Brandman University Ranked Among Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2017 – Brandman University has been named among leading U.S. public and private educational institutions on the 2017 Best Online Programs Rankings by U.S. News & World Report – a distinction that spans the history of U.S. News providing numerical rankings of online programs. [Read more…]

Brandman Partners with CASP to offer educational opportunities to psychology professionals

Sacramento, California – December 21, 2016 – Brandman University, a nonprofit and regionally accredited institution dedicated to working adults, announces its partnership with the California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) to offer scholarships for its members.

The relationship between the organizations, which has been steadily building over the years, has now been formalized to help increase CASP membership and bring new opportunities to psychology professionals. Heidi Holmblad, executive director for the association, supports the partnership by saying, “CASP is already seeing the benefits of Brandman’s offer of scholarships for its members. Although the program is just getting off the ground, we have a few new members who joined to receive the Brandman scholarships.” [Read more…]

Brandman University announces availability of Marquis Partnership to VIZIO employees

brandman_vizioIrvine, California – Dec. 1, 2016 – Brandman University, provider of accredited educational opportunities for working adults, announced today the availability of its Marquis Partnership to VIZIO employees, resulting in additional educational and professional opportunities. VIZIO is a Southern California-based company focused on delivering the ultimate entertainment experience to consumers.

Brandman University customized its Marquis Partnership to the needs of VIZIO and its staff. The program supports professional development in the fields of business and information technology and is ideal for VIZIO employees interested in Brandman MyPath competency-based education program. [Read more…]

Brandman University named a 2017 Military Friendly® School

mfs17_designationsquareFor the seventh consecutive year, Brandman University is a Military Friendly® School chosen by Victory Media, a leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds. Now in its 14th year for companies and eighth year for post-secondary schools, Victory Media’s Military Friendly® ratings recognize colleges and companies with leading programs for veterans, members of the Armed Forces leaving military service and military spouses. [Read more…]

Brandman University named Best for Vets: Colleges 2017

Annual rankings factor in veteran and military students’ success rates

2017_bfv_colleges-2Military Times today announced that Brandman University ranked 18th on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings for online and nontraditional colleges.

The annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. Brandman has been among the top-ranked schools since the rankings began eight years ago. Last year the university was ranked 22nd. [Read more…]

Bryan Fazio Scholarship deadline extended to Aug. 15

UPDATE: The deadline for submitting applications for the Bryan Fazio Scholarship has been extended to Monday, Aug. 15 at 11:59 p.m. Brandman University will award $1,000 scholarships to two student military veterans with medical conditions or disabilities.

IRVINE, Calif. (Updated July 21, 2016) — In honor of Brandman University graduate Bryan Fazio, the university will award $1,000 scholarship for the Fall I 2016 term to two registered students who are military veterans in good academic standing and who have a medical condition or disability.

The Bryan Fazio Scholarship honors the perseverance and triumph of one of Brandman’s most inspirational graduates. Fazio was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma while serving in the Navy. He was told by doctors that he had just nine months to live. Upon hearing the news, Fazio doubled up on his graduate level courses, receiving his MBA in August 2013. Fazio is now pursuing his law degree.

“We were so moved by Bryan’s accomplishments and his service to his country that Brandman decided to set up a scholarship to assist military veterans who have health concerns,” said Gary Brahm, chancellor of Brandman University.

To apply for the scholarship, registered Brandman student veterans in good academic standing with a medical condition or disability should submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay on where they see themselves in five years and how their Brandman education will help them achieve their goals.  Prior Fazio Scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply. Essays should include name, campus, email address and phone number. Submit them to

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2016.

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Brandman University social work program earns professional accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education granted accreditation to Brandman University on July 14, 2016, for its B.A. in social work. The program is one of the few available online nationwide with both accreditation and the flexibility to start classes throughout the year.

Brandman University’s accelerated program for earning a bachelor’s degree in social work is now accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which sets the standards for social work curriculums nationwide.

The Brandman program features rigorous eight-week sessions and is available at campuses in Southern California as a blended program with both in-person and online components. It is available nearly everywhere nationally as a fully online program. [Read more…]

Brandman University SHRM student chapter announces chartering ceremony

Virtual meeting marks official launch of student organization.

SHRMIrvine, CA (July 1, 2016) —Brandman University’s Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Student Chapter is proud to announce its official status as an affiliated SHRM student chapter. The Chartering Ceremony takes place on Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m. (PST) The Chartering Ceremony will be available through Adobe Connect or by calling-in.

The Chartering Ceremony is a celebratory event that will recognize the advisors, officers and members that have helped to create the student chapter. This is an opportunity to learn about the all those involved. The chapter is dedicated to personal and professional development in the human resources field. Dr. Jag Soni, CalSHRM College Relations director, and Dr. Jon Decoteau, CalSHRM Membership Engagement divisional director and California field leader will speak at the event. Both are SHRM professionals.

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The call-in number for the virtual meeting is 1-866-526-3019. Conference code: 781-793-6221

Chapman’s Struppa to be keynote speaker for Brandman Taste of Immersion

Daniele Struppa

Daniele Struppa, chancellor at Chapman University, will be the keynote speaker at a Brandman University event for doctoral students.

Daniele Struppa, who becomes Chapman University’s 13th president at the end of August, will be the keynote speaker for the Taste of Immersion presented by Brandman University’s School of Education. Brandman University Chancellor Gary Brahm and School of Education Dean Christine Zeppos made the announcement.

The Taste of Immersion from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 26 introduces potential students to Brandman’s doctor of education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership program. Reservations are required and the program is geared toward those interested in beginning work toward an advanced degree in Fall 2017.

Struppa is the chancellor of Chapman University and will discuss his career path “From Professor to Administrator: A personal journey through pitfalls, challenges and successes.” Chapman’s Board of Trustees named Struppa as “president designate” in May 2014 to create a smooth transition from Chapman President Jim Doti’s leadership to his.

Also at Taste of Immersion, ambassadors will be on hand to introduce Ed.D. students, faculty and cohort mentors and visitors can attend the Transformational Change Symposium and learn about Ed.D. student experiences leading change.

Reservations are due June 10 and more information are available by contacting Deann Avila at 949-341-9947 or 866-685-8794 or by email

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Brandman University campuses at Lacey, Joint Base Lewis-McChord recognize distinguished faculty members at graduation

Michael Brouillette, Dr. Stacy Brouillette, and Dr. Emily Zimmerman honored for service in education

LACEY, Wash. (May 17, 2016) — Brandman University’s campuses at Lacey and Joint Base LewisMcChord honored three faculty members – husband and wife team Michael and Dr. Stacy Brouillette and Dr. Emily Zimmerman – for their outstanding service to students at their recent graduation ceremonies. Michael Brouillette is also the senior academic advisor at the Lacey campus. Brandman’s Lacey campus director, Dr. Margo Deegan, said this year’s recipients are clearly standouts in education. [Read more…]

Brandman earns “Best Value School” award for second consecutive year

5837_Brandman_UniversityFor the second consecutive year, Brandman University is among the select group of universities chosen for the Best Value School award. The award is not based on metrics, but rather a personalized examination of the university offers, said the organization’s leaders.

According to the Best Value Schools website, Brandman earned the award because of  a high graduation rates, reasonable costs and more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

“We use the word ‘progressive’ to describe Brandman’s effective adult learning formats including both online and on-ground (evening courses). In addition, Brandman’s adoption of competency-based education (CBE) offers more experienced students an opportunity to apply real-world knowledge, skills and abilities in exchange for college credit.  We like that.”

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