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Argosy University, Salt Lake City Honored as “Best of State”

(DRAPER, Ut. – May 14, 2012)   Argosy University, Salt Lake City is delighted to announce that the campus has been named “Best of State” in the Education category of the annual prestigious state awards. Dr. Kerrie Naylor, Chair of the Department of Education, has been named Best Administrator and the campus as a whole was awarded Best Curriculum Development for the Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor program.

The Best of State Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah. By recognizing excellence in our community and sharing examples of success and triumph in so many worthy endeavors, we hope all will be inspired to reach a little higher, to try a little harder, and to work a little smarter for our dreams and goals.

The Best of State Judges are looking for individuals, businesses, and organizations that excel in their endeavors, use innovative approaches or methods and contribute to a better quality of life in Utah. Entries were judged based as follows:

  • (50%) Achievement in the field of endeavor.
  • (30%) Innovation or creativity in approaches, techniques, methods, or processes.
  • (20%) Contribution to the quality of life in Utah.

According to the Best of State organization, candidates make Utah a better place. Community service, charitable contributions (financial or goods and services), family-friendly employment policies, environmentally sound practices or policies, increased employment opportunities, community beautification, education, contribution to a strong economy, and cultural contributions are just a few ways people and organizations make Utah a better place to live and work.

“We are honored to have Argosy University named as a Best of State award recipient,” says Campus President David Tietjen, “and to have Dr. Kerrie Naylor’s contributions to the university, her students and her field recognized in such a manner.”

About Argosy University

Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education. The institution offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See  for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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