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Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 22, 2017 1:22:30 PM

It’s been said that if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Dr. Shari Farris, Department Chair in Trident’s College of Education, loves the work she does on a daily basis. She chose a career in education due to her passion for learning, and it’s this passion that drives her when working with Trident’s student community.

During her six years as an online instructor, Dr. Farris has seen communication and relationships as being key drivers of her success. “Students need to know that you as a facilitator are present when they need you,” she stressed.

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Topics: College of Education, Faculty, Online Learning, Master's Degrees


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 10, 2017 7:35:18 PM

Eric Sessions, Jr. is a U.S. Naval Commissioned Officer, and in this capacity he has been selected by the President of the United States to serve indefinitely as an Information Professional Leader anywhere in the realms of acquisitions, project management, afloat communications systems, joint expeditionary communications planning, and cyber defense capacities.  

He is an alumnus of Trident’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Master of Science in Information Technology programs.

Trident: Since you were a student at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career?

Eric Sessions, Jr.: Since attending Trident, my professional credentials and accomplishments have increased significantly. Moreover, the education obtained at Trident propelled my opportunities in the U.S. Navy from being a non-commissioned Sailor to getting accepted into the Navy’s most rigorous and scrutinized commissioning avenue of Officer Candidate School. This has been a long standing goal of mine that was ultimately accomplished by pursuing higher learning at Trident.

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Topics: Information Systems, Master's Degrees, Military, Alumni


Posted by Roberta Yawu on Nov 3, 2016 5:52:46 PM

My name is Roberta Phillips Yawu, born November 12, 1980, in the West African nation of Liberia.  I am presently residing in Akron, OH.  As a mother of three wonderful boys, I just recently received my online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology Management from Trident University International. I have a BSc Degree in Electronics Engineering (cum laude) and I am Cisco Certified.

My current employment is with Signet Jewelers, Inc. as a PC Support Analyst.  My previous jobs include a Registry Systems Analyst for Tetra Tech ARD (USAID Contractor) and an Information Technology Specialist for ArcelorMittal.

Before reaching this point in life, let me first give you a sense of where I come from and what I have gone through.  Life is not a walk in the park or the faint hearted. We are all faced with our own challenges, but my goal has always been to overcome these challenges in order to pursue my passion.

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Topics: Information Systems, Master's Degrees, Alumni, Master in Business Administration


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Oct 26, 2016 8:20:09 AM

Josie Miller is a 2016 graduate of Trident’s Master of Science in Health Sciences program, as well as the winner of a 2016 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) scholarship. Miller currently volunteers as a public health liaison and a mentor for an at-risk youth program in Port Orchard, WA.    

Trident: How did your experience at Trident allow you to focus on and develop your career?

Josie Miller: While attending Trident I was afforded the opportunity as a student representative to volunteer 12.5-hours of public health service for the Seattle/King County (SKC) Clinic in October 2015.  According to the SKC Team, a total of 4,010 patients (majority of which were homeless or from low income households) received over $3 million in health and dental care services.  Although I am familiar and have previous experience with community outreach programs, working as a volunteer for the SKC event presented network opportunities with fellow public health peers, as well as introductions to a variety of professional disciplines for future community health resources and opportunities.  

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Topics: Military Education, Master's Degrees, Veteran Education, College of Health and Human Services, Military to Civilian Transition


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Oct 24, 2016 5:23:16 PM

Stephen “Steph” Groce is a double alumnus of Trident, earning a Master of Business Administration in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2011. He currently works as an asset protection and safety leader for various retail, commercial, and non-profit organizations, specializing in investigation, recovery, and the training and development of staff.

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Topics: Master's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, Alumni, Master in Business Administration


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Apr 12, 2016 2:56:10 PM

While the Flint water crisis can trace its origins back to April 2014, it has only become front page news in the past few months. This public health crisis was set in motion when the city of Flint, MI changed its water source from treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River.

This decision to make the switch, made by an emergency city manager appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, resulted in 6,000 to 12,000 children drinking water with a high level of lead, which will cost the city of Flint an estimated $100 million to resolve, according to WNEM. The highly polluted water from the Flint River caused lead from aging pipes to leak into the city’s water supply, and concerns were first raised by citizens in January 2015.

Dr. Frank Gomez, professor in the College of Health and Human Services, is one of Trident’s foremost experts in public health. He has a great deal of experience in this field, which includes serving as a lecturer and professor in health sciences and environmental health dating back to the ‘70s, serving on the State of California’s Environment Health Specialist Registration Committee, and professional studies and papers covering research areas like noise pollution, environmental health, wastewater, and air quality, among others.   

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Topics: Health Sciences, Master's Degrees, Public Health, College of Health and Human Services


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Last month a hospital in Los Angeles was the victim of a serious attack. Rather than the type of attack that most people would expect, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center lost access to its email and electronic health records for more than a week due to a cyberattack.

This is a serious crime that occurs often – a hospital in Philadelphia saw a similar attack recently, as well as small police departments in Massachusetts, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. According to the Los Angeles Times, at least 158 medical providers, insurers, and hospitals have reported being hacked since 2010.

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Topics: Information Systems, Faculty, Master's Degrees, Veteran Education, Bachelor's Degrees, Cybersecurity


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jan 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Students interested in exploring public health courses in Trident’s College of Health and Human Services now have a new option: The Graduate Certificate in Public Health!

Open to students of all professional and academic backgrounds, this certificate allows students to take graduate level public health courses in a 100% online setting. As with other doctoral level coursework at Trident, courses within this certificate emphasize critical thinking and analysis skills – a must for all managers and aspiring researchers. Students currently in business or education programs are welcome to enroll! 

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Topics: Health Sciences, Master's Degrees, College of Health Sciences, Doctorate Degrees, Certificate Programs


Posted by Dr. Rudolph Bustos on Sep 8, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Growing out of asymmetric warfare—thanks to advances in technologies—is the cyber battlefield in which sensitive infrastructures are compromised or destroyed by belligerents. Pick up any newspaper or reputable internet news site, and one will read about a blatant cyberattack on a financial institution, a governmental agency, or even the Pentagon.  

Currently, the U.S. Army Cyber Command’s Cyber force has been growing exponentially for two years. The Army’s Cyber Chief, Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon noted: “Cyberspace continues to grow more complex, with sophisticated threats that are capable of exploiting known and unknown vulnerabilities, threatening both national security and America's economic interests.” The threat is real; the threat is growing.

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary seeks to form a new subcommittee on cybersecurity practices.

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Topics: Master's Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, College of Health Sciences, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security


Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 5, 2015 9:52:00 AM

Are you considering a Master of Science in Health Sciences with a Global Health Security concentration at Trident University? How is this degree the right fit?

During your time as a student, you’ll learn about:

Global infectious disease transmission, prevention, and control: Diseases such as Ebola, yellow fever, and malaria, are serious threats across the globe, and not just in developing countries. In 1996, fatal yellow fever infections made their way into the United States and Switzerland, while cholera re-entered Peru in 1991 after a long absence, killing more than 3,000 people and costing the economy US$770 million. Additionally, students will discuss how drug resistance impedes disease control.
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Topics: Health Sciences, Online Learning, Master's Degrees