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The Art Institutes Announces Partnership with the James Beard Foundation to Provide Scholarships for Culinary Students

The Art Institutes Announces Partnership with the James Beard Foundation to Provide Scholarships for Culinary Students

2/20/2014

The Art Institutes Announces Partnership with the James Beard Foundation to Provide Scholarships for Culinary Students

The Art Institutes system of schools announces the national partnership with the James Beard Foundation to fund scholarships for aspiring culinary students.   Two Friends of James Beard Benefit dinners will celebrate the beginning of the partnership at The Art Institute of Houston on May 10, 2014 and at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on May 31, 2014.

Career College Central

Career College Central

11/19/2013

GI Jobs Magazine Honors Education Management Corporation Schools

Schools from all four of Education Management Corporation's education systems have been selected by GI Jobs Magazine to be included in its list of Military Friendly Schools for 2014. Argosy University, Brown Mackie College system of schools, South University and 34 of The Art Institutes schools were selected based on their efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

University Business

10/23/2013

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh earns Reaffirmation of Accreditation from Middle States Commission on Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) granted The Art Institute of Pittsburgh a ten-year reaffirmation of accreditation for abiding by the rigorous standards of the MSCHE's fourteen Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education. These characteristics help encourage public assurance in an institution's mission, goals, performance, and resources.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento Business Journal

10/23/2013

Argosy University Announces Approval of Center for Learning Innovation and New Competency-Based Master of Business Administration Program

Argosy University was granted approval from the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to offer a competency-based Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. The launch of the competency-based MBA program will be the first initiative of the Argosy University Center for Learning Innovation-a center dedicated to introducing personalized and inventive practices to meet the changing needs of students and employers in higher education.

Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501).

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

10/22/2013

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

Fourteen Brown Mackie College schools have placed in the Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s top 100 producers of minority degrees for 2013. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has been conducting this study since 2010 and ranks the total number of earned degrees by minority students in all areas of discipline.

Detroit Free Press

10/8/2013

Livonia native cooks on ‘Top Chef’ Season 11

http://www.freep.com/article/20131008/ENT08/310080129/Top-Chef-contestant-Aaron-Livonia

Aaron Cuschieri, a 2011 Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts graduate from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Michigan is among the competitors of season 11 of Bravo’s competition cooking show, “Top Chef.” Cushieri reflects on the first challenge of “cooking in a swamp” and the outrageous ingredients he worked with.

Yahoofinance

8/22/2013

The Art Institute of New York City to Light up the Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Students and recent graduates of The Art Institute of New York City Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design program along with 250 industry elites will send the season’s new trends down the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

 

Western State College of Law at Argosy University Posts Nearly 80 Percent Pass Rate of California Bar Exam

1/14/2013

Western State College of Law at Argosy University, is pleased to announce that 79 percent of its graduates taking the State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners exam for the first time in July 2012 were successful

CBS 5 - KPHO

CBS 5 - KPHO

11/15/2012

Local College Uses iPad Instead of Textbooks

Brown Mackie College – Phoenix is the launch site for the school system’s initiative to convert to 100 percent e-textbook and iPad use for their students.

NYFW: Latino Students Make Debut At Fashion Week

NYFW: Latino Students Make Debut At Fashion Week

9/26/2012

Nelson Tavarez and Luisina Victoria, 2012 graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design, along with Joshuan Aponte, a current student in the Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design degree program whom represented Latino students at The Art Institute of New York City, participated in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City showing off their individual collections.

HartfordBusiness.com

HartfordBusiness.com

7/26/2012

Obama Administration gives for-profit colleges an 'A'

This article, authored by Randy Proto, CEO of American Institutes Holdings LLC, a group of five schools including Fox Institute in West Hartford, asks the question:  do private-sector educators meet the criteria necessary for students attending these schools’ programs to receive federal loans and grants?

WAKA-TV CBS 8

WAKA-TV CBS 8

6/21/2012

First Nursing Class Graduates from South University, Searches for "High Demand" RN Jobs


The story features South University Montgomery campus’ first graduating nursing class and the opportunities they are competing for.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

6/12/2012

Student Loans and Double Standards; The new rule on 'gainful employment' exempts nonprofit schools.

An editorial in The Wall Street Journal on June 12, 2012, took aim at the Education Department’s new gainful employment rule that goes into effect in July, asking the question: Why does the “Administration's new student-loan rule apply to for-profit colleges, but not nonprofits?” The editorial goes on to say “if President Obama really cares about fairness, he'd level the regulatory field between career colleges and nonprofits.”

Career College Central Magazine

Career College Central Magazine

6/1/2012

At a time of intense scrutiny and unprecedented challenges, these leaders continue to make a difference in career education

The article highlights commentary by Anthony J. Guida Jr., EDMC’s Senior Vice President – External Affairs, and the company’s impact on students and higher education.

Suburban Journals – St. Louis

Suburban Journals – St. Louis

5/22/2012

Streets of St. Charles About to Come Alive

A feature on the opening of The Art Institute of St. Louis, with its first day of classes slated for July 9. The new school will be surrounded by many local retail and entertainment businesses, providing opportunities for the new students to gain experience in culinary, fashion, design, and media arts.

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Morning News

5/2/2012

Anesthesiologist Assistant students raise money to save lives in African operating rooms


Students in South University’s Master of Medical Science in Anesthesiologist Assistant program partnered with the non-profit LifeBox Foundation to raise money to give pulse oximeters to hospitals in Africa.

WQED

WQED

4/19/2012

Pittsburgh 360° - Behind the Line at The International Culinary Schools

WQED Multimedia creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED was the nation's first community-supported television station and went on the air on April 1, 1954.

In this segment, WQED’s Chris Fennimore goes back to class to meet students at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Fort Worth Business Press

Fort Worth Business Press

4/3/2012

New College to Open in Bedford

Brown Mackie College – Dallas will open its doors to new students on July 2, 2012. The new school will be the second location in Texas, following Brown Mackie College – San Antonio, opened in 2010.

Chicago Law Review

Chicago Law Review

3/23/2012

Volume 79, Issue 1 (Winter 2011)

Higher Education’s Gainful Employment and 90/10 Rules: Unintended “Scarlet Letters” for Minority, Low-Income, and Other At-Risk Students

EDMC’s Senior Vice President of External Affairs Tony Guida recently co-authored an in-depth look at Gainful Employment for the Chicago Law Review. He served as lead author on an article entitled Higher Education’s Gainful Employment and 90/10 Rules: Unintended “Scarlet Letters” for Minority, Low-Income, and Other At-Risk Students, published as part of a University of Chicago Law Review Symposium: Understanding Education in the United States, 79 U. Chi. L. Rev. 131 (2012).

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

3/16/2012

Military families deserve access to career colleges

Stars and Stripes, a multimedia news organization providing independent news and information to the U.S. military community, recently published this guest column by Robert Jackson, executive director of Washington-based Military Families United. Military Families United is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to “honor the fallen, support those who fight, and serve their families.

In the column Mr. Jackson discusses the partnership between Military Families United and The Art Institutes to provide a scholarship program specifically for military spouses to augment their earned benefits.

Charleston Regional Business Journal

Charleston Regional Business Journal

3/8/2012

Art Institutes offering scholarships for military spouses

The Charleston Regional Business Journal, a biweekly newspaper serving senior level, business decision-makers in the Charleston, ran a story looking at The Art Institute of Charleston’s partnership with a military service member nonprofit organization to offer four scholarships for the spouses of military service members. The Art Institute of Charleston is a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta.

Community Impact Newspaper

Community Impact Newspaper

3/6/2012

"South University dedicates Austin campus, unveils plans for growth"


The article discusses the opening of South University’s Austin campus and its impact it will have on higher education in the area.

Community Impact News

Community Impact News

3/5/2012

South University dedicates Austin campus, unveils plans for growth

On March 5, 2012, South University – Austin hosted it campus dedication, celebrating the school’s opening in central Texas. Read the Community Impact Newspaper (Round Rock, TX) coverage of the event, which featured Texas State Representative Larry Gonzales as keynote speaker.

Military Advanced Education Magazine

Military Advanced Education Magazine

3/1/2012

University Corner: EDMC Online Higher Education

For their March issue, Military Advanced Education (MAE) Magazine, a journal analyzing the latest trends, issues and programs in military education, interviewed EDMC’s Lisa Rich. Ms. Rich serves as Director of Military Relations at EDMC Online Higher Education.

Streetinsider.com

Streetinsider.com

2/14/2012

Education Management Corporation (EDMC) Welcomes Lieutenant General John (Jack) W. Bergman, a Strong Advocate for Student-Veterans' Educational Opportunities and Academic Success

StreetInsider.com, a next-generation financial news analysis service giving readers an 'inside' look at Wall Street, spotlighted EDMC's welcoming of Lieutenant General John (Jack) W. Bergman, United States Marine Corps (retired).

KFMB-TV

KFMB-TV

1/9/2012

Brown Mackie College Family of Schools Selected as a 2012 Military Friendly School

For the second consecutive year, the Brown Mackie College family of schools has received the honor and was selected as a Military Friendly school by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The school system now appears on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools honoring the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

Round Rock (TX) Leader

Round Rock (TX) Leader

11/11/2011

New Options Are Now Offered in Higher Education

The Round Rock Leader, a newspaper covering suburban Austin, TX, printed this feature on the new South University – Austin’s first day of classes in November 2011. Reprint permission granted by the Round Rock Leader.

Troy Patch (Troy, Michigan)

Troy Patch (Troy, Michigan)

10/27/2011

Art Institute of Michigan Celebrates New Troy Campus

The local community of Troy, Michigan was excited to welcome The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy during the school's grand opening on October 26, 2011. The school features an "intimate learning environment and a central location" for students to have a personalized education. Local businesses were also energized by the idea of partnering with the campus's talented students and experienced faculty.

CapitolBeatOK (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

CapitolBeatOK (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

9/23/2011

Todd Lamb, Ed Shadid Offer Support as Brown Mackie College – Oklahoma City Holds Grand Opening

CapitolBeatOK, a nonpartisan Oklahoma news service, ran a story on the grand opening of Brown Mackie College – Oklahoma City, citing the new school's praise by local and state leaders.

Oklahoma City Business Journal

Oklahoma City Business Journal

9/20/2011

Brown Mackie Celebrates OKC Grand Opening

OKCBiz, a monthly business magazine distributed to more than 5,000 young, influential, affluent business decision makers who live and work in Central Oklahoma, shined the spotlight on the new Brown Mackie College – Oklahoma City campus.

CandGNews.com (Warren, MI)

CandGNews.com (Warren, MI)

9/14/2011

Commercial Arts College Opens In Troy

C and G News, a metro Detroit newspaper outlet, heralded the arrival of the new Art Institute of Michigan – Troy, quoting John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes, and Turner Berg, campus director.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

8/23/2011

What EDMC Got

In a letter to the editor, Education Management Corporation's Sr. Vice President of External Affairs, Tony Guida, responded to a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story. Mr. Guida emphasized the company's commitment to the city and state to create 600 jobs over three years and invest $27.9 million in private funds to expand operations and construct a new data center in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Since July 1, 2009, EDMC has created 461 new jobs and invested $41 million in private funds.

BirminghamMagazine.com

BirminghamMagazine.com

8/11/2011

Bite-Size Education

Continuing education—and, in fact, establishing a new college campus—is Roger Rocha's forte. The president at one the newest Brown Mackie College's is profiled in Birmingham Magazine.

DetroitNews.com

DetroitNews.com

7/18/2011

Acclaimed Art School Widens Reach with Troy Campus

The Detroit News announced the new Art Institute of Michigan – Troy, saying, "a nationally acclaimed art school is expanding in Metro Detroit by opening a second campus this fall."

TheOaklandPress.com

TheOaklandPress.com

7/10/2011

Art Institute of Michigan To Open Troy School In October

The Oakland Press heralded the opening of The Art Institute of Michigan as a new private multi-campus college to better service creative art students in Metro Detroit. The article quotes campus director Turner Berg and president of The Art Institutes John Mazzoni.

Faribault.com (Faribault, MN)

Faribault.com (Faribault, MN)

7/1/2011

Too Many Bureaucrats In The Kitchen

Eli Wollenzien, a 2005 alumnus of The Art Institutes International Minnesota (Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts) and corporate executive chef at CRAVE Hospitality in Minneapolis, shared his opinion with the Faribault Daily News saying the new Gainful Employment rule will hurt more students than it helps.

The CapitolBeatOK.com

The CapitolBeatOK.com

6/7/2011

New Higher Education Option Comes to Oklahoma City

The Capitol Beat in Oklahoma ran a story on the new opening of Brown Mackie College – Oklahoma City. The independent, nonpartisan news service interviewed campus president Debi O'Dea.

HuffingtonPost.com

HuffingtonPost.com

5/24/2011

For-Profit Art Schools on the Rise

In a story on for-profit art schools, the Huffington Post quoted Steven Goldman, president of The Art Institute of Portland, who said "A very large percentage of our students are first-generation college students."

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

5/18/2011

The Chicago Tribune covered the recent Grand Opening of The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park. Check out the photo gallery for the "Paint Splash" guest list of community and local leaders as well as some of the students attending the state-of-the-art facility.

The Southtown Star

The Southtown Star

5/11/2011

The Chicago Sun-Times' Southtown Star heralded the opening of The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park, "where the practical side of art and the creative side meet," according to Campus Director Donna Gray.

DBusiness (Detroit, MI)

DBusiness (Detroit, MI)

5/1/2011

DBusiness, a Detroit business magazine, covered the dedication of South University's new campus in Novi, featuring photos of some of the 100 attendees.

Bloomberg.com

Bloomberg.com

4/27/2011

Education Management Net Tops Estimates As Enrollment Rises

Bloomberg News proclaimed, in a story on Education Management Corporation, how the company's third quarter profits beat analysts' estimates as enrollment increased.

C-SPAN.org

C-SPAN.org

4/20/2011

C-SPAN did an hour-long interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Carol Guzy (Associate of Science, Photography - Class of 1980, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale) who talks about her early training at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Click here to see the interview that aired April 20, 2011 in its entirety.

The Birmingham Times

The Birmingham Times

3/31/2011

On March 31, 2011, The Birmingham Times announced the opening of Brown Mackie College — Birmingham, which is the school's first Alabama location.

AL.com

AL.com

3/25/2011

Alabama.com featured Roger Rocha, Campus President of Brown Mackie College – Birmingham, in a video as he talked about the new campus and programs.

Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

3/15/2011

On March 15, 2011, Inside Higher Ed turned to Sean Robinson, an associate professor at Argosy University, Washginton D.C., to learn more about the role and responsibility of full time faculty at proprietary schools. Robinson gave a glimpse into his world to show that "in most respects what I do and how I do it are not so different than most of my peers around the country. I think there are misconceptions, biases, and stereotypes when it comes to those working at for-profit institutions."

The San Jose Mercury News

The San Jose Mercury News

3/12/2011

Byron Chung, President of The Art Institute of California — San Francisco wrote a letter to the editor (seventh letter) in the March 12, 2011, edition of The San Jose Mercury News challenging the paper's recent editorial on Gainful Employment rules and correcting misconceptions about the correlation between Gainful Employment and student debt.

The Houston Chronicle.com

The Houston Chronicle.com

3/8/2011

Tiffany Derry was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle on March 8, 2011, saying that her experience with Bravo's Top Chef is "a dream that never would have come true if the Education Department's new 'Gainful Employment' rule had been in effect when I applied for federal student aid." Derry is a graduate of The Art Institute of Houston.

FOX Business News

FOX Business News

3/3/2011

On March 3, 2011, FOX Business News interviewed The Art Institutes graduate and Top Chef contestant Tiffany Derry on the Gainful Employment rule and its effect on thousands of career college students. Watch the three and a half minute segment.