Undergraduate Success Center Serving Hispanic and Underserved Students Opens July 20 at John F. Kennedy University

As part of its mission to further educational opportunities for a diverse student population, John F. Kennedy University dedicated a new Undergraduate Success Center at a July 20 celebration that included invited state and local representatives. The project stems from a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education and supports the ongoing academic success and of Hispanic and underserved students through a range of services including an innovative system to track individual student academic progress.

Unique Consciousness Studies Program Expanding through Online Classes

PLEASANT HILL, CA - With seeds in the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the study of consciousness is a pioneering field within academia. Still today, Consciousness Studies is a cutting edge, alternative course of study, existing in only a handful of universities throughout the nation and world. The Consciousness and Transformative Studies (CTS) program at John F. Kennedy University is only one of a handful of accredited Masters in Consciousness Studies programs in the country, but now it stands as a leader in this field with online classes.

JFKU Entrepreneurial Institute Moves Accelerator to PH Campus

PLEASANT HILL, CA - For the past five years, the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL) at John F. Kennedy University has been developing the capacity of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Participants start IEL programs with an abundance of passion, and leave with confidence, skills, and perspectives that give them a far greater chance of turning their ideas into a sustainable enterprise.

July Nonprofit Seminar on Social Media Strategies

PLEASANT HILL, CA - As part of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy (SIP) recently launched at John F. Kennedy University, the summer seminar open to the public is planned for Thursday, July 21 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on the Pleasant Hill campus at 100 Ellinwood Way.

Expanded Veteran Center Opens at JFK University through $326,000 Federal Grant

PLEASANT HILL, CA – Addressing a growing need to serve the region's student veteran population, John F. Kennedy University held a dedication ceremony for its newly expanded veteran service center, which is twice as large as its previous site. The VALOR Center – which stands for Veterans Academic Ladder for Opportunity and Resilience - provides an enhanced and integrated suite of services to veteran students, and is the result of a $326,000 federal grant from the Department of Education.

Student Veteran Center Opens at John F. Kennedy University

John F. Kennedy University officially opened the VALOR (Veteran Academic Ladder for Opportunity and Resiliency) center—a place where student veterans can go for support as they transition from the front line to the home front. With the growing number of service members in the Bay Area, the University is committed to providing the tools they need to succeed in achieving their educational goals.

Debra Bean of National University Named President at JFK University

PLEASANT HILL, CA - Debra Bean, a leader in higher education administration whose extensive background includes serving as Provost of National University, has been selected to be President of John F. Kennedy University, effective immediately. Ms. Bean takes the helm of the private, nonprofit university, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for its commitment to social justice and preparing students to be effective change makers in the world through a variety of programs, including its College of Law.

John F. Kennedy University Awards Stipends to 30 Graduate Students in Mental Health Discipline

PLEASANT HILL, CA - Pleasant Hill, CA – John F. Kennedy University awarded 30 graduate students in the University's Counseling Psychology program $10,000 counselor-in-training stipends at a ceremony held at the Pleasant Hill campus on January 15. The stipends provide support to students while they complete fieldwork at the University's mental health counseling centers in Concord, Sunnyvale, and Oakland, and in counseling programs in local school districts through the centers' school-based program.

Hispanic Undergraduate Success Center to Open at JFK University Through $2.6 Million Federal Grant

PLEASANT HILL, CA - John F. Kennedy University, which as part of its mission is committed to furthering educational opportunities for a diverse student population, has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund a new Hispanic Undergraduate Success Center. The state-of-the-art Center will provide students with a full suite of services, including tutors and mentors, a lending library, as well as retention model system to support the academic success of Hispanic students.

John F. Kennedy University Announces 2015 Kennedy Laureate Award Recipients

Pleasant Hill, CA –John F. Kennedy University is proud to announce the recipients of the Kennedy Laureate Award for 2015 - The Golden State Warriors, Frank Tucker, and Dr. Alette Coble-Temple. This Award is bestowed annually to individuals or organizations who embody these ideals through excellence in their respective fields and service to others and their community. It will be presented at the Kennedy Laureate Award Dinner on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville.

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