On October 10th, 2008 more than 700 graduates and guests from around the globe traveled to Pensacola, Florida to march across the stage of the second largest air and space museum in the world. The annual Columbia Southern University (CSU) commencement ceremony was held Friday at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
The popularity of online education is reaching more than just business professionals - firefighters, police officers, and construction workers are all earning their degree through the World Wide Web. Columbia Southern University (CSU), one of the nation's first completely online universities, currently holds more than 120 fire organization partnerships across the U.S.A The Nevada Fire Chiefs Association (NFCA) is the most recent addition to this list giving members a tuition discount and application fee waiver.
Professionals around the globe are learning that a higher education is a critical determinant of success in the business world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, at least a bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or business administration is required for any type of financial management position. However, many employers are seeking out graduates with master’s degrees, preferably in business administration or finance.
Healthcare administrators around the world now have access to discounted degree programs. The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the only organization dedicated to serving healthcare facility managers and directors of security and safety programs across the globe, is now offering its members online education resources through a new partnership with Columbia Southern University (CSU).
The second largest fire department in the U.S. as ranked by Firehouse Magazine, the Chicago Fire Department, recently signed a partnership with one of the nation’s first completely online universities, Columbia Southern University (CSU). Chicago firefighters, along with their spouses and children will receive a 10 percent tuition discount and application fee waiver as a result of this partnership.
Columbia Southern University (CSU), currently located on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Alabama, will have a new home by the end of 2008. Members of the media are invited to attend a new site visit on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m. to join the CSU president and other university officials as they commemorate the progress of a new 67,000 square foot, three-story facility.
Online education is becoming an increasing popular way for working professionals to earn their degree and still maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Earning a degree has never been more essential for firefighters looking to climb the "career ladder" – until now. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many fire departments are now requiring at least a bachelor's degree, preferably in fire science, to be promoted any higher than battalion chief.
Fire organizations from California to Bermuda are taking part in online education to help their employees climb the ladder in their careers. Columbia Southern University (CSU), one of nation's first completely online universities has established partnerships with more than 60 fire and rescue organizations.
Larry Williams, Associate Dean for Academic Administration at Columbia Southern University (CSU), presented a paper at the International Conference on Greater Mekong Sub-Region Discovery in Thailand on August 27th.