Chancellor featured on TWC Local Edition West

Brandman University Chancellor Gary Brahm joined Brad Pomerance as the featured guest on Charter Communications/Time Warner Cable’s Local Edition West. The five-minute television show features federal, state and local elected officials connecting viewers to important issues and events.

Brahm discussed the importance of educating nontraditional students in a way that fits their lives. He highlights the university’s long connection with students from all branches of the military as well as the Brandman MyPath, competency-based education program.

Lessons learned in M.A.O.L. program help military students lead

Command Sgt. Major Jon Helring oversees the training of noncommissioned officers at the Henry H Lind NCO academy at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. One of the vital lessons taught at the academy is the need for continual self-improvement. It’s no surprise then that leaders like Helring strive for that same improvement, even after 27 years of leadership experience. That is why Helring and several of his peers have turned to Brandman’s Master’s in organizational leadership (or M.A.O.L.) program.

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Army veteran Zane Speegle finds purpose through education

As an Army medic, Zane Speegle was familiar with seeing the physical trauma of a war zone. Returning home, dealing with reintegration into a community and his hidden struggle with PTSD proved to be bigger challenges. After years of trying to find a purpose, he found that serving the active duty and veteran community was something he was passionate about. He set his sights on a role in medical administration but realized that he would need to earn a college degree. [Read more…]

A 40-year path to a bachelor’s degree: Meet Manny Mestas

Manny Mestas is a well-known musician and performer along the Central Coast. He’s a natural musician, but, as a dyslexic he struggled with school. Brandman University in Santa Maria worked with him to achieve a degree in spite of his learning disorder. His 40-year struggle with college is about to end, thanks to the support services, staff and faculty at Brandman. He’s also one of the first recipients of the new Alumni Scholarship.

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Serving adult and military students in Monterey

The educational atmosphere is as ideal as the scenic views surrounding the Brandman University campus in Monterey, California. Just steps away from the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, Brandman is a nonprofit university that has been serving adult and military students for decades. Meet some of the staff, faculty, students and successful alumni in this short informational video.

Faculty profile: Meet Dr. Carla Piper

Dr. Carla Piper is a Renaissance woman, and it’s not just because she plays the lute. She’s been a musician, a composer, the voice of animated cartoon characters, an elementary and junior high school teacher, a technology maven, a college professor and a key link to the myriad of teachers and administrators who’ve benefited from the Brandman University School of Education offerings in Modesto and online. She also plays the ukulele even though she originally majored in piano and trombone. And yes, she is an expert in Renaissance and other early music. Meet Dr. Carla Piper in this video profile. 

Busy adults able to complete degrees in Modesto

These busy adults in Modesto have managed to fit school into their life. How have they done it? With classes designed around today’s busy lifestyles, Brandman University specializes in blended learning: just one evening on campus with online learning that can be done remotely throughout the week. Finish your degree and keep your commitments with blended learning at Brandman. Learn more about Brandman’s Modesto campus.
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