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Business Notes: Dec. 15

Dec. 15, 2009

Bryant & Stratton College holds first pinning ceremony

Bryant & Stratton College's new Bayshore Campus held its first Medical Assistant Pinning Ceremony and graduated 20 students into the medical assistant field Dec. 11 at the Bayshore Campus in Glendale.

The graduates will receive a medical assisting pin, a tradition in the field that affirms the students have met the high standards and clinical competency to be certified. Students are certified through the American Association of Medical Assistants.

As BSC's largest program, the Medical Assistant Program is fully accredited at each of the college's three campus locations in Downtown Milwaukee, Wauwatosa and Glendale.

Bryant & Stratton College's Bayshore Campus began classes in September.

Cardinal Stritch announces faculty achievements

The faculty and staff at Cardinal Stritch University bring enthusiasm, professionalism, and a wealth of knowledge to their work. Here is a list of recent achievements, publications and presentations.

Gary Keller, associate professor in the College of Business and Management, had an article published in International Review of Business Research Papers in Melbourne, Australia. The article is entitled, "Do Management Practices Affect the Economic Performance of Firms Located in Southeast Wisconsin, USA?"

Darrell Lofton, coordinator of multicultural relations, is featured in a documentary film, "What Are You? Mixed Races in Milwaukee," about mixed-race individuals and couples and the social issues, racism and challenges they face. The one-hour special, produced by Paul Kaplan of pkap productions, aired Dec. 8 on Milwaukee Public Television (Channel 10). The film will air again in January. Lofton also talked about his experience with the documentary on the AM 1290 WMCS morning show Dec. 8.

Lori Stutte, ADN program chair in the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing, has been elected chair of the Wisconsin Nurses Association Communication Membership Council. The WNA is the official voice of professional, registered nurses in Wisconsin and is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Center for American Nurses. The WNA fosters high standards of nursing, stimulates and promotes the professional development of nurses and works for the improvement of health standards and health care services for all people.

Joan Whitman, assistant professor in the College of Education and Leadership, wrote a project proposal, "K-8 STEM and 21st Century Skills," that was submitted to the Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality program and was recommended for funding. The project will receive $93,900 for the first year of the $285,378 total over three years. Funding for years 2 and 3 is based on performance and availability of federal to state funds for the program. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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