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									                         THE TUI NETWORK
                                   Growth and Development
   UN         IT S
          IVER           ISSUE 4                        FALL 2009




- New Editor in Chief Dr. Gregory Herbert
- Dr. Steven Gold on Military Language and Values
- Airman Earns Bachelor's and Master's Degree
- A Conversation with Dr. JD Eveland
Editor's Note                                                                                  TUI University
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                                                                                                                                             President's Corner - Mr. Ken Sobaski            pg. 3
                                                                                                                                                                   Update on University Progress and Goals
                                                                                               EDITOR IN CHIEF

  Welcome to the fourth issue of the TUI Network.                                              Dr. Gregory Herbert - Associate Dean CBA/CIS
                                                                                                                                        Student's Corner - Students
                                                                                                                                                                   Mike Kampen and Ray Gale                        pg. 4
I’d like to thank Dr. Paul Watkins for the effort he put into the Network in the three pre-    CREATIVE DIRECTOR
                                                                                                                                                                   Students Share Their Experiences
vious issues as the Editor in Chief. He has made this magazine a valuable resource for the     Arthur Duran - Designer
TUI family of students, alumni, faculty, and friends. I wish him well in his new role as the
                                                                                                                                                                   Graduation 2009 -
Vice President of Academic Affairs. As the new Editor in Chief of the Network, I plan          EDITORIAL BOARD
                                                                                               Dr. Frank Gomez - COE/CHS                                           Keynote Speaker Dick Morris                     pg. 5
to continue what Dr. Watkins has started and keep it a valuable resource enabling all TUI      Dr. Steven Gold - Associate Den of Special Projects                 Fun Filled Commencement
                                              stakeholders to stay in touch and informed of    Dr. Shelia Lewis - Director of Institutional Research
                                              the happenings at TUI.
                                                                                               EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS                                                Alumni Corner - Mrs. Essence 2009               pg. 7
                                              Let me start by introducing myself to you.       Mrs. Marge Louderback - Senior Assistant to the President
                                                                                                                                                                   News and Congratulations
                                              I have been with TUI as a full-time faculty
                                              member since September 2001. Prior to that       CONTRIBUTORS
                                                                                               Mr. Ken Sobaski - President and CEO                                 Alumni Spotlight -David Garrett                 pg. 8
                                              time I was known as Lt. Col. Herbert, USAF.      Dr. Anthony Culpepper - Dean of CBA/CIS
                                                                                                                                                                   Airman Earns Bachelors and Master's Degree
                                              In my former life I was a B-52 crew-member       Dr. Steven Gold - Associate Dean for Special Projects

                                              flying the BUFF for 11 years and over 1500       Dr. Gregory Herbert - Associate Dean CBA/CIS
                                                                                               Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu - Dean of COE/CHS                             Ambassador's Corner - Dr. Shelia Lewis          pg. 9
                                              hours. My last assignment prior to retiring
                                                                                                                                                                   News and Congratulations
                                              from the Air Force was as the Chief, Nonresi-    PHOTOGRAPHER
                                                                                               Dr. Frank Gomez
                                              dent Curriculum Branch at Air Command
                                                                                                                                                                   Special Projects- Dr. Steven Gold               pg. 10
and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL. My transition from military to             CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                                                                                                                                   Learning Military Language/Military Values
civilian life was pretty easy because I went from doing something I had a passion for in       Most photographs provide by students, faculty and staff in
                                                                                               their related stories or subjects.
the military to doing the same thing in civilian life. Many of you have already or will
                                                                                                                                                                   College of Business
go through the military retirement experience in the not too distant future. The key to        SUBMISSIONS:
                                                                                                                                                                   College of Information Systems                 pg. 11
a smooth transition is to prepare for it. One of the best ways a military member can           Please send submissions to
                                                                                                                                      Dr. Culpepper -TUI’s Accounting Concentrations
prepare for the transition to civilian life is through education. Take advantage of every
opportunity the military provides to further your education. It is valued on the outside,          -------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                   College of Education
i.e., civilian employment.
                                                                                                                     The newsletter is an                          College of Health Sciences                      pg. 12
          My goal for the Network is to have it be something you look forward to receiving                 “official” publication of TUI University
                                                                                                                                                                   Dr. Tanasescu - Brazilian Student Visits TUI
in the mail to keep you informed with the goings on at your institution and up to date on
what other TUI family members have been up to. If you would like to contribute to the
                                                                                                                                                                   Staff Corner - Bob Regalado                     pg. 13
magazine, I welcome your contributions. You can send them to:
                                                                                                                                                                   New HR Front man
If you have suggestions for articles or pictures of yourself working on assignments in far
off out of the ordinary places send them to the same email address. This is a magazine
                                                                                                                                             Staff Spotlight - Myra Reyes                    pg. 14
for the TUI family of stakeholders, to communicate with one another and to share in our
                                                                                                                                                                   BSHS Admission Specialist Talks
                                                                                                                                                                   Faculty Spotlight - Dr. JD Eveland              pg. 15
Dr. Gregory Herbert
                                                                                                                                                                   Getting to know Dr. Eveland
Editor in Chief
Associate Dean CBA/CIS
                                                                                                                                                                   Faculty Research -                              pg. 18

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President's Corner

                                                                                                                                  Interestingly, in these listening sessions I also found some paradoxes. TUI has very high quality but pos-
                                                                                                                          sibly the lowest cost to our students, we have a military focus we want to keep but also want to expand outside the
                            Update from the President and CEO Mr. Ken Sobaski                                             military, we are big on team work and a positive work environment yet we need better communication across our
                                Hello everyone!                                                                           departments and finally, we are exclusively online but we need better IT systems. Some things to sort out together
                                I’m going to write something for every issue of TUI Network and have it included          as we map our future course for continued success. As part of the continuous improvement process and as TUI
                                as the President’s Corner. As President I think it’s important to reach out and           moves forward expect more improvements in our product/programs, systems, and processes so that we can main-
                                communicate with our TUI community. But communicating is two-way, which                   tain the high quality standards we and our student customers expect.
                                means I also want to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to write me back at                  The listening sessions with faculty and staff were great. The information flow and honesty is greatly ap-
                                                                                              preciated. But I don’t want it to stop. I will be doing sessions like this again in the future. I have also begun to meet
                                             In this issue I’d like to report on what I heard in the listening sessions   directly with students, both here in Southern California at graduation and at a recent visit to Atlanta. I will be
    President Mr. Ken Sobaski
                                I had with the faculty and staff here at the main campus and from a number of             trying to set up these kinds of sessions. In the meantime, as I said at the beginning, feel free to reach out to me at
                              remote faculty. Remember in the last issue I introduced myself and I mentioned one and let me know what thoughts, questions or ideas you have. I look forward to hearing from
 of the things I intended to do was to meet with everyone and ask them four questions: 1) what five things                you.
 should be preserved at TUI, 2) what three things need to change at TUI, 3) what do you most hope I do, and
 4) what are you most concerned I might do?                                                                               Ken Sobaski
             I met with over 175 faculty and staff in those listening sessions during my first month here at TUI          President and CEO
 and there were some common themes that I heard. In response to the first question, these are the top things                                                                                                      Student's Corner
 to preserve: 1) student/customer service focus, 2) high quality robust learning model, 3) high percentage of
 terminally degreed faculty, 4) military focus, 5) friendly, positive work environment, 6) WASC accreditation
 and Department of Education program approval. We have demonstrated our commitment and capacity to                         TUI PROVES TO BE CHALLENGING, PRACTI-
 providing world class, high quality education, so rest assured, our accreditation will be preserved. It is the            CAL AND THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR WORKING
 first four items that distinguishes TUI from other institutions and has enabled TUI to be as successful as it
 is. These will be emphasized more in our marketing of the institution and its degree programs. To continue                PROFESSIONALS
 to be successful you have to build people/build the organization in order to build the business. That’s why we
 want to keep TUI a friendly place to work, a place where people will want to come to work every morning                            TUI University is such a valuable resource for federal,
 and feel good about what they are doing.                                                                                   local and military police officers.  For some, TUI provides the
                                                                                                                            only opportunity to pursue their educational goals.   I am very
                                                                                                                            grateful TUI took the time to attend the IACP Convention.
          "We have demonstrated our commitment and capacity
                                                                                                                                    I have been attending TUI University for several years
           to providing world class, high quality education"...                                                             now.  I am working on a B.S.B.A.  With my career, family and
                                                                                                                            other commitments, I am not sure I could advance my educa- Right to Left: Michael Kampen with TUI University
         There were also some common themes relating to the second question of what do we need to change:                   tion any other way. TUI’s electronic interface makes it extremely Director of Business Development, Mr. Rafi Itzhaki at
 1) Improve our overall marketing efforts; a. expand outside the military, b. increase marketing investment,                easy to access the educational tools I need in the limited time I the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
 c. enhance our website, 2) Address some key People/HR related items; a. establish formal HR department,                    have. I normally access the course materials at the beginning of
                                                                                                                                                                                                Conference, Denver CO, 6 Oct. 09.
 b. develop employee recognition plan, c. improve career path opportunities, d. develop training for employees              the session or module and print the reading and study list.  The mandatory and suggested material always
 and managers, 3) Improve overall communication; a. communication across departments, b. create opportu-
                                                                                                                            leads me into further research of the topic. By using the Cyber Library, Proquest and participating in the
 nities for students, faculty and staff to express opinions, c. increase top down communications. 4) Improve
                                                                                                                            on-line discussion, it’s amazing how much information can be gathered to write a comprehensive and so-
 our overall processes; a. ensure focus on continuous improvement of our customer service quality, b. improve
                                                                                                                            phisticated research report. Years ago, when I started attending other schools, gathering that much detailed
 financial aid department integration within TUI, c. improve processes to build capacity for future growth. 5)
 Clearer definition of our policies as it relates to flexibility, 6) Enhance IT tools to better manage the growth           information would have taken days in several libraries.  None of my instructors have ever rubber-stamped
 of the institution.                                                                                                        my reports.  The critiques they provided have always been very specific to my work and given me additional
         We have started addressing some of these issues already. We’re developing a new website and hiring                 insight into the topic. The courses have also been challenging and useful. My wife and sons attend local col-
 three more individuals in the marketing department. We have already hired a new Head of HR, Mr. Bob                        leges. When we all compare content and the required effort to complete the assignments, TUI University’s
 Regalado, whom you can read more about in this issue. We are developing a formal recognition program and                   material always seems more up-to-date and the critical thinking required to complete the assignments seems
 posting new job opportunities so every TUI employee is aware of the opportunities. We have established an                  more practical. This is also reflected in my personal experience. It seems every class has given me skills or
 intranet bulletin board and a community bulletin board for posting notices and other communications here                   insight to use in my professional career or personal life.
 in TUI’s corporate offices. And finally, we’ve instituted process improvement work sessions in and across a                Mike Kampen                                                   (more Student Corner continued on page 17)
 number of our departments.

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                                                           TUI University
                                                                                                                                          Left to right:
                                                          Graduation 2009                                                                 • Dr. Edith Neumann- President of TUI
                                                                                                                                            Institute of learning
                                                                                                                                          • Dr. Yoram Neumann- Founder, Executive
                                                                                                                                            Chairman and Chairman of the board
                                                                                                                                          • Dick Morris- Political Consultant and
                                                          The eighth annual TUI University graduation                                       Keynote Speaker
                                                                                                                                          • Mr. Ken Sobaski- President and CEO
                                                          ceremony was held on Saturday, August 15,
                                                                                                                                          • Dr. Paul Watkins- Vice President of
                                                          2009 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing
                                                                                                                                            Academic Affairs
                                                          Arts in Cerritos, California. Two hundred and
                                                          fifty graduates from all over the country and
    Dr. Yoram Neumann - Founder, Executive
      Chairman and Chairman of the Board
                                                          around the world took part in commencement
                                                          and more than 1,200 guests, TUI faculty, and
                                                          staff came to help them celebrate their academic
                                                          Each graduate received a Certificate of
                                                          Participation as he or she crossed the stage to
                                                          cheers from the audience, and shook hands with                                  Left to right:
                                                          President Ken Sobaski, Executive Chairman of                                    • Dr. Anthony Culpepper- Dean of the
                                                                                                                                            College of Business Administration and
                                                          the Board Yoram Neumann, and Vice President
                                                                                                                                            College of information Systems
                                                          for Academic Affairs Paul Watkins. Graduates
                                                                                                                                          • Dr. Angela Hegamin- Professor of Health
                                                          represented all TUI degree programs offered by
                                                                                                                                            Science and Education
                                                          TUI University.
                                                                                                                                          • Dr. Charul Shah- Professor of Business
                                                          The keynote speaker was Mr. Dick Morris, a                                        Administration
                                                          prominent political consultant, commentator,
                                                          columnist, and best-selling author. Mr. Morris
      President and CEO Mr. Ken Sobaski
            Congratulated Students                        handled a number of successful political cam-
                                                          paigns for former President Bill Clinton and has
                                                          also managed winning campaigns for more than
                                                          30 U.S. senators and governors. Mr. Morris ex-
                                                          pressed great admiration for the efforts of our
                                                          graduates and their accomplishments.
                                                          Graduates, guests and all who attended the
                                                          ceremony enjoyed an outdoor reception follow-
                                                          ing the ceremony. It was a beautiful evening all                                A fresh group of TUI Graduation
                                                          around and a “good time was had by all.”                                        Candidates pose for a picture on
                                                          If you will be completing your degree in the 2009-                              Graduation Day Saturday, August 15, 2009
                                                          2010 academic year please plan on attending next                                at the Cerritos Center for the Performing
                                                          year’s graduation in southern California on July                                Arts in Cerritos, California.
                                                          31, 2010. We look forward to seeing you there.
     Hailed Political Consultant Dick Morris
      Keynote Speaker 2009 Graduation

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Alumni Corner                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alumni spotlight

                                                     TUI STUDENT WINS NATIONAL TITLE
                                                      Educational Leadership Ph.D. student Tivika Taswell-Rich-
                                                                                                                           Airman Earns Bachelors And Master's Degree
                                                      ardson has won the title of Mrs. Essence 2009. The annual
                                                      Miss Essence and Mrs. Essence Pageant was held at the Gem
                                                      Theater in Kansas City, Missouri on August 31, 2009. Tivika
                                                      shared her special evening with her loving husband, Eric, who
                                                      received the 2009 Essence Husband of the Year Award. Tivi-
                                                      ka is a native of Newport News, Virginia, where she works as
                                                      a high school English teacher. She is also the President and                                                                                   ...while transitioning from
                                                      CEO of the V. Nicole International School of Charm and
                                                      Etiquette. Tivika is currently in the dissertation phase of the                                                                                  active duty to a reserve
                                                      Ph.D. program. Another busy adult learner and successful                                                                                         component, I drew from
                                                      TUI student. Congratulations Tivika!
                                                                                                                                                                                                      my business experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                      to successfully launch a
New Director of Navy College Guam                            New Presidential Fellow                                                                                                                      franchise deli.
Charles J. Wright. BSBA, MBA & MAED graduate                  TUI MBA graduate (2009) and current Ph.D. stu-
retired after 26 years in the Navy and is now Director of     dent Mark Butler is in his first year as a Presidential
Navy College, Guam. Charles took his first course with        Management Fellow (PMF). He was one of 787 PMF
                                                                                                                               "David Garrett at the opening of Momma Goldberg's Deli,
TUI (then Touro University International) in the Fall         finalists selected from the 5000 applications for 2009.          Warner Robins, GA"
2001 session and completed his MAED in the Spring             The PMF program is run out of the Office of Person-
09 session. Talk about a professional student-well al-        nel Management and is the premier succession tool                    My name is David Garrett and I am happy to be a TUI graduate and Lifetime Alumni
most. He credits TUI with helping him earn his current        employed by the U.S. Government to recruit recent            Member. The course delivery format, flexibility and support of TUI professors and staff have been
position but all TUI did was provide him the opportu-         graduate students into federal service, placing them on      instrumental in this achievement for me.
nity. He did the rest. Good for you Charles. If you are       the fast track to management positions. To find out                  In 2003 I enlisted in the Air Force. Although I had many reasons for wanting to serve, a
ever in Guam stop by the Navy College office and tell         more about the PMF program go to: https://www.pmf.           personal goal I had when I signed up was to earn a bachelors degree in my first enlistment. At that
him “Hi.” Let him know you are a proud member of                                                        time I had no idea how far TUI University would take me. With a goal in mind of a bachelor’s
the TUI family.                                                                                                            degree while serving active duty in the Air Force, non-traditional schooling seemed like the most
                                                              Education at TUI University                                 manageable route. Earning many credit hours through CLEP and DANTES exams, Community
                                                                                                                           College of the Air Force and online courses, I had a myriad of transcripts and credit hours. The
Research Presentation                                        Helps Student Land Federal Job                               biggest challenge for me was to find a good school that would accept my previous credits. A couple
 Ph.D. student Kiet T. Tran who is currently working                   I was only four years away from retiring from
                                                                                                                           of years of research and three colleges later, TUI University was recommended to me by a mentor.
on his dissertation proposal, was selected to present         the U.S. Navy in 2002. I knew I had to work on my
                                                                                                                           TUI accepted most of my credits and I haven’t looked back since. I am proud to say that in just over
his paper, “IT Governance and Software Reuse Suc-             degree as fast as I could. When I heard about Touro
                                                                                                                           six years in the Air Force, I have completed a bachelor’s degree and an MBA at TUI University. I
cess Model” at the Doctoral Symposium of the 11th             University International on line, I was a bit nervous as
                                                                                                                           have separated from active duty service a smarter, more prepared person thanks to the educational
International Conference on Software Reuse held in            to whether or not I would be able to deal with on line
                                                                                                                           benefits of the USAF. Although I completed college quickly, I wasn’t left with just a diploma to
Falls Church, VA, USA, 27-30 Sept. 09. His paper fo-          classes. Most of my schooling before I attended TUI
                                                                                                                           hang on the wall after I left active duty service. In fact, I continued my service in the Air Force
cuses on the relationship between IT governance and           was inside a classroom. It was something new to me,
                                                                                                                           Reserves and most recently, my education at TUI was a key component to my acceptance as a
software reuse success through the two mediators: IT          but the greatest thing was that I had great instructors
                                                                                                                           commissioned officer in the Medical Corps. Additionally, while transitioning from active duty to
strategy and the Strategic Decision Making Process. In        at TUI who always encouraged me.
                                                                                                                           a reserve component, I drew from my business experience to successfully launch a franchise deli.
addition, the study also considers the moderating factor               At the time, I had been working on my bach-
                                                                                                                           The business knowledge I gained through my MBA with TUI has been invaluable as my business
of the intention to adopt construct toward the relation-      elors’ degree for a number of years. It was difficult back
                                                                                                                           partner and I navigate entrepreneurship. The encouragement of my wife Brandi, late nights studying,
ships between the two mediators and the dependent             then, since I spent a great deal of my time in the Navy
                                                                                                                           mountains of research and sacrifice have all led me to achieve these goals and I am thankful that
variable Software Reuse Success.                              at sea. I never had the opportunity to remain focused
                                                                                                                           TUI provided me with an educational opportunity second to none.
                                                              at just one school or degree since I rotated from duty
                                                              assignments every 2 to 3 years.(Continue Story Page 17)

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Ambassadors' Corner

                                                                                                                                       Learning Military Language/Military Values
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           By Steven J. Gold, PhD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Associate Dean for Special Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Professor of Business Administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Health Sciences
   Ambassadors Around the World
  This table indicates Ambassador locations and
  how many members per location. For more information
  email Dr. Lewis at
                                                                                            Dr. Shelia Lewis - Coordinator
                                                                                            of TUI Ambassador Program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dr. Gold
   Afghanistan           1                  Maryland       2
                                                                     Congratulations to our recent TUI graduates! I just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          interacting with
   Alabama               4                  Michigan       2
   Alaska                1                  New Hampshire 1          want to take a moment and thank TUI’s Ambassadors who                                                                                              troops stationed in
   Arizona               1                  New York       3         are doing a great job. We are a strong 79 member team and
   Bolivia               1                  North Carolina 1         growing after little more than one year from inception. Please                                                                                      Camp Casey Korea.
   California            8                  Ohio           1         take a moment to see where our Ambassadors are located in
   Canada                1                  Oklahoma       1         the “Ambassadors around the world” table. Don’t see your lo-
   Delaware              1                  Pennsylvania   3         cation within the table? That’s because we’re waiting for you
   Florida               3                  South Carolina 2
   Georgia               3                  South Korea    2
                                                                     to join the team. Would you like to contact an Ambassador
                                                                     and/or get to know fellow Ambassadors in a particular loca-
                                                                                                                                              Hands down the best part of doing spe-                  on, when talking about students who had not started
   Germany               3                  Texas          12                                                                         cial projects lies with traveling and getting the chance        their courses, a faculty member called them “MIAs”.
                                                                     tion? Send an email to I look forward to
   Hawaii                2                  Utah           1                                                                          to work, train, eat, and live with military people around       These students had not submitted work in the first
                                                                     hearing from you soon and “Keep pushing forward.”
   Illinois              3                  Virginia       8                                                                          the world. As a philosopher, I know that studying lan-          week and we could not reach them as they were likely
   Japan                 3                  Washington     2         New Appointment
                                                                                                                                      guage is the key to understanding the value systems             downrange; so in a sense they were ‘missing in action’
   Kansas                1                  Washington, DC 2         We congratulate Ambassador Allan Silberstein on his ap-
                                                                     pointment as the Leader of the Professional Development          and thinking styles in any culture. Not being from a mil-       (though we always found them). Very quickly it was
 Ambassador Hessner Visits TUI University                           Section of the ACTE New and Related Services Division.           itary background myself, spending time with military            realized that so profound a military term should not be
Captain Leroy Hessner visited TUI University on Septem-              ACTE is one of the largest Career and Technical Organi-          people evinced linguistic and moral truths that are truly       used in such a cavalier manner.
ber 22nd and briefed the Executive Leadership team, faculty          zations in America.  Here’s what Allan said about TUIU’s         important for civilian professors to understand.                          Further, one has to be careful when using civil-
and staff. He enlightened us on his life in the U.S. Marine          contribution to his selection: “This is a volunteer position              The first time I saw a senior NCO task a soldier       ian terms appropriated by military people. I was visit-
Corps, and shared his views of TUI as a wonderful experi-            that I would not have achieved without the confidence you
                                                                                                                                      with a job it became clear that implicit in the notion of       ing Korea, I think I was up at Camp Casey (2ID Warrior
ence as both a former TUI student and a current Ambas-               (Dean of CHS/COE, Dr. Tanasescu) have shown in me over
                                                                                                                                      tasking is critical thinking. Civilians often assume mili-      Country, hooah), and the Command Sergeant Major
sador.                                                               the last 1½ years.”
                                                                                                                                      tary people think mechanically, and only know how to            asked me into his office. He thanked me for the email

                                                  Mother Daughter Earn PhD's                                                          follow orders. Nothing could be further from the truth.
                                                                                                                                      “Tasking” is a military word that roughly translates into
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I had sent the day before from Camp Humphrey giving
                                                                                                                                                                                                      him another week on his paper. The other professor had
                                                  Spring 2009 saw two new Drs. Williamson. Dr. Louise William-                        civilian as “DONE”. There is no “I tried”, “it was too          agreed as well and told the CSM to just get the work in
                                                  son earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from TUI Univer-                     hard”, “Hey, dude I did my best”. You do what you               ASAP. Well, before the crimson could rise beyond this
                                                  sity while her daughter Dr. Christie Williamson earned her Doctor of                have to do to get the job done. Thinking outside the            poor CSMs collar I had to explain to him “no no, that
                                                  Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. Louise completed her                      box and thinking critically is at the core of everything        is civilian ASAP, which means as soon as possible, not
                                                  doctorate at TUI within days of her daughter achieving her doctorate                military people do every day. So the misconception              military ASAP which means, well, NOW”.
                                                  and did it all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average and work-                that military people are not critical thinkers presents                   There is something really special about being a
                                                  ing full-time as the managing principal of her own higher education                 itself as patently false the first time one hears a ‘task’      civilian professor and learning the values and attitudes
                                                  consulting business. This is a great example of how TUI University                  being given.                                                    of military people through didactic communication. It
                                                                                                                                               One has to be very careful playing with military       brings civilian and military people together in a way
                                                  enables busy working adults to achieve their educational goals. Con-
                                                                                                                                      language though. Everyone likes ‘in-group’ talk, and            where we can better share values and truly become
       Dr. Christie Williamson, left, and         gratulations to both Louise and Christie. (Portions of the above reprinted
       Dr. Louise Williamson.
                                                                                                                                      let’s face it; military jargon is just really cool. But early   one family.
                                                  with permission from Bucks County Herald)

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College of Business                                                                                                                                                                               College of Education
College of Information Systems                                                                                                                                                                    College of Health Sciences

The Global Relevance and Educational Value of TUI’s Accounting Concentrations                                                Marina Reifschneider-Brazilian Student Earns PhD-Visits TUI Headquarters

                                  According                 to the Institute of Management Accountants, “85% of
                                  accountants today work inside organizations, where expertise in decision support,
                                  planning, and control over value-adding operations are crucial elements of opera-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Marina Reifschneider
                                  tional success. In earning the CMA, you will have mastered a comprehensive body
                                                                                                                                                                                                    (3rd from left) with her
                                  of knowledge directly related to operational and strategic management as well as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    dissertation committee members,
                                  skills and abilities required to build quality business practices inside organizations.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    left to right: Dr. Elna Van Heerden,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu,
                                           The world has become smaller which means the skills necessary to compete
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Dr. Wenling Li.
                                  must become broader. The accounting concentrations create a competitive advantage
                                  for the TUI student. These concentrations focus on giving the student a broad
                                  perspective of business. Among other business and non-business topics, the TUI
Dr. Anthony Culpepper,
                                  Accounting concentrations address the following:
Dean of CBA-CIS
                                           • Economics         • Regulatory          • Social

                                           • Financial         • Governmental        • International

                                           In addition, TUI’s accounting concentrations address many other key success
                                  factors for both non-profit (business) and public organizations. The TUI account-
                                                                                                                              TUI is having an effect on
                                  ing concentrations provide knowledge that prepares the student to achieve various
                                  nationally and internationally recognized certifications such as the Certified Public       education throughout the world.
                                  Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified                      Dr. Marina Reifschneider, one of the recent PhD graduates in the College of Education, came all the
                                  Governmental Financial Management (CGFM).                                                   way from Brazil to our Cypress campus in California to defend her dissertation on September 11, 2009.
                                                                                                                              Her dissertation study “Factors affecting perceptions of online education and quality and effectiveness
                                          There are several accounting concentrations currently being offered in TUI’s
                                  Colleges of Business Administration and Information Systems.                                in Brazil” surveyed students, faculty, and administrators in Brazil. Her study is one of the few to look at
                                                                                                                              this issue from the point of view of all three main stakeholders of education (administrators, faculty,
                                           • Management Accounting (undergraduate and graduate)                               and students) in a non-English speaking country. Online education is likely to have a major impact on
                                           • Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting (undergraduate and graduate)              the development of education in Brazil, particularly in higher education. “Traditional education will
                                                                                                                              increasingly not be able to meet the demand for higher education of an ever-increasing population of
                                            Also, the graduate curriculum offers certificates in both management
                                  accounting and governmental and non-profit accounting. These courses may be used            prospective students; population which will require the necessary capabilities and skills to enter the
                                  to fulfill the 150 hour rule for transfer students for certification qualification.         global workforce.” says Reifschneider. While age and motivation were predictors of perceptions, learning
                                                                                                                              enjoyment of the online experience also made a significant contribution. “Besides the immense pleasure
                                           A writer for made this statement in 2007, “When BLS [Bureau             of being with my advisor and committee members, I had the satisfaction of meeting the capable staff
                                  of Labor Statistics] reviews its data later this year, its researchers may find that
                                                                                                                              members with whom I had been exchanging e-mails and phone calls for several years. I must say that
                                  finance is a growing field.” Today Accounting and Finance are listed in the top 20 of
                                  fastest growing professions.                                                                now that I have defended my dissertation I feel a mix of relief and sorrow; a bittersweet feeling for
                                           Go to TUI University’s website for more information about TUI’s account-           leaving behind a time of interesting subjects and hard study; a time of intellectual and personal growth.
                                  ing concentrations. Begin your journey!                                       I am grateful for having studied with such dedicated and knowledgeable teachers, hopeful for new
                                                                                                                              opportunities and glad for the friends I have made.”

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Staff Corner                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Staff Spotlight

                                                                                                                                        Myra Reyes - BSHS Admission Specialist
TUI WELCOMES OUR NEW HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR                                                                                                                                                               garding our school. Assist new students with submitting their
                                                                                                                                                                                                           application and get them registered for their first session.
                                                                    Welcome to Bob Regalado, the new director
                                                            of Human Resources (HR) at TUI University. He                               How long have you been with TUI and what are your                  What do you like most about TUIU? - I like knowing
                                                            became a member of the TUI family September                                 current duties? - Originally started in October 2006 (left         that I’ve been able to help a student get started on their
                                                            8th as our new interim Head of Human Resources                              for 4 months) Returned in January 2008. I assist new students      education even though they may be thousands of miles away.
                                                                                                                                        with any questions and concerns they may have regarding our        Not many other universities can say that about themselves.
                                                            reporting to the President. Bob has expressed strong
                                                                                                                                        school and I help new students with submitting their applica-
                                                            enthusiasm for the future opportunities at TUI and                          tion and get them registered for their first session.              How have things changed at TUIU since you first
                                                            for all of us here. He is looking forward to contrib-                                                                                          started? - Many things have changed since I first started at
                                                            uting as part of our TUI family!                                                                                                               TUI. I think one of the biggest changes that occurred while
                                                                    Bob is a Human Resources consultant                                                                                                    working here was when we branched from Touro College.
                                                            with over thirteen years of comprehensive human                                                                                                Growth is the biggest theme that I’ve noticed while working
                                                                                                                                                                                                           here and hopefully, we’ll continue to advance and maintain
                                                            resources experience. Bob spent seven years in
                                                                                                                                                                                                           quality services to students as we grow.
                                                            Human Resources at the Home Depot Corporation
                                                            as a Human Resources Manager and as a Regional
                                                            Human Resources Director. In his role at Home
                                                            Depot he had human resource oversight respon-
                                                            sibility for eighteen Home Depot stores, twenty                                                                                                     I like knowing that I’ve been able to
                                                            one Human Resource Trainers and Managers and                                                                                                       help a student get started on their
                                                            approximately 2300 Home Depot associates. Prior
                                                            to becoming a human resource professional, Bob                                                                                                     education even though they may be
                                                            was a small business entrepreneur and also worked
                                                                                                                                                                                                               thousands of miles away.
                                                            for Xerox and Eastman Kodak in sales and sales
                                                            management. Bob has worked in many industries
including:  business equipment, retail, computer, finance and software industries.  His breadth of business and
sales management experiences along with his specific human resources experiences will serve TUI well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           What do you see as the future for TUIU? - I hope that
       Bob grew up in Torrance, CA and is a graduate of Cal State University Long Beach with a BS degree in                                                                                                TUI’s popularity spreads further not only with our Military
Business Administration. He is married with three children and resides in Orinda, California. Please welcome                                                                                               families but with our civilian families as well.
Bob to the TUI family and if you are ever on campus stop by his office on the 3rd floor to say “hello”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           What are your interests outside of TUIU? - I went sky-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           diving and LOVED it. I’m a strong swimmer and used to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           lifeguard. Generally, I’m a very happy person. I’m goofy, family
  TUI Reaching Out to Law                                                                                                                                                                                  oriented, and LOVE to eat! Outside of work and school, my
                                                                                                                                                                                                           days are spent with my boyfriend and my son. During the
  Enforcement Organizations                                                                                                                                                                                summer, my loves are the beach, surf, and barbecues. I think
                                                                                                                                        What is your background and why did you join TUI? -                about nothing but snowboarding after it rains and my son
  In its efforts to help busy first responders                                                                                          I have a passion for helping others and making people happy. I     keeps me light hearted.
  achieve their educational goals and enhance                                                                                           started a Nursing Program that suited me well however, I had
  their careers and future earnings, TUI re-                                                                                            to put a hold on my education when I was blessed with my           Have you personally taken advantage of any educa-
  cently attended three Law Enforcement na-                                                                                             wonderful son. Shortly after, I started working at TUI in vari-    tional options at TUIU? - I am currently taking courses for
                                                                                                                                        ous positions such as shipping clerk, front desk secretary, and    the BSHS Program with a Concentration in Health Educator.
  tional conventions: The National Sheriffs
                                                                                                                                        now an Admissions Specialist. I chose to stay at TUI because       It’s convenient with my work schedule and doesn’t take too
  Association convention held in Ft. Lauder-                                                                                            of the various opportunities for growth and development. TUI       much time away from my family.
  dale, FL, 20-24 June, the Fraternal Order of                                                                                          is also giving me an opportunity to continue my education
  Police convention held in Long Beach, CA,                                                                                             while working full time. My colleagues have tons of character      What are your views on student service/customer
  16-18 August, and the International Asso-                                                                                             and are wonderful people to work with. Knowing I’ve helped         service? - I work with TUI students on a daily basis. I
  ciation of Chiefs of Police conference and                                                                                            a student take their first steps towards their educational goals   encounter students with various situations, many of whom
  exposition in Denver, CO, 3-7 October.                                                                                                is a reward all its own.                                           are located all over the world. Many of my students are often
                                                                                                                                                                                                           on deployment so I like to assist them with whatever I can to
                                                                                                                                        Describe your current duties at TUIU - Assist new                  make things as easy as possible for them. 
                                                          (From L. to R.): Rafi Itzhaki, Ken Sobaski, NFOP President Chuck Canterbury
                                                                                                                                        students with any questions and concerns they may have re-

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Faculty Spotlight

                    Getting To Know Dr. Eveland
Dr. J.D. Eveland - Professor of Business Adminis-               mont Graduate School (now University) in the psychology
tration and Professor of Information Systems                    department, where I was basically the only organizational
                                                                psychologist. In 1995, I moved to the California School of
When and why did you join TUI - I came to                       Professional Psychology, Los Angeles where I taught for
TUIU in the spring of 2001. At the time I was also work-        five years and ended up as program director for organiza-
ing as a consultant to the American Institutes for Research     tional psychology.
(AIR) in Palo Alto, on the evaluation of the Gates Foun-
dation’s program to assist small schools. I was referred to     Describe your current duties at TUIU - At                                 What has changed most dramatically is the quality     tion among them. One of our great virtues as an institution
TUIU by former student of mine at California School of          present I am coordinating two large management classes,          of the information base we have to draw upon in construct-     is that we have always pretty much known who we are,
Professional Psychology. I found the idea of an all-online      and also doing two research methods classes for PhD              ing our classes. It's hard to remember, but what we now call   rather than chasing off after trying to become something
University sufficiently intriguing and unusual that I decided   students, including the advanced statistics course. I'm also     the Internet is barely 15 years old, and it was barely half    entirely different. I think if we can maintain that core es-
to take up the offer of a part-time position doing course       working with some doctoral students on their disserta-           that old when we started. Somewhere along the line, we         sence, we will continue to be a strong and vibrant center of
development and teaching.                                       tions, and working on a number of other projects, including      switched from a system of information scarcity to a system     educational excellence in a rapidly churning information
         In September, having been offered a full-time posi-    some new concentrations for the MBA program. I even              of information glut, barely noticing the transition. It's so   environment.
tion at the University, I left AIR and returned to Los Ange-    find time to do a little research of my own from time to         easy now to find the resources for classes that once had to
les, where I have been up to my ears in TUIU ever since.        time. It's pretty engaging, and keeps me fully employed and                                                                     What are your views on student service/
                                                                mostly out of trouble. I’ve made a couple of presentations                                                                      customer service? - I work with students everyday,
Tell us about your background - I started with                  on research methodology and statistical issues to the TUIU             ... "I probably engage in                                in many ways and at many levels. That's what teaching is
a bachelor’s degree in history from Reed College, and fol-      Faculty Research Forum that were generally well received,                                                                       all about, after all. We don't have that immediate feedback
lowed that with a public administration masters from the        and I’ve been able to incorporate a lot of this into my teach-         more direct interaction                                  that you get while scanning a classroom of students, but
                                                                ing as well. I’m at present engaging in “conversations for             with a higher proportion                                 we've worked out compensatory mechanisms that work
                                                                possibilities” about possible research projects with a number                                                                   nearly as well and give a pretty good feel for where the stu-
      "It's so easy now to find                                 of TUIU colleagues – we’ll see what develops.                         of students than I ever did                               dents are and where they ought to be. In fact, despite being

     the resources for classes                                                                                                             in the face-to-face                                  in the online environment, I probably engage in more direct
                                                                What do you like most about TUIU?- I enjoy                                                                                      interaction with a higher proportion of students than I ever
         that once had to be                                    the day-to-day personal interactions with the other faculty                  environment"...                                    did in the face-to-face environment, with the exception of a
                                                                and the students. I enjoy the challenge of developing new                                                                       couple of doctoral seminars.
    painfully scratched off the                                 courses and rethinking existing ones, always trying to make                                                                                Our students are, to put it mildly, awesome. Frank-
   information superhighway".                                   things work better but recognizing that sometimes they
                                                                don't work out the way you think it will. And on a broader
                                                                                                                                 be painfully scratched off the information superhighway.
                                                                                                                                 We've also become somewhat more structured and formal
                                                                                                                                                                                                ly, in all the institutions where I've taught, I've never seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                so much attention given to student welfare and responsive-
                                                                level, I really enjoy being part of a major new transition       in our procedures, as we've acquired more and more stu-        ness to student needs. This has been one of the hallmarks
                                                                paradigm in education, moving from the old classroom cen-        dents. But we have managed to retain our free and easy         of TUIU since the beginning, and I hope we never cease
University of Pittsburgh. That led me to five years with the    tered model to a model based in the evolving information         interaction, and our ability to deal with complex issues of    caring about them as much as we do.
US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. After          space called the Internet.                                       change directly and rapidly rather than bureaucratically.
all that time observing a big organization doing the kinds of                                                                    That's no small accomplishment. We've acquired a whole         What are your concluding thoughts and
things that big organizations do, I decided that rather than    How have things changed at TUIU since                            bunch of new faculty, and are looking to acquire more -- so    observation about TUI? - It may sound strange
keep doing them, I'd rather figure out why they were doing      you first started?- Over the eight years I've been               we've enriched ourselves intellectually. But likewise, we've   to say this, but it often seems to me that destiny had kept
them -- hence, my PhD studies in organizational behavior        involved here, much has changed, and a number of things          retained the collegiality that was so important when we        continually nudging me toward TUIU, long before it was
at the University of Michigan. Following a couple of years      haven't. We're still using pretty much the same pedagogi-        started out, and I think will continue to do so.               even a gleam in Dr. Neumann's eye. Being here, and being
teaching business and OB at Eastern Michigan University,        cal model that I became familiar with quickly back in 2001.                                                                     able to make my own strange and wonderful contributions
I spent seven years as a program manager and policy analyst     Far from being the pedagogical straitjacket that it at first     What do you see as the future for TUIU?- I                     to the evolving organization, is the capstone of my career,
at the National Science Foundation in Washington DC.            appeared, the TUIU course format is actually enormously          would hope that we continue to do pretty much the same         and has been a great ride that I hope has a number of loops
          Leaving NSF and coming to California in 1985,         liberating to the teacher and student alike, reinforcing the     sorts of things we've been doing all along, only better and    yet to be experienced!
I was an independent researcher and consultant for a few        teaching process in predictable patterns while still allowing    with better tools. I see us developing some new direc-                  A number of Dr. Evelands' more entertaining
years, working in part with the RAND Corporation (in-           content freedom and even the occasional personal idiosyn-        tions and some new ideas, and I hope we'll be able to take     pieces of thought are available on his personal website
cluding doing the first published empirical research study on   crasies of instructors to shine through (and I have done a lot   advantage of rapidly galloping technology improvements in      (
e-mail use), In 1989, I came to Los Angeles to the Clare-       of such shining through in my courses, I must confess)!          terms of interaction with students and facilitating interac-

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Alumni Corner Continued:
After taking eight classes on line with TUI, I was trans-     coming up for a promotion that requires a master's so                                                                             Strength and Conditioning Research. Dr. Bess Kathrins (Stockton
ferred again to my final duty station in May 2004. I          there was no way out.                                        TUIU PhD & Masters Students,                                         College) is a  graduate of TUI’s Doctoral Program in Health Sci-
was two years away from retiring and eight more class-                 I firmly believe that my completion of this de-     TUIU Alums, and Faculty                                              ences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                2.  Linton, A., Singh, M., Turbow, D., & Legg, T. (In Press).   Street
es to complete my bachelors’ degree. All I needed was         gree would not have been possible in a traditional edu-
my computer to continue getting the degree I always           cation setting. Being on temporary duty 40% of the last      Activities and Awards                                                Youth in Toronto: An Investigation of Demographic Predictors
                                                                                                                                                                                                of High Risk Behaviors and HIV. Journal of HIV/AIDS & So-
wanted.                                                       several years, two deployments and incredible home           Dr. Mickey Shachar:                                                  cial Services, 8(4). Dr. Anthony Linton (Ryerson University) is
        In May 2005, I finally received my Bachelor of        station workload due to transformation and new proj-         • Shachar, M. (2008). Meta-Analysis: Preferred Method Of             a  graduate of TUI’s Doctoral Program in Health Sciences.  Dr.
                                                              ects would have prevented that. Military service often       Choice For The Assessment Of Distance-Learning Quality Fac-          Mina Singh is a professor in the School of Nursing at York Univer-
Science in Health Sciences (Health Care Management)
                                                                                                                           tors. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance      sity.   Dr. Timothy Legg is a professor in the College of Health
with a Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Manage-          requires 100% dedication for short and long periods of
                                                                                                                           Learning (IRRODL). Vol. 9. Number 3.                                 Sciences at TUI.
ment from TUI. I didn’t want to waste any time, so I          time with hopefully some slow times in between crises
immediately started to work on my Masters’ degree,            but while at war....its been a almost constant high de-      BOOK:                                                                The following was published in July-August 2009 issue of Fam-
and on May 2006, I received my Master of Science in           mand cadence.                                                • Shachar, M. (2009). Distance Learning Is Here To Stay. Koln,       ily Medicine:
Health Sciences (International Health) from TUI.                       TUI's outstanding online education format, on-      Germany. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-                “Effect of a Computerized Body Mass Index Prompt of Diagno-
                                                              line resources that always work, highest quality educa-      8383-0810-4.                                                         sis and Treatment of Adult Obesity” by Susan P. Schriefer, PhD
        I retired from the Navy on September 30, 2006.
                                                              tors, predictability,  assignment format  and incredible     Dr. Wenling Li                                                       (TUI University), FNP-BC; Suzanne E. Landis, MD, MPH;
After taking one month to relax after the 20 years I                                                                       • Dr. Li became a proposal reviewer for the National Science
                                                              flexibility have been the key to completion of my de-                                                                             David J. Turbow, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences,
had served in the military, I walked inside a Federal Job                                                                  Foundation, the sub-division of second language acquisition. Be-     TUI University; Steven C. Patch, PhD.
Fair in San Antonio, Texas. The Department of Health          gree. Without the many extensions (I needed at least         low is a paper she recently coauthored:
and Human Services was where I found the Center for           one in every class) I don't believe I would have com-        Xiaoying Wu, X., Anderson, R.C., Li, W., Shu, Hua, Jiang, W.
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I immedi-               pleted a single course. What TUI and its educators have      Chen, X. Packard, J. and Gaffney, J. (2009). Morphological Aware-     IN MEMORIUM
ately gave them my resume, TUI transcript and DD-             given me is priceless and I have already applied a good      ness and Chinese Children’s Literacy Development: An Interven-
                                                              deal of it in solving several strategic projects the mili-   tion Study, Scientific Studies of Reading. 13(1), 26-52.              In Memory of Staff Sgt. John H. Roy, III,
214. They looked at my resume and my TUI transcript,
                                                                                                                           Dr. Afrooz Afghani
which had my completed courses in Bioterrorism,               tary has put in front of me and those I work with.                                                                                 U.S. Marine Corps and TUI Student
                                                                                                                           • Afghani, A., and Goran, M.I.  (2009)  The interrelationships
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Team Building,                    TUI truly provides valuable, straight forward       between abdominal obesity, leptin, and bone mineral content in
etc. I was immediately given a Federal position as an         solutions to the challenge of obtaining an advanced de-      overweight Latino children.  Hormone Res.  72(2): 82-87.              The TUI family mourns the loss of Staff Sgt. John
Emergency Response Specialist for the CDC. In De-             gree in this day and age.  It has been a blessing to have    • Afghani, A., and Barrett-Connor, E.  (2009)  Resting energy ex-     H. Roy, III, U.S.. Marine Corps. John was a student
cember 2006, I moved to Atlanta, GA and until this day        been part of the TUI education experience. HUA!              penditure: a stronger marker than body weight for BMD in Cau-         in TUI’s College of Business Administration well on
                                                              Ray Gale                                                     casian women but not in men? The Rancho Bernardo Study.  Clin.
I remain here at the CDC working the job I very much                                                                                                                                             his way towards graduating with the highest honors.
                                                                                                                           J. Sports Med.  19(1): 39-45.
love.                                                                                                                                                                                            An EOD technician, S.Sgt. Roy was killed while pre-
        In June 2008, I received my second Master of                                                                       BOOK CHAPTERS:                                                        paring to destroy a World War II-era shell in a de-
                                                              NOTE WORTHY NEWS
Science in Health Sciences (Public Health) from TUI                                                                        • Afghani, A., and Johnson, C.A.  (2009)  Family History of Os-       molition range on Okinawa, Japan. TUI is proud to
University, and am currently working toward becoming          TUI University has been selected for inclusion in the       teoporosis does not Adversely Influence BMC or BMD of Chi-            have counted John as part of the TUI family, as we
a Public Health Advisor for the CDC.                          Military Advanced Education’s 3rd Annual Guide to            nese Adolescents.  In: Family History of Osteoporosis (Editor:        are proud to serve all of our military members in their
        I’m very thankful to TUI University and their                                                                      Afghani, A.). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY.           pursuit of higher education. S.Sgt. John Roy’s sac-
                                                              America’s Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.
                                                                                                                           • Afghani, A. (2009)  Hypertensive Children have Lower Bone
outstanding staff for giving me the opportunity to re-        This is the third consecutive year TUI has been chosen                                                                             rifice, however, is a sober reminder of how serious a
                                                                                                                           Mass than Normotensive Children.  In: Hypertension, Heredity,
ceive these degrees that have given me my great career.       for inclusion in the 2009 Guide. The listing will appear     and Stroke (Editors: Moratinos, C and Cárdenas, B). Nova Sci-         mission this really is. John Roy leaves behind his wife
Angel Aviles                                                  in the print edition of the November/December 2009           ence Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY.                                 Amanda and two children Jackson, 7 and Alyssa 4.
                                                              issue of Military Advanced Education as well as in an        • Stam, K.R., Guzman, I. R. & Stanton, J.M. (2009). A Study of        Semper Fi John.
                                                              online PDF of the print edition.                             Social Networking for Informal Information Exchange about IT
Student's Corner Continued:                                                                                                occupations. Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGMIS CPR’09,
Student Ray Gale Thanks TUI                                   TUI University highlighted in Defense & Aerospace
                                                                                                                           May 28-30, Limerick, Ireland.
                                                                                                                           • Nicholas, A. & Guzman, I. R. (2009). Is Teleworking for Mil-
For Outstanding Education                                     Week. In the 30 September 2009 issue of Defense &            lenials? Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGMIS CPR’09, May
       It is hard to believe that I am nearly done with       Aerospace Week, TUI University was highlighted as            28-30, Limerick, Ireland.  Dr. Arlene Nicholas, a TUI PhD alum
the TUI Master's program. The operations tempo and            having the highest course completion rate among top          will be presenting the paper based on her dissertation work at the
demands of serving in a US military that is downsizing        military educators. The article quotes the Navy Vol-         conference.

while at war as I have been pursuing this degree, have        untary Education Program as stating TUI has a 99%
                                                                                                                           The following research articles co-authored by Dr. David Tur-
been the greatest in my 13 year career. In fact, if I could   course completion rate of all online universities serving
                                                                                                                           bow were recently accepted for publication:
have chosen any other time in my career to pursue this        military members. This is a great tribute to TUI faculty,    1. Kathrins, B., & Turbow, D. (In Press).  Motivation of Fitness
degree I would have chosen several others.  But I am          staff, and students.                                         Center Participants towards Resistance Training.   The Journal of
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