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Announcement 2016 Commencement

Announcement: CALUNIVERSITY Commencement 2016

California Intercontinental University will be holding our 2016 Commencement Ceremony on November 14th, 2015, in Irvine, CA.

Event Details

Date: November 05, 2016 (Saturday)
Venue: Irvine Civic Center1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92614
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Graduate Arrival Time: 10:00 a.m.
Graduate Regalia: www.jostens.com / (800) 854-7464
Guest Limit: 4
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See what graduates are saying (Video)

I’ve had excellent support from the University [and] from the administrative staff, and I’ve actually had some of the best instructors I’ve had in any of the institutions I’ve been to”
Dr. Gordon Bennett
CALUNIVERSITY Graduat

I’ve been able to accomplish a lot, something that I wanted to do for a long time. It’s been my lifelong dream to be able to obtain a Doctorate degree.”
Benjamin Perez
Doctoral Candidate

[The lecturers] took out their time just to share with us and to give us a world of knowledge, and that is more than you can even ask for at a traditional school.”
Joan Phillips
Master’s Candidate

 

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Soldier Joins Top Three Percent of Americans With Master’s of Business Administration

Only three percent of Americans hold doctoral or professional degrees, which is what makes one Fort Campbell soldier, Staff Sgt. Juan Carlos Gachet, among the United States elite. Gachet, a soldier of 20 years, is also a husband, father and immigrant. The 47-year-old’s accomplishments are not only honorable; they’re proof that education is within reach for all military personnel.
 gachetGachet began pursuing his higher education in the 1990s, graduating from the University of Maryland with an associate degree. “When I joined the army I set this education trend, and I set goals,” Gachet said to the Fort Campbell Courier. These goals had a quick snowball effect, as Gachet completed a second associate degree in 1999, this time in Business Management, then continued his education in the field. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Management in 2002 and a Master’s of Business Administration in 2008.He attributes his success to his own determination and the support of his family, but also the financial assistance provided by the Army. “Every Soldier should take advantage of these benefits,” said Gachet. “[It] will help them to further… their career. Or if they decide to leave, at least [they’ll leave] with a degree in hand.”

Gachet’s feelings are exactly why California Intercontinental University supports our troops and encourages our military service men and women to use their VA and GI Bill education benefits at our school. Contact us today to follow your dream, and join Gachet and the three percent of Americans.

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Military Pension Cuts Spark Outrage

Congress approved one of the more controversial bipartisan budget deals at the end of 2013, which mandates a $6 billion cut from military pensions. The deal, which President Obama signed the last week of December, is causing considerable tension among working age service men and women retirees

Critics of the cut believe it breaks a solemn pact made between the United States and those who have served their country. While the cut is a one percent reduction, it certainly adds up. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Senate Budge Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-Washington) have agreed to amend the deal to exempt survivors of those killed in action and disabled retirees from the cut, which will take back roughly 10% of the $6 billion dollars.

Supporters of the pension cuts note that before this deal, anyone who put in 20 years of time in the military could begin receiving their pension immediately. That is, an 18-year-old recruit could receive a full pension at the ripe age of 38. The goal of this deal was to save money by making cuts to those who would feel it less, such as young and able retirees. Additionally, the funds saved from this budget are purported to be recycled back into the military. Ryan noting, “Veterans aren’t Washington’s piggy bank.”

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Holiday Season Deeds: Operation Toy Drop & Cancer Patient Support

Military personnel celebrated the holiday season with the 16th annual Operation Toy Drop and a rally for cancer patient support. According to Paraglide, the official newspaper of Fort Braggs, 3,500 paratroopers donated toys to this year’s Operation Toy Drop to enter the drop lottery. The lottery, which included military personnel from nine different countries, such as Germany, Poland, Canada, Latvia, Italy Netherlands, Sweden, Chile and Brazil.

The Operation Toy Drop lottery only gives 500 soldiers the opportunity to participate in the mass tactical jump. Those US paratroopers who won the lottery jumped out of the sky together at the Sicily Drop Zone on Saturday, December 7, earning foreign jump wings. The toys, ranging from bikes to Barbie dolls, will benefit the children in their communities.

Meanwhile, at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, soldiers shaved their heads in support of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The soldiers who shaved their heads did it as a symbolic rally of solidarity after finding out that Staff. The soldiers then sent family members and friends afflicted with the disease special group photos so they could be certain they had a whole wealth of support during their treatment.

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The New Year Brings Military Tuition Assistance Changes

The new Tuition Assistance program changes took effect this New Year’s. For an at-a-glance look at the changes and how it may affect your Tuition Assistance at California Intercontinental University, please see below

Main Provisions

·      There is a semester cap on the number of semester hours that can be taken using TA: 130 semester hours for baccalaureate degree and 39 semester hours for the master’s degree.

·      You can take up to 16 semester hours per year.

·      If you completed your undergraduate degree without using TA, you do not have to wait 10 years to use TA for a graduate degree.

·      You can use TA one year after completing initial entry training (IET).

·      TA still cannot be used to a secondary, equivalent degree.

·      TA still cannot be used for the PhD, MD and JD.

·      Non-degree language course remain TA eligible.

·      TA can be used for one post-secondary certificate in trade programs such as computers or welding.

In 2013, the TA program funded the completion of 8,525 degrees for Active Soldiers, 1,469 for Reserve Soldiers and 1,359 for Guard Soldiers. The hope is that these new policy changes will keep military personnel who are in good standing in school while balancing the program budget.

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Commencement – 2013 Album

October 11, 2013

Diamond Bar, CA., October 11, 2013 – California Intercontinental University was proud to welcome our graduates and their esteemed guests to the Diamond Bar Center for California Intercontinental University’s 2013 Commencement Ceremony. We are happy to share just some of the photos from our this years commencement ceremony. Plesae click on the photo below to be directed to the photo gallery.

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Caluniversity Alumni Name As Executive

September 20, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. – National Black & Latino Council (NBLC) has announced Dr. Michael C. Owens as the VP of Policy and Government affairs.  Dr. Owens will set strategy, develop tactics and oversee the execution of NBLC’s public policy advocacy agenda at the federal, state, and municipal level, and will develop and drive strategies involving legislation, regulations, and public education and outreach.michael_owens_portrait

“We are excited to have Dr. Owens represent the organization in this capacity”, said Lance Robertson, Executive Director of National Black & Latino Council. “Michael is a smart and seasoned professional who understands government inner-workings and policy and their effect on America’s Afro-American and Hispanic communities.  Dr. Owens will help lead our political and fundraising operations and we look forward to him dedicating his talents to our mission of supporting policy and legislation that bring the kind of strong innovation and collaboration that can drive economic growth within the Black and Latino sectors.  As an existing member and volunteer with NBLC, we now look forward to his contributions to our mission to grow the organization as a whole.”

Dr. Owens has an impressive history of working with both minority businesses and the community as an entrepreneur, corporate manager and community leader.  He has also been a long-time advocate of increasing the awareness of economic power that comes with increased collaboration between the nation’s two largest minority groups.  The VP of Policy and Government Affairs will work as a part of NBLC’s executive team to develop key messaging to advance the National Black & Latino Council’s mission and to identify opportunities to align political, economic and policy goals with NBLC’s programs.

For more information about the National Black & Latino Council of America, visithttp://www.blacklatinocouncil.org.

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Military Friendly School for 2014

September 10, 2013

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named California Intercontinental University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

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“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows your school’s name commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.   “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”  Complete survey methodology is available atmilitaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found atwww.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found athttp://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

ABOUT Victory Media Inc

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven Military Friendly® lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

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CalUniversity Awarded Military Friendly Schools 2013 Title from Victory Media

September 18, 2012

Diamond Bar, CA, September 18, 2012 – Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named California Intercontinental University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.Military Friendly Schools

A pioneer in online Doctorate of Business Administration programs, California Intercontinental University offers a wide range of specialized graduate degrees. The DETC accredited university also offers online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and is constantly expanding its range of programs. A strong supporter of military personnel, their families, and veterans seeking further education, the university is a VA Approved Institution of Higher Learning and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

“California Intercontinental University continues to support the educational learning needs of military personnel and their families. We are pleased to, once again, receive the distinction of being a military friendly institution from the military community,” said Dr. Troy Roland, Chief Academic Officer of the university.

“By nature of its distance learning and online format, California Intercontinental University provides military with options to help them attain bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a multitude of academic disciplines”, he added.

California Intercontinental University provides various benefits to its military students. For example, the application and registration fees are waived. The school also offers military scholarships to active duty, reservists, national guardsmen, veterans and other military service members. Scholarships are awarded based on both need and merit, taking into account income, GPA, and the Military Scholarship Essay, and are determined based on a point system.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows California Intercontinental University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Sean Collins.

The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found atwww.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Complete survey methodology is available at
http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit

ABOUT Victory Media Inc

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists can be found atwww.gijobs.com/2012Top100 www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military SpouseVetrepreneurmagazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.

About California Intercontinental University

A pioneer in online Doctorate of Business Administration programs, California Intercontinental University offers a wide range of specialized Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees such as Entrepreneurship & Business Management, Global Business & Leadership, Health Care Administration and Information Systems. A VA Approved Institution of Higher Learning and a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), California Intercontinental University has a strong focus on the military student experience. Programs are designed to meet the needs of our United States Armed Forces, and prior coursework, military training, and past experiences are evaluated for credit. For more information on programs, benefits, and scholarships, click here

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