02.13.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on ARGOSY UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM; ORANGE COUNTY PROGRAM PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM; ORANGE COUNTY PROGRAM PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SPECIALIZED INDUSTRY

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 25, 2007 — Students in Argosy University’s master’s degree in forensic psychology program are, “entering a very specialized career field with great opportunities,” said Dr. Alex Yufik, department chair for forensic psychology. Argosy University/Orange County launched the new program this past month and is seeing increasing interest in not only the program, but the entire field.

“Forensic psychology, and the larger area of psychology and law, have both enjoyed steady growth during the last three decades. Graduates specializing in this area will have the training necessary for a variety of employment opportunities in the court system or with attorneys,” he said.

“Forensic psychologists provide evaluation and expert testimony regarding criminal forensic issues such as trial competency, waiver of Miranda rights, criminal responsibility, and drug dependency,” Yufik said. They also provide evaluation in civil cases and assess and treat inmates at correctional facilities, he said.

Yufik stated that forensic psychologists should not be confused with forensic pathologists, forensic toxicologists or criminal profilers made popular by television shows such as “CSI” and “Bones.”

Argosy University provides students with several different course options including classes held on campus, online and on weekends.

“Interest in the program has been high, but we are still accepting students for the last remaining available seats this semester.” Yufik stated the students in the class are a diverse group including recent college graduates, an attorney and professionals seeking a career change.

Yufik, who has taught at Argosy University for two years, has a doctorate in clinical psychology, with a specialization in forensic psychology, from George Washington University. He is also a practicing criminal defense attorney and a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. Yufik also works with the State Bar of California’s Law Assistance Program, which provides assistance to attorneys with substance or mental health issues. He previously taught at American International University in Los Angeles, and still teaches at Cal State University, Los Angeles.

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana.
Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the N. Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).

02.06.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Argosy University/Orange County Student and Law Enforcement Professional Fulfills Educational Dream

Argosy University/Orange County Student and Law Enforcement Professional Fulfills Educational Dream

(Santa Ana, Calif.) As a 22-year veteran of the Ontario, Calif. Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Paul Graff has surely seen his share of tough cases. But when it came to cracking the case to choose the right school for his master’s degree, Graff found the key in Argosy University/Orange County.
Graff is currently a student at Argosy University/Orange County and is pursuing a Doctor in Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree. In December 2000, while recuperating from an injury, Graff considered going to his personal injury solicitor in Cork and back to school to study for a master’s degree. Because of his past affiliation with joint law enforcement and education conferences, Graff was familiar with Argosy University/Orange County’s College of Education and Human Development, and later, with its American School of Professional Psychology.
“I had always wanted to return to school and further my education, with a focus and goal on assisting emergency service professionals with mental health issues, preferably as a police psychologist,” explains Graff. He was impressed that the curriculum at Argosy University/Orange County focused on the working professional, so he contacted them in his first step in achieving his goal.
Attending graduate school full-time and attempting to stay on track with a full-time job can be a tough balancing act, and Graff believes that Argosy University/Orange County’s education delivery model has served him well. Time is not the only thing Graff must negotiate.
His busy schedule includes serving as a hostage and crisis negotiator with the Ontario Police Department SWAT team, and he is actively involved in many professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Forensic Mental Health Association of California, the executive board of the California Association of Hostage Negotiators, and a peer support group with the Ontario, California Police Department.
As he finishes his course of study, Graff will apply for an internship with a specialty in forensic psychology. Upon completion of his Argosy University education, Graff wishes to pursue a career in police and forensic psychology, with an emphasis on providing mental health services to emergency service personnel.
“My experiences at Argosy University/Orange County have been rich and fulfilling, and I feel I have been given excellent training and education along the way. The school has afforded me the opportunity to pursue my dream, a dream that would have gone unrealized, if not for the school’s focus on providing a quality educational experience for the working student.”
Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana. Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the N. Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).

Media Contacts:

Christian Flathman
Sr. Director of Communications
912.201.8114
cflathman@edmc.edu

Manny Otiko
Dameron Communications
(909) 888-0017
manny@dameroncommunications.com

02.06.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE RECEIVES A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CAREER OPPORTUNITY

DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE RECEIVES A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CAREER OPPORTUNITY

(SANTA ANA, CALIF.) — When Dr. Neville Swaby, International Business graduate from Argosy University/Orange County received the opportunity to serve as an advisor to the president of Jamaica, he was extremely flattered. “I feel humble, yet honored,” says Swaby. “But the education I received from Argosy University has prepared me to take on such a challenge.”

The decision to attend Argosy University/Orange County was not one of great difficulty for Swaby – the school’s Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program offered everything that he was looking for in a school. “The DBA programs at Argosy University/Orange County combine sound academic theory and principles. The curriculum is well structured and fosters skills in research, communication, analysis, synthesis, problem solving and decision making. Argosy University/Orange County has excellent classroom and online collaboration with instructors who possess excellent industry knowledge,” says
Swaby.

Swaby has always strived for the best in his career, and his achievements represent the high standards he sets for himself. Along with being an advisor to Jamaica’s president, Swaby is also a financial manager and international business consultant, as well as an assistant professor at the University of Technology in Jamaica. “The structure and delivery format at Argosy University/ Orange County takes into account that working professionals have limitations on their time,” says Swaby. “The school’s DBA program is designed to offer a curriculum without the need for a student to take a break from his or her career.”

When asked how Argosy University/Orange County has aided his career, Swaby said, “Argosy University’s DBA program empowered me with the innovative leadership and critical analysis skills I need to successfully compete in today’s complex corporate environment. I utilized the multidisciplinary strategies acquired from professors in the International Business program to manage, to advise, and to coach others.”

Swaby serves as an excellent example of how successful hard work can make someone. He offers the following advice to other Argosy University students who are just as hungry for success: “Stay focus, study hard, and put in the extra time necessary in order to achieve your goal.”

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana.
Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the N. Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).

Media Contacts:

Christian Flathman
Sr. Director of Communications
912.201.8114
cflathman@edmc.edu

Manny Otiko
Dameron Communications
(909) 888-0017
manny@dameroncommunications.com

02.06.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on DEGREE PREPARES NEXT GENERATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS

DEGREE PREPARES NEXT GENERATION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEADERS

SANTA ANA, Calif. As the American population ages the workforces is facing the problem of how to replace baby boomers who will soon be retiring in droves. Like other sectors the community college system is also facing a crisis.
Argosy University/Orange County is one of a few universities that has created a degree program specially designed to produce the next generation of community college leaders. Dr. Jeb Egbert, president of Argosy University/Orange County campus, the university designed the doctorate of
Education community college executive leadership to help solve the problem.
“About 45 percent of all current community college presidents will retire by the year 2007 and an even higher number of senior admistrators will retire in the next four to six years,” he said. “The degree is an accelerated program that appeals to community college administrators who are looking to move into senior administrative positions such as president, vice president, dean and directors in community colleges,” Egbert said.
In an article in The News, a publication produced by the Community College League of California, San Diego CCD Chancellor Constance Caroll, describes the situation a, “beyond serious. It is now an emergency.”
The doctor of education in community college executive leadership was created on the recommendation of the Argosy University/Orange County’s advisory board which includes several community college presidents and chancellors.
“As we talked they told us that many administrators from the baby boom generation are nearing retirement,” he said. “The presidents said they didn’t see a sufficient pool of qualified candidates.”
Egbert said that apart from the many open positions in community college administration, the salaries are also competitive.
“The base pay for community college administrative positions in Orange County is in the low to mid $100,000,” he said.

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 100, Santa Ana.
Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the N. Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).

Media Contacts:

Christian Flathman
Sr. Director of Communications
912.201.8114
cflathman@edmc.edu

Manny Otiko
Dameron Communications
(909) 888-0017
manny@dameroncommunications.com

01.30.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on ARGOSY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED BY INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY GROUP

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RECOGNIZED BY INTERNATIONAL PRIVACY GROUP

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Jan. 25, 2007 — Dr. Ray William London, dean of graduate programs for the College of Business and Information Technology at Argosy University/Orange County, has been certified as an information privacy professional. Dr. London recently passed the International Association of Privacy Professional’s (IAPP) certification examination and joins a select group of 1,000 certified privacy professionals in 15 nations.

The IAPP is the largest organization for privacy professionals and has a membership of 2,800. The organization provides a forum for the debate and discussion of privacy policies in business.

According to the IAPP’s Web site, the Certified Information Privacy Professional exam is the foundation course for any professional working in the privacy field.

“It is the industry’s first broad-based certification and is made possible through founding grants from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft,” London said. “The goal is to implement, interpret and cooperate with privacy policies, regulations, laws and court decisions.”

He added that the course dealt with privacy law, work place privacy and web based privacy. London said it took about six months to prepare for the exam.

London also teaches graduates classes in corporate social responsibility, conflict resolution and crisis management. He is also is the founder of London Associates International, a consulting business, with clients in the United States, England and Australia.

Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).

Media Contacts:

Christian Flathman
Sr. Director, Communications
(912) 201-8114
cflathman@edmc.edu

Manny Otiko
909-888-0017
manny@Dameroncommunications.com\

01.29.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on PRINCE: NEW PARTNER WILL BE A VALUABLE ASSET

PRINCE: NEW PARTNER WILL BE A VALUABLE ASSET

(San Bernardino, Calif.) — San Bernardino-based law firm Tomlinson, Nydam & Prince,
LLP recently named M. Brian Cullen as partner.
Cullen, a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, handles matters such as real estate, business, family law, probate, general litigation, transactional and title issues. Cullen is a member of the California State Bar, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Greater Inland Empire Municipal Attorneys Association and the American Bar Association.

Timothy Prince, managing partner at Tomlinson, Nydam & Prince, said Cullen will help the firm expand its business and transactional practice, while carrying on the firm’s traditional strength in real estate, probate and family law.

“Brian has an almost uncanny ability to focus on the needs of business and solve problems, whether they require negotiations or litigation,” Prince said.
“Brian has worked for law firms in Irvine, San Bernardino and San Diego,” Prince said. Before joining the firm a year ago, Cullen worked for the local firm Skousen & Skousen.

“His experience and knowledge make him a valuable asset to our firm as we serve the legal needs of the people and business community of San Bernardino,” Prince said.
The firm handles a broad range of clients in civil litigation such as personal injury, automobile accidents, product liability, wrongful termination and business disputes. Cullen will continue to handle probate and family law matters as did former partner Kenneth Nydam prior to his recent retirement.

Like Nydam, partner Stan Tomlinson is highly regarded among Inland Empire attorneys, having served as president of the San Bernardino County Bar Association and long-time legal counsel for the San Bernardino County Law Library. Tomlinson is a recipient of the John B. Surr Award, the highest honor of the San Bernardino County Bar Association. Tomlinson also served as treasurer through many campaigns of the late Congressman George Brown, Jr. and as an elector for the 1992 Electoral College.
Prince is active in many local civic organizations. He has volunteered with groups such as the Rotary Club of San Bernardino, where he currently serves and is president-elect, Downtown Business Association, Native Sons of the Golden West, American Lung Association of San Bernardino, YWCA of Greater San Bernardino as well as the San Bernardino County Bar Association.

While attending Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Prince worked for former Justice Marcus Kaufman in the California Supreme Court. Prince has provided his legal experience to the Legal Aid Clinic of San Bernardino, Cal State University, San Bernardino legal clinic and as Judge Pro Tem of the San Bernardino Superior Court.

Prince, who practiced with the former firm Wilson, Borror, Dunn & Scott in San Bernardino until 1998, is also active in state and local politics as officer and former president of the Democratic Luncheon Club, a delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention, numerous state conventions and a candidate in the primary and 1998 runoff election for mayor of San Bernardino. He was recently elected to serve as California Democratic Party executive board member from the 63rd Assembly District. In 1997, he was chair of the campaign defeating Measure S, a property tax that would have significantly impacted local businesses as well as individuals. Prince graduated with highest honors in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1990.

01.26.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on IS A MASTER’S DEGREE OR PHD RIGHT FOR ME?

IS A MASTER’S DEGREE OR PHD RIGHT FOR ME?

(Santa Ana, Calif.) Argosy University/Orange County kicks off the New Year with a chance for the public to meet staff members, learn more about its programs and find out if a master’s or doctoral degree is right for them. Argosy University hosts an information session from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Westin Hotel in Costa Mesa.

Dr. Jeb Egbert, campus president, said Argosy University hosts information sessions about six times a year. “The goal of the information session is to let prospective students meet the faculty, review our degree programs and see if Argosy University is right for them,” he said.

“There are several great benefits of an Argosy education,” Egbert said. “We have a seasoned, qualified faculty, small classes, many accelerated programs and for most programs, multiple delivery formats that include in-residence, online or a blending of the two. Now is the time to follow-through on that New Year’s resolution to take your
career to the next level.”

“The information session will be an excellent opportunity for prospective students to meet academic program leaders,” he said.

“Staff and faculty can also answer questions about financial aid, admission criteria and help those interested apply for our next session which starts on March 1.”

Argosy University/Orange County is located at 3501 W. Sunflower Ave., Suite 110, Santa Ana, CA 92704. Visit the campus online at www.argosyu.edu/orangecounty
Argosy University/Orange County is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. The university offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in disciplines such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, forensic psychology, business administration, educational leadership and instructional leadership.

Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, associate’s degree programs and teaching credential programs. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440. www.ncahlc.org. For more information about the information session call (714) 338-6200.

01.15.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on REDLANDS SYMPHONY PLANS LINCOLN TRIBUTE

REDLANDS SYMPHONY PLANS LINCOLN TRIBUTE

(Redlands, Calif.) – The Redlands Symphony will host concerts 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 21 2007 with the theme “America the Beautiful.”

This symphony, taking place in the Memorial Chapel of the University of Redlands is a celebration of three great American composers, and will also honor a great American president, Abraham Lincoln. January 2007 marks the 75th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine.

James Appleton, chancellor of the University of Redlands, will bring President Lincoln to life with his special narration of Aaron Copeland’s Lincoln Portrait.

Other selections include Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture, and Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 2.
The Sunday concert is geared to families, and will include fun events for all ages. These include Pennsylvania volunteers who will re-enact scenes from President Lincoln’s life.

Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen will provide dancers, musicians and food from the Lincoln era. The symphony will also have a children’s table set up with games and crafts.

To obtain tickets or more information, call the Redlands Symphony at (909) 748-8018 or email symphony@redlands.edu

01.11.2007 Dameron Communications Comments Off on ARGOSY OPEN HOUSE OFFERS TOURS, INFORMATION SESSION

ARGOSY OPEN HOUSE OFFERS TOURS, INFORMATION SESSION

(San Bernadino, Calif.) Argosy University/Inland Empire kicks off the new year with a chance for members of the public to tour its facilities and learn more about its programs. Argosy is hosting an open house starting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Dr. Darren Adamson, campus director, said Argosy hosts open houses about six times a year.
“The goal of the open house is to show people who we are and let people know we are in the community,” he said.
Adamson said the open house features tours of the facility and opportunities to meet with Argosy faculty and staff and enroll in degree programs.
He added that program chairs are on hand to answer questions from prospective students.
Adamson said Argosy University is unique because of its approach to students. “We view students as our most important asset,” he said.
“We do everything to create an environment where the student will be successful.”
The campus is located at 650 E. Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408. Visit the campus online at: www.argosyu.edu/inlandempire.
Argosy University/Inland Empire is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education.
Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).
For more information about the open house call (866) 217-9075.

12.22.2006 Dameron Communications Comments Off on Let Argosy University help you make some great New Year’s resolutions

Let Argosy University help you make some great New Year’s resolutions

(San Bernardino, Calif.) New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back at the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. It’s a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make and resolve to follow through on those changes.

If educational pursuits are part of your New Year’s resolutions, don’t let the everyday chaos called life get in the way. Argosy University/Inland Empire can show you how to fit education into your busy schedule.

Join Argosy University for a New Year’s Open House on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 at the campus, 636 E. Brier Dr., Ste. 235, San Bernardino. Learn how the university can help you develop a personalized education plan, with a schedule tailor-made to meet your needs.

“Whether you want a classroom experience, online or a blended format of online and classroom, we are flexible,” said Dr. Darren Adamson, campus director. “We don’t want the demands of your life to prevent you from reaching all of your educational goals.”

Many people set New Year’s resolutions but few of us keep them. In an article “If at First You Don’t Succeed” by Janet Polivey and C.P. Herman, statistics show:
• 25% of New Year’s resolutions will be abandoned in the first 15 weeks
• On average, people make the same New Year’s resolution 10 times
• Those who manage to keep a resolution six months or more have often tried five or six times before finally succeeding.

“The most important element to making a successful resolution is to set goals.,” Adamson said. “That is where Argosy University can help. Within a few months, when most people have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions you will have completed two to four courses and be well on your way to academic success.”

For more information or to RSVP to the open house call (866) 217-9075.

Argosy University/Inland Empire is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in psychology, business, counseling, and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org ).