Former CityU Student Named Outstanding Young Educator of the Year

Anthony-Craig-and-Governor-Jay-Inslee_Young-Educator-of-the-Year-2014Former City University of Seattle student Anthony Craig was recently named Outstanding Young Educator of the Year by the Washington State Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Anthony received the 2014 recognition because of his commitment to students and staff, his leadership, and his personal achievements.

“I am honored to have received this award. I believe, though, that my work is only made possible by the collaborative work I am able to do with my community, my colleagues, and my students. I wish there were ways to honor our entire school community for their hard work! I am thankful we’re being acknowledged for our efforts to establish a school that truly serves our community.”

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CityU Newsletter January 2015

Online Bachelor’s Programs Rank in Top 30

imageCongratulations CityU community! This month U.S. News & World Report ranked CityU’s online bachelor’s degree programs among the top 30 in the United States in its list of “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.” Over 800 accredited institutions were evaluated and for the third year in a row CityU was the only private Washington State based institution to make it into the top tier on this list. CityU’s master’s programs were also among the highest ranked in the nation. more

CityU Partners with Camo2Commerce

imageCityU is excited to serve as the education partner in Camo2Commerce’s Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy. This program will prepare Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members to transition from the military into civilian life and the 21st century workforce. Through business training courses CityU will teach service members everything from foundational business strategies to project management essentials to leadership skills. more

Student Profile: Jonathan Stutz

imageEveryone can pinpoint influential figures in their lives, but even at a young age Jonathan Stutz reached beyond his community and identified national and world leaders as his personal role models. One of his earliest memories is watching John F. Kennedy deliver a televised speech—an event that inspired his lifetime of interest in leadership. Last year Jonathan graduated from CityU’s Master of Arts in Leadership program, and is currently working with organizations to apply ideas pulled from his master’s thesis. more

Technology Students Build Diabetics Journal App

imageKeeping the classroom innovative, CityU instructor Ann Robinson challenged her group of technology students to “think outside the box.” As part of their capstone courses to complete their bachelor’s degrees in technology, Ann’s students designed, tested and produced the app Diabetics Journal. While there are plenty of other diabetes-related apps on the market, the Diabetics Journal does more than simply store inputted data—it actually interacts with the user. more

Helping Out at North Helpline Food Bank

imageA great benefit of CityU’s Washington Academy of Languages programs is the extra-curricular activities, which, over the holiday season included volunteering at the North Helpline Food Bank. As an added bonus, the seven CityU students who participated on Christmas Eve were able to meet Seattle Mayor Ed Murray who was working right alongside them helping clients. more
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Student Profile: Roger Hales, Master’s in Information Security

Roger-HalesAssuming your organization is immune to cyber threats, likely poses a threat of its own. That’s one takeaway Roger Hales gathered while pursuing his Master’s in Information Security at CityU. Roger, a former cyber security architect at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, enrolled in the program after it was recommended to him by a co-worker. The online format allows him to continue working while getting his master’s, and he’s able to apply skills he learned at CityU to projects at work surrounding threat assessments, network intrusion detection and computer network defense. Here’s what he had to say about his experience at CityU.

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Student Profile: Jonathan Stutz, Master’s in Leadership

Jonathan-Stutz_MA-Leadership_Dec-2014Everyone can pinpoint influential figures in their lives, but even at a young age Jonathan Stutz reached beyond his community and pegged national and world leaders as his personal role models. One of Jonathan’s earliest memories is watching John F. Kennedy deliver a televised speech—an event that inspired his lifetime of interest in leadership. Last year Jonathan graduated from CityU’s Master’s in Leadership program, and is currently working with organizations to apply ideas pulled from his master’s thesis.

“Being a person who wants to make a difference in this world and have an impact beyond myself, City University’s MAL program was super attractive to me, and provides an avenue to deliver greater meaning and purpose to my life,” he said.

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CityU Partners with Camo2Commerce to Help Service Members Transition Into Careers in Business

Camo2Commerce_First-Fellowship_Jan-2015City University of Seattle is excited to announce its involvement in Camo2Commerce’s Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy—an initiative that prepares service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord to transition from the military to the civilian workforce through business and on-the-job training.

CityU will work with service members who have been accepted into the Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy to teach them everything from foundational business strategies to project management essentials to leadership skills.

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CityU Students Help Out at North Helpline Food Bank

WAL-VolunteersWhen students in CityU’s English Language Program graduate they’ll leave our university with much more than improved English. A great benefit of  the programs through CityU’s Washington Academy of Languages is the extra-curricular activities that allow students and alumni to not only experience American culture and values first-hand, but each other’s cultures and values as well. During Seattle’s holiday season that meant volunteering at the North Helpline Food Bank, along with an impromptu civics lesson.

Unbeknownst to the seven CityU students who volunteered over Christmas Eve, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray was working right alongside them helping clients.

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Student Profile: Bill Ajaero, Master’s in Project Management

Bill-AjeroIt’s surprising to hear Bill Ajaero say he learned about charisma from his instructors at CityU. An animated speaker whose palpable zeal and passion easily captivate his audience, Bill has a natural power to influence. Originally from Nigeria, Bill came to the U.S. with a background in land management and enrolled in CityU’s master’s in project management program to bolster his expertise. It was during that time he learned about the two facets of project management: the hard skills and soft skills.

Bill explained, “The soft skills ask the questions: Do you have the ability, do you have the charisma, do people believe in you enough, do people trust you enough to follow you and do what you want them to do, to reach the objective you have set for yourself?”

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CityU Technology Institute Students Build Diabetics Journal App

Diabetics-JournalKeeping the classroom innovative, City University of Seattle instructor Ann Robinson challenged her group of Technology Institute students to “think outside the box.” As part of their capstone courses to complete their bachelor’s degrees in technology, Ann’s students designed, tested and produced the app Diabetics Journal.

“In today’s world of dynamic technology, you have to think out of the box,” Ann said. “You have to think of things people haven’t done before. This really gives us a chance to say, ‘Look what CityU is doing.’”

While there are plenty of other diabetes-related apps on the market, the Diabetics Journal is different because it does more than simply store inputted data—it actually interacts with the user.

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