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In celebration of Veterans Day, Brandman University launches online fundraising effort to benefit wounded & disabled veteran students. 

There are more than 22 million veterans in the U.S. according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and as the nation rallies to salute those who have bravely served on this Veterans Day, Brandman University invites people to join a unique effort to support veterans who are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree; today Brandman launched an online fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $10,000 for the Bryan A. Fazio Scholarship. The non-profit institution created the scholarship fund last year to assist veterans who are wounded, disabled or facing other medical challenges such as cancer.

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Marine Corps Veteran Jamie Kincaid Shares Her Amazing Story

Jamie Kincaid was seven years away from retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps when a drunk driver hit her. Soon after, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which would turn out to be her first of four bouts with four separate cancers. But she perservered and used her G.I. Bill benefits to attend Brandman University. Kincaid began her education in 2012 and two months later, she was diagnosed with another aggressive form of cancer and was advised to put her education on hold - but she didn’t. Kincaid pushed on, maintained a 4.0 GPA, and recently received her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and is now working towards a master’s in Organizational Leadership at Brandman's Irvine Campus. She was recently a featured guest on a radio talk show where she shared her story, talks about receiving the Bryan Fazio Scholarship and credits the strong student support at Brandman as a key factor in her success. Click play below to hear the interview.

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Brandman Graduate Carlene Joseph Gives Back to Military as Community Volunteer

Education ‘Key’ for Credit Union Senior Manager

If you ask Carlene Joseph, she’ll tell you it took her 20 years to obtain her bachelor’s degree, which she received in 2002 from Brandman University (then Chapman University College). “My husband was in the Air Force Reserve, and I was busy raising our kids, so as soon as they left home, I got my degree,” said Joseph. “Attending classes both online and in-person was easy to do, and I would recommend it to other working adults who are seeking a degree.”

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Calling All Veterans: November is Veteran Appreciation Month at Brandman University! #ThankYouVets

Everybody knows that Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11th each year, but Brandman University will be giving a special salute to the many students and alumni who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces throughout the entire month of November, as well as those brave students who are currently on active duty.

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How to use the Best Free Online Tools to Succeed In College

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 30, 2014

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive.” This statement is just as true for business mogul Steve Ballmer as it is for students all over the world. Whether your classes are fully online or on campus get information you need to leverage some of the best free online tools to help you succeed in college.

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Topics: Front Page

Brandman Alumnus Navigates the World of Online Learning

By Kari Buist-Baker on Oct 29, 2014

Going back to school at any age can be a daunting and thrilling experience all at once. We checked in with Kari Buist-Baker, 2010 Brandman University graduate who shared her experience adjusting to computer-based education and how she ensured her success with new digital learning tools.

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Topics: Front Page, Alumni, School of Nursing & Health Professions

Brandman DNP Graduate to Aid in Fight Against Ebola Epidemic

By Joe Cockrell on Oct 28, 2014

Maj. Jack Miller, DNP, has been drawn to caring for others ever since he was a Boy Scout growing up in his native Dumas, Texas. Today he is living out his dream by working with some of the top health care organizations in the world and sharing his talents to help fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Topics: Happenings, Military

Education Job Fair Attracts Aspiring Teachers

By Steve Quis on Oct 24, 2014

A light drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits of 200 aspiring educators who attended Brandman University’s Education Job Fair on October 18 at the San Diego County Office of Education. Afterall, there were jobs to be filled and futures to be made.

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Topics: Happenings, Front Page

Competency-Based Education from a Subject Matter Expert

By Dr. Jalin A. Brooks Johnson on Oct 23, 2014

With the emergence of Competency-Based Education (CBE) in the higher education cosmos, the journey seeking continues. The career professional, retired service member, 'career changer,' overachiever and the like, are looking for ways to expand their knowledge bases and ultimately, earn degrees that acknowledge their skill sets. Discover how they are finding new ways of thinking through and realizing their education.

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Topics: Schools, School of Business & Professional Studies, School of Arts & Sciences, CBE

How to Brand Yourself for the Perfect Job

By Autumn McClenaghan on Oct 22, 2014

What does your personal brand say about you? Do you have or even need one? And what exactly is it?

When you brand yourself you are aiming to portray who you authentically are and what you want to be known for. As you embark on your job search, it is helpful to have a well rounded understanding of yourself, the ideal employer, industry and job opportunities to show the company you choose to interview that you are the best candidate for the position. Always remember, the person who knows you best is you!

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Topics: Career

From the Pros: LinkedIn Best Practices

By Jina Smith on Oct 21, 2014

LinkedIn is dominating the digital world for professionals and job seekers who use it as an online resume, a portfolio and a networking tool. Leverage some of these LinkedIn best practices and build a stellar online presence so employers can discover you and your talents.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

The Best Homemade Halloween Costumes

By Shannon Grimsley on Oct 16, 2014

Halloween is the one day out of the year where people morph into ghouls and goblins while pumpkins transform into creepy jack-o-lanterns. The season is one of Brandman's dedicated service desk technician's favorite seasons because it gives her the opportunity to express her creativity by constructing some of the best homemade costumes.

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Topics: Happenings

Online Communication Etiquette: Are You Leaving the Impression You Intend?

By Nancy Salzman on Oct 15, 2014

This is probably a very acceptable way to make a date with a friend, but is it an appropriate model for all online communication purposes? The answer: Not if you expect to be identified as a professional.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Bryan Fazio Rewards Veterans with Scholarships

By Joe Cockrell on Oct 14, 2014

With Veterans Day less than a month away, Brandman University is honored to present the four recipients of the inaugural Bryan A. Fazio Scholarship. Fazio recently presented scholarship checks to two of the four winners from our valued military community. Join us in congratulating them as we highlight their amazing stories of challenges and triumph.

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Topics: Happenings, Military, Student Spotlight, Disability Services

Extreme Makeover: Online Communication Edition

By Vicki Brannock on Oct 10, 2014

In today’s digital world one in four people spend more time communicating online than in person. Whether it is a discussion, timeline, or circle we are all involved in group communication in some way.

But how effectively are you communicating?

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education