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Dr. Larry Tripp Named GACTE Teacher of the Year in Georgia

Larry Tripp
2005, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota
Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator for Dalton Public Schools

Named GACTE Teacher of the Year in Georgia

Dr. Larry Tripp is the work-based learning and youth apprenticeship coordinator for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia. He’s responsible for collaborating with administrators, students, teachers and business/industry leaders to design activities that connect education and careers for Dalton High School students. Tripp facilitates connections to support students’ transition to postsecondary education and employment. To achieve these goals, he developed a program that engages students in future career exploration and development.

His work was recently commended by the Georgia Association For Career and Technical Education (GACTE), which named him “Teacher Of Year.” Tripp, who in 2005 earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, received the honor at the GACTE annual conference. To earn the achievement, Tripp was nominated by division peers—then selected by the GACTE awards committee as the overall state winner. He’ll represent Georgia in the Association for Career & Technical Education Region II competition in September 2018.  

Tripp’s 25-year career in education includes service at both Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools. In addition to his Doctor of Education, he holds an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University and both a Master of Education in Occupational Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Education from The University of Georgia.

Tripp also served on the design team for the first ever WBL (work-based learning) national conference, held in September 2018. He’s advocated for work-based learning and career, technical and agriculture education before the state legislature and is a founder of Rising Professionals, which partners with local industry leaders to provide workshops that teach students the value of exceptional work ethics and responsibility.

His additional community activities include:

  • Recognized as a Top Gun Coordinator, distinguishing him as an elite youth apprenticeship program (YAP) /work-based learning coordinator (WBL)
  • Earned all seven of the YAP/WBL Badges, which signify excellence in each of the specific YAP/WBL program areas of focus.
  • Was the first YAP/WBL representative on the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education board, serving a three year term.
  • Served on the district leadership team, the district design team, the Dalton High School design team and the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Career Tech advisory board.

Tripp is also an active member in his church community and spends many hours working with youth through the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department.

Read more about Tripp’s “Teacher of the Year” award here.

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See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/779 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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PsyD in Clinical Psychology at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Announces Continued Grant of Accreditation

PHOENIX, Sept. 5, 2018 The Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is pleased to announce that the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program was awarded a continued grant of accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA).

APA accreditation reflects that the PsyD program, as well as its faculty, curriculum, and support systems meet the standards established by the leading professional organization. The program was reaccredited for ten years, the maximum amount of time allowed by the APA’s Commission on Accreditation.

“The central goal of our Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program is to prepare graduates to become competent, valuable contributors to the field of professional psychology,” said Dr. Eric Johnson, dean of the program. “A grant of continued accreditation from the APA is acknowledgement of the strength of our program and the commitment of our faculty to our students and to their profession.”

The APA’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation, as the national accrediting authority for professional education and training in psychology. In total, the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program within the College of Clinical Psychology at 10 Argosy University campuses holds accreditation from the APA.

The Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology program at the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the programs’ accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 / Email: apaaccred@apa.org Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Phoenix, 2233 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 © 2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/971 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Charlita Shelton, Ph.D. Appointed to Board of GBTQ Presidents of Higher Education

Argosy University, Atlanta Campus President Charlita Shelton, PhD. was selected to serve on the board of the LGBTQ Presidents of Higher Education. Shelton is one of the founding members of the group whose mission includes provision of “education and advocacy regarding LGBTQ issues within the global academy and for the public at large.” They are committed to such advocacy for the rights of LGBTQ people, inside and outside of the academy.

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Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant; Now Civilian Advisor for Airmen and Force Development

Dr. William Kono
2016, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Argosy University, Hawai`i
Chief of Force Development at the 647th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Hawaii

“My education complements my skills and gives me more credibility in my position as the chief of force development, education services officer for a large military installation.”

Retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant; Now Civilian Advisor for Airmen and Force Development

Dr. William Kono is the chief of force development at the 647th Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. He served in the United States Air Force for 28 years and was awarded five Meritorious Service medals, three Air Force commendation medals, three Air Force Achievement medals and multiple annual functional awards. He retired as a chief master sergeant.

In his current position, he is responsible for adult, non-traditional, voluntary, continuing and post-secondary/higher education programs. Kono provides quality oversight and review of all military education and testing programs. He leads a team of 19 civilians and two military personnel that supports a service population of over 11,000 assigned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, various other units and detachments on Oahu, and 25 geographically separated units throughout the Pacific area of responsibility.

After retiring from the military, Kono decided to return to school alongside his wife. Both were veterans and utilized the Post 9-11 GI bill education benefit to assist in paying for their educations. “We chose Argosy University, Hawaii because of the blended courses that took advantage of the best features of face-to-face and online learning,” he mentioned. “In addition, having served as leaders in a variety of military positions throughout our military careers, the Doctor or Education in Educational Leadership was a perfect fit for us.” Kono completed the program at Argosy University, Hawai`i in 2016.

He added that his education improved his research skills—enhancing his work performance. Kono said that his instructors were supportive and encouraging, making his time at school a “truly unforgettable experience.”

While working full time while attending school was a challenge, Kono faced it by modifying his behavior and learning not to procrastinate. “I had to concentrate more on effective time-management techniques that helped me to complete my coursework and the program.” He suggests that current students remain focused and keep themselves motivated through a positive attitude, hard work and initiative.

Kono’s achievements include:

  • Earning meritorious civilian service medal from the Major Command (Pacific Air Forces) commander
  • Earning two civilian exemplary service medals, the Department of the Air Force award for civilian achievement
  • Being honored as Air Combat Command's annual award winner for Air Force education and training individual awards (GS-11 and above)
  • Being recognized with multiple squadron senior civilian of the year awards
  • Being recognized as the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Purple volunteer of the year for working with the Schofield Warrior Transition Battalion
  • Tours of duty as a security forces defender, aircraft maintenance superintendent, and Air Force inspector general functional management inspector
  • Becoming licensed as a California Community College instructor, working in college counseling, and obtaining TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) certification

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Argosy University, Hawai`i, 1001 Bishop St #400, Honolulu, HI 96813. ©2018 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

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Press Releases

On September 7, Western State College of Law at Argosy University Professor Jennifer Koh filed an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of rehearing en banc in Martinez-de Ryan v. Sessions, 895 F.3d 1191 (9th Cir. 2018), in which the court found in a published opinion that the immigration law definition of “crimes involving moral turpitude” did not violate the void for vagueness doctrine. The amicus brief, filed on behalf of national and regional organizations the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and U.C. Davis Immigration Law Clinic, argued that the crime involving moral turpitude definition fails to provide the notice and fair enforcement required by the vagueness doctrine. Professor Koh co-authored the brief with Professor Evangeline Abriel, Clinical Professor at Santa Clara Law School. Western State student Juan Villanueva, who is currently enrolled in the Immigration Clinic, worked on the brief as well.

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In the news

  • Argosy University, Atlanta Assistant Professors Dr. Melinda Paige and Dr. Thomas Watson are featured in a Counseling Today article titled “Putting PTSD treatment on a faster track.” The article, published August 27, 2018 discusses Written Exposure Therapy and can be viewed here.

  • Dr. Heather Welzant, vice president of academic affairs for Argosy University, Online Programs, recently co-authored an article around quality assurance in higher education. The piece, title “Need a thought leader?” was published in the May 2018 edition of eLearn Magazine.

    To read the full article, visit here.

  • Professor Brian Sharpless, instructor, the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Northern Virginia, was recently interviewed for a Science Focus podcast regarding “exploding head syndrome.” Sharpless is a renowned expert on the topic and speaks frequently about the disorder that causes sufferers to hear a deafening bang just before they fall asleep.
    According to the article, a Science Focus group as well as a group of scientists from Goldsmiths University, Harvard Medical School and Argosy University created a study to learn more about the syndrome. The results are expected to be published in late 2018 r in the year in BBC Focus magazine.

    Prior to the release of the results, Dr. Sharpless, one of the scientists leading the study, discussed exploding head syndrome and the current research.

    See the article here.

    A list of available podcasts is here.

Alumni Success

Larry Tripp
2005, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota
Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator for Dalton Public Schools

Named GACTE Teacher of the Year in Georgia

Dr. Larry Tripp is the work-based learning and youth apprenticeship coordinator for Dalton Public Schools in Georgia. He’s responsible for collaborating with administrators, students, teachers and business/industry leaders to design activities that connect education and careers for Dalton High School students. Tripp facilitates connections to support students’ transition to postsecondary education and employment. To achieve these goals, he developed a program that engages students in future career exploration and development.

His work was recently commended by the Georgia Association For Career and Technical Education (GACTE), which named him “Teacher Of Year.” Tripp, who in 2005 earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, received the honor at the GACTE annual conference. To earn the achievement, Tripp was nominated by division peers—then selected by the GACTE awards committee as the overall state winner. He’ll represent Georgia in the Association for Career & Technical Education Region II competition in September 2018.  

Tripp’s 25-year career in education includes service at both Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools. In addition to his Doctor of Education, he holds an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration from Lincoln Memorial University and both a Master of Education in Occupational Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Education from The University of Georgia.

Tripp also served on the design team for the first ever WBL (work-based learning) national conference, held in September 2018. He’s advocated for work-based learning and career, technical and agriculture education before the state legislature and is a founder of Rising Professionals, which partners with local industry leaders to provide workshops that teach students the value of exceptional work ethics and responsibility.

His additional community activities include:

  • Recognized as a Top Gun Coordinator, distinguishing him as an elite youth apprenticeship program (YAP) /work-based learning coordinator (WBL)
  • Earned all seven of the YAP/WBL Badges, which signify excellence in each of the specific YAP/WBL program areas of focus.
  • Was the first YAP/WBL representative on the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education board, serving a three year term.
  • Served on the district leadership team, the district design team, the Dalton High School design team and the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Career Tech advisory board.

Tripp is also an active member in his church community and spends many hours working with youth through the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department.

Read more about Tripp’s “Teacher of the Year” award here.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states.  Argosy University, Sarasota, 5250 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235. ©2018 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/779 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610.

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