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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

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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Brandman's Director of Disabilities Services to Present in India

By Gustav Deutsch 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 Gustav Deutsch 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, Irvine, Events

Brandman Honors Veteran MBA Student Bryan Fazio with Scholorship

By Gustav Deutsch 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 Gustav Deutsch 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 Gustav Deutsch 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: Student Life, Travis AFB, Disability Services

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lynn Larsen

By Gustav Deutsch 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, Riverside, School of Education

Professor Brings Real-life Criminal Justice Experience to University Classes

By Gustav Deutsch on May 6, 2013

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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Topics: Schools, Lacey, School of Arts & Sciences

Brandman University Graduate Honored as Volunteer of the Year

By Gustav Deutsch 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: Student Life, Student Spotlight, JBLM McChord Field

Meet Brandman Student Jennifer Marzocca

By Gustav Deutsch 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 Gustav Deutsch 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: Student Life, San Diego

Victorville Campus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By Gustav Deutsch 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, Victorville

Gustav Deutsch

Hello there, I'm Gus! As part of the Brandman Blog team I write and produce content for the Blog. I love hearing about students and teachers that are making a difference in their community and beyond.