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It's that magical time of year when caps are thrown in the air and the world seems full of possibility. Ah, graduation, at long last! Fast-forward six months. If you used federal financial aid loans to cover tuition and other school-related expenses, your first payments are now due. Just like a mortgage or car loan, a student loan impacts your credit score. Staying current on loan repayment is critical to building a solid financial foundation.

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One Stop Specialist Brad Bourdon Talks Financial Aid

Brandman One Stop Specialist Brad Bourdon sat down with us to talk over four big financial aid questions. Financial aid can often be a point of confusion for many students and is an important part of attaining one's educational goals. In this video Brad walks through the financial aid process and what students should expect during the processing and disbursement of aid.

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Law Enforcement Agency Leadership Program Graduates First Class

The Law Enforcement Agency Leadership program graduated its first class of students to successfully complete all three courses of the program. This program was developed in a partnership between Brandman's School of Extended Education and the Orange County Sheriff Department and consists of three 45 hour courses dedicated to personal leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. Each student was joined by

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Employment Prospects are Strong for Teachers

 Although she excelled in art in high school, she did not consider herself a strong student. Nevertheless, taking a leap of faith, she enrolled at Brandman University and earned a California State teaching credential. Her greatest fear, she said, was whether she would get a job. Yet, upon graduation, she had two interviews to teach high school art classes and received job offers from both. She accepted a full time position at Pinole Valley High School and is delighted in her new role.

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Chancellor Brahm's 5 Myths of Online Education

By Anonymous on Dec 18, 2013

With unemployment hovering at 7.3 percent and many employers still holding off hiring despite strong profits, the challenge facing many adults is whether or not to seek additional education in hopes of being prepared to jump back into the work force or to advance their current careers. With competition on every front, this is especially true for those who often have to juggle the responsibilities of a family, elderly parents and work. The emergence of online education as a viable alternative to traditional brick and mortar learning provides an avenue to take the next step.

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Topics: Front Page

Brandman's Director of Disabilities Services to Present in India

By Anonymous on Dec 17, 2013

Brandman University’s Dr. Loren O’Connor, director of Americans with Disabilities Act services, will present at the 2013 International Conference on Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UniDAT) in New Delhi, India Dec. 19-21.

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Topics: Happenings, Disability Services

Bake Sale Raises Funds for Bryan A. Fazio Scholarship on Veterans Day

By Anonymous on Nov 13, 2013

Brandman University employees and students at the Irvine campus celebrated Veteran’s Day by raising $1,448.05 for the Bryan A. Fazio Scholarship Fund with a bake sale. Navy Veteran Bryan Fazio is a recent Brandman graduate, who when given a terminal diagnosis of Stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, still pursued and earned his MBA this past summer.

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

Brandman Honors Veteran MBA Student Bryan Fazio with Scholorship

By Anonymous on Jun 24, 2013

Brandman student Bryan Fazio was diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma and given only a 15% chance to live. After his diagnosis he was left with the difficult reality of having to give up his Navy career. Bryan didn't give up though, he choose to refocus his energy on education and earning an advanced degree. Watch his story and what he has to say to those fighting their own battles both big and small.

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Topics: Student Life, Student Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight: David M. Long, J.D. 2013 Faculty of the Year

By Anonymous on Jun 21, 2013

Brandman University’s 2013 Faculty of the Year Award/School of Arts and Sciences, was presented to Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, David Long, who joined us as an adjunct in 2008. David is a true example of an instructor who makes the classroom experience relevant to the real world. I met with David to talk about his background and teaching philosophy.

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Topics: Schools, School of Arts & Sciences

USAF Veteran Overcomes Obstacle to Earn Degree

By Anonymous on Jun 11, 2013

Doug Del Campo was in the U.S. Air Force when he suffered a traumatic brain injury, but that did not stop him from earning a degree at Brandman University at the Travis AFB campus, and attending online.

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life, Disability Services

The Driven Dozen

By Anonymous on Jun 7, 2013

Twelve Brandman Students Commute From Imperial Valley to Palm Desert for Almost Two Years to Earn Bachelor's Degree

Sara Mendez, who recently received her BA in Early Childhood Education, commuted for almost two years from her workplace in Brawley, California to Brandman’s Palm Desert Campus -- a nearly two-hour commute each way. Sara was part of a group of twelve students that worked at Migrant Head Start Brawley Center and all commuted to Brandman together. They were able to use a 12-seat van provided by the agency that supports the Head Start Program.

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life

Tribute to the Class of 2013!

By Anonymous on May 31, 2013

Brandman presents a special musical video tribute to the Class of 2013 featuring footage from the Northern and Southern Region ceremonies in California, as well as Whidbey Island, Kitsap Bangor, Lacey, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington. Congratulations Class of 2013!

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Topics: Happenings, Alumni

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lynn Larsen

By Anonymous on May 28, 2013

Dr. Lynn Larsen, Brandman’s University’s Riverside Campus’ Associate Dean, School of Education recently was the featured presenter at Moreno Valley Unified School District’s GATE Informational Parent Meeting at the Moreno Valley School District Board Office.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Education

Meet Alumnus Mike Tassin: Helping Veterans Find Jobs

By Anonymous on May 20, 2013

Mike Tassin listens to people. He says he’s always been the person people opened up to, ever since he attended high school in New Orleans. Now he is putting those listening skills to good use, helping military veterans and their immediate family members find jobs as the Program Director and Veterans Career Navigator for a unique program called Operation: Goodjobs at Tacoma Goodwill.

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Topics: Student Life, Alumni, Military, Student Spotlight

Meet Dr. Loren O'Connor and The Office of Disability Services

By Anonymous on May 15, 2013

Brandman University is committed to providing support services to achieve equal access to the education experience. The Office of Disability Services - Accessible Education coordinates accommodations and services for students with disabilities in order to acquire skills essential to achieve academic and personal success.

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Topics: Schools, Faculty Spotlight, Disability Services