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 ).

12.13.2006 Dameron Communications Comments Off on ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/INLAND EMPIRE TO OFFER DAY CLASSES

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/INLAND EMPIRE TO OFFER DAY CLASSES

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/INLAND EMPIRE TO OFFER DAY CLASSES
(San Bernardino, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2006) – Argosy University/Inland Empire will begin offering daytime classes in March 2007.
“We offer a variety of classes to working adults who are usually employed in professions requiring evening classes to fit into their quest for advanced learning,“ said Darren Adamson, Ph.D. campus director. “Since opening our campus this past year, we have been approached by students asking if the university would offer day classes for those that work in the evenings. Particularly, more traditional college students prefer to go to class during the day and having their evenings free.”
In addition to the traditional college students who prefer to pursue their degree during the day, many college-educated parents temporarily leave the work force to care for young children. Instead of going straight back to work when the children start school, they may want to first seek an advanced degree.
“With day classes, we will provide a valuable option to these parents who want to take classes during the day, just as their children do, and be home with them in the evening,” Adamson said. “Our schedule will even allow them to attend their university course and volunteer in their children’s classrooms on other days.”
Also, people working in professions such as law enforcement or hospitality might have to work evening hours, but be free during the day. They too would benefit from our daytime schedule.
“We really want anyone who has a desire to obtain an advanced degree, or to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology or business administration, to be able to come to Argosy University/Inland Empire,” Adamson said. “We offer courses taught by instructors who have a wealth of experience in their fields, and they bring both passion and hands-on practical experience to the classroom.”
Argosy University/Inland Empire specializes in education, psychology and business. However, the courses offered are of benefit to most professions. Currently, the university offers the following degree programs:

The College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
 Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology
 Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology
 Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling Psychology
 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA) (Degree Completion Program)

The College of Business and Information Technology
 Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with six optional areas of concentration.
 Master of Business Administration (MBA) with seven optional areas of concentration.
 Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (BA) (Degree Completion Program)

The College of Education and Human Development
 Doctor of Education (EdD) in Community College Executive Leadership with two optional areas of concentration.
 Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership (EdD) with two optional areas of concentration.
 Master of Arts in Education in Educational Leadership (MAEd).
 Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Leadership (MAEd) with four optional areas of concentration.

To find out more about the day or evening classes, contact Argosy University/Inland Empire toll-free at (866) 217-9075 or visit the campus a 636 E. Brier St. Suite 235 in San Bernardino. 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 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1-800-621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).