Welcome To Grantham University Org 'Fan Page'

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Welcome To Grantham University Org 'Fan Page'


Grantham University is proud of its 60-year history and continuous commitment of service to the Armed Forces of the United States of America, veterans, active guard, and their families, as well as public agency staff and students from around the world.

And we at Grantham-University.Org are fans of Grantham University and its 100% online program. The University offers 38 associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs which position its graduates for success in their chosen career paths.

So here's a little about the history of Grantham University. The university was founded in 1951 by World War II veteran, Don Grantham. Don understood how the GI Bill of Rights and its education benefits would transform the lives of returning servicemen (and currently women and their families). Grantham founded the Grantham Radio License School in Los Angeles, CA. Soon thereafter, the name was changed to Grantham School of Electronics (GSE). The School opened a second site in Washington, DC in 1955. In the years to follow, additional campuses were opened in Seattle, WA; Kansas City, MO; and Hollywood, FL. At one time, GSE’s facilities also included the Grantham Electronics Institute Labs in Washington, DC; Falls Church, VA, and Dania, FL. A second Los Angeles campus was established in 1974.

In 1961, GSE became accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the predecessor of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which had received formal recognition by the Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency in 1959. After that date, Grantham delivered accredited programs to an adult student population both in the classroom and at a distance in order to serve a geographically dispersed student body of active duty service members.

In 1968, GSE became the Grantham College of Engineering (GCE). Over the years, GCE consolidated all of its activities to one location in Los Angeles, CA that offered only distance learning programs. In 1990, GCE received approval to operate and relocated to the State of Louisiana and in 1993, became licensed to operate by the Louisiana Board of Regents. In 2002, GCE launched its Business School and simultaneously became Grantham University. From 2002 to 2005, Grantham expanded its online degree programs by adding the Criminal Justice program and the masters degree programs.

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed all but one building on the Grantham campus in Slidell, LA. After Hurricane Katrina, Grantham relocated from Slidell to Kansas City, MO. In that same year, the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) certified Grantham to operate in the state of Missouri. Grantham currently offers its degrees under this authority; the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) nationally accredits Grantham as a degree-granting institution.

In 2009, Grantham University adapted new technology for both the student management system (Banner) and the Learning Management System (ANGEL). Talented administrative and academic staff and faculty upgraded metrics, systems, research, processes, curriculum, and instruction to enhance the overall Grantham student experience. In November 2009, Grantham University received both DETC and MDHE approval to offer associate through master level allied health degrees. In January 2010, Grantham received both DETC and MDHE approval to offer a RN to BSN Nursing Degree Completion Program and a Master of Science in Nursing.

Grantham has provided distance education to the adult learner for more than 60 years. Grantham University is one of the oldest, private, post-secondary, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States.

Grantham continues to be a leader in the field of distance education, especially for the military. In a technology-driven world, working adults who wish to keep pace with new technology require a dependable and flexible way to obtain the specialized knowledge and training needed to be competitive in the workforce. Grantham offers this education in a way that is convenient for and accessible to those who cannot pursue higher education in a traditional manner.

Today, Grantham houses staff at two (2) locations in Kansas City, Missouri: administrative offices, including admissions, business office, academics and student support staff, and the book distribution center. University faculty facilitate student learning from locations all over the world.

One of the things we love about Grantham University is its written Statement of Purpose, which serves as the foundation Grantham University’s mission and guiding principles that guide their individual daily activities. Their written Statement of Purpose states, “Our University has an extraordinary purpose. Our University serves those who serve and those who want to make a difference. We do so by establishing a level playing field in education, specifically for those who are typically the most underserved: first generation college students, active duty military members, veterans, those who ensure our public safety, budding entrepreneurs, all those who need a second chance, and all those who never had a first chance. We help them build successful lives through our unique curriculum and personal mentoring approach. Armed with these successes, our graduates will have the most impact in strengthening our nation, and in turn, our world. We expect our students to graduate. As such, the focused efforts of each and every individual staff and faculty member, on an hourly and daily basis, seek to help the student do so. That is our accountability. That is our pledge. In a world characterized by rising education costs and unprecedented individual student debt levels, we deliver exceptional education at one of the most affordable rates in all of academia. Delivering affordability is not easy, because to maintain academic quality we cannot cut academic or student service corners. So we must execute well and exercise creativity and resourcefulness in all our approaches; measuring, analyzing, and holding each other accountable for all that we do. Our University is extraordinarily and uniquely American in character and approach. We believe in the power of an individual, no matter where their starting point, to become successful and make a difference. We believe in economic freedom and economic responsibility at the personal and national level, as well as personal freedom, personal responsibility, and personal accountability at the individual level. Such things are the backbone of the Great American Dream. Our University is composed of those who have fought for this dream, protected this dream, and achieved this dream. We know very well whom we serve. We ourselves are first generation college graduates, successful entrepreneurs, veterans of combat, public servants, and those who needed a second chance. We believe in God and Country, the Golden Rule, honesty and integrity, an abiding work ethic, and compassion for those less fortunate. We respect differing opinions and values, and as Americans, we are at the center of a truly global outlook. We respect those who came before us and their efforts to provide a future for us, and we pursue our mission unapologetically, aggressively, and proactively. As an organization, we have two historical icons that were selected for their overwhelming impact on all of the values above. They are Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. Both used The US Constitution as their platforms for change, both believed in the power of individuals to make a difference, and both died for their causes while making a difference themselves. Meeting Individuals’ and Society’s Needs: We provide education in useful, productive professions, and we are entrepreneurial, opportunistic, and flexible in our selection of programs. There are innumerable opportunities to add value to organizations, their employees, and their causes. We work hard to find those opportunities and expediently design programs to help meet their needs. As such, our offerings are dynamic, ebbing and flowing with society’s needs. We are true academic entrepreneurs, squeezing dollars from processes, bootstrapping, conserving, and spending wisely while delivering a high quality college education and experience. This approach ensures an affordable education and increases the value of our organization for all constituencies. We are dedicated to providing a life-changing, success-building, relevant, economically-rewarding, accessible, and affordable education delivered to as many people as we can. Our daily efforts are focused on supporting you, our student, to achieve the following in your quest to building a successful life:



1. Graduate.
2. Provide stability for your family. 
3. Achieve your financial, educational, and career goals without a lifetime of debt. 
4. Better serve your employer. 
5. If you choose, be a successful entrepreneur in the true American spirit.”


We at Grantham-University.Org salute the educators at Grantham University and the State and Federal Employees and Military Service Men and Women students that they serve.

For more information on Grantham University, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/

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Becky works in the health sciences industry and spends most of her professional work day in the research and development laboratory working on applied solutions for health and wellness. Becky is an avant supporter of her alma mater Grantham University. In her free time she writes articles for the Grantham University Fan Club site and volunteers at the local Chicago suburb elementary school where her children attend. Her motto is, “Changing the world, one smile at a time!”

5 comments:

  1. I guess its true about Becky and Puki Lotz hooking up to launch the “unofficial” Grantham University Fan Club. I've seen Puki's youtube stuff at YouTube.com/GranthamUfan

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  2. You know Grantham University is an accredited online university founded back in 1951 by Donald Grantham He was a WWII Veteran. My dad said that Donald had a sincere desire to help fellow veterans improve their lives through higher education. That's really cool.

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  3. Well, the school serves a highly diverse student population and believes education should enhance your life – not get in the way of it. Puki Lotz is the perfect example. The scuttlebutt is that he gained his nickname while in school. He was said to enjoy adult beverage to excess, although he now professes to be completely dry. I guess somehow, the nickname stuck?

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  4. Wonder if Grantham University is watching the "unofficial" GU Fan Club and wondering if Puki will remain sober?

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  5. I saw a news report recently on the "unauthorized" Grantham University Fan Club. They quoted Puki Lotz as saying, “Our club is a close group of former Grantham grads that really believe in the school and are thankful for the opportunities afforded us because of the degrees we earned there. Our site is an "unauthorized" fan club for Grantham University to protect our freedom of speech and expression. We want to keep our site "unauthorized" so we can post the things we are interested in and not have anyone trying to sensor us. Our site is a place for us to share our creative passions and love for our Alma Mater and all things interesting. That's just how we roll dawg!” I agree with him about freedom of speech and undue censorship.

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