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"A Diversified Portfolio" Argosy University Graduate Becomes Vice President of Wachovia

Dr. Ali Garba has made a lot of investments within his lifetime, with his education being one of the most meaningful personal investments he has ever made. Dr. Garba, who received his Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) in International Business as well as his Advanced Graduate Certificate in Management from Argosy University, Sarasota in 2004, credits his education as great preparation for his newly-appointed position as Vice President of Investments at Wachovia Securities.

"Argosy University, Sarasota's business curriculum demanded the skills necessary to work within the competitive world of business," says Dr. Garba. "My education gave me great confidence and preparation for my current position of Vice President of Investments at Wachovia, where I specialize in investments, retirement, and general financial planning."

Thanks in part by Argosy University's ability to cater to working professionals, Dr. Garba was able to enroll in classes with the school while holding a full-time job. "I really appreciated the flexibility of the class scheduling at Argosy University, Sarasota, as well as the diversity of the student body, and the teacher-to-student ratio," says Dr. Garba. "What attracted me the most to Argosy University, Sarasota was the outstanding professional background of the faculty - I feel that I was instructed by some of the best teachers from all over the world."

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Garba is very active and visible in the community, sharing his experiences and education with others. His community involvements include teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Concordia University, and Cardinal Stritch University; serving on the board of the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) chapter of southeastern Wisconsin, and hosting of the weekly radio show, "Investment Talk."

Dr. Garba's success comes from his ability to stay focused on his educational goals. He advises other Argosy University students to make sure that their major is one that they are truly excited about and to waste no time doing all the required research for their major.