.grantham.edu] was founded when World War II veteran Donald Grantham conceived the idea to provide returning servicemen and women a method to better their lives through higher education. That same idea is the cornerstone of CCME's objectives and aligns with the administration's goals of getting returning veterans back to work and promoting higher education.

"It has been an honor to serve on the board of CCME for the past six years, and I'm thrilled to be in the position of president at such a critical time in our history," said Cropsey. "Just as our country closes on its longest war in our history, we have more veterans returning to civilian life than ever before. Through the work of CCME and others, we can help provide the right education and policies to see that these returning service men and women are receiving high quality, relevant, accessible and affordable education. "

CCME's mission is to promote and provide educational programs and services and to facilitate communication between the membership and the Department of Defense, the military and veterans' educational needs. With Cropsey at the helm, this is the first time CCME has been led by a school accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

The professional development theme for this year's symposium is "Innovative Pathways to Military Student Success." Cropsey ceremoniously took over the gavel of presidency of the board of directors today during the annual board meeting. The 26-member board consists of academic leaders from higher education as well as military and DoD positions. The 2016 CCME annual symposium scheduled for February in San Antonio, Texas will be the only national conference next year focusing on higher education and the military. The conference will be a convergence of military and higher education proponents and provide a forum for the exchange of information on topical educational issues.

Cropsey has been the vice president for strategic initiatives with Grantham University since his retirement from the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2010. Prior to his retirement, he had been the director of Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) from 2005 to 2010. Cropsey's career spanned more than 40 years of DoD service including positions in the Army, Air Force, Navy and DANTES. He served three years as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1969-72, leaving with the rank of Captain.

In 2007, he was appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to the Veterans Advisory Committee on Education, providing advice to the Secretary on educational issues. At the Nashville CCME Symposium in 2010, Dr. Cropsey was recognized with the CCME President's Award for his significant contributions to military education. Cropsey has a bachelor's of arts degree in history from Washington and Lee University, a master's degree in counseling from Ball State University, and a doctorate of education from the University of Southern California.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Grantham University Partners with NGAUS to Help Two Pursue Master’s Degrees

The Grantham University NGAUS Scholarship awards a National Guard Association of the United States member and a spouse with online education 

NGAUS president, retired Major General Gus Hargett, and Grantham University's vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations, Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, brought the two groups together to offer the Grantham University NGAUS Scholarships.

Lenexa, Kan. – Jan. 21, 2015 – Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by the year 2020 there will be an increase of around 18.4 percent of jobs requiring a master’s degree, which is the fastest growing educational necessity. This additional educational requirement might seem easy to accomplish on the surface, but how are Guardsmen – who frequently juggle work, military and family duties – supposed to fit pursuing an advanced degree into their already busy schedules? Grantham University, a 100 percent online university, and the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) have a solution. They partnered together to establish the Grantham University NGAUS Scholarship, which will provide the recipients with the opportunity to pursue his or her master’s degree with minimal interruption to daily life thanks to the completely online coursework.

“This new scholarship takes the great relationship NGAUS and our members had with Grantham University to a whole new level,” said retired Major General Gus Hargett, the association president. “For the first time we are not only going to be able to provide a potentially life-altering master’s degree to a deserving NGAUS member, but also one to a deserving member’s spouse.”

One Guardsman who has already seen the life-altering benefits associated with pursuing a master’s degree is Lieutenant Colonel Brett Cooper. Cooper, the defense movement coordinator for the state of Missouri, reflected, “Not pursuing my MBA wasn’t an option. I needed it in order to continue my progression with both the National Guard and my civilian career. I was recently promoted to vice president of my division. I believe that my MBA coursework made a difference as the classes increased my understanding of numbers on which to base business decisions, rather than emotions or assumptions, and that’s a huge part of my new responsibilities.”

There are two Grantham University NGAUS Scholarships available, each valued up to $14,200:

  • One for a NGAUS member (rank O-5 or below)
  • One for NGAUS member’s (rank O-5 or below) spouse

“Spouses are so important to our force and to our association,” Hargett said. “Grantham University is now giving us a chance to show it through these scholarships.”

Both scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, textbooks, software and fees for one of Grantham’s 14 master’s programs ranging from Master of Business Administration to Master of Science in Health Systems Management. Grantham’s coursework is 100 percent online, so the recipients can complete their degree anywhere.

“The job market’s competition is tough, whether in the Guard or as a civilian,” said Dr. Jeff Cropsey, Grantham’s vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations. “A master’s degree used to help strong candidates stand out from the crowd, but as they become more expected, Guardsmen need a program that fits with the lifestyle in order to stay relevant.”

Reflecting on these needs, Cropsey continued, “Working with NGAUS to offer these scholarships, we aim to make the addition of an advanced degree as Guard life-friendly as possible.”

The Grantham University NGAUS Scholarship application process will open in February and will run through the summer. The recipients will be announced in September at the 137th General Conference & Exhibition in Nashville. To be considered for the scholarship, in addition to being a NGAUS member or spouse in good standing, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Stay up-to-date with the latest scholarship developments: http://www.grantham.edu/in-the-news/.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Grantham University and Concorde Career Colleges Partner to Benefit Healthcare Students

Partnership leverages Grantham’s track record of mapping education to evolving job market

Lenexa, Kan. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Grantham University’s newest articulation agreement with Concorde Career Colleges is yet another milestone in Grantham’s rich history of simplifying students’ abilities to achieve education and career goals.

In keeping with one of today’s most in-demand job fields – healthcare, the agreement streamlines the process for Concorde graduates to easily transfer associate degree hours into a correlating Grantham online bachelor’s program in multidisciplinary studies, nursing or health systems management.

The partnership is a product of Grantham’s innovative culture and keen focus on understanding students’ needs. Dr. Jennifer Mathes, Concorde’s vice president of academic affairs, views the agreement between the two schools as an opportunity to continue serving graduates after they’ve completed their associate degree. “Our goal is to always do what is best for Concorde’s students, and by partnering with Grantham we are doing just that. The flexibility provided by Grantham’s online courses allows our students to establish their careers while continuing their education in their free-time.”

Through the new articulation agreement, Concorde graduates who have earned any associate degree while maintaining a 2.0 GPA will have the opportunity to transfer into Grantham’s Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies. This unique degree program provides students with the opportunity to tailor their education to match their personal interests and career ambitions.

Other degree program graduates that qualify for 2+2 bachelor’s degree completion include:

  • Associate of Applied Sciences in Health Information Management toward Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
  • Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, with an RN license and a minimum 2.5 GPA or permission from the Dean of Nursing, toward Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

“By creating this relationship with Concorde, we look forward to helping students make their mark in the competitive healthcare field. Grantham’s School of Nursing and Allied Health continually keeps up with the latest developments and will be an excellent way for these students continue on to a meaningful career with minimal interference in their daily lives,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University’s vice president for university partnerships.

Enrollment is now open to qualified Concorde students or graduates. To learn more about Grantham’s 100 percent online degree and certificate programs, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/.

About Concorde Career Colleges:
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. owns and operates proprietary, postsecondary institutions that offer vocational career training for careers in the growing field of healthcare.  Concorde serves the segment of the population seeking a career-focused education.  We currently operate 16 campuses in 8 states.  Concorde was formed in 1988 as a Delaware corporation, but many of the colleges have been training healthcare workers for nearly 50 years.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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New Grantham Online Certificate Programs Map to Emerging Opportunities, Enhanced Careers

Student input and job forecasting are catalysts for robust certificate offerings.

Lenexa, Kan. — Jan. 6, 2015 — Keeping pace with today’s evolving job market and students’ expressed career interests, today Grantham University is introducing six new graduate and undergraduate certificate programs. The new graduate and undergraduate certificate programs cover a range of specializations, from cybersecurity, project management and entrepreneurship, to human resources, paraprofessional educator and medical administrative assistant expertise. The University now boasts a total of 11 certificates and 38 online degree programs.

Grantham’s rich, 64-year history has centered on the progression of its educational programs in tandem with students’ needs for current, relevant higher education. Designed to build high-demand skills and subject matter expertise, the new certificates align with Grantham’s student-centric philosophy. Each certificate can be earned within six months to a year entirely online.

“Education equates to growth – for Grantham and our students – and we’re constantly looking for evidence-based opportunities to help our students move forward in the areas of most benefit and interest to them,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham’s chief academic officer and provost. “Being able to anticipate and embrace market changes, and subsequently grow our educational programs and tools in response is indeed rewarding.”

To achieve this high level of responsiveness, Hayek elaborated, “We continually research and monitor workforce trends, and work hard to match our educational offerings with those findings. Additionally, student surveys and direct feedback have indicated a craving for programs to help them gain an edge in top career fields. The expansion of our certificate offerings answers that call.”

With cybersecurity a major push across government agencies and corporations alike (37% growth expected by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), Hayek emphasized the importance of enhancing Grantham’s certificate offerings in that area, as well as other high-growth fields, like healthcare, human resources and project management. She also underscores the value of an online certificate for military spouses and others, who relocate frequently and are interested in fields like education, where entry-level positions, such as a teacher’s assistant, can be found across the country.     

“Earning a certificate is a great way to supplement your existing education and raise credibility in a specific area – or even get a taste of a new field that piques your interest, before moving on to earn that next undergrad or graduate degree,” said Hayek. “A certificate is another feather in a job seeker’s cap, helping them stand out from other candidates. It demonstrates a person’s drive, motivation to continuously improve, and advanced knowledge – all valuable attributes in the eyes of a potential employer.”

To learn more about Grantham’s array of undergraduate and graduate-level online certificates, visit: grantham.edu/degree-type/certificate/.

About Grantham University
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online certificates, and associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Grantham’s programs include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Grantham University has been accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Grantham University Celebrates 64 Years Educating Students

For more than 64 years, Grantham University has been changing lives through its innovative education: first as a correspondence college - now as a top-rated 100-percent online university  

LENEXA, Kan. — Jan. 2, 2015 — For 64 years, Grantham University [www.grantham.edu] has helped students get one step closer to their dreams by offering a premiere education to working adult students around the world. Today, Grantham celebrates its 64th birthday and recognizes the value of providing accessible, affordable education taught by professional, knowledgeable faculty to adult learners.

“Working at Grantham, you can see the difference you make in our students’ lives daily. I constantly receive emails from students who express gratitude for not only helping them in the classroom, but also for caring about them as a person,” said Chi Lo, Grantham’s chair of foundations faculty.

Now a nationally recognized leader in online and military education serving a global student population, the University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran, who understood the importance of the GI Bill of Rights and its educational benefits. His goal was to help these veterans build a better future upon returning to civilian life. Throughout the years, Grantham has undergone major transformations to stay in line with today's changing technologies.

“We begin this new year and our 64th year serving students, dedicated to our mission of creating a level playing field in education for adult learners,” said Steve Waldron, chief operating officer at Grantham University.

“That's a promise and commitment that all Life Changers, our administration, faculty and staff, have made to each student. Grantham’s students are the reason we constantly strive to go above and beyond in all that we do,” Waldron said, “whether that’s providing cutting-edge degree and certificate programs, or helping a parent successfully balance work, family and education simultaneously. We’re happy to give them that chance to pursue their goals that others might have deemed impossible.”

In its continued dedication to students, Grantham experienced a number of changes in its 63rd year including:

  • Moving its headquarters from Kansas City, Missouri, to a larger campus in Lenexa, Kansas, in early 2014 in preparation for future growth and expanded offerings.
  • Finessing the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) and Career Services. Both programs are available to all Grantham students.

o   TLC provides online study resources, including learning modules for math and writing, tutorial videos and student success strategies. TLC also has one-on-one tutoring, and writing and math labs, in which students can receive feedback on assignments before they are submitted for grading.

o   Career Services provides professional development tools and one-on-one career search assistance to help students and graduates secure employment after graduation. Services include targeted employment research; assistance with professional branding; help with creating custom resumes, cover letters and portfolios; interview preparation; and access to a virtual job portal.

With its 64th year now underway, Grantham looks forward to even more exciting changes for the benefit of its students to come. To stay up-to-date with the latest developments, visit Grantham’s newsroom.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs and certificates. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Westminster College and Grantham University Agree to Articulation

Unique transfer credit arrangement embodies Grantham’s focus on delivering an exceptional student experience

Lenexa, Kan. — December 31, 2014 — With the signing of its tenth articulation agreement this year, Grantham University recently formed an alliance with Westminster College of Fulton, Mo., giving rise to a much simpler credit transfer process from one school to the other, and the ability to blend online and brick-and-mortar education.

Offering more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates, Grantham is known for catering to busy working adults. The University has embraced articulations with partnering colleges as part of its overall mission to make higher education more obtainable and convenient for students with hectic schedules outside of class.

Through this most recent agreement, 24 undergraduate Westminster courses have been pre-matched with the equivalent Grantham courses, thereby enabling a more streamlined process for transferring credit between the two schools. For students already juggling multiple priorities, it eliminates the need for a lengthy evaluation process – assuring them of their transfer credit status up front and allowing them to proactively plan their chosen degree path.

“Forming partnerships with institutions of similar values as Grantham helps strengthen our ability to serve students in new, innovative ways. Our agreement with Westminster College blends both online and traditional learning, with a keen focus on simplifying the entire transfer credit process,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s vice president for university partnerships. “We have enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Westminster since 2006, and it is a joy to move forward toward a common goal. We also look forward to leveraging our deeply rooted experience with the military to help Westminster strengthen its efforts in that arena.”

“We are appreciative that Westminster College can continue its relationship with Grantham University,” says Dr. David Jones, Westminster’s associate dean of faculty. “This updated agreement provides additional course transfer opportunities for students at both of our schools.”

Serving more than 17,000 online students, the Grantham continually evaluates opportunities to improve upon an already exceptional learning experience. The University’s philosophy centers on enveloping each student with personalized support, a flexible online learning environment, financial assistance opportunities, and a special breed of instructors with practical, relevant work experience.

“It has been an exciting year for Grantham with the creation and signing of many new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Bartels. “The future holds great promise as we continue to move forward with making the right, most beneficial decisions for the University and for our students.”

About Westminster College:
Westminster College is a college all about change. Students come to Westminster from every corner of the world to be transformed. They leave ready to change the world. Founded in 1851, Westminster College is a private, selective, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college.  Our curriculum focuses on preparing students to succeed within their chosen careers and the diverse, global community we live in. Students are challenged and guided by expert faculty to evolve into the capable leaders and confident difference-makers they are meant to be. The student enrollment is approximately 950 with a student/faculty ratio of 14:1.  In the academic year 2014-15, students represent 28 states and 76 countries, making Westminster one of the most diverse small liberal arts colleges in the nation. Winston Churchill delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech on campus in 1946, and in recent years George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and Lech Walesa have participated in the College's international lecture series. Prominent on campus are National Churchill Museum and the monumental sculpture "Breakthrough," created from sections of the Berlin Wall. The College is located in Fulton, Missouri, a community of 13,000 residents that is approximately 25 miles from both Columbia and Jefferson City.

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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Kendall College and Grantham University Sign Articulation

The two schools will work together as educational partners in international business program

Lenexa, Kan. — Dec. 22, 2014 — Tony D’Angelo, founder of Collegiate Empowerment, said, “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Two schools passionate about learning and growing, Grantham University and Kendall College, recently signed an articulation agreement intended to help students realize their own dreams for educational advancement. 

 “We are always thrilled when we have the opportunity to work cooperatively with other schools that share the same values and dedication to students as Grantham. By partnering with Kendall College, both schools will be able to continue providing the highest level of service possible to our students by streamlining the credit transfer process in the international business program,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University’s vice president for university partnerships. 

Kendall College has been cultivating students’ passions into careers for 80 years through degrees in culinary arts, baking and pastry, hospitality management, business and education. Kendall offers an experiential learning environment that helps prepare students to become employment-ready graduates following degree completion.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham University offers certificate programs, associate and bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, engineering technology and computer science, business, nursing and allied health, and general and multidisciplinary studies.. Grantham’s programs are flexible, allowing students to complete their coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules. To learn more about the degree opportunities available at Grantham University, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/

About Kendall College:
For 80 years, Kendall College has been offering engaging, specialized fields of study with a strong emphasis on immersive learning geared toward academic, personal and professional success. Kendall is part of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 75 institutions in 29 countries. Students from more than 80 countries have enrolled at Kendall and more than 1,200 students participate in Kendall Culinary Certificate programs at 19 affiliate campuses throughout the world. Kendall College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs and certificates. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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New Mexico Junior College and Grantham University Agree to Articulation

This agreement streamlines students’ progress toward educational and career goals through transfer credit process

Lenexa, Kan. — Dec. 22, 2014 — Grantham University’s commitment to making education accessible for busy adult learners was exemplified recently by the University’s signing of an articulation agreement with New Mexico Junior College (NMJC). The new relationship enables eligible NMJC students to apply their earned associate degree credit hours toward a Grantham online bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies or criminal justice. 

“This agreement gives our students the chance to have a smooth transition to a four-year university without the worry of some classes not being accepted,” said Jeff McCool, NMJC dean of training and outreach. “Grantham University is a highly regarded, accredited, online university, so students can remain in Lea County, or wherever a job may take them, and continue their education toward their bachelor’s degree.”

“There are many opportunities for us to work together, especially in criminal justice and energy resources, helping students make their own choices about furthering their education to obtain a bachelor’s degree. The mission of our two schools is all about helping students become what they want to be, secure the jobs they want and redefine the ‘American Dream’ on their terms,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University’s vice president for university partnerships. 

This articulation agreement is a 2+2 bachelor’s degree completion program. NMJC 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 Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Criminal Justice can transfer to Grantham’s Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Eligible members of NMJC 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.

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. In addition to multidisciplinary studies and criminal justice, the University’s 40+ degree and certificate programs include business, engineering and computer science, nursing and allied health, and general studies. Grantham’s degree programs are flexible, allowing students to complete their coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules. To learn more about the degree opportunities available at Grantham University, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/ 

About New Mexico Junior College:
New Mexico Junior College was founded as the first junior college in the State of New Mexico on July 1, 1965. NMJC, or “The JC” as it is known unofficially throughout the state, receives tax-based financial support from the college district including the Eunice, Hobbs, Jal, Lovington and Tatum school districts. In addition, the college is a public institution of higher education receiving State of New Mexico funding support from the Higher Education Department as authorized by the State of New Mexico Legislature. New Mexico Junior College promotes success through learning by building a culture that values and promotes excellence, effectiveness, responsiveness, access and community involvement.

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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.

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Manhattan Area Technical College and Grantham University Sign Articulation

This agreement streamlines students’ ability to transfer associate degree credit hours to a bachelor’s degree.

Lenexa, Kan. — Dec. 22, 2014 — For nearly 50 years, Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) has been serving students throughout Kansas who wish to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree or technical certificates. Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Grantham University (a 100% online university soon to celebrate its 64th birthday), MATC students will have more opportunities to further their college education after completing their associate degrees.

“Manhattan Area Technical College’s mission is to provide a quality education for our students, while preparing them to pursue technologically advanced careers,” said Marilyn Mahan, MATC’s vice president of instructional affairs. “By articulating with Grantham, we are helping our graduates become even more competitive in the job market by taking their education to the next level.” 

“We are grateful to have found a school as passionate about their student population as we are. Manhattan Area Technical College’s mission and values line up well with Grantham’s, so students who have graduated from MATC and choose to pursue their bachelor’s degree with us will experience the same level of support that they came to know and love during their associate degree,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham’s vice president of university partnerships.

This articulation agreement is a 2+2 bachelor’s degree completion program. MATC students who have completed any associate degree, with the exception of nursing students, 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:

Manhattan Area Technical College Associate Degree Program

To

Grantham University Bachelor Degree Program

 

Accounting Associate of Applied Science

 

Accounting, Bachelor of Science

 

Business Administration Technology Associate of Applied Science

 

 

 

Business Administration, Bachelor of Science

 

Business Management, Bachelor of Science

 

 

 

Information and Network Technology Associate of Applied Science

 

Information Systems, Bachelor of Science

Or

Information Systems Security, Bachelor of Science

Eligible members of MATC 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.

Since 1965, MATC has served Manhattan and its surrounding counties by providing advanced education and technical preparation to students in fields such as business administration, information and network technology, nursing and dental hygiene.

Grantham University, a 100% online university, has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. In addition to business and information systems programs, Grantham also offers degree programs in criminal justice, nursing, human resources, engineering, and general and multidisciplinary studies. Grantham’s degree programs are flexible and affordable with frequent start dates, allowing students to complete their coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules. To learn more about the degree opportunities available at Grantham University, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/

About Manhattan Area Technical College:
Since 1965, Manhattan Area Technical College has been providing quality technical and general education to prepare individuals to pursue technologically advanced careers and lead productive lives. MATC is a public technical college that meets the standards prescribed by and is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Since its establishment, MATC has served an area of Kansas that includes citizens and communities in 10 counties. While the college’s primary responsibility is to the citizens of Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marshall, Riley and Pottawatomie counties, MATC has provided and continues to provide advanced education and technical preparation to individuals who hail from communities all over Kansas, other states and other countries.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs and certificates. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate 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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute. 

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Grantham University Celebrates the Gift of Giving this Holiday Season

Local groups including Della Lamb, Operation Stand Down and Toys for Tots were supported through Grantham Gives Back’s philanthropic mission

Lenexa, Kan. — Dec. 18, 2014 — In the spirit of the holiday season, the Grantham University family chose to celebrate all the support they received from the community throughout 2014 by reciprocating through the gift of giving. Grantham Gives Back, the University’s philanthropic mission, selected a variety of charities in the Greater Kansas City area to support via food and clothing drives, fundraising, manpower and a little friendly competition.

Grantham hit the ground running in November by collecting non-perishable food for Della Lamb’s Operation Thanksgiving for the eighth year. In keeping with the theme of Thanksgiving, food donations, the University also volunteered at Harvesters Food Bank, sorting and repackaging food. Additionally, Grantham continued its support of the Heart of America Stand Down when a large number of University “Life Changers” helped set up and operate the biannual event at Memorial Hall. 

“I’d never been to a Stand Down before,” said Grantham’s Charles Stiles. “It was an eye-opening, and basically heart-breaking, experience. So many of our nation’s warriors living on the street for one reason or another. I’m glad there are opportunities like Stand Down to provide help and service.”

Multiple departments within the University also chose to take on “pet projects” during this time. The marketing department sponsored the Turkey Trot 5K at Fort Leavenworth and helped host a Thanksgiving dinner at Fort Riley, while the Registrar’s Office collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

As the season shifted from fall to winter, so did Grantham’s focus. To ensure that no child goes without a Christmas present this year, the University held a Toys for Tots drive. Thanks to an interdepartmental competition, Grantham collected more than 300 toys and raised an additional $1,618.51 for Toys for Tots. The University Council presented Maj. Ronald Svec with the check and toys during a University-wide meeting, in which the “Life Changer” population was able to thank Maj. Svec for his service with the Marine Corps and Toys for Tots.

The giving spirit carried on in the Academics department. Not only did they contribute to the toy collection, but they also hosted two separate events: sponsoring three families through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family, and holding a clothing drive for Connections to Success.

“It has been nine years since Kansas City embraced our University and staff following Hurricane Katrina. We realize and appreciate how much the community has done for us, so we constantly strive to go above and beyond when giving back to the city,” said Steve Waldron, Grantham’s chief operating officer.

With all the successful philanthropic endeavors the University has tackled this year, Grantham looks forward to making Grantham Gives Back even better in 2015. To learn more about Grantham and its mission, values and vision, including serving those who serve, visit: http://www.grantham.edu/about-grantham/mission/.

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). Grantham University has been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider of the Project Management Institute.  

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Grantham University Named Top School by Military Advanced Education (MAE)

2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities measures military culture, financial aid, flexibility and online support services

LENEXA, Kan.—For the eighth consecutive year, Grantham University was awarded the designation of a Top School by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities. The guide, which measures best practices in military and veteran education, is in the December issue of MAE, to be delivered mid-month and also available online at www.mae-kmi.com

The MAE Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies in place at more than 600 institutions of all categories, including community colleges, state universities, online universities and nationally known centers for higher education. It provides students with information about institutions that “go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE editor.

MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool for military veterans. Now in its eighth year, the program evaluates higher education institutions based on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating for each category is represented in a summary dashboard. The information enables prospective students to target schools that follow best practices in military education, Fodel said.

“For Grantham to again receive this honor in acknowledgement of our ongoing work with military students and veterans is a tribute to our commitment to make education accessible to all, particularly those who have served our country,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations at Grantham University. “Grantham was founded more than 60 years ago by a veteran, and today is fortunate to have many military veterans on our staff and faculty. Suffice it to say that we thoroughly understand the needs of veterans.” 

Grantham has a dedicated Veteran Services Department focused on helping students with education benefits, Cropsey said. In addition to guiding students through the process of applying for veterans’ education benefits, Grantham also offers numerous military scholarship opportunities and is Yellow Ribbon Program approved. With flexible online degree and certificate programs and college credit for military training, Grantham makes it easier for military service members to fit education into their rigorous military schedule.

The MAE Guide serves as a tool for students and their advisors. “We want to help the military student make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information," Fodel said.

Learn more about Grantham's programs aimed at educating active duty military and reserve military, spouses and veterans by visiting our website.

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). The University has also been reviewed and approved as a Registered Educational Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute.

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Lone Star College and Grantham University Agree to Articulation

This agreement allows students who have completed an associate degree to transfer to a bachelor degree.

Lenexa, Kan. — December 11, 2014 — The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas. With almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College, certainly helps make that saying true.

Thanks to a new articulation agreement with Grantham University, Lone Star College students will have even more opportunities to further their college education once they have completed their associate degrees.

“Lone Star College is dedicated to helping our students succeed,” said Dr. Lynette O'Keefe, Lone Star College Executive Director forEducational Partnerships. “This agreement provides another pathway to a higher education for our students and we are delighted to be a part of it.”

“Getting, saving, and keeping jobs is a paramount concern; so too is tuition, transportation, and living expenses. At Grantham University, our 100% online learning platform gives busy adult students the flexibility to enjoy life, work full-time and still pursue an advanced degree. It’s our shared commitment, flexibility and record of success that has Grantham University willing and eager to explore partnership opportunities with Lone Star College though an articulation agreement,” said Dr. Marilyn Bartels, Grantham University’s Provost.

This articulation agreement is a 2+2 bachelor’s degree completion program. Lone Star College 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:

Lone Star College Associate Degree Program

To

Grantham University Bachelor Degree Program

 

Business,

 Associate of Arts

 

Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

 

Business Management

Bachelor of Science

 

Criminal Justice,

Associate of Arts

 

 

 

Criminal Justice,

Bachelor of Arts

 

 

 

Mechanical Engineering,

Associate of Science

 

Computer Engineering Technology,

Bachelor of Science

 

Electronics Engineering Technology,

Bachelor of Science

 

Engineering Management Technology,

Bachelor of Science

 

Computer Science,

Associate of Arts

 

 

 

Computer Science,

Bachelor of Science

 

 

 

 

Any Conferred Associate Degree

 

 

BS Multidisciplinary Studies, with the option of Concentrations:

     Accounting,

     Business Administration,

     Business Management,

     Computer Science,

     Criminal Justice,

     Health Systems Management,

     Human Resource Management

 

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

Grantham University has been helping working adults achieve their educational goals for more than 63 years. Grantham University offers certificate programs, associate and bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Engineering and Computer Science, Business Administration, Nursing and Allied Health, General and Multidisciplinary Studies, and other technology related degrees. Grantham’s degree programs are flexible and self-paced, allowing students to complete their course work at times and places that fit their busy schedules. To learn more about the degree opportunities available at Grantham University, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/online-degrees/

About Lone Star College:

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visitLoneStar.edu.

 

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 Awards Scholarship in Conjunction with Society of Human Resource Management

LENEXA, Kan.—Grantham University in conjunction with the Society for Human Resource Management – Kansas City, (SHRM) has named Suzanne Johnson of Kansas City, Mo., the recipient of a $14,200 scholarship to pursue her Master of Business Administration at Grantham.

Johnson is employed at KCI, Inc., an industrial manufacturing company in Kansas City, Mo. She has been a member of SHRM since 1998, serving on the board of directors from 2002 to 2007 and as president of the local chapter in 2006. As representative of the small employer HR professional, Johnson said, “During my time on the SHRM-KC board, we focused on advancing the profession and serving the professional. Often smaller company HR managers have a very small or non-existent support staff. We tend to be well versed in all areas of HR because we were the only ones doing it. My goal is to always be a strategic partner to my company and the wisdom gained along the way has definitely helped me.”

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in marketing with an emphasis in management from Southwest Missouri State University. She previously was HR director for the Owner Operator Independent Driver Association and did contract HR work for John Knox Village and served as HR director/vice president for U.S. Toy Company. 

Johnson said she had always wanted to go back to school to earn her MBA, but the economic downturn of the past few years did not give her the financial means to pursue an advanced degree.

“I want to teach at the college/university level and help to grow the HR profession by doing so. I have fervently remained in the human resources field the last 20 years.”

The SHRM-KC scholarship is awarded to a current association member who must remain in good standing for the duration of the scholarship period. The selection criteria includes work experience and progression in the HR field, volunteer activity in the association or the community and financial need. Johnson was selected for the award by a five-member volunteer panel composed of SHRM-KC board members.

“We are pleased to award this scholarship to Suzanne Johnson to pursue her MBA studies at Grantham,” said Michael Hooker, senior manager of organizational partnerships at Grantham. “Her past experience and recommendations from professional associates point to her thorough knowledge of the HR profession and to her dedicated work to mentor, develop and inspire her peers and colleagues to achieve their own highest levels of performance.”

Grantham University offers a variety of scholarships to deserving students, along with various financial assistance programs. For all other scholarship information and updates please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/scholarships

 

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. 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 Named a Best For Vets College for 2015

LENEXA, Kan.—Grantham University, an online university founded in 1961, was named a Best for Vets College for 2015 by Military Times EDGE publication.

The national ranking, now in its fifth year, factors in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

Several hundred schools participated in this year’s survey, compiling a detailed questionnaire with more than 100 questions that delved into the issues most crucial to student military veterans. To determine which schools made the list, the ranking program compared schools’ survey responses as well as data collected by the U.S. Department of Education, including academic success measures.

“We are honored to be recognized for our ongoing work with veterans,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives and external relations at Grantham University. “A part of Grantham’s mission is to make education accessible to all, but particularly to those who have served our nation, and their families. It’s important for military veterans who are choosing a university to focus on the overall support the college offers to military veterans and to select the right university and right degree program.”

The independent Best for Vets College for 2015 survey requires schools to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students and to describe many aspects of support to veterans.

“By recognizing only the schools who do the most, we believe we’re helping to raise the bar in veteran student services," said Amanda Miller, editor of Best of Vets.

The rankings are published in full in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times the week of Nov. 10; in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine; and on the publications’ websites. For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings, go to: www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2015.

Grantham is a leader in Online Military Education. "Online Military Education." grantham.edu/military-colleges

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. 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). To learn more visit: http://www.grantham.edu/military-colleges/

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Grantham University Awards Scholarship in Conjunction with American Federation of Government Employees

LENEXA, Kan.—Grantham University in conjunction with the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has named Angela Jackson of Beacon, N.Y., as recipient of a $36,000 scholarship. Jackson is working toward a master's degree in business administration at Grantham University with expected completion in 2016.
 

Jackson, 43, is a native of Detroit, Mich., and began her government administrative career as a member of a Teamsters Union with Detroit newspapers spanning 12 years and several promotions. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a master's degree in public administration from Texas Southern University. She is employed as a medical support assistant in the scheduling call center for Veterans Affairs at the Castle Point campus in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
 

The scholarship award will help Jackson strengthen her ability “to move through the ranks of government leadership, while supporting the very organizations that have made it possible for both women and minorities to be successful in America. As a mature student, I intend to not only put forth my best effort, but also continue to serve the veterans of our country with the highest quality of service I can provide, and follow both the mission of the Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees.”
 

Jackson is a survivor of breast cancer and leukemia and credits strong networks, often through unions, with aiding her to find a bone marrow donor to help her achieve remission from cancer. Jackson said she plans to pursue additional education with the same strength of determination that she used to fight cancer, “so that I, too, may be a force to reckon with in a powerful unionized organization.”
 

Jackson’s family includes three generations of United Auto Workers’ members during a time when the labor movement was strong in Detroit.
 

“Watching this union activity taught me the power and strength in numbers, and what a unified organization can do to create real change. More than just in the workplace, union power makes this nation a better place through the brother- and sisterhood it affords each of its members,” she said.
 

The scholarship is awarded to a student who is an AFGE member and on the basis of a 500-word essay, “What my union means to me,” said Michael Hooker, senior manager, Organizational Partnerships at Grantham.
 

Grantham University, a leader in online military education, offers a variety of scholarships to deserving students, along with various financial assistance programs. To learn more visit http://www.grantham.edu.

 

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. 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 Awards Scholarship in Conjunction with Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States

LENEXA, Kan.—Grantham University, a leader in online military education, in conjunction with the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) has awarded a $36,000 scholarship to Damon Nakatani of Waianae, Hawaii. He will pursue a bachelor's of science in information systems.

Nakatani is employed as website administrator for his church, the Ark of Safety Christian Fellowship in Waianae. In updating the calendar of events for the site, Nakatani discovered a way to redesign the site that saved the church significant funds each year.

“Since then, I have been trying to take courses that would help me to enhance the website,” Nakatani said. He added that the scholarship funds will help Nakatani to serve his church, his community, his family and the Air National Guard, where he serves as a master sergeant.

Nakatani and his wife, Paris, have six children at home ranging from age 6 to 15, including a son who was born with spina bifida. “I look forward to aiming high in pursuit of this bachelor's degree program and working with the Grantham University team and EANGUS,” Nakatani said.

The scholarship recipient must be an EANGUS member or immediate family member and must submit an essay with personal facts about the student’s desire to continue their education and why financial assistance is necessary, said Michael Hooker, senior manager, Organizational Partnerships at Grantham.

The EANGUS Scholarship was announced the week of August 10-13 during the 43rd annual EANGUS Conference. Grantham University offers a variety of scholarships to deserving students, along with various financial assistance programs.

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. 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).  To learn more visit: http://www.grantham.edu

 

 

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