Meet Grantham’s 2017 FEW Scholarship Recipient

There’s a common trait among all Grantham University students that binds them together: Perseverance. Keep that in mind as we introduce you to Cindy Engleka. She is ever present in her community, an anchor for her family and she’s made personal growth a never-ending endeavor. We’re proud to honor this inspiring woman as Grantham’s Federally Employed Women (FEW) Scholarship recipient for 2017. Cindy has spent 23 years at the Department of Treasury, taking on “changes and challenges” as they come.…Read +

Getting Your Voice Out There: Self-Publishing with Greg Gildersleeve

Greg Gildersleeve’s career aspirations were bold as a child. If he’d had his choice, he would be playing hard rock guitar for a band. His sources of inspiration as a kid included Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship, The Beatles, Deep Purple and The Guess Who. Sadly, a musical career was not in the cards for Gildersleeve. Luckily, he had another passion, which he was able to translate into a more stable and lucrative career path. Gildersleeve began using his extensive imagination to…Read +

The Where, How and Why of Facial Recognition Software

If you’ve used Facebook to share photos with your social circle in the past few years, you’ve probably noticed changes in the way your friends are “tagged”— recognized by name within your pictures on the social media site. Before, you would click a face on the photo and type in a name. Now, Facebook does most of the legwork for you, using a form of technology known as facial recognition software. What was science fiction material at the start of…Read +

Profiling Carol Pugh: Foundations Faculty Member and Lifelong Learner

Grantham University prides itself on hiring versatile, passionate faculty, many of whom are continuing their educations themselves. We spoke with Carol Pugh, a Foundations Faculty member in general education, a military veteran and a self-professed gamer girl — who’s preparing to defend her doctoral dissertation later this year — for her perspective on prioritizing learning no matter your background or busy lifestyle. Grantham University: Tell us about your own education. Carol Pugh: I have a Bachelor of Science in Education,…Read +

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