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Chicago Campus to Host Webinar Featuring Former NFL Player Adrian Peterson
Chicago Campus to Host Webinar Featuring Former NFL Player Adrian Peterson

Argosy University, Chicago is pleased to present a webinar entitled “Finding Your Path,” featuring former professional NFL player, Adrian Peterson. The event will take place Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 11 am CST.

 

Adrian will be sharing his story during the webinar and encouraging people to pursue their education.

 

Adrian N. Peterson was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2002. Peterson spent 8 seasons with the NFL team, including the 2006 NFC Championship season and Super Bowl XLI. Now a motivational speaker, Peterson has traveled from state to state sharing his message to others to encourage and motivate them to strive and reach their goals in life. His book, Don’t Dis My Abilities is an autobiography about Peterson’s successes despite his challenges.

 

The event is open to the public at no cost. To register, contact Brittne Martin at 312.777.7673, email: bemartin@argosy.edu or visit https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7417509229070406913.  

 

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 510.217.4700. 

 

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, Chicago, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. © 2016 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu 

 

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Chicago Grad Roosevelt Griffin is Semifinalist in GRAMMY 2017 Music Educator Awards
Chicago Grad Roosevelt Griffin is Semifinalist in GRAMMY 2017 Music Educator Awards

Roosevelt Griffin III, who is 2015 earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University, Chicago has been selected by the GRAMMY Foundation and the Recording Academy as one of 25 semifinalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award. The finalists will be announced in late December 2016.  

 

Roosevelt is a music teacher at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School. The music ensemble of fifth graders that he instructs has been recognized nationally for excellence. He adds that he’s focused on working with his students to “be great together.” Roosevelt describes himself as being passionate about change and focused on making the world a better place for children.

 

Here is a link to the article:

https://gradschool.cuchicago.edu/news-events/degree-program-news/2016/11/dr.-roosevelt-griffin-iii-ma-11-chosen-as-semifinalist-for-prestigious-grammy-foundation-music-educator-award/

 

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, Chicago, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60601. © 2016 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

 

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Online Programs’ Bridgette King Honored as White House “Champion of Change”
Online Programs’ Bridgette King Honored as White House “Champion of Change”

The White House has recognized ten individuals from across the country as White House "Champions of Change" for extracurricular enrichment, after-school, and summer programming for marginalized girls, including girls of color. Bridgette M. King, an instructor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Argosy University, Online Programs, was one of the ten women honored.

 

These individuals were selected by the White House for their leadership in developing and supporting high-quality after-school and extracurricular programs that create opportunities for girls from marginalized communities so that all young people can reach their full potential.  

 

Through the initiative on "Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color," The White House Council on Women and Girls has worked across the federal government to identify key obstacles facing marginalized girls, including girls of color, and highlight innovative solutions to those obstacles. One key issue that girls from marginalized communities often face is access to extracurricular programs and summer enrichment activities that allow them to become stronger students, leaders, and citizens.  For girls to reach their full potential, they need safe and nurturing community and school environments where they can learn, grow and thrive within the school day hours and beyond.  Extracurricular programs enrich their understanding of the arts and the sciences, reinforce the skills learned in school, promote health and wellness, and foster their confidence and leadership.

 

The event featured remarks by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and CEO and Founder of Black Girls Rock! Beverly Bond. White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett said, "Learning shouldn't end when the school bell rings, so neither should our work to ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive. That's why all young people, including marginalized girls and girls of color, deserve to have access to great after-school and summer experiences that engage their curiosity and help them grow. Our Champions of Change are doing just that in their communities, and they're creating a brighter future for the next generation in the process. We're proud to lift their work at the White House, and hope other local leaders emulate the extraordinary examples they've set."

 

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. The event was streamed on the White House website.

 

Bridgette King serves as executive director and head coach of the Lady Panthers Girls Basketball Association (LPGBA) and is a 2016 recipient of the President's Council Community Leadership Award. Bridgette helped to create a fitness and nutrition program for LPGBA athletes to teach lifelong proper nutritional habits, as well as, how to stay physically fit and healthy as lifelong goals. Bridgette's coaching has helped her girls, especially those of color, to see their potential and understand how basketball can teach them important life skills.

 

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. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868. ©2016 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu 

 

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Dr. Lee Underwood Discusses Issue of Suicide in LifeZette
Dr. Lee Underwood Discusses Issue of Suicide in LifeZette

Dr. Lee A. Underwood, faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Argosy University, Phoenix, recently was quoted in LifeZette.com stating that, “most suicide victims die as a result of a mental illness,” Underwood is a licensed clinical psychologist, and in the article focused on suicide, explains that, “nobody kills themselves without being depressed.” He states that just as family members would rally behind someone with cancer — so should they accept and help family members struggling with mental illness. “Look at it as another area of health, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Realize that depression is a treatable illness,” he said.

 

Read the article here: http://www.lifezette.com/healthzette/this-one-for-you-adam/

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Press Releases

Nashville’s Dr. Roger Widmer Appointed to the Board of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Dr. Roger Widmer, campus president for Argosy University, Nashville, has been appointed to the board of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee. He will chair the Education and Program Committee for the organization.

 

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) was founded in 1946 by Vanderbilt’s first Chair of Psychiatry, Dr. Frank Luton with underwriting by the Junior League of Nashville.  Their mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.  Over the years, the MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of the community about how to attain good mental health.

 

"Dr. Widmer is a natural fit," states Dr. Tom Starling, CEO of Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee.  Starling specifically highlighted Dr. Widmer's knowledge of evidence-based practices and Middle Tennessee resources.

 

Roger Widmer, Ed.D. serves as President of Argosy University, Nashville. He brings a wealth of higher education experience to Argosy University, having served in numerous capacities with other institutions such as Ambassador University, Mountain State University, DeVry University, and Kaplan University. He most recently served as the Campus President for Ellis University in Chicago and he has previously served as Campus President of Argosy University, Schaumburg.  Dr. Widmer holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Ambassador College, an MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, and an EdD in Higher Education from the University of Sarasota.

 

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, Nashville, 100 Centerview Drive, Suite 225, Nashville, TN 37214. © 2016 Argosy University. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

 

 

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VP of Software-as-a-Service Company Used by Businesses Worldwide

Stephen Griffin is the vice president of strategy at ThinkWise, a software-as-a-service company. The company creates online assessments and leadership surveys—and the solutions are used throughout the world.

Stephen says that he began working toward his Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree after completing an internship with the Devereux Foundation. “I soon started consulting within police psychology, applying science to the law enforcement community. In time, I built a passion for creating solutions and worked within the test publishing community. I started working as an internal consultant at Spectrum Health, building organizational initiatives around leadership, hiring practices, and team development.”

Stephen, who in 2005 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, says that he recently returned to his test publishing roots, helping to run ThinkWise. “Businesses and consultants around the world use our solutions in their important work. Building and creating psychological solutions for the masses is what I love doing the most.”

Stephen has served as the education chair for the American Psychological Association's division 18 (Police Psychology), past chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Psychological Services Section, past resident of the Police and Criminal Psychology, past board member of the clinical division of the Association of Test Publishers, and also as a founding member of the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Police and Public Safety Board. His professional certifications include Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Specialist (ABPP), and Human Capital Strategist.

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, Chicago, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1300, Chicago, Illinois 60601. © 2016 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu 

See http://ge.argosy.edu/programoffering/568 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 

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