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Doctoral student inspires “Gimme Shelter” movie

Kathy DiFiore didn’t set out to start a ministry. “I just wanted to help homeless women,” says the University of Phoenix® School of Advanced Studies student. “If I could inspire people along the way, that would be good, too.”

DiFiore’s New Jersey-based Several Sources Shelters provides help for women ...

Success tips from University of Phoenix students

Whether they’re checking email messages after a long workday, taking kids to after-school activities or squeezing in a workout, these four University of Phoenix® students still manage to make higher education a priority in their already packed schedules.

Scholarship helps business student dream big

It wasn’t an episode of “Sex and the City” or the bright lights of Manhattan that fueled Stephanie Brovender’s fantasies about one day living and working in New York City. It was her aunt.

“I watched her as a single mom, working and living in New York,” Brovender ...

Cybersecurity expert uses hacking skills for good

Summer Lee only needs to press a few keys on her computer to break into online computer networks and potentially wreak havoc.

But the University of Phoenix® student isn’t a hacker — she just plays one to teach companies and IT professionals how to prevent computer systems from ...

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 informal poll on the University of Phoenix Facebook® page shows that aficionados of listening to music while studying outweigh those seeking silence by a 10-to-1 ratio.

Finding inspiration on “Roadtrip Nation”

Olivia Zanfardino, a student in the business management program at University of Phoenix, quit her job, put her studies on hold and packed her bags last summer to take part in the PBS reality TV show “Roadtrip Nation.” For seven weeks, she traveled the country, interviewing everyone from an accountant who started a cold-pressed juice bar to an Internet entrepreneur ...

Student honored by MLB and People magazine

Shortly after Kevin Burciaga returned home in 2008 from a tour in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps, he received a call that would change his life — and that of a complete stranger.

The call also would eventually lead the former military police officer to be ...

NFL pro Larry Fitzgerald has a different goal

Along with scoring touchdowns for the Arizona Cardinals and traveling the world on exotic adventures, All-Pro wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has another important role: college student.

Even with an eight-year contract that he signed in 2011, Fitzgerald remains ...

Meet the winner of the Great American Teach-Off

Terry Dougherty’s life changed dramatically this month when she walked into an assembly hall at Roland Rogers Elementary School in Galloway Township, N.J.

The third-grade teacher thought she was attending a simple Veteran’s Day ...

A true inspiration: Student continues education despite brain cancer

Life has never been the same for the upbeat, friendly, athletic Ronald Monis, after he went to the gym in May 2010.

“I was at the gym about to work out, and I smelled something funny,” says the 30-year-old Monis, a student at University of Phoenix. “That’s the last thing ...