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CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH AS TRIDENT'S STUDENTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARK PIEFFER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 26, 2017 11:31:45 AM

There is no doubt that Dr. Mark Pieffer understands Trident and its community of adult learners.

Dr. Pieffer, who served as the Provost at Jones International University, joined Trident University after the closing of JIU.  In fact, as part of that closing, JIU and Trident established a partnership and many of JIU’s students and several faculty transferred to the Trident community.

It was a successful transition due to both institutions’ commitment to student success, as well as the large number of students and alumni with ties to the military.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Bachelor's Degrees, Student Success

3 MUST HAVE PRODUCTIVITY APPS FOR STUDENTS

Posted by Joseph Chan on May 22, 2017 7:50:22 PM

According to a 2013 report conducted by Pearson, more than 70% of college students own a smartphone that’s used daily for schoolwork. If you’re a student who depends on a smartphone for taking notes, managing schedules, and staying organized,  don’t get overwhelmed by all of the apps to choose from.  

As a busy adult student who also works full-time, these are three of the apps that have helped me to stay organized:  

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Student Success

3 WAYS TO HAVE A STRESS-FREE RETURN TO SCHOOL

Posted by Joseph Chan on Apr 12, 2017 9:46:07 AM

Did you enter the workforce immediately after high school, putting off college temporarily, only to have travel, family, or your military career bend your path away from college? Are you ready to finish your undergraduate studies or perhaps a master’s degree and considering studying online?

If you’ve taken a gap year or more and are now seeking to go back to school, you are not alone. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (2017), nearly four million students who are enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities are 35 or older. These adult learners make up 20% of the nation’s college students.

If you’re one of these students, here are some tips to help you adjust and succeed at an online school:

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Topics: How to succeed in an online university, Study Tips, Student Services, Student Success

PROFILES IN SUCCESS: DR. PRISCILLA OKUNJI

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 22, 2017 3:02:39 PM

Dr. Priscilla Okunji is a tenure track Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. She earned a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Trident in 2010, and has been part of Howard’s faculty since then.

Since her graduation, she has become a distinguished academic researcher. Her latest research project, which commenced earlier this year, is to enhance the use of electronic records to better understand diabetes and cardiovascular disorders in minority populations. Additionally, she has been named a diversity scholar through the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS).  

Trident: Since you were a student at Trident, have you made moves upward in your career?
Dr. Priscilla Okunji: Yes, I advanced from Instructor to Coordinator of the RN-to-BSN track (2011-2016) and tenure track Assistant Professor (2013-present). I have been awarded external and internal grants focused on the use of big data to knowledge (BD2K) to better understand health disparities.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Student Success, Alumni

TOP 5 REASONS TO CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Posted by Trident University on Nov 21, 2016 7:28:02 PM

The 2016 holiday season is upon us already, and we all know how busy this time of year can be! Many people adjust their schedules and temporarily eliminate some activities in order to make time for the demands of this hectic season!

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Topics: Online Learning, Study Tips, Military Education, Student Success

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS TO HEALTH SCIENCES DOCTORATE GRAD

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 2, 2016 9:21:49 AM

“Life kept me so busy so I didn’t have time to look back. Then one day earlier this summer my dissertation committee – Dr. Frank Gomez, Dr. Bernice B. Rumala, and Dr. Welford Roberts started calling me Dr. Fernando. I had just completed my doctorate at Trident,” remarked the newly minted Ph.D., Dr. Wickramarachchige Sugath Rohitha Fernando.

Dr. Fernando’s beginnings were humble. He came from a small village in Sri Lanka, growing up on a tea plantation. Each day would begin with walking several miles to school, and although this journey may have been difficult, it helped to build perseverance and focus.

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Topics: Health Sciences, Public Health, Doctoral Degrees, Student Success