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Scholarship helps business student dream big

It wasn’t an episode of “Sex and the City” or the bright lights of Manhattan ...

StackTrack

What StackTrack can do for you

The StackTrack™ certificate option at University of Phoenix can help you gain ...

University alumna is a financial role model

Kim Murphy is a University of Phoenix graduate four times over: She holds ...

Cybersecurity expert uses hacking skills for good

Summer Lee only needs to press a few keys on her computer to break into online ...

MBA grad conquers Mount Everest, inspires others

Brian Dickinson is proof that it’s possible to reach great heights in many areas ...

One-time dropout becomes an award-winning teacher

Last year, Apryl Shackelford found herself in front of a cheering crowd, still ...

Alumni Aubri Shauger-Haley

Chronic MS couldn’t stop alum’s graduation walk

When Aubri Shauger-Haley followed her husband, Richard, across the stage at a ...

University of Phoenix named Military-Friendly School for fifth consecutive year

University of Phoenix continues to be a top education destination for military ...

Paul Goldschmidt

Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt scores big in 2013

It was quite a year for Arizona Diamondbacks First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt....

Best music for studying

Poll: Students reveal the best music to study to

If you crank up the tunes when doing your homework, you aren’t alone. A recent ...

Olivia Zanfardino

Finding inspiration on “Roadtrip Nation”

Olivia Zanfardino, a student in the business management program at University ...

Grants help fund faculty research and innovation

Research funding isn’t just for the ivory tower. Thanks to the Office of ...

Gladys Pearson

Instructor’s nonprofit helps young people flourish

“I’ve devoted my life to telling young people they can lead productive, ...

Living in a straw house isn’t just a fairy tale

You might think straw houses only exist in “The Three Little Pigs.” But ...

Career coaching

New center to offer career coaching services

University of Phoenix students and alumni in need of academic or career support ...

Phoenix Forward

Phoenix Forward's most-read stories of 2013

With 2013 winding down, we reviewed our clicks, checked them twice and found out ...

Aimee Michon

Business student is undeterred by illness

Nothing, it would appear, can stop Aimee Michon....

Kevin Burciaga

Student honored by MLB and People magazine

Shortly after Kevin Burciaga returned home in 2008 from a tour in Iraq with the ...

Jason Hudson

Security chief faces fear and earns college degree

Jason Hudson built a career on grit and courage. He served as a senior airman in ...

Female veterans

3 inspiring female veterans

Serious illness and divorce. Juggling work, parenting and studying while serving ...

Evelyn “Vonn” Banks

Navy master chief turns rejection into opportunity

In 2005, then-U.S. Navy Master Chief Evelyn “Vonn” Banks was interviewing for a ...

Sandra Wing

Cancer survivor’s foundation eases others’ pain

When Sandra Wing was battling ovarian and uterine cancer, she found that she ...

Arthur Jue

Former Oracle talent director and alum successfully changed careers from technology management

Arthur Jue already had a successful career in technology management when he ...

Kimberly Greenwell

MBA grad makes a name for herself and her cupcakery

“I’ve always had something in the oven,” Kimberly Greenwell says, laughing, ...

Lucky Socks

Lucky Socks may knock your (other) socks off

When University of Phoenix students and alumni pull on their Lucky Socks, ...

Khalida Mashriqi

Alumna went to war zone for doctoral research

Having a college education can give women in Afghanistan the opportunity to help ...

Larry Fitzgerald

NFL pro Larry Fitzgerald has a different goal

Along with scoring touchdowns for the Arizona Cardinals and traveling the world ...

Ron Smith

Education helped reshape this alum’s future

Ron Smith (left), Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, 2010...

Atour Eyvazian

MBA graduate’s unusual rags-to-riches tale

For University of Phoenix alumnus Atour Eyvazian to go from Iranian refugee to ...

Sherrie Segovia

Social sciences faculty member prepares students to affect lives

University of Phoenix instructor Sherrie Segovia, who holds a doctorate in ...

Omani nurse training

U.S. instructor trains Omani nursing leaders

How do you maintain strong leadership on the job and improve performance?...

James Cannon

University of Phoenix alum’s career path has been roundabout, but always aimed at helping others

James Cannon’s focus has never been about limiting his options....

Humanities

What studying the humanities and sciences has meant to 4 alums

When these four University of Phoenix graduates decided to pursue their passions ...

Career coaching

New hub offers career tools for military students

Transitioning from a military occupation to a civilian career is tough....

“Roadtrip Nation”

Student puts life on hold for “Roadtrip Nation”

When Olivia Zanfardino was selected this year from a pool of 2,300 applicants ...

Military students

How University of Phoenix helps military students

Whether in wartime or peacetime, the heavy demands and regimented structure of ...

Ann Coyle

Alumna is Johnson & Johnson’s “Amazing Nurse”

Last year was a “blur of excitement” for nurse Ann Coyle. In May 2012, she ...

Entrepreneur

5 tips from successful faculty entrepreneurs

Much like Batman or Superman, many University of Phoenix faculty members lead ...

We can be heroes: A new book explains how

In high school, Richard Schuttler, PhD, got some advice from a history teacher ...

Move up the ladder

For MBA student Kelley Hicks, working in fast food is about a lot more than flipping hamburgers

After 25 years in the food-service industry, Kelley Hicks has learned to accept ...

Shermona Woodley

Quitting was never an option for this alumna

“This is your future — your time to shine,” Shermona Woodley tells students at ...

Classrooms Without Boundaries

In these classes, students don’t get in trouble if they write on the desks, walls and windows

When you think of a typical college class, you likely picture a setting in which ...

Mary Ann O’Neil

Doctoral graduate focuses on empowering women

For University of Phoenix alumna Mary Ann O’Neil, a rain puddle is not an ...

Hiring Our Heroes partnership puts vets to work

Hiring Our Heroes is a national program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...

Mock classrooms

Classroom simulations train K–12 teachers

To help prepare tomorrow’s educators for what they’ll face in the trenches, ...

Jobs for military

Start Strong Event features jobs for military

If you’re about to get out of the military or already have finished serving your ...

Anthony Maez fights human trafficking

Special agent protects kids from Internet crimes

Former police detective Anthony Maez’s retirement lasted less than a year, and ...

Police Chief John Dixon

Chief lowers crime while raising his education level

John Dixon has tunnel vision — at least when it comes to his career....

Police Chief Mark Henderson

Chief Mark Henderson was destined for law enforcement, but his education shaped his career

Forget those gritty crime dramas on TV: The job of a suburban police chief isn’t ...

DMAT nurse Andrea Warwick

Nursing instructor Andrea Warwick is always packed and ready to go — to disaster scenes

You’ve probably heard of the National Guard and the Federal Emergency Management ...

Chris Woodward

When it came to school, former major leaguer Chris Woodward decided it was time to play ball

A funny thing happened to Chris Woodward on the way to completing his ...

Crystal Neufeld

MBA student fights domestic violence

Crystal Neufeld isn’t your typical MBA student. What sets her apart is how she’s ...

Dana Taylor

As a sign language interpreter, instructor Dana Taylor ensures nothing gets lost in translation

Some third-graders say they want to be firefighters or ballerinas when they grow ...

Christel Garcia

Student uses her smarts to run the family business

Working in the front office of Rudy’s Towing Service and Wrecking Yard, Christel ...

Christa Sorenson

Alumna Christa Sorenson parties with a purpose

Christa Sorenson loves to party — especially when it’s for a good cause. The ...

How to find alumni

5 ways to reach out to fellow graduates

Succeeding in business is often about whom you know. But how do you stay in ...

Actress Shiri Appleby

For actress Shiri Appleby, being a University of Phoenix graduate is one of her favorite roles

Shiri Appleby’s lack of a college diploma didn’t prevent her from landing acting ...

6 inspiring black alumni

Single parenthood and job rejection. Racial prejudice and self-doubt. Those are ...

Jason Day, Army veteran and student

Army veteran and University of Phoenix student Jason Day rode a Segway cross-country for a cause

You’ve heard of people jogging, biking or even walking cross-country, but what ...

University of Phoenix graduate Hazel Downing

For Hazel Downing, leaving India for a nursing career in the U.S. was her ticket out of poverty

Growing up in Mumbai, India — where she lived with her family in a one-room ...

Black History Month

5 black faculty members give back by teaching

In recognition of Black History Month, five University of Phoenix instructors ...

School of Business faculty

University of Phoenix School of Business faculty: Well-equipped for the classroom and boardroom

For many University of Phoenix School of Business faculty members, teaching is ...

DeShawn Scott and Susan Turnipseed Edie Baxley, Suzette Spainhoward, Pam Williams

Top teachers pay it forward with a scholarship

When two of the nation’s top teachers had an opportunity to pay forward a ...

David Kenneth Waldman

David Kenneth Waldman found his place in the world using his nonprofit to help African girls

David Kenneth Waldman had an epiphany that changed his life during a trip to ...

Mattie Lee

To Mattie Lee, no one’s ever too old to learn

When you’ve got brains, use them — no matter your age. That’s the wisdom Mattie ...

Dean Meredith Curley

Dean Curley takes education personally

Finding a career for life is uncommon these days. More elusive are the people ...

Monica Orluk

President of Operation Troop Appreciation tailored University of Phoenix coursework to her career

Call it precision timing. For Monica Orluk, designing her University of Phoenix ...

White coat ceremony

For new family nurse practitioners, white coat ceremony marks a new chapter in their lives

One by one, graduates walked up to the stage, each accompanied by a family ...

Nursing simulation labs

Nursing simulation labs teach real-world skills

Patients are lying in hospital beds. One is about to give birth; another is ...

Career path

5 programs that prepare you for exams

Given today’s sluggish economy, a lot of students are focused on improving ...

University of Phoenix fundraiser for Jack Jablonski

Paralyzed teen inspires University campus

Paralyzed teen hockey player Jack Jablonski's resolve to walk again is an ...

Online degrees even reach Angola

MBA grad from war-torn Angola succeeds online

University of Phoenix students typically work in offices by day and study via ...

University of Phoenix grants fund dolphin research

University grants $10,000 for dolphin research

Dolphins and sea lions are known for their intelligence, but are they smart ...

AAIT with a concentration in Web Administration degree

New associate degree concentration prepares University students to be web administrators

In an effort to give students the tools they need to become certified web ...

University of Phoenix faculty teaching requirements

At University of Phoenix, those who can, teach

Becoming a faculty member at University of Phoenix is tough. Not only must ...

Veterans must shift to civilian life

University of Phoenix helps veterans transition into civilian life

Ever wonder what happens when veterans trade their military fatigues for a ...

Sarah Oury, AUSA San Diego Chapter president

Army is family for new AUSA chapter president

With her own family more than 2,000 miles away in Chicago, Sarah Oury — the new ...

Boy wonder Chris Crowe

Boy Wonder: Resident prodigy at University of Phoenix is also a doctoral student

When Chris Crowe was 12 years old, his parents made a decision that would have a ...

Dean James Ness

Dean James Ness offers a world of law enforcement experience to criminal justice students

For James Ness, PhD, dean of the University of Phoenix College of Criminal ...

University of Phoenix educational partnership with FBINAA

University of Phoenix partners with FBINAA to help its graduates earn degrees

The University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security has teamed ...

An infographic about the University Library

Navigating the digital halls of the library

The University Library, launched in 1995, is an expansive resource for students, ...

Explore our national parks

University of Phoenix partners with national parks

With close to 400 park areas spanning 84 million acres of land in the U.S., our ...

University of Phoenix alumni success stories

5 inspirational alumni success stories

Have you ever felt as if the challenges of working and attending school ...

Mentoring program offers career guidance

University of Phoenix alumni mentoring offers career guidance for the real world

Sometimes you can’t have too much of a good thing. Just ask Adrienne Marcus, ...

University of Phoenix named Military-Friendly School for fourth consecutive year

University of Phoenix continues to be a top education destination for military ...

Robert Ridel, College of Humanities dean

New dean champions the humanities

For Robert Ridel, PhD, the new dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences ...

Bill Martin

The secret to success in business? Employee input, according to Royal Caribbean’s Bill Martin

Executives should always make time to listen to their employees’ work ideas, ...

Alumnus Matthew Cerra is running for office in Arizona

University of Phoenix alumnus runs for Ariz. office

There’s a fresh face in Arizona politics these days: University of Phoenix ...

Grant makes dreams come true

Student turns class project into a community playground for underprivileged kids

Norma Ortiz takes her college courses at University of Phoenix seriously. So ...

Track star TraMayne Gillyard

University of Phoenix alumna heads to international track and field games

Most people have big dreams, but few people have the chance to turn their ...

New programs for CCNA certification

University partners with Cisco for new certificate programs

This spring, the University of Phoenix College of Information Systems and ...

University of Phoenix Graduation Day 2012

7 ways to have a successful graduation day

With all the excitement of heading to Glendale, Ariz., for the big University ...

University student writes memoir

University of Phoenix student Betty Ireigbe publishes autobiography

As a child, Betty Ireigbe walked more than 20 miles a day to fetch water, ...

CCSSO National Teacher of the Year event

National Teacher of the Year is celebrated at the White House

Rebecca Mieliwocki, a seventh-grade English teacher from Burbank, Calif., has ...

New technology analyzes online chatter

Power tool: A new system analyzes online chatter

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could instantly find out what TV viewers thought of ...

Mayor Matt Spencer

Phoenix graduate takes his hometown’s helm

University of Phoenix graduate Matthew Spencer was contemplating how to enter ...

Phoenix Main Campus

New Sperling Center opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

University of Phoenix celebrated the grand opening of its high-tech John ...

Kathleen Ives

Tech guru sees bright future for online education

Sitting on the runway on September 11, 2001, Kathleen Ives decided to pursue ...

Phoenix Main Campus Grand Opening

Sperling Center, the campus of the future, opens

University of Phoenix president Bill Pepicello says that when he goes to work ...

Read Play Win Campaign

Read.Play.Win! literacy program aims to improve reading skills

Reading levels among students nationwide are faltering: 34 percent of fourth ...

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig

Leadership lessons: Embrace change, says Cincinnati police chief

Early on, Cincinnati police chief and University of Phoenix alumnus James Craig ...

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Freezin’ for a reason at the 2012 Polar Plunge

“The water started to sting my feet, and I thought to myself, This might be as ...

Mother with children

Pregnant mother battles breast cancer and graduates

Breast cancer: Those two simple words her obstetrician delivered in April 2010 ...

Inspiring Mom

America’s Most Inspirational Moms win scholarships

Motherhood is a tough job under any circumstances. But the three moms who ...

Shaq's mama

Shaq’s mama said: Nursing scholarship program is a family affair

Odessa Chambliss was a "humble, loving and generous person," says her ...

Leon Dixon

President Obama recognizes alumnus Leon Dixon for his community service

Inner-city Detroit native Leon Dixon is a man of action. When he decided to ...

Reduce carbon footprint.

New program asks employees to reduce their carbon footprint

When Seth Mones — vice president of Apollo's sustainability programs — got ...

Employees.

Introducing Workforce Solutions: Training future corporate leaders

Imagine you're a CEO. You're standing in an elevator when somebody turns to you ...

A cafe.

Coffee talk: Introducing the CLO Breakfast Club

In the 1985 classic "The Breakfast Club," five teens spend a Saturday in ...

Liver on X-ray.

Dean of Nursing, a transplant survivor, rallies for liver-disease awareness

Pam Fuller, dean of the University of Phoenix College of Nursing, knows she ...

Julius Achon

Olympic runner Julius Achon strives to help Uganda

The world is full of inspirational people, but few match the character and ...

Erika Billingslea

School of Business grad launches successful fitness boot camp

Six years ago Erika Billingslea was a 24-year-old business management graduate ...

Ernest Harris, Coast Industries Inc.

University of Phoenix student Ernest Harris turns class project into job

Lots of people sit around and dream of career possibilities. But Ernest Harris ...

Kathy Gamboa

The secret to her success

Kathy Gamboa discusses why she was named as one of the most powerful women in ...

Nursing students studying

College of Nursing graduate named “Notable Nurse” by Nurse.com

An accomplished nurse throughout her long career, Sally Grimm, RN, MSN, CEN has ...

Blair Smith and his donkey

Gone to the donkeys

He calls them by name: Moose and Ginger, Chief and Junior, Clementine and ...

Tara Meyer enjoys teaching her kids about farming

Down to Earth: Young people choose family farming

With two young children and a 430-acre dairy farm in Minnesota, Tara and Nick ...

Community commitment at Apollo Group

The year of giving back

In 2011, University of Phoenix and its parent company donated more than $20 ...

Man’s search for missing moon rocks

“My students have found 78 moon rocks,” boasts Joseph Gutheinz Jr., faculty ...

70-year-old Roberta Torres graduates from University of Phoenix

Few good things in life come easy, and nobody knows this better than Roberta ...

University of Phoenix honors Champions of Education

It’s that time of year again, when Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to ...

Top teacher inspires students to make a lasting impact

Indiana school teacher Byron Ernest looked out the sixth-floor window of the ...

Arizona’s Teacher of the Year hopes to improve the perception of public school teachers

Arizona’s new Teacher of the Year Kristie Martorelli wants teachers across the ...

Thomas Lee

Second chance: Thomas Lee finds a new career in the classroom

Learning that your longtime employer is closing up shop and moving out of state ...

STARS grant recipient Todd Stengel finds creative ways to use funds

University of Phoenix College of Education graduate and STARS grant recipient ...

Education grant helps teachers bring lessons to life

For middle school science teacher Thomas Lee, receiving a STARS grant from ...

From hairdresser to teacher: Sara Mendoza proves it’s never too late to follow your dream

Bay Area elementary school teacher and STARS grant recipient Sara Mendoza has ...

Campus of the Future

Hello, (campus of the) Future!

Going to class at the University of Phoenix Washington DC Campus means walking ...

Sustainability

Apollo Education Group jumps ahead in Newsweek’s Sustainability Rankings

It’s not easy being green, but Apollo Education Group (parent company of ...

Partners.

Your silent partners: Meet some of the people behind the scenes at University of Phoenix

Sure, you know your Graduation Team and faculty members are there if you have ...

Clean Tech Open is a non-profit which helps mentor green tech businesses by holding an annual competition.

Cleantech Open and University of Phoenix join forces to help green entrepreneurs

When University of Phoenix decided to take their commitment to the environment ...

Elena Asher built her career on flexible skills — and now she’s teaching others to do the same

Elena Asher defies natural disasters, embraces outsourcing and thrives on ...

University of Phoenix MBA grad makes a big impact in hospice care

You may not think of nursing and business administration as related career ...

Does Jamie Naughton have the coolest job in America?

When anyone lists companies with amazing corporate cultures, Zappos is often at ...

Meet Carrie Buck

Many American schools are in crisis, plagued with budget constraints and limited ...

Meet Cherie Wood: South Salt Lake City mayor

In 2008, Bob Gray, the then-mayor of South Salt Lake City, Utah, sat down with ...

Meet Dr. Kimberly Horton

Few people can rival the ongoing accomplishments of Dr. Kimberly Horton: Chief ...

Meet the winner of the Great American Teach-Off

Terry Dougherty’s life changed dramatically this month when she walked into an ...

Feeding the faces of hunger

Ask Dr. Gabriel Mayer what he sees in the faces of the hungry and he has more ...

How to juggle family, career and your passion

How to juggle family, career and your passion

Having it all doesn’t mean you need to be a circus performer....

Graffiti highlights social dangers of playgrounds

Graffiti highlights social dangers of playgrounds

Erin Carr-Jordan, a developmental psychologist and University of Phoenix ...

From the courtroom to Afghanistan, retired judge takes calculated risks

Some people lead simple, quiet lives where they stick to one career and then ...

University of Phoenix instructor crusading for cleaner playgrounds

Dr. Erin Carr-Jordan, a mother of four and University of Phoenix instructor in ...

From the classroom to the big screen

From the classroom to the big screen

The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” couldn’t be truer ...

Remembering the day we will never forget

In the early morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Lt. Col. Garland Williams made ...

Inspiring student

A true inspiration: Student continues education despite brain cancer

Life has never been the same for the upbeat, friendly, athletic Ronald Monis, ...

University of Phoenix faculty and students rally in Japan

Brent Duncan’s sense of adventure has been put to the test this past month, ...

Courage to change his life leads Arizonan to teaching

Standing on a baseball field in Las Vegas, Andy Townsend knew he needed to ...

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