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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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Bryan Fazio Rewards Veterans with Scholarships

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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Professor Makes Commitment To Fight Cancer And Finish Disneyland Run

Students at Brandman’s Victorville and Ontario campuses routinely run into Dr. Christopher Deulen. With his long hair, it’s hard not to take notice of the assistant professor of Psychology and Marriage Family Therapy. The licensed clinical psychologist is a cancer survivor. Recently, he made a commitment to himself and his family to help defeat cancer, and in the process, get healthier.

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How Brandman Attracts And Retains Quality Teachers In Classrooms

Now more than ever before is the best time to be a teacher! The state of California alone is experiencing a huge shortage of qualified educators. According to the California Teachers Association,

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Brandman Instructor Honored At MLB All Star Game

By Steve Quis on Jul 22, 2014

When Keith Debro boarded a Greyhound bus bound for the 1959 World Series in Los Angeles, he never could have imagined that 55 years later, and well after his playing days were over, he would take the field for a Major League Baseball All-Star Game. On July 15, 2014 there he was representing the Oakland Athletics as part of the People All-Star Teachers Program.

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Topics: Happenings, Faculty Spotlight, Fairfield, Walnut Creek

Criminal Justice Professor Reflects on Emotional Police Unity Tour

By Dr. Karin J. Storm on Jul 8, 2014

In May, Dr. Karin J. Storm, assistant professor in criminal justice at Brandman University, supported thousands of law enforcement cyclists as they took part in the annual Police Unity Tour. The three-day fund raising ride took place on the east coast and raised almost $2 million dollars for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Here is Dr. Storm's account of this year's event.

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

Our Faculty's Role In Hatching Positive Change

By Dr. Jalin A. Brooks Johnson on Jun 30, 2014

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." This is one of my favorite quotes from novelist C.S. Lewis (1952), that inspired me to reflect on my experience at Brandman

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Topics: Schools, Happenings, School of Business & Professional Studies, Faculty Spotlight

Leaving Lemoore, Next Stop... Disneyland?

By Steve Quis on May 21, 2014

For the past year, 38 year-old Jerry “Skeeter” Thompson hopped in his car twice a week and drove 80 miles roundtrip from his home in Tulare, CA to Brandman’s campus located at NAS Lemoore. “The smell of the jet fuel in the hot air took me back to my days serving on an aircraft carrier.” But the 10-year U.S. Navy veteran didn't make the trip to stroll down memory lane.

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Topics: Happenings, Lemoore NAS

JBLM Campus Honors Dr. Mary Dean as Top Faculty Member

By Margo Myers on May 13, 2014

When Dr. Mary Dean started teaching at Brandman University nearly ten years ago, she never could have imagined that she would receive not one, but two faculty distinction awards over a 4-year period. But on May 1, Dr. Dean was named 2014 Faculty of the Year honoree for the JBLM campus, her second such honor.

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Topics: Happenings, School of Arts & Sciences, Faculty Spotlight, JBLM McChord Field

Nearly 70 Brandman Students Walk in Combined JBLM Commencement Ceremony

By Steve Quis on May 2, 2014

Another day of sun and warm weather in the Northwest for nearly 70 Brandman graduates as they took part in Joint Base Lewis/McChord’s Combined Graduation Recognition Ceremony in Lakewood, WA.

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Topics: Happenings, JBLM Lewis, JBLM McChord Field

West African Native Accepts Master’s Degree at Lacey Commencement

By Steve Quis on May 2, 2014

Twelve years ago, Fatoumata “Fifi” Doumbouya lived in the tiny West African nation of Guinea-Conakry where French is the official language. At the time, she was in her 20s and never could have imagined that by 2014 she would become a U.S. Citizen

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Topics: Happenings, Lacey

56-Year Old College Grad is Highlight at Bangor Commencement

By Steve Quis on May 1, 2014

When Floyd Robinson, a 56-year old, first-time college graduate, started his degree program, Brandman University was known as Chapman University College and George W. Bush was in his first term as President of the United States. Eleven years later, Robinson crossed the stage in lightning quick speed to finally take possession of his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership.

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Topics: Happenings, Bangor NBK

Whidbey Island Grads Receive Diplomas at the End of Rewarding Journey

By Jina Smith on Apr 30, 2014

The Whidbey Island campus commencement kicked off the first of eight Brandman University commencement ceremonies. Thirty-nine graduates donned their caps, gowns and excited smiles to walk across the stage at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

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Topics: Happenings, Whidbey Island NAS

Creating Community in an Online Learning Environment

By Steve Quis on Mar 11, 2014

For 33 years, Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning have provided opportunities for the presentation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This interdisciplinary conference includes faculty, administrators, and graduate students from across the United States and abroad.

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Topics: Happenings, Online

‘College 101’ Featured at Wounded Warrior Education Fair on JBLM

By Kelly Hudson on Feb 25, 2014

Military service members at a Wounded Warrior Education Fair on Joint Base Lewis McChord have a better understanding of how to select the right university for their situation after attending ‘College 101.’ Brandman University’s Kelly Hudson, the military and veterans outreach program manager in Washington State, shared critical information on Feb. 19 for service members deciding where to get their degree.

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Topics: Happenings, JBLM McChord Field