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  • Much of Tiffany Wilson’s life is spent on the run, hustling between school, work and events for her two children. Last minute is a way of life. It was a last minute jump, in fact, that led her to apply for, and win, a $500 scholarship from PurposeBound Women. Her friend learned about the scholarship from another mom and told Tiffany about the opportunity just days before the deadline. Tiffany jumped online, applied and won. The “I See ‘Ya Scholarship” is designed fo...

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  • Four members of the Bryant & Stratton College women's track team

    A dynasty isn’t built overnight, Claude Toukene can attest to that. But after multiple national championships, 25 state titles and over 40 regional titles with Western Branch High School, he’s brought his incredible resume to Bryant & Stratton College’s Virginia track program. And he’s already getting results. In just their second year, the Bobcats men’s and women’s teams opened the year ranked nationally in the NJCAA and each are currently ranked first ...

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  • So, you’ve made the decision to further your education. Congratulations! Enrolling in college will benefit you in many ways, and can further enhance your career and experience. Though you may already have a field of study in mind, it is equally important to determine which degree program will align with your professional and academic goals. Student at Bryant & Stratton College currently have three levels of academic programs to choose from; diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor&rsq...

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  • Whether you’re brand new to college or returning after some time off, starting school can be intimidating. We get it, you’re stepping into a new atmosphere, taking on subjects that you might be unfamiliar with; all with an end goal of achieving your career goals. The good news is that Bryant & Stratton College student services is here to help guide you through your educational journey. From day one, right up until graduation, our team of advisors are here to provide you support. ...

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  • Stressed out woman wearing a Santa cap and rubbing her head.

    Between shopping, traveling to see family, parties, gift giving, cooking and anything else you can think of, the holidays are a crazy time. It's hard enough to juggle everything without taking coursework and studying into account. But fear not! We have some helpful tips to use in order to effectively juggle holiday stress. 1. Get organized! Making a “to-do list” of your assignments and holiday tasks can help you gauge what needs to be completed. Taking a few minutes to sit down and...

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  • English instructor Barbara Gunn says students often warn her as class begins that they ‘are not good writers’ or, that ‘they don’t like writing.’ Gunn said first, students do not realize that they are writing every day. They are just not necessarily putting their thoughts on paper. “When I ask them to write a comparison paper, they’ve already made several comparisons by that time of the day. They do it all the time, every day,” she said explaining...

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  • Rubiks cube with social media icons on it.

    When you are balancing school, work and a home life, there’s little time to spare in the day. Let technology pick up some of the slack and make your day easier. If you're a new college student, there are a host of apps you can utilize to make your life in (and out) of the classroom a heck of a lot easier. Here is a look at some of the top rated apps for college students. Note-taking Scribbling everything your professor says at a break neck pace is so last century. Note-taking apps are on...

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  • For 20 years Gregory Jonas taught the finest officers in Wisconsin how to handle their weapons as a firearms instructor. Now, as an instructor at Bryant & Stratton College Criminal Justice program at the Bayshore campus, Jonas’ classes are slightly less intense. “I love getting people this knowledge and letting them know about the justice system,” Jonas said. He is especially excited to see non-criminal justice majors in his classroom who simply want to know more about th...

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  • At the beginning of each semester Dr. Jeff Fruendt says nearly all of his students are motivated. After a few weeks of school work and balancing responsibilities at home and jobs, that motivation can wane. “A lot of students get midway through and it’s hard,” Fruendt said. “I think sometimes they are not prepared for the level of work that needs to be done, and in addition they have kids or a job. I see that challenge and I try to address it right away.” On the fi...

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  • Smiling student holding books in a library

    Want to do well in class? Dr. Jeff Fruendt suggests you laugh more, and get to know your classmates. The science and biology instructor said Bryant & Stratton College's classes are designed to promote interaction between students and instructors. Classes are smaller and instructors are available outside of instruction time. It’s all meant to give students a friendly environment to learn in. “Students are not lost here,” Fruendt said. “Your teacher does know your nam...

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  • For Tim Wilcox, liberal arts academic program director at Bryant & Stratton College, the most rewarding part of his day is watching his students evolve. He teaches both the very first communications classes a student enrolls in and some of the very last they will take before graduation. The space between, Wilcox says, is where they flourish and shine. "That is the fun thing about teaching first semester classes and end of career classes. We see a huge evolution in the students’ growt...

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  • Dr. Jeff Fruendt enjoyed being a student. That love of academia stuck with him throughout his 23-year career as a chiropractor.     After semi-retiring from the medical world Fruendt took the leap and changed careers, spurred on partly by conversations with his wife, a middle school teacher and her colleagues and friends.   “The classroom really sounded like an enjoyable environment and an opportunity to make a difference,” Fruendt said. “The idea of turning it ...

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  • Businessman in the lobby of a building.

    On the first day of class the students in Stacy Durham’s Bryant & Stratton College business class are from all walks of life and come with a wide spectrum of professional experience. By the last day of class Durham said she works to make sure each is operating a professional level that will carry them into their next job interview and beyond. “The emphasis is that to be successful at college you have to have professionalism,” Durham said. “We are teaching profession...

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  • On the first day of class, math instructor Mary Pat Rohde tells her students to simply forget about all the math classes they have taken in the past. The subject, she says, draws the most first day jitters and often is the least liked of nearly any Bryant & Stratton College class. “Usually students have had a bad experience with math,” she said. “But it’s all stuff that can be overcome. Maybe you’re not great at math, but it doesn’t mean you have to hate...

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  • AAMA 2019 Medical Assistants Recognition Week Logo

    Patient Gratitude My 91-year-old mother has been going to the same primary care doctor for 10 years. Over the years, the CMA (AAMA) at the office has become an important part of my mom’s care. Not only is she incredibly compassionate, friendly, and thorough, but she also has a knack for getting my mom to open up. Whenever the doctor asks my mom how she’s doing, she always says, “Fine.” But when the CMA (AAMA) talks with her, my mom often reveals how she’s really f...

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