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

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

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

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

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


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

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