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Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees
Argosy University and Best Buy Announce Partnership to Advance Education and Training for Best Buy Employees

ORANGE, CALIF. (May 15, 2018) — Argosy University has partnered with Best Buy to offer its employees more ways to advance their education.

All full- and part-time Best Buy employees, regardless of how many hours they work and including seasonal employees, can receive a 20 percent savings on the tuition rate when they attend one of the programs offered at Argosy University. The partnership tuition rate will apply to eligible students who are employees of Best Buy and who apply to, are accepted to, and attend one of the undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Argosy University after January 1, 2018. Employees who are already enrolled at Argosy University are also eligible on classes moving forward. Additionally, Best Buy offers tuition assistance for employees who pursue higher education.

Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 26 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, nonprofit academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: College of Clinical Psychology, College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design and Western State College of Law at Argosy University.

Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in the areas of psychology, behavioral sciences, business, computer animation, counseling, and education.

“Argosy University is committed to advancing the education and training of today’s workforce,” said Argosy University Chancellor Dr. Cynthia Baum. “We are pleased to partner with Best Buy to make advancing education for their employees more affordable.”

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Twin Cities Dental Hygiene Team Participates in Jamaican Mission
Twin Cities Dental Hygiene Team Participates in Jamaican Mission

A team from Argosy University, Twin Cities recently traveled to Jamaica to participate in the Tryall Fund Dental Mission in Hopewell. The group of 12 consisted of staff, students and grads of the Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program and was the fifth dental mission that the school has undertaken.

 

The Argosy University group landed at Sangster International Airport then traveled to the Tryall Club where they were housed and hosted by Nanci Kraus, Mission Coordinator and Tryall Fund vice president. The entire team consisted of dental students and professionals from New York and from the University of West Indies Dental School, making a combined team of 18. 

 

They staffed two clinics—one at the Tryall Club and one at Hopewell Deliverance Christian Church in Hopewell, Jamaica.  Over five days, they treated 803 patients—over half of whom were children. The patients ranged in age from 2 to 77 years of age. 

 

“The dental mission was a humbling, yet rewarding experience,” said Jennifer Williams, a 2018 program graduate. “I personally feel as though it helped strengthen my skills professionally and allowed me to garner experience with a different population.”

 

Nanci Kraus explained that dental care can be difficult for Jamaicans to find—and often there aren’t enough dentist to serve a community.  "Each time I lead a dental mission, I am humbled and in awe of the love, caring and professionalism of all who are involved,” she said. “Each person who participates gains the understanding of what it means to become a humanitarian. In Jamaica there is an expression - One Love.  That week was One Love at its finest.”

 

 

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Chicago Campus Hosts Entrepreneurial Women’s Panel
Chicago Campus Hosts Entrepreneurial Women’s Panel

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Graduate School of Business and Management at Argosy University, Chicago held an Entrepreneurial Women’s panel. Participants were Argosy University graduates who shared their entrepreneurial endeavors, achievements and advice with included students, faculty and guests. 

 

Panelists included:

·       Dr. Debra Gavin-Ware, a faculty member with several small businesses and an upcoming book.

·       Dr. Cecelia Brantley, a faculty member and owner of Body Parts Fitness.

·       Dr. Mila Kachovska, a global entrepreneur and professional focused on creating long-term sustainability for people and organizations. 

 

The panel discussion wrapped up with a Q&A session that included a request to create a Student Entrepreneurs Club.

 

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Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute
Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute

Argosy University, Sarasota recently held its first Trauma Institute. The event was streamed on Facebook Live, allowing it to be viewed by counseling professionals from around the world. 

 

The Trauma Institute was developed by Argosy University, Sarasota instructor Dr. Debra Leggett, who presented on the effects of Toxic Stress on children. Dr. Leggett is a traumatologist and certified expert trauma professional.  In addition to teaching at Argosy University, she provides training for the International Trauma Training Institute.

 

Fellow instructor Dr. Bev. Mustaine presented on crisis counseling principles and stages. She’s a certified bereavement specialist and has a small private practice in grief and loss counseling. Dr. Mustaine is also a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team.

 

The keynote address was presented by Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI). Dr. Dubi is an expert on the training needs of mental health professionals. His presentation was called Rewiring the Brain to Treat Trauma and addressed the need of 21st century therapists to understand the importance of the relationship between the brain and psychotherapy.


 

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Sarasota Campus Hosts Trauma Institute

Argosy University, Sarasota recently held its first Trauma Institute. The event was streamed on Facebook Live, allowing it to be viewed by counseling professionals from around the world. 

 

The Trauma Institute was developed by Argosy University, Sarasota instructor Dr. Debra Leggett, who presented on the effects of Toxic Stress on children. Dr. Leggett is a traumatologist and certified expert trauma professional.  In addition to teaching at Argosy University, she provides training for the International Trauma Training Institute.

 

Fellow instructor Dr. Bev. Mustaine presented on crisis counseling principles and stages. She’s a certified bereavement specialist and has a small private practice in grief and loss counseling. Dr. Mustaine is also a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team.

 

The keynote address was presented by Mike Dubi, Ed.D., LMHC, president of the International Trauma Training Institute (ITTI). Dr. Dubi is an expert on the training needs of mental health professionals. His presentation was called Rewiring the Brain to Treat Trauma and addressed the need of 21st century therapists to understand the importance of the relationship between the brain and psychotherapy.


 

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Alumni Success

Music Instructor Leads Nationally Recognized Ensemble, Supports Community

Dr. Roosevelt Griffin III

2015, Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership

Argosy University, Chicago

Founder and CEO, Griffin Institute of Performing Arts

 

“[My education] helped me to have a deeper understanding of the importance of teaching.”

 

Music Instructor Leads Nationally Recognized Ensemble, Supports Community

 

Roosevelt Griffin stands below a street sign bearing his name. It’s located just a few doors down from the house where he grew up in Harvey, Illinois. The sign was placed to acknowledge his excellence in teaching—and he’s proud that his mother gets to see the street sign every day.

 

Roosevelt is a district band director and elementary band director. He’s also an instructor for the Fernando Jones’ Blues Kids of America. The music ensemble of fifth graders that he instructs has been recognized nationally for excellence. “When I teach, my goal is to create an experience for my students with respect, love, and trust,” says Roosevelt. His passion for teaching drives him to become a positive influence in the children’s lives. And this guidance encourages them to practice for their biggest performance of the year—a concert in front of 2,000 people at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

 

His dedication has led to many awards, including being named the 2017 Jazz Educator of the Year but the Jazz Institute of Chicago, 2015 Most Outstanding Alumni by Northern Illinois University, and a 2017 Semi Finalist for the Grammy Award for Best Music Educator. “This Grammy acknowledgement placed me as 1 of 25 music educators nationwide. I received a monetary award, a grant for my school, and my name is placed in the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum,” he said.

 

Roosevelt is also dedicated to making a difference in his community. He was recently awarded the Illinois Education Association’s Reg Weaver Human and Civil Rights Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of civil rights and humanitarian activities.

 

He’s the president and CEO of Griffin Institute of Performing Arts, an organization that he created in 2016 to provide music, theater, and dance education to help children ages 5-18 to achieve their potential. The school offers custom courses that are eight weeks in length—as well as private and group lessons, workshops, master classes, and student performances.

 

Roosevelt, who in 2015 earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University, Chicago, says that he chose Argosy University because its program would help to position him to create change within his community. “[My education] helped me to have a deeper understanding of the importance of teaching.”

 

Today, 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. “Music is about freedom, individuality, soul, and heart.” He can see the potential in his students. And he’s made it his goal to help them to see it themselves.

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. ©2018 Argosy University.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@argosy.edu.

 

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