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A sense of duty drives UOPX’s VP of Military and Veteran Affairs

Army veteran Brian Ishmael, vice president of UOPX’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and Strategic Government Partnerships, shares his story and his commitment to serving military-affiliated...

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  • Oct 20, 2020
  • 4 min read
A sense of duty drives UOPX’s VP of Military and Veteran Affairs

Army veteran Brian Ishmael, vice president of UOPX’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and Strategic Government Partnerships, shares his story and his commitment to serving military-affiliated...

  • Sep 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Alum 40 under 40 winner fulfills his dream of helping others achieve financial literacy

Spencer Carpenter honored in Legacy South Florida Magazine’s 2020 “Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow.”

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Benefits of being a nurse preceptor

UOPX nurse practitioner students share the mutual benefits of preceptor-student relations and emphasize the need for support moving forward.

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 3 min read
Meet Alumna Kathy Cano-Murillo: Turning a passion into a profession

UOPX grad “The Crafty Chica” shares how she became a ‘creativepreneuer.”

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 4 min read
Joining the military as an act of service and gratitude

UOPX alumna Dr. Sarah Maokosy overcame childhood adversity by joining the Army and going to college.

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 4 min read
Meet Alum Horace Winston — From high school dropout to MBA grad

For high school dropout Horace Winston (MBA, 2020), saying he has done all right for himself may be an understatement. He’s earned an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree,...

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 4 min read
UOPX alumni rise up to support their communities during coronavirus pandemic

People are struggling as a result of COVID-19 and, in most states, small businesses have been hit the hardest. It is now more important than ever that we support one another through the pandemic.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 3 min read
From injury to advocacy and adversity to success

UOPX Alumna Amber Perez turns a back injury into a career training nurses and hospitals how to prevent injuries.

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 3 min read

UOPX alumnus Cheyenne Bostock hopes to inspire others through sharing his own story

From homeless single father to motivational speaker, author and life coach

Cheyenne Bostock believes that hardships in life often shine a light on our intended purpose. His own path to finding his passion as a motivational speaker, author and life coach is rooted in...

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4 min read
Alum launches College of Adaptive Arts to provide equitable education experience for adults with special needs

A George Bernard Shaw quote was a catalyst to something life-changing for Dr. Pamela Lindsay. It reads, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” She includes it in...

  • May 14, 2020
  • 4 min read
Meet alumna Marie Zoutomou-Quintanilla: Author, mother, motivational speaker and cancer survivor

University of Phoenix graduate Marie Zoutomou-Quintanilla (BSB/M, ’14; MBA, ‘16) is the epitome of perseverance and determination. As a teenager, she moved to the United States from West Africa,...

  • May 07, 2020
  • 3 min read
Spotlight Story: Dr. Medgar Roberts

Dr. Medgar Roberts has always felt that schools serve a function in our communities far beyond providing academic instruction.

  • Apr 30, 2020
  • 3 min read
Tune in to Carol’s Second Act, premiering in September

As a University of Phoenix alum, you may see your own story in the career-changing, go-getting TV character featured in Carol’s Second Act. Funny thing is, lead actress Patricia Heaton sees her...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
MBA graduate makes “sweet” impact on her community

Alumna Felicia Evans Long turns childhood passion into a career

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
All that glitters is gold for this Crafty Chica

Alumna Kathy Cano-Murillo believes Hispanic Heritage can’t be confined to a month. So, she built a cottage industry celebrating it all year round.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read

Mentorship was the key to success for one veteran's transition into civilian life

Veteran turns to mentor to find his strength

His time in the military taught him to push past his limits, but it also made him aware that "without great teachers and mentors, we can only accomplish so much," says Army veteran David Fletcher...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Alumna has sweet reason for earning 40 Under 40 honor

Cori Smith is recognized for supporting low-income families in Memphis through her nonprofit Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Alumna evolves from a career in social media to a calling in social empowerment

Business owner Jennifer Maggiore is on a mission to raise up entrepreneurs

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 3 min read

Life skills and well being

How to Reach Your Educational Dreams While Juggling Multiple Responsibilities

Busy working parent shares time management tips

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