March 24, 2013
Tammy Jean (Jones) Wildeson graduated summa cum laude with honors March 17 from Kaplan University. She received a Master's in Business Administration and project management with a 3.95 grade-point average. She is the daughter of Bob and Saundra Jones of Waynesboro, Pa., and has been married to Patrick Wildeson for 19 years. She has two children, Pierce Wildeson, who is in middle school at Grace Academy and Anna Wildeson, who will be starting kindergarten at Grace Academy next year. Wildeson is a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship and of the following honor societies: Alpha Beta Kappa, Sigma Beta Delta, Golden Key, Gamma Chi Theta and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.
March 17, 2013
Maintaining one's skills was a common theme Sunday during the spring commencement ceremony for students graduating from Kaplan University's Maryland campuses. “In order to truly succeed in our personal lives and careers, we need to have a passion that fuels our purpose, drive and ambition. However this will only take us part of the way. We need to obtain and maintain the proper tools and equipment in order to succeed, or otherwise we get left behind,” graduate Sharon Sheffield told the audience.
February 3, 2013
A delegation from Guangzhou City, China, toured Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village on Jan. 14, and discussed how senior-care services are delivered in the United States. Through an interpreter, six high-level Chinese government officials discussed a variety of topics, including quality of care, funding programs and allocation of resources. During the tour, the delegation met with staff and residents. John Brantley, associate dean of Workforce Development at Kaplan University, Hagerstown; Susan MacDonald, director of the Washington County Commission on Aging; and Dave Engle, director of social services for Washington County, coordinated the visit and accompanied the group.
January 23, 2013
Kaplan University has announced the launch of eight academic scholarships that will reduce the overall tuition of select programs by thousands of dollars for eligible new students who enroll at Kaplan University-Hagerstown and Kaplan University Learning Center-Rockville, Md. Ranging from $2,000 to $12,750 in total award amounts, the following scholarships can be applied to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as postgraduate certificate...
January 13, 2013
Greencastle, Pa., resident James W. Klein has been hired to direct Shepherd University's new Martinsburg Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. Klein was selected from a field of 20 applicants, said Diane Melby, director of advancement at Shepherd. The new school will open in August for the fall semester at 261 Aikens Center, a three-story vacant building off Edwin Miller Boulevard. Shepherd is leasing half of the building. “We'll be using two-and-a-half floors on the right side,” Melby said.
January 11, 2013
Historic and bucolic scenes from the Tri-State area taken by Kaplan University students will be on display at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. at 4 West Franklin St. through the end of January. While the works are for sale, one of the photographers said what he learned will be useful in his career. “I can't put a price on what I learned in digital photography,” Bill Shatzer of Sharpsburg, a graphic design student, said Friday at a reception opening the exhibit.
January 3, 2013
John Coty Miller, 22, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the University of Maryland Hospital. Born Monday, Dec. 31, 1990, in Hagerstown, he was the son of John Thomas Miller of Harrisonburg, Va., and Kimberly Sue (Baker) Haines of Hagerstown. He graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 2008 and later attended Kaplan University. He had numerous jobs throughout the area. Coty loved the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed snowboarding, playing chess, basketball and baseball.
October 10, 2012
Kaplan University-Hagerstown held its fall 2012 commencement ceremony Oct. 7 at North Hagerstown High School. There were 206 students in the graduating class. Seven faculty members and administrative staff members from the Hagerstown campus received degrees. W. Christopher Motz, president of the Maryland campuses, called the commencement a celebration of the “culmination of a significant achievement in the life of an individual, the earning of an academic credential.” Student speaker Aaron Richards emphasized valuing family while balancing a career. Richards, who received his bachelor's degree in information technology, joined his daughter, Kayla Richards, who received her bachelor's degree in business administration. Student speaker Debra Stottlemyer, a 1982 graduate of Hagerstown Business College, chose Kaplan University because she knew she would get “the individual assistance” she desired “in a professional environment.” Stottlemyer received her degree in medical office management.
October 7, 2012
Kaplan University-Hagerstown and Washington County Public Schools recently signed an alliance agreement offering a 30 percent tuition reduction on graduate certificates and master's degree programs in education, including Master of Science in Education and Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology. Eligible teachers pursuing degrees unrelated to education will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction, according to a news release from Kaplan. “We are excited to partner with Washington County Public Schools to provide a flexible option for classroom teachers looking to further their education and advance their careers, while providing face-to-face, locally based support services,” Chris Motz, president of Kaplan University-Hagerstown, said in the release.