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Accomplishments

  • Glenda Arrington, 2017 DBA with an emphasis in organizational leadership, recently published an article, “Can Four Generations Create Harmony Within a Public-Sector Environment?” in the International Journal of Applied Management and Technology; 2018, Volume 17, Issue 1. She also presented to the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia and to an audience of federal government senior executives and managers on “Examination of Relationships Between Generation Cohorts and Managerial Effectiveness in the Federal Government Workplace” in June 2017.
  • J.C. Baker, 2016 MBA, is now pursuing a DBA. Baker owns J.C. Baker & Associates, a consulting firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a content contributor for CBT News and the Atlanta Small Business Network and is launching a platform around the NBA Finals and collaborations with the NFL, NBA, and ESPN. Baker has written three books: “Common Cents. ‘How Much Does It Cost?’,” “God Made You Perfect. A Believer's Guide to Perfection” and the Amazon #1 Best Seller, “Business Leader Success. An Introduction to Elite Business Leaders Vol. III.”
  • Christine Benz, 2015 DBA with an emphasis in organizational leadership, was a speaker for the Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany in 2017 presenting, “The Great Potential the German Dual Education System Offers to America’s Young People and to U.S. Businesses.” She was also the keynote speaker at the 25th anniversary for the Eurotech Program at the University of Connecticut in April 2018.
  • Amanda Block, 2017 MEd with an emphasis in general education, is currently a business instructor at Vista College in Texas.
  • Jenita Bonisa, 2015 MBA with an emphasis in general business, opened Boniccis Family Fun Place in September 2016. Located in McCordsville, Indiana, it is a space for families to cultivate relationships and spend time learning through meaningful, imaginative and respectful play.
  • Douglas A. Brown, 2017 DBA with an emphasis in homeland security, leadership and policy, teaches emergency management and homeland security courses at Annamaria College Online. He is also a member of the Arkansas Communications Unit Leader (COML) planning group which provides emergency communication during disasters and homeland security-related incidents in partnership with local, state and federal agencies.
  • Willie L. Brown, 2017 PhD in business administration with an emphasis in homeland security leadership and policy, is an assistant professor in aviation science in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Brown has authored and co-authored articles and publications for both national and international peer-reviewed journals in the field of aviation education.
  • Barry Chametzky, 2013 PhD in education with an emphasis in education technology and e-learning, has accepted part-time positions at the American Public University System in Charles Town, West Virginia, the American College of Education in Indianapolis, and City University of Seattle. Chametzky also wrote the peer-reviewed book chapter, “Communication in Online Learning: Being Meaningful and Reducing Isolation,” in the book “Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses,” written by Abigail G. Scheg and Melanie Shaw. He also published a global peer-reviewed article called “Offsetting the Affective Filter” in the Grounded Theory Review international journal in June 2017.
  • Matthew D. Harris, 2012 PhD in business administration with an emphasis in public administration, was nominated by the president to be the United States marshal for the District of Utah. On March 20, 2018, he was confirmed by the senate via voice vote and was appointed by the president on March 22, 2018.
  • Dallas Harwood, 2012 MEd with an emphasis in sports management and leadership, is currently a social studies teacher and the social studies department head at Decatur High School in Federal Way, Washington. He is also the head wrestling coach at Lakota Middle School and was recently named the 2018 North Puget Sound League (NPSL) Wrestling Middle School Coach of the Year.
  • Catrin Hechl, 2017 DBA with an emphasis in organizational leadership, is now a professor teaching online graduate students. Her current research project, an expansion of her dissertation “Mentoring and Affective Commitment to Organizations: A Quantitative Comparison Study of Mentoring Functions among Millennial Employees,” re-examines and expands previous findings to students and its application to influence retention and student outcome. Her first article, “Affective Commitment to Organizations: A Comparison Study of Reverse Mentoring Versus Traditional Mentoring Among Millennials,” was published in the Binus Business Review.
  • Anthony Jett, 2016 MEd with an emphasis in leadership in higher education, is the associate director of the new Black Student Center at California State University San Marcos. The center is focused on encouraging and serving students of color through partnerships that contribute to increasing recruitment, retention and graduation rates. Jett is currently working on a doctoral degree in education at NCU.
  • Abdallah Kdouh, 2017 PhD in education with an emphasis in organizational leadership, is teaching Arabic as a foreign language in a language training institution for adult learners.
  • James Larry, 2014 MBA with an emphasis in general business, is a program mentor at Western Governors University. Larry has created a scholarship foundation at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in honor of his son who attended the school before he passed away. This scholarship provides Shelby County high school students with assistance with tuition and fees.
  • Julie Lavender, 2013 EdD with an emphasis in e-learning and teaching online graduates, was selected for a Fulbright Scholar Seminar to Russia for community college leaders in April.
  • Amy D. Linder, 2016 PhD in Education with an emphasis in athletic administration, published her first article, “Attitude and Intention: Physical Activity Behaviors Among College Students,” in the College Student Journal in December 2017. In February 2018, her dissertation, “Physical Activity Behaviors among Hispanic College Students,” was published in Advanced Physical Education, an online peer-reviewed journal. Linder has completed her first of three years on the tenure track at North Carolina Central University.
  • Bernadine McCants, 2017 MEd with an emphasis in special education, is currently working with the Delaware KenCrest/Division of Public Health Child Development Watch as an early childhood educator service coordinator.
  • Brittany M. Newberry, 2014 PhD in education with an emphasis in education technology and e-learning, is an emergency nurse practitioner and a faculty member at Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta. Her first manuscript, “Emergency Department Use of Contrast Computed Tomography in Patients with Renal Dysfunction,” written with a colleague, was published in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal in 2018.
  • Lee Odell, 2012 MEd with an emphasis in educational leadership, furthered his education to become a licensed building administrator in Kansas. He is currently serving as the assistant principal/athletic director at Ashland Junior/Senior High School in Ashland, Kansas.
  • Jennifer Rowsa, 2016 PhD in psychology with an emphasis in general psychology, was promoted in 2017 from associate dean to associate provost for institutional effectiveness and strategic planning at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas.
  • Gregory Sanial, 2013 PhD in business administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership, was appointed as vice president for finance at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • JoAnn Scales, 2016 EdD with an emphasis in leadership in higher education, launched a higher education consulting business with contracted institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. In an attempt to simplify college-level math, she published her first edition of a college algebra self-help book titled, "College Algebra Basic Notes and Tips." Currently, two schools utilize this book as a secondary text for developmental and college-level mathematics courses. She is currently a professor at Arkansas Baptist College and an academic interventionist at a secondary school in Little Rock.
  • E'Lois Thomas, 2017 PhD in business administration with an emphasis in public administration, recently participated in a diversity round table at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. She is the chief administrative officer of SEEL, LLC and vice president of MCLJASCO, which is a member of Black Enterprises top 100 companies nationally. Under her direction, SEEL, LLC has won MMSDC supplier of the year, MEEA leadership award and MEECA contractor of the year. She has personally been honored with an Award of Excellence by Results Mentoring, a local non-profit, for doing work in the community.
  • Amy Townsend, 2017 EdD with an emphasis in leadership in higher education, is the chief nurse administrator for Cox College in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Galit Ventura-Rozen, 2016 MAMFT with an emphasis in general family therapy, received the TMG Entertainment Best Local Motivational Speaker/Coach in 2017 award and the My Vegas Magazine Top Women of Influence 2017 and 2018 award. She presented at the Unstuck Conferences in Las Vegas and was inducted into the Nevada Women's Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame for leadership in March.
  • Dr. Eileen Vlacancich, 2016 PhD in business administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership, has been focusing her attention on curriculum development since earning her degree. She has co-authored two degree programs–a sport and recreation management Bachelor of Science (BS) and an organizational studies Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS). This reduced-seat time/online program is designed for adult learners looking to maximize transfer credit and complete a bachelor's degree after receiving a technical associate degree. Both programs were approved by the New York State Education Department.