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U.S. News & World Report has a long, highly-respected tradition of evaluating the quality of higher education with its annual rankings and Best lists. To help veterans choose a quality online program, the publication has launched its first rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans, naming Brandman University, part of the Chapman University System, as the second-best in the nation for undergraduate programs. In addition, online graduate education programs at Brandman were ranked No. 10 and graduate business programs No. 11 on the Veterans list– all lead rankings for the state of California.

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Celebrating National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week, which was originally created by the American Nurses Association (ANA), begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, which is Florence Nightingale's birthday. Ms. Nightingale is considered the "mother" of nurse education. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British military hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings sparked worldwide health care reform. In 1860 she established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses.

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Professor Brings Real-life Criminal Justice Experience to University Classes

When Greg Gilbertson walks into the classroom, he brings with him a wealth of real-life experience, from his stint in the U.S. Army and early career as a police officer, to training and mentoring law enforcement officials in the Middle East, and even owning a private investigation firm. With all that experience, it’s teaching about it that motivates him. Gilbertson is currently an Adjunct Professor at Brandman University’s Lacey campus, and an Associate Professor at Centralia College, teaching Criminal Justice.

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Meet Brandman student James Pike: Walking Proud

James Pike, 42 will walk proudly at the Southern Region commencement on May 19th, where he will receive his Master's in Organizational Leadership (MAOL). In September, Pike continues at Brandman’s Riverside Campus pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.). “I believe an educated person believes more in possibilities and sees a spectrum of opportunities,” notes Pike.

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Palm Desert Campus Staff and Students Participate in “Peace Over Violence” National Denim Day

By Anonymous on Apr 25, 2013

Brandman University staff and students at the Palm Desert campus participated in the national “Peace Over Violence” Denim Day rape prevention education campaign on April 24. Peace Over Violence asks community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement on Denim Day to wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault.

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

Brandman University Graduate Honored as Volunteer of the Year

By Anonymous on Apr 18, 2013

Crestina Marez has received the Maxine Strom Volunteer of the Year award for her 15 years of service at a Tacoma, Washington food bank, serving the homeless and families in need. The team at My Sister’s Pantry honored Marez at its annual dinner. “I was completely caught off-guard by this,” said Marez. “I expected this award to be given to somebody else.”

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life, Student Spotlight

San Diego MBA Students Use Class Project to Support Local Veterans

By Anonymous on Apr 18, 2013

MBA students from Dr. Tim Becker's Marketing Management class at the Brandman San Diego campus collaborated with the Veteran Artist Program (VAP) to host VETERANS+ART in downtown San Diego. The fundraising event showcased local veteran artists and their artwork, while sharing their compelling stories and educating visitors on VAP and the importance of art therapy.

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Topics: Student Life, Military

Meet Brandman Student Jennifer Marzocca

By Anonymous on Apr 12, 2013

Jennifer Marzocca (MAOL) has a vision. After retiring from the U.S. Navy as an intelligence specialist, this single mother of three is now pursuing her education so that she can launch a program designed to help teenagers transition into adult life. “I have 19 and 17 year old sons, and a six year old daughter,” said Marzocca. “I want to create a program to help parents understand adolescence, how to inspire their children to grow without smothering them, and to provide tools for teenagers to give them confidence as they become adults.”

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Topics: Student Life, Student Spotlight

Brandman Students Join with Veteran Artist Program for San Diego Event

By Anonymous on Apr 11, 2013

Graduate students from Brandman University are collaborating with the Veteran Artist Program (VAP) to host VETERANS+ART on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Horton Square located at 225 Broadway in downtown San Diego. The fundraising event will showcase local veteran artists and their artwork while sharing their compelling stories and educating visitors on VAP and the importance of art therapy.

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Topics: Front Page, Student Life

Victorville Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By Anonymous on Apr 9, 2013

Brandman University hosted a special community celebration to mark the opening of the new Victorville campus (13911 Park Ave) on Tuesday morning. The ribbon cutting event featured tours of the campus with senior university administrators, remarks from Chancellor Gary Brahm and notable community leaders including Jim Kennedy, Victorville City Councilmember, Eric Camarena, Chairman of the Board, High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerc and David Greiner, Chairman of the Board, Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

Sweet Alumni Success Story

By Anonymous on Mar 28, 2013

Twanisha Robinson-Wilson is as passionate about Brandman as she is about the grand opening of her bakery, Sweet Tee’s Heavenly Cupcakes in Menifee, Calif. “I just love Brandman because of the wonderful experience I had there and where it led me.”

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Topics: Student Life, Student Spotlight

Meet Reneisha Wilkes: Brandman Staff Member With a HUGE Heart

By Anonymous on Mar 10, 2013

Reneisha Wilkes is a One Stop service representative at the Central Administration building in Irvine. Helping students is a rewarding job, she says. That's no surprise to those who know her well - in fact, she's spent most of her adult life helping others. Reneisha is truly an inspiration. Among the many other ways she helps others in need, Reneisha set up a ride-share program to help Veterans get to doctor appointments and to the grocery store. She has been recognized by the California Senate for her service to the community, and she was named Volunteer of the Year by Ellen DeGeneres. Watch the video for her story. If you are interested in supporting her remarkable efforts, you can learn more at http://someonehelpedmehelps.wordpress.com/

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

Brandman University Student Brian Watts Recognized as ‘Best and Brightest’ in Missouri

By Anonymous on Mar 5, 2013

Congratulations are in order for Brandman University student Sergeant First Class (SFC) Brian Watts, who is being honored by the USO of Missouri as one of 13 of the ‘best and brightest’ service men and women in Missouri.

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Topics: Student Life, Student Spotlight

Brandman Portrait Dedication Ceremony

By Anonymous on Feb 26, 2013

Members of the Board of Regents took time this week to dedicate a special new portrait of Saul and Joyce Brandman that is now gracing the walls of the central administration building in Irvine. Mr. Brandman was a successful Orange County businessman who founded the Brandman Foundation. After his passing in 2008, Joyce took over as the President of the Foundation. The Brandman's made a very generous gift to the university, which is why our institution is named Brandman University. Brandman Hub was there for the dedication and Joyce was kind enough to share a few words with us. See the video below.

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

Brandman's Heather Glanz Recognized as Santee School District Teacher of the Year

By Anonymous on Feb 21, 2013

Heather Glanz has been an adjunct Liberal Arts faculty member at Brandman since 2010 and a K-12 teacher in the Santee School District for 17 years. Having earned her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction in 2001, she uses her knowledge and passion for teaching in the classroom every day. Her enthusiasm has been recognized as she was recently named the Santee School District's teacher of the year!

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Topics: Schools, School of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Spotlight