Former CityU Professor Honored by Tacoma School District

Willie-StewartFor more than 30 years, Willie Stewart dedicated himself to the Tacoma school system, and continued to help educators in the area as a field supervisor for CityU. Recognizing his lifetime of commitment and service to Tacoma, the school district recently honored Mr. Stewart by naming the re-engagement center after him.

During his tenure as principal of Lincoln High School, Mr. Stewart devoted himself to helping students graduate and realize their full potential – a legacy the Willie Stewart Academy will continue. The building is home to a program that assists students who have left high school due to family or job needs, or missing credits to graduate.

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CityU Ranks in Top 50 Online Master’s in Information & Technology Management

best-online-masters-in-IT-Management_Top-Management-DegreesWith a nationally-recognized Technology Institute that offers cutting edge degree programs like the Master’s in Information Security, City University of Seattle is excited to help further professionals who contribute to the growing field of technology. In recognition of CityU’s technology programs,Top Management Degrees recently ranked CityU in its list of the top 50 online master’s degrees in information and technology management.

Through its Technology Institute, CityU offers a Master of Science in Information Security and aMaster of Science in Computer Systems. These programs teach students how to integrate and manage technology in a business environment, and prepare them for today’s tech-focused business world. Alumni with these degrees are suited for positions such as business analyst, information systems manager, and information officer.

CityU is proud to be recognized as a leader in the field of information technology management.

Data for this ranking was compiled by Top Management Degrees from the most recent and publicly available sources, including the U.S. News and World Report.

Student Profile: Sean Barnhill, Bachelor’s in General Studies

Sean-BarnhillSean Barnhill, a military officer and father of twin boys, knew online courses would give him the flexibility he needed to complete his bachelor’s degree. As an Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Sean heard about CityU at a college fair and decided to pursue a Bachelor’s in General Studies. In this Q&A he talks about how the versatile degree program taught him a range of skills, from leadership, to marketing, and even a little astronomy.

City University of Seattle (CU): Can you tell us a little more about yourself? What did you do before enrolling at CityU?

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Student Profile: Cal Ledbetter, Master’s in Counseling

Cal-LedbetterTired of an unforgiving and hectic schedule that’s typical of the entertainment industry, Cal Ledbetter felt it was time to consider other career options. After helping a few of his coworkers and friends work through some personal issues, Cal felt a pull toward counseling and decided to research graduate programs in the Seattle area. With counseling as one of CityU’s prominent programs, it easily became a top choice for Cal to advance his new career.

“I appreciated the way that CityU focused on counseling,” Cal said. “They had very seasoned professors, and I was really impressed when I went and interviewed there.”

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CityU Newsletter February 2015

CityU.edu has a New Look and Feel!

imageCity University of Seattle’s new website has been re-designed on a user-friendly platform and includes students, alumni and faculty stories throughout. It is focused on getting new students the information they need about CityU’s degree and certificate programs; and is built dynamically so users can read the content on mobile, tablet, PC or Mac. Current students, faculty and staff can also find information here, and can find links to the student, staff and faculty portal. Head over to the new cityu.edu and enjoy!

MBA & Master’s in Project Management Info Sessions

imageCityU annually ranks as a top producer of MBAs in Washington State and is one of the only universities on the West Coast to have a globally PMI accredited Master’s in Project Management. If you’re interested in upgrading your career, please join us this Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. on CityU’s Bellevue or Everett campus to learn how these programs can help you achieve your career goals. more

From the Military to the School of Management

imageOffering advice to other transitioning military veterans, Arjay Protacio stressed the importance of utilizing available education benefits. “As I look back, I feel I made the mistake of giving up on finishing school,” Arjay said. So last year, Arjay put those benefits to use and enrolled at CityU and is now pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Management. more

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Earns ABET Accreditation

imageCityU’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a recognized accreditor in the United States by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. This makes CityU’s BSIS the only Information Systems program accredited in Washington State and one of only 40 ABET accredited information systems programs nationally. more

Student Profile, Roderick Read, BS Accounting

imageDespite his 20-plus years of experience in the financial industry, Roderick Read struggled to find employment after being laid off from his position in the treasury department at a large corporation. So in 2014 Roderick completed CityU’s Bachelor of Science in Accounting and was subsequently made treasurer of a small manufacturing firm in Illinois. His journey to obtain his diploma was more than 30 years in the making. more

Connect Today with CityU Connect

imageCityU alumni reach across the country and around the globe. Now, access them anytime through CityU’s new digital network – CityU Connect, powered by VineUp. This robust online platform packs best-in-class search and connectivity tools to help you network in ways that matter. Create your profile today! more

Corporate Risk: New Areas of Study

imageCityU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration now features a Corporate Risk emphasis area, and Bachelor of Arts in Management students can opt to select a specialized study track in this area of study. CityU is one of only a handful of universities to offer this in the country and is delighted to meet a growing need seen in businesses across a variety of sectors. more
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Student Profile: Roderick Read, Bachelor’s in Accounting

Roderick-ReadDespite his 20-plus years of experience in the financial industry, Roderick Read struggled to find employment after being laid off from his position in the treasury department at large corporation. Never completing his bachelor’s degree stood in his way of securing full-time work.

“I thought that with my career, salary and status in the international and now domestic community I didn’t need a degree,” Roderick said. “Wake up call! As is often the case in large corporations, politics can blindside anyone.”

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Corporate Risk – New Emphasis Area and Specialized Study

Corporate-RiskAs economies and markets throughout the world become more connected and inter-dependent, businesses and corporations face a greater need to identify, manage and hedge risks to their operations. With corporate risk fast becoming a growing field that requires skilled professionals, CityU is excited to offer courses through our School of Management that teach topics ranging from cyber-crime to risk prevention.

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Student Profile: Christine Moloney, Doctor of Education in Leadership

Christine-MoloneyAs a teacher, Dr. Christine Moloney’s goal was to make a difference in the lives of her students. Today, her goal remains the same, but now as an administrator she’s able to expand her reach across an entire school district.

“When I went into teaching I had a fantastic time, but I realized I wanted to make a difference for more than just the kids in my classroom,” she said. “When I went into administration I absolutely loved it because I was making a difference for the entire school. Then I transitioned a third time because I wanted to make a difference for more kids—not just at one school, but a whole district. So that’s my goal.”

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From the Military to the School of Management

Arjay-ProtacioOffering advice to other transitioning military veterans, Arjay Protacio stressed the importance of utilizing available education benefits.

“As I look back, I feel I made the mistake of giving up on finishing school,” Arjay said. “Before I knew it, my education benefits had expired. But because I’m a disabled veteran I also qualified for vocational rehabilitation education benefits.”

Last year Arjay put those benefits to use and enrolled in CityU’s School of Management. Although he had plenty of work experience, Arjay said it was difficult to find employment without a college degree.

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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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