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Military Advanced 
Education and Victory Media recognized Argosy 
University for best practices in military veteran 
education.Military Advanced 
Education and Victory Media recognized 
Argosy University for best practices in military 
veteran education.

Military Advanced Education and Victory Media recognized Argosy University for best practices in military veteran education.

Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels recognized Argosy University among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's service members and veterans as students. The list was compiled through comprehensive research conducted with more than 10,000 schools nationwide via a data driven survey. The survey weighting, methodology, and resulting schools list is independently certified by the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.

Criteria for the 2015 Military Friendly® School designation include efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations. Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans. They appear on the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools for the publication: http://www.mi

Argosy University was also recognized by Military Advanced Education (MAE) as Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities. The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military inclusive policies enacted at nearly 600 institutions to arm students with information about schools that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. They appear on the 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities: http://www.kmimed

University, Sarasota Counseling Programs Receive 
Continued Grant Of Accreditation From CACREP

Two Argosy University, Sarasota Counseling Programs Receive Continued Grant Of Accreditation From CACREP

The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted eight years continued accreditation to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision programs at Argosy University, Sarasota.

CACREP accreditation is recognition that the programs’ quality meets the standards set by the counseling profession and is among the highest commendations that an academic program can receive in the counseling field. As stated by CACREP, “Programs receiving accreditation for an eight-year period deserve to be commended for the work completed throughout the accreditation process. This is indeed a worthy achievement.”

Earning a continued grant of programmatic accreditation with CACREP for our master’s and doctoral counseling programs is a testament to the quality and strength of the counseling programs at Argosy University, Sarasota,” says Campus President Dr. Sandra Wise.

We are proud to have our programs and faculty recognized for their work and diligence in guiding our students in the development of the attitudes, knowledge, and skills required for the ethical provision of quality professional counseling services in line with the rigorous standards of CACREP,” says Dr. Joffrey Suprina, chair of the counseling programs at the Sarasota campus and Interim Dean of the College of Behavioral Sciences at Argosy University.

As a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), CACREP grants accredited status to graduate- level programs in the professional counseling field. The CACREP scope of accreditation includes: addiction counseling; career counseling; clinical mental health counseling; marriage, couple and family counseling; school counseling, student affairs and college counseling; and counselor education and supervision.

Argosy University, Sarasota was founded in the 1970’s as the University of Sarasota, offering degree programs in business and education to working adults through a delivery format that mixed distance learning and brief, intensive on-campus study periods. Today, the campus offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as psychology and behavioral sciences, business and management, education, public health, information technology and criminal justice that has expanded to also include blended and online learning formats.

Fifth Annual Sustainability Conference At Argosy University, Twin Cities Focuses On “Perspectives On Human Trafficking: Taking Action Towards Safe Harbor”

Argosy University, Twin Cities recently held a community conference focused on the issue of human trafficking. The conference featured experts from both the public and private sector, with opening remarks from Senator Klobuchar and presentations from John Choi, Ramsey County Attorney and Sir Patrick Atkinson, President of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited and Missing Persons (iTEMP). Organizations such as the FBI, Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services, Gerald D. Vick Human Trafficking Unit of the St. Paul Police Department, Civil Society and Argosy University, Twin Cities were represented at the event.

Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University alumnae Karie Gibson Madsen, who earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the campus in 2002, and Sheila Brandt, who earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the campus in 1998, shared their expertise in the areas of human trafficking in public policy and law.

“The issue of human trafficking is a critical one,” says Kathy Harowski, PhD, Chair of the Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology program at Argosy University, Twin Cities. “Successful prevention and intervention efforts rely on community support, awareness of trafficking and collaboration between various organizations. The new ‘Safe Harbor’ legislation is an important step towards justice for victims/survivors of human trafficking.”

Publish DSM-5 Learning Companion

Faculty Publish DSM-5 Learning Companion

Two faculty members from Argosy University, Washington DC have authored a companion text for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).

The DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors written by Dr. Carman Gill, Program Chair, and Dr. Stephanie Dailey, Assistant Professor, is used to train and educate students and practitioners in the mental health profession.

The book breaks down the concepts and terminology in the DSM-5 and explains how this diagnostic tool translates to the clinical situations encountered most frequently by counselors. Both Dr. Gill and Dr. Dailey presented their text at the annual American Counseling Association meeting in April.

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Alumni Stories

Fleming, EDD

Denise Fleming, EDD

Dr. Denise Fleming knows what it is to face and overcome the challenges of life to achieve her educational goals. By the age of 24, she had started college, married, had her first child, owned her own business and served in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm.

From there, Fleming has continued her charge as a driven entrepreneurial working mother, passionate about education. After achieving a number of professional accomplishments, she set her sights on an educational one and, in 2001, completed a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership degree at Argosy University, Inland Empire. With her degree in hand, Fleming ran for, and won a seat on, the Moreno Valley School District Board where she now serves as Vice President.

Harvey, DBA

Janell Harvey, DBA

With more than 11 years experience and having generated more than $13 million in funds for non-profit organizations, Dr. Janell NaKia Harvey is a seasoned fundraising professional dedicated to helping organizations succeed in meeting their fundraising goals. Harvey, a 2012 graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration in Business Administration program with a concentration in Marketing from Argosy University, Chicago, serves as a Senior Grant Writer for School City East of Chicago where, since her arrival in late 2010, she has raised $3.3 million in grant funds.

Dr. Harvey has wasted little time since graduation, recently publishing a book based on her dissertation work. The book, Historicity, Incorporation and Fund Development: A Broad Look at the Christian Faith Based Sector, offers insight into how to establish faith-based organizations understanding the historicity of the faith-based sector, establishing plans and learning the fundamentals of non-profit development. The book also examines both the historical and current impact that faith-based organizations have on society.

Harvey serves as a member of the Grant Professionals Association and Co-Chair of the Faith Based Initiatives. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fundraising Executives, where she serves as a member of the Marketing Committee. She has led grant writing workshops at colleges such as Harvard University and Fordham University.

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Alumni Relations News

Argosy University Alumni Insurance Benefits Program

As an Argosy University alumnus, you have the advantage of exclusive alumni-only discounts for life, health, auto and home insurance through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC, and well-known providers. To learn more and enroll, visit or call 1-888-560-ALUM (2586).*

*Neither Argosy University nor Education Management LLC receive financial support for allowing Mercer Consumer to offer this insurance program to Argosy University alumni.

Student Achievements

Students Lead Session at Divinity Conference

Nashville Students Lead Session at Divinity Conference

Five students from Argosy University, Nashville led a panel session and discussion at the annual meeting of the Association of Practical Theology Conference at Vanderbilt Divinity School in March.

James Angus, Eric Esters, Stephanie Thompson, Linda Upchurch and Neely Williams, students in the campus’ Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling program, submitted a proposal centered on the conference’s theme of Practicing Public Theology. The proposal, selected in a competitive blind review process, originated as a class project in a doctoral course on counseling with families. The panel session, "Counseling African-American Families: Perspectives and Practices," moves the conversation away from a focus on pathology. Rather, the students report on how moving toward perspectives on wellness and resilience make a difference in their work with several client and parishioner populations.

Education Student Selected

Doctor of Education Student Selected for Prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship

Argosy University, Chicago Doctor of Education in Counselor Education & Supervision student Fredrick A. Kendricks, Jr. has been selected for the prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship – a year-long service learning program that empowers health professions graduate students to design and implement projects that help address the health needs of underserved Chicago communities.

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