Meet Dr. Steven Verrone: Helping Others Achieve Their Goals

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December 8, 2016

At Grantham University, we want to give our students the education they deserve. That wouldn’t be possible without the faculty and staff who make the institution a worthwhile school at which to receive an education. With people such as Dr. Steven Verrone, an instructor for the Mark Skousen School of …continued

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Master These Five Qualities Before Starting Your Career in Criminal Justice

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December 7, 2016

What do patrol officers, legal assistants, probation officers, criminal investigators and legal secretaries all have in common? Well, not only do they all have careers in criminal justice1, they have jobs that require interaction with many people. According to an article on topcriminaljusticedegrees.org, “Criminal justice professionals work closely with team …continued

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Support the Troops with the Gift of Giving

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Posted by Grantham University
December 6, 2016

With each passing year, the holiday season seems to come up even more quickly than the year before. Before it’s even December 1st, holiday gifts are already planned and shopping has begun. But while you’re out shopping for family and friends, take a moment to remember the people farther from …continued

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Five Qualities You Need for a Career in the Criminal Justice Field

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November 30, 2016

Do you have what it takes to succeed in your career in the criminal justice field? While understanding the ins and outs of the criminal justice system is essential, there are some important qualities crucial to success as a criminal justice professional. For these professionals, who may have to work …continued

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The Gift of Giving: Grantham University’s Commitment to Serving Others

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November 25, 2016

An article on usatoday.com states, “About 34 percent of all charitable giving is done in the last three months of the year. Of those donations, about 18 percent are given in December alone.”1 It should come as no surprise that serving others increases significantly during the holiday season. It is …continued

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Five Ways to Get Your Work-Life Balance Back this Thanksgiving

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Posted by Grantham University
November 22, 2016

As a Grantham University student, you work hard to incorporate your online classes into your busy schedule. You find a way to complete your assignments between other obligations you have — your online education allows you to do that. Your education can fit into your schedule however you need it …continued

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The Many Options Open to You with a Criminal Justice Career

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Posted by Grantham University
November 21, 2016

 With a criminal justice career, every day you get to help the lives of others and serve those who are in need. These professionals work tirelessly to protect our streets, homes and country in a variety of ways. As a nation, we depend on these hard-working individuals to keep us …continued

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Meet Grantham Data Analyst Steve Kaestner: Committed to a Military-Friendly Workforce and Education

Military-Friendly

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November 16, 2016

After 20 years and four deployments as a Section Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Grantham University Data Analyst Steve Kaestner understands first-hand the challenges that come with serving our country – not just on the front-line, but back home, as well. Finding the right career or job can be a …continued

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Grantham’s Kathy Irvine Honors Father, WWII Veteran By Volunteering With Honor Flight Network of Kansas City

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November 9, 2016

Kathy Irvine’s father never made it to see the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C., where his name is listed along with thousands of others. The memorial was opened in 2004, but Irvine’s father Robert “Bob” Irvine died in 2000. He served three years in the United States Navy as a …continued

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Suzie Tousey: From Police Officer to Grantham Instructor

Suzie Tousey, Criminal Justice Foundations Faculty

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At Grantham, we value finding the right instructor for each program, especially when it comes to giving our students exactly what they need to grow their careers. Suzie Tousey, a Criminal Justice Foundations Faculty member at Grantham University, is a 27-year veteran of law enforcement who wanted to give back …continued

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Your Criminal Justice Program: Key Things to Know

Things to Know about Criminal Justice

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Do you want to work in a professional environment where you can make an impact every day? If so, then Grantham has the perfect program for you: criminal justice. With a bachelor’s degree from our criminal justice program, you can pursue a career in many different fields, including corrections, law …continued

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Meet Gold Star Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Marie Mackey-Fahey

Marie Mackey-Fahey, Gold Star Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Posted by Grantham University
November 8, 2016

On Feb. 20, 2008, Marie Mackey-Fahey and her three children had to face chilling news. Mackey-Fahey’s husband, Staff Sergeant Bryant Wayne Mackey,  died in Mosul, Iraq when a rocket propelled grenade struck his tank. Six and a half years prior, in August 2001, Bryant Mackey joined the Army National Guard …continued

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Dr. Qudsia Tahmina: Bringing Diversity to Online Learning

Dr. Qudsia Tahmina

Posted by Grantham University
November 4, 2016

At Grantham University, we want to give our students the higher education experience they deserve. That wouldn’t be possible without the faculty and staff who make the institution so great. With instructors like Dr. Qudsia Tahmina, Senior Faculty of Engineering, Grantham is able to offer the high level of care …continued

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65 Years of Commitment to Military Veteran Students

5 Years of Commitment to Military Veteran Students

Posted by Grantham University
November 3, 2016

As a Grantham University student, you get more than a leader in online education. You get the support of an institution founded on the principles of serving others. You get an institution that demonstrates commitment to making higher education affordable and accessible. You get an institution that cares about the …continued

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Salary Expectations: 2 Ways to Respond When your Interviewer Asks

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October 26, 2016

Interviews are often a nerve-inducing experience without questions about your salary expectations coming up. But when it does, to avoid a series of “ums…” and blank stares off into the distance, it is best to know exactly how to answer this question in a constructive way. As a general rule, …continued

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The Busy Student’s Guide to a Halloween Party on a Budget

Halloween Party

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October 25, 2016

              Who doesn’t love a good Halloween party? At Grantham, we sure do. But we know it can be hard for busy students on a budget. This year, though, Halloween can be different. Don’t let expensive costumes and fancy party decorations get in the …continued

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Meet Grantham Instructor Janet Andrews, PhD: The Lifelong Learner

Janet Andrews

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October 19, 2016

The Grantham University faculty is full of passionate, driven instructors. For many instructors, like Dr. Janet Andrews, teaching is more than a job; it is a way of life. It encourages continued learning and reaching new goals you never thought you could. Dr. Andrews has a master’s degree in biology …continued

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Want to Thrive in Your Career? Master These Five Soft Skills

Soft Skills

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October 17, 2016

Do you have what it takes to succeed in your career? While understanding the ins and outs of your occupation is crucial, you cannot overlook developing the soft skills that employers want you to have —you know, those skill requirements you almost always see on job listings. Even for medical …continued

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How Healthcare Technology is Improving Your Patient Experience

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October 12, 2016

Cerner, a global leader in healthcare technology, is using its resources to make a positive impact on the movement toward further implementation of electronic health records. The company, headquartered in Kansas City, has opened a state-of-the-art clinic in Bangalore, India. Electronic health records have already improved the way patient information …continued

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5 Ways to Improve Your Bedtime Routine to Get More Sleep

Bedtime Routine

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October 10, 2016

What do Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, Huffington Post Co-Founder Arianna Huffington and world-renowned designer Vera Wang all have in common? They value their bedtime routine.1 What can you say about yours?     If you spend your entire day dreaming about the pizza and Netflix marathon you will begin the …continued

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Kristen Drawdy: Grantham Alumna, Future Accountant

Kristen Drawdy

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October 6, 2016

After seven years away from an education setting, Grantham University Alumna Kristen Drawdy decided it was time to go back to school. Drawdy wanted to transition out of her cosmetology career and find a place in the finance world. For her, attending Grantham was the perfect opportunity to make that …continued

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Why Your Medical Billing and Coding Career Matters

Medical Billing and Coding Career

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              Medical coding and billing professionals are important members of a medical team. These professionals carefully maintain patient records and make sure that everyone is billed correctly. The health care industry depends on these professionals to properly code a patient’s diagnosis and then request …continued

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One Step at a Time: How Disabled Student Vikki Hall Finds Success

Vikki Hall

Posted by Grantham University
September 30, 2016

Juggling multiple commitments as a student is not easy. But adding a disability into the mix is even more difficult. However, for some, having inspiration and motivation is enough to power through the challenging times. We had a chance to hear about Vikki Hall’s positive experience as a disabled student …continued

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Brandi Rice: Turning Tragedy into Motivation

Brandi Rice

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September 29, 2016

We all have experiences in life that knock us down at times. What matters most is how we move forward from those experiences. Brandi Rice turns them into motivation to push herself harder to succeed. As a working parent and Grantham medical coding and billing student, Rice is working hard …continued

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Three Things You Should Expect from Your Online Medical Billing and Coding Program

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Posted by Grantham University
September 27, 2016

Do you want to work in a hospital setting, but would prefer not to work directly with patients? Fortunately, there may be a perfect solution for you: medical billing and coding. These specialists, who can be trained through an online medical billing and coding program, are there to carefully maintain …continued

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On the Front Lines: Grantham Alumni CW5 Derrick Edwards

Derrick Edwards

Posted by Grantham University
September 20, 2016

At Grantham University, we value the role we play in helping our military students achieve their academic goals. But offering opportunities to pursue an online degree program is only half the equation. The other half is found in the grit, determination and commitment of our dedicated students. Students who will …continued

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How to Answer the Trickiest of Interview Questions

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Remember that important childhood rule: honesty is the best policy? The one we accidentally forget about as we get older. Well, as it turns out, employers want to see honesty even when they ask you tricky interview questions. So avoid doing the “humblebrag.” If you are not familiar with the …continued

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Why Accounting is Important: A Look Inside the Fashion Industry

why accounting is important

Posted by Grantham University
September 15, 2016

“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody.” This bold statement by Diana Vreeland, recognized today as the Empress of Fashion1, reflects the importance fashion has in our everyday lives. …continued

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11 Online Education Questions You Want Answered

FAQs for online courses

Posted by Grantham University
September 14, 2016

With more than 65 years of experience in distance education, Grantham University has become a specialist in online learning for adults. We’re sharing some of our expertise by answering your most frequently asked online education questions: Q: What is online learning? A: Online learning (or distance education, as it’s known …continued

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Anthony Houchin: Grantham Instructor and Master of the Work-Life Balance

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Not only does Grantham University value a healthy work-life balance for its students, it values a healthy work-life balance for its instructors. Anthony Houchin, who currently teaches business and marketing courses at Grantham, left the corporate world — but not his field of interest. He is able to combine his …continued

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