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At Argosy University, we’re proud to support one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation as well as an active, thriving undergraduate community. As a student, you’ll enjoy a collegial, supportive academic environment that emphasizes teaching and practical training across the areas of education, business, health sciences and psychology. Each of our programs is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility in a supportive, learner-centered environment of mutual respect and academic excellence.

Statement of Mission

At Argosy University, our passion is teaching and learning. We develop professional competence, provide opportunity for personal growth, and foster interpersonal effectiveness. Students succeed because our university community engages and supports them.

Values

Argosy University is a university community dedicated to delivering high quality professional education programs to working professionals. The university serves these individuals by offering doctoral, masters, post-graduate certificate and undergraduate programs in professional and career fields as well as continuing education and professional development services. Argosy University dedicates itself to offering its programs and services in ways that are accessible and responsive to the needs of its students. By focusing on the development of key educational and professional competencies, the university is able to serve effectively its student body and the needs of the professions served by its programs. The Argosy University community therefore embraces the following institutional beliefs and values:

  • We Believe in Quality
    We believe that the programs of Argosy University must be offered at the highest levels of rigor, professionalism and ethical standards. This focus on quality will reward graduates for their investment of time, talent and resources by preparing them for professional advancement.

  • We Believe in Access
    We believe that students should have access to the programs and services of Argosy University in modes of delivery most compatible with their life and work commitments as well as their educational needs and Argosy University’s commitment to quality.

  • We Believe in Diversity
    We believe that Argosy University has a responsibility to reach out to diverse groups of learners who need and want the professional educational programs and services we offer. We believe that diversity of faculty and staff and their background and experience enriches the educational process for all students. We believe that every program must prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge to effectively support the diverse needs of the populations they will serve. This diversity will ultimately strengthen the professions they enter and improve the services they provide to their clients and customers.

  • We Believe in Student Focus
    We believe in a responsive learning-centered process that enables each student to realize his or her own potential. We believe in offering an environment that emphasizes care, concern and mutual respect for the students as both individuals and as professionals.

  • We Believe in Practicality
    We believe in education that integrates practical learning experiences and outcomes that reflect the skills and competencies of the professions Argosy University serves; those required by the employers of Argosy University’s graduates. We believe our faculty must contribute professional expertise as well as scholarship to the learning process.

  • We Believe in Respect
    We believe that people, students, faculty, staff, and those in the communities we serve deserve to be treated in a manner that reflects mutual respect and a high regard for the other person. We believe that all should be treated with a personal caring attitude that reflects respect and positive regard.

Highlights

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.

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.

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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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