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Goldschmidt, University of Phoenix ‘teaming up’ to lead scholarship program

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After bouncing around the minor leagues for more than a decade, Michael Carter was looking for a way to get back into the game of baseball. He applied for several different coaching positions throughout Arizona, but one thing seemed to be missing. “There were a couple college coaching jobs available and high school jobs available,… Read More →

Is ed-tech the key to growing Arizona’s knowledge-based economy?

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The Valley’s educational technology (ed-tech) scene has been growing critical mass for decades and odds are it’s not going to stop anytime soon. John Sperling was ahead of the curve in 1976 when he founded for-profit University of Phoenix with the mission to educate working adults. In 1989, the university launched its online program, which… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital adds VP of professional practice

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Phoenix Children’s welcomes Connie Ford as the Vice President of Professional Practice. In this position, Connie’s areas of responsibility will encompass education, and clinical and professional practice of nursing outcomes and research. Connie will collaborate with organizational nursing leaders to help develop and sustain an environment that promotes excellence in nursing practices. “We are extremely… Read More →

‘NotMYkid’ hires new program director

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by in Blogs

NotMYkid, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating individuals and communities about the consequences of destructive youth behaviors, has hired Kristen Polin as program director. Kristen joins the leadership team and will oversee the development and implementation of new and existing community and school-based programs throughout Arizona and new communities across the country. Kristen has over… Read More →

Out West Balloon Fest coming to Glendale

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On March 6, 7 and 8, join Out West Balloon Fest and Fun Run at the University of Phoenix in Glendale, Ariz for a weekend filled with much more than hot air.  They will kick off the weekend with a Friday night balloon glow and then more to come through the weekend. From bumblebees, to… Read More →

Arizona Forward, Univ. of Phoenix offer teachers scholarships

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In an effort to strengthen and expand environmental education opportunities for Arizona teachers, Arizona Forward has joined with University of Phoenix to offer three full-tuition scholarships to deserving Arizona K-12 teachers. The scholarship program will grant three teachers from across the state the opportunity to complete either an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University… Read More →

Survey: Cybersecurity Tops List of Concerns

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Security related topics are often front and center in the 24-hour news cycle, but what concerns Americans the most? According to a new national survey from University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and Security, identity theft (70 percent) and personal cybersecurity (61 percent) are the security issues of greatest concern. These fears may be… Read More →

University of Phoenix founder dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to the Apollo Education Group. He was 93. Sperling passed away Friday at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. No cause of death was given. “Dr. Sperling’s vision, pioneering spirit and boundless resolve to improve the world through accessible… Read More →

Survey: Half want to own their own business

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Half (50 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own businesses, according to a new national University of Phoenix School of Business survey. Of working Americans who do not currently own a business, nearly two in five (39 percent) hope to do so in the future. Age… Read More →

University of Phoenix names new president

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University of Phoenix announced that the institution’s board of trustees has named Timothy P. Slottow as the new president of the University. Slottow’s distinguished career spans 30 years at public and private organizations throughout the U.S. He currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Michigan, where he is… Read More →

U. of Phoenix offers Cybersecurity Scholarships

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University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., and the (ISC)2® Foundation, today announced they are offering nine full-tuition scholarships. (ISC)2 Foundation is the non-profit charitable trust for (ISC)² that aims to empower students, teachers and the general public to secure their online lives with community cyber security education and awareness. The scholarships… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

Educators say executives can increase workplace value

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by in Careers | Economy | Education | Featured

Despite signs of what most people view as a recovering economy, more than half of Arizona’s workforce stresses over job security. A recent University of Phoenix survey revealed that 61 percent of working adults worry about losing their jobs in the current economic climate and 20 percent anguish over it at least once a week.… Read More →

D-backs’ Goldschmidt Graduates From University of Phoenix

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Arizona Diamondbacks All-Star first baseman and N.L. MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt has officially graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor’s of science degree in management. The National League leader in home runs and RBI had been taking classes throughout his first two full seasons in the Major Leagues. “This was always something I… Read More →