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Mother and Caregiver Receives CTU’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship

When Deborah Fletcher’s daughter was injured in a vehicular accident in the military as a Marine, Fletcher dropped everything to become a full-time caregiver. She quit her job in the catering field and focused on helping her daughter adapt to the mental and physical challenges that lay ahead. Little did Fletcher know that this experience would lead to a new direction in her own life—as a student at Colorado Technical University.

CTU Hosts Interactive LinkedIn Workshop for Colorado Springs Campus

CTU Colorado Springs campus hosted a fun, interactive LinkedIn workshop in early December 2015 for students, alumni, staff and community. Led by CTU Colorado Springs Campus Director of Career Services Jayme H. Brown, the workshop’s 32 participants learned how to leverage their professional network to their advantage. This hands-on workshop was held in the computer lab, enabling participants to work on their LinkedIn profiles and apply what they learned in real-time.

Delayed Nursing Retirement: What Does It Mean For Nursing Students?

Current nursing students or those considering a career in the field may be concerned that delayed nursing retirement will affect their prospects of finding a job after graduation. However, a series of recent reports suggest that there may be no better time than the present to be pursuing a career in nursing. As hospitals hurry to fill the void, the demand for a new class of well-trained and motivated RN's and LPN's is likely to increase dramatically.

Wounded Warrior Scholarship Recipients Honored

Recently two ceremonies were held that acted as the culmination of the 2016 Colorado Technical University Wounded Warrior Scholarship program. Held in two locations, these events highlighted CTU’s dedication to the scholarship winners and the military community as a whole.

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick: 5 Great Tips

Goodbye 2015, hello 2016! Do you have your list of 2016 New Year’s resolutions prepared? Making the resolutions is only a small part of the journey; completing resolutions and making sure they stick is the rest. In this post, we’ll provide five tips that will help make your resolutions one part of a wonderful 2016.

CTU Student Puts Work Experience to the Test and Earns Course Credit

Tammy started online classes with CTU in 2010 and earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration, which she obtained in 2014. She is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Management.

“Getting credit through Fast Track™ saved me money, but it also saved me time,” Tammy said. “I’m in a position to earn my bachelor’s degree in 2016, which would not have been possible without using Fast Track™.” By earning her degree quicker, Tammy will be able to apply for new management opportunities at her company sooner and meet some of her professional goals faster than she anticipated.   

How to Write a Nursing Resume

You want to convince a hiring manager that you’re the best candidate for the job. To do so, you must communicate your value through your resume. But sometimes writing a resume can seem like a daunting task. Here are 10 tips that may help make your resume stand out.

Adaptive Learning and Faculty Best Practices: CTU Vice Provost Dr. Emma Zone Co-Hosts #WCETAdaptive Learning Twitter Chat

CTU Vice Provost Dr. Emma Zone (@DrEmmaZone) co-hosted the #WCETAdaptive Learning Twitter Chat with Niki Bray (@adaptivechat) on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. CST. The hosts answered questions from other higher education leaders and educators, discussing faculty best practices with adaptive learning. “Serving as a guest expert for the #WCETAdaptive Chat was a fast-paced and fun way to share a lot about faculty engagement with adaptive learning in only an hour’s time,” said Zone, “Participants were interested in how CTU provides faculty training and ongoing support of adaptive learning to make it successful for students and faculty alike.”

Driven Veteran Pursues Degree at CTU

For Andrew R. Chavez, a recently-retired US Army Staff sergeant, joining the military was just the “right thing to do.” Enlisting immediately after he completed high school, Chavez served his country for nine years before critical injuries caused him to be medically retired from active duty. Chavez reflects positively on his time in the military, but knew that he had to push himself further.

“MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” Fundraiser

On November 10, 2015, CTU teamed up with the El Paso County Commissioners to support the “MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” fundraiser for The Home Front Cares. The project raises funds for Colorado military veterans and their families.

CTU Colorado Springs Career Services Hosts LinkedIn Workshop for Students & Alumni

CTU Colorado Springs' Career Services is hosting a LinkedIn Workshop to teach students and alumni how to create and optimize a professional profile on the social network.

CTU Leadership Shares Academic and Innovation Insights at Key Higher Education Events

Fall was an exciting time for Colorado Technical University as several CTU leaders participated in presentations and panels at key higher education professional and academic events. Drawing from their work to ensure CTU continues to offer quality academic programming and innovative learning, the following CTU leaders travelled across the country to share CTU’s story and gain knowledge from other higher education leaders.

CTU Hosts “Women in Law Enforcement” Event at CTU Colorado Springs Campus

On October 28, 2015, Colorado Technical University hosted the “Women in Law Enforcement, Challenges and Achievements” event on CTU’s Colorado Springs campus.  This event--part of CTU’s Criminal Justice Distinguished Speaker series—featured insights and advice from prominent women in the law enforcement field.

CTU Nursing Program Earns CCNE Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education recognizes CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program for meeting its standards for nursing education.

"PTS(D): Myths & misconceptions of post traumatic stress" presented at CTU Colorado Springs

Retired Green Beret Chris Schafer and Dr. Brent Carter presented “PTS(D): Myths & misconceptions of post traumatic stress" at Colorado Technical University’s Colorado Springs campus.