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Networking Lunch Presents Prime Job Seeking Tools
Written by Carolyn Mendez, Regent Daily Runner

Neil P. McNultyNeil P. McNulty brought a compelling and enthusiastic presentation to Regent University on October 25 when he addressed job opportunities in today's society. "Change the way you think, opportunities are everywhere and available at all times," said McNulty as he began his speech on the endless possibilities of finding a job in the midst of economic struggle. As author of The Quick 30/30 Job Solution: Smart Job Search Tips for Surviving Today's New Economy, McNulty has stood in society as one of the most prominent employment consultants. He began a career in the Military and went on to join Management Recruiters International (MRI) and then to eventually start his own company: McNulty Management Group. Through his brief session, listeners acquired the fundamental steps needed to begin the job hunting process.

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Important Update to Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits
July 11, 2011

The previous Congress approved significant "enhancements" to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Here's a summary of changes . . .

Eligibility. Public Law 111-377 expands the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to include active service performed by National Guard members under Title 32 U.S.C. (V.A. will begin paying benefits on October 1, 2011 and may be paid retroactively for enrollments beginning on August 1, 2009.)

Programs of Education. Students can now use Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits for non-college degree programs such as on-the-job training, flight school programs (other than a private pilot license), apprenticeship t raining, correspondence courses, and other programs offered at non-degree schools (effective October 1, 2011).

Tuition and Fees. Tuition and fee payments are simplified for those attending private schools, and a national yearly maximum is created for those enrolled in private or foreign schools (effective August 1, 2011).

  • Individual state caps are removed.
  • Private and foreign costs are capped at $17,500 annually.
  • The Yellow Ribbon Program (of which Regent is a participant) may be used for costs in excess of the cap.

MONTHLY HOUSING ALLOWANCE.

  • Monthly housing allowance benefits are prorated based upon rate of pursuit (effective August 1, 2011).
    • If you are enrolled in 9 credits when 12 credits is full time, your rate of pursuit is .75 and you will receive 80% of the applicable BAH rate.
    • If y you are enrolled in 10 credits when 12 credits are full time, your rate of pursuit is .83 and you will also receive 80% of the applicable BAH rate.
  • Break or interval pay is no longer payable. Here’s an example: Your semester ends December 15. Your housing allowance is paid for the first 15 days of December only. Your next semester begins January 10. Your next payment will be for January 10th and the rest of January.
  • Allows individuals who are eligible for both Chapter 31-Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits and Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to choose the Post-9/11 GI Bill®’s monthly housing allowance instead of the Chapter 31 subsistence allowance (effective August 1, 2011).
  • Monthly housing allowance benefits are payable to students (other than those on active duty) enrolled solely in distance learning, at one-half the national average BAH for an E-5 with dependent s = $673.50 (effective October 1, 2011).

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. The books and supplies stipend can be paid to students attending school while on active duty (effective October 1, 2011).

If you need help with your V.A. education benefits, you can call toll-free from the U.S. by dialing 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit www.gibill.va.gov.

If you have further questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs at (757) 352-4757.

Regent Establishes Partnership with U.S. Air Force
June 10, 2011

Regent University has entered into a strategic partnership with the U.S. Air Force's Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to become a General Education Mobile (GEM) school.

GEM is a partnership between CCAF and civilian academic institutions that provides airmen the general education courses to meet CCAF Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree requirements. Courses are offered in distance learning format that provides anytime, anywhere availability. Students can access Regent's GEM courses via the Air Force Virtual Education Center.

Scholarship Awarded to Military Spouse of the Year
May 19, 2011

Sara Jane Arnett, Army wife of Captain Samuel Arnett, of the 221st Military Police Detachment out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, was awarded a presidential scholarship at the Thursday, May 5, Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year luncheon. Held at The Founders Inn and Spa, this yearly event recognizes the dedication, support and leadership example among military spouses, which is key to the successes of the nation's service members.

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Regent Initiates Partnership with Military University
May 2, 2011

In a ceremony at Fort Lee in historic Petersburg, Va., Regent University agreed to a strategic partnership with the Army Logistics University (ALU), whose mission is to enhance the readiness and sustainability of U.S. forces through training, education, consulting, and research in logistics, acquisition and operations research systems analysis.

Signed on Monday, Apr. 25, the partnership provides advanced standing of up to twelve credit hours for graduates of ALU's courses who enroll in Regent's Master's in Organizational Leadership program. This program is housed in Regent's School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship (GLE).

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Prayer Breakfast Honors Military
April 6, 2011

By: Rachel Judy
Current and past members of the armed forces joined the Regent University community for a prayer breakfast on Friday, April 1.

The featured speaker for the breakfast was the Rev. James Hutchens (brigadier general) U.S. Army (Ret.). A former Army chaplain, Hutchens spoke about his own military experiences and seeing the promises of God in the midst of war.

Using Psalms 91 as his focal point - a psalm he terms "the soldier's psalm," Hutchens spoke about the protection God provides, even in the midst of war.

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Regent Initiates Partnership with Military University
March 29, 2011

In a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, Va., Regent University agreed to a strategic partnership with Defense Acquisition University (DAU), whose mission is to train the Department of Defense acquisition workforce throughout all career stages.

Signed on Tuesday, March 22, the partnership provides advanced standing for graduates of the DAU program manager's course who enroll in Regent's master's in organizational leadership or master's in government (public administration) programs. Various other DAU courses will also transfer for credit toward Regent graduate and undergraduate courses.

To view the Memorandum of Understanding, please click here.

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Education Under Way (Article by GI Jobs)
By Warren Duffie, GI Jobs

Navy chief finds military friendliness at Regent University.

Billy Gordon, a Navy chief petty officer, never doubted that he would pursue a college degree.

“While I’ve always had the desire to return to school, it had to match my career goals in the Navy,” he said. “Once my educational goals aligned with my professional goals, the decision was quick and easy.”

Once Gordon made the decision, Regent University helped him make it a reality.

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Regent and Military Forge New Partnership
January 3, 2011

Regent University recently signed an agreement to grant advanced standing for Defense Information School (DINFOS) graduates who wish to enroll in communication programs in the School of Communication & the Arts and the School of Undergraduate Studies. The newly signed Memorandum of Understanding was signed on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 by Dr. Carlos Campo and Colonel Gary L. Keck, Commandant of the DINFOS.

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To read the Memorandum of Understanding, click here.

Regent University Continues A Tradition
November 10, 2010

Veterans Day offers a chance to honor and remember the men and women in the United States military who have served the nation both during times of peace and times of war. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, in anticipation of the holiday and also to celebrate the 235th birthday of the Marine Corps, Regent University hosted a Veterans Day prayer breakfast and devoted its weekly chapel service to veterans.

The prayer breakfast featured retired Marine Col. Don Morse who spoke candidly with the audience about the need for prayer for the country and its leaders. "Our national leaders need your prayers more than ever," Morse said. "As a nation, we've lost our special relationship with our Creator. Never underestimate the power of prayer—and the impact of a prayer breakfast like today's."

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Chaplain Candidates Consider Their Call
October 29, 2010

Regent University School of Divinity's military chaplaincy candidates and other students considering military chaplaincy recently had the opportunity to network with active-duty and retired chaplains and learn more about the calling to serve the spiritual needs of service members and their families. The Military Chaplaincy Dinner was held on Oct. 19 at Regent in conjunction with modular week which brings online students to campus for face-to-face learning and networking.

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Regent Leaders Taste Navy Adventure
October 20, 2010

The idea of walking a mile in another man's shoes takes on new meaning on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier's flight deck. In early October, Regent University's vice president for student services Dr. Jeffrey Pittman and School of Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship Professor Jay Gary donned their cranials (flight head gear) and float coats and went aboard the USS Enterprise, the nation's original nuclear aircraft carrier, during underway operations in the Virginia Capes.

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Regent Remains A Top Military-Friendly School
August 20, 2010

Regent University has once again been named to G.I. Jobs magazine's list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.

"The Regent team has worked hard to welcome military service members, veterans and spouses into our university," says David Boisselle, Regent's director of military affairs. "We feel that these heroes are a perfect fit for our mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World for they are already on the front lines making us proud."

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

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Regent Student Veteran Receives Award For First Book
August 3, 2010

Regent University School of Divinity student Darren Shearer recently won first place in the "Christian Living" category of the Christian Choice Book Awards contest for his book, In You God Trusts: The Five Domains of Personal Responsibility. "This award is confirmation that readers are looking for Bible-based books that will help them find balance and fulfillment in the most practical aspects of daily living," said Shearer.

The concept for the book was born out of Shearer's time in the Air Force. While deployed to Kuwait, he regularly met with other airmen to mentor each other in five areas of personal responsibility: vocation, mind, relationships, body and finances. In You God Trusts expands on these areas of personal responsibility and challenges readers to explore the relationship between personal responsibility and faith.

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To purchase a copy of the book, please click here.

Honor And Remember Launches Nationwide Tour
June 8, 2010

Regent University alumnus George Lutz '84 (Communication & the Arts) launched a nationwide tour on June 5 to promote the Honor and Remember Flag for U.S. military personnel killed in service to our country.

Speaking from the steps of the Christian Broadcasting Network on the Regent campus, Lutz explained to the crowd that this tour is not a political mission. "It is to remember the loss, it's about something we live with every day," said Lutz, whose son, Tony, was killed in 2005 by a sniper's bullet while on patrol in Fallujah, Iraq. Lutz developed the Honor and Remember Flag in hopes that it will one day become a universally recognized symbol that specifically acknowledges America's fallen soldiers.

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Regent University Jumps with the Golden Knights
June 22, 2010

In order to uncover greater opportunities, we must sometimes take greater risks.

For Shannon Kendrick, those words from Kate McVeigh Ministries encouraged her to embark on 45 seconds of "sheer terror"—a free-fall tandem skydive with the Golden Knights, known as the most successful and elite U.S. Department of Defense sports team.

Kendrick and Kristina Jowers, both admissions recruiters at Regent University, were invited by Director of Military Affairs David Boisselle to participate in the skydiving venture. The purpose of the jump was to promote Regent's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, a cross-enrollment affiliate with the ROTC unit headquartered at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.

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Regent Renews Partnership with Military College
March 4, 2010

In a congenial ceremony marking Regent University's continued commitment to serve the military, President-elect Dr. Carlos Campo and Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) Commandant Brig. Gen. Marin T. "Tom" Smoot, Jr. signed a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two institutions.

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Two Regent Graduates Complete Army Chaplain Basic Course
December 2009

In December 2009, two Regent School of Divinity alumni, Chaplain Candidate (Captain) Joe Reffner and Chaplain (Lieutenant) Aron Stephens, graduated from the U.S. Army Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course. Joe and Aron completed divinity degrees last year.  Joe is a Anglican-Catholic deacon in the Anglican Church in America (Traditional Anglican Communion) and is working on requirements to be ordained to the priesthood. He is currently a clinical pastoral education (CPE) chaplain resident at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Ga., and in the future plans to be an active-duty Army chaplain. Aron is ordained and endorsed by Chaplaincy Full Gospel Churches and has reported to his first active-duty assignment at Fort Carson, Colo.

Image is of Joe and Aron, with Sergeant Major Michael Weiss, U.S. Army Retired (current Regent Divinity student), at their graduation banquet at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Regent Begins A New Tradition
November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009 Veterans Day ObservanceInclement weather did not prevent Regent University from honoring and remembering military veterans. Read article for more information.


From 130 to Zero in 3.8 Seconds

Regent vice presidents aboard the USS Harry S TrumanRegent vice presidents take the ride of their lives on the USS Harry S Truman in the Aircraft Carrier Distinguished Visitor program. Read article.


2009 Educational Service Officers Luncheon/MSOY Scholarship

Educational Service Officers Luncheon/MSOY ScholarshipRegent University recently held a special luncheon for regional educational service officers and distributed a scholarship award to the 2009 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year. Read the article for more information. Former Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Vern Clark (ret.), was the guest speaker for the afternoon. Watch the Video.


"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

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