Issue No.8          April 2017

Trident University International provides an exceptional online educational experience for its students – diverse adult learners including current and former members of the military family.
Adhering to the highest standards of academic excellence, faculty and staff foster a learning community where students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to enhance their lives and advance their careers.

Message from the Provost

Mihaela-Tanasescu_250x250.jpgI would like share some good news: Recently the WASC Senior College and University Commission approved our proposal to offer a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA). This will be a professional doctorate focused on advancing knowledge and skills in various areas of business, leadership, and management. Students will apply research and already acquired experience to business practice and decision-making. Trident already offers a professional doctorate, our Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.). Both degrees are designed for current and emerging leaders who wish to lead complex organizations. They are inquiry-based and practice oriented, providing the right tools for applied research, innovation, and disruption. By developing such skills, both of these degrees enable graduates to have an important impact on their industry. The DBA will likely be launched in the Fall of 2017.


Trident in the Community

Join Trident at any of the following events in your local community: 

Trident University Health Sciences Doctoral Studies Director Publishes Research

March 30, 2017 – Cypress, CADr. Traci L. Marin, Doctoral Studies Director in Trident University International’s (Trident) College of Health & Human Services, recently co-published molecular biology research in the journal Science Signaling.

The article, “AMPK promotes mitochondrial biogenesis and function by phosphorylating the epigenetic factors DNMT1, RBBP7, and HAT1,” features in Jan. 31, 2017 issue (Vol. 10, Issue 464) of Science Signaling. A total of 10 co-authors were involved in this research, including Dr. Brendan Gongol of the Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside and the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Loma Linda University.

In this study, the co-authors examined epigenetic control of mitochondria, concluding that AMPK coordinates mitochondrial function with energy status through epigenetic regulation of nuclear gene expression.

Dr. Marin is an experienced researcher who has been published in Circulation, Science and Signaling, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). She is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Lung Association, and American Association for Respiratory Care.

Dr. Marin joined Trident’s faculty in January. In her current role, Dr. Marin oversees the development and growth of the College of Health and Human Services’ Ph.D. in Heath Sciences program. She previously held leadership roles at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine, Victor Valley College, and the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Marin is a graduate of University of California, Riverside’s Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program and Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. She also holds a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Loma Linda University.

Academic Spotlight

The mission of Trident’s College of Education is to provide high-quality Masters and Ph.D. programs that develop competent and caring professionals and leaders committed to improving the education of the populations they serve.
The Master of Arts in Education (MAED) provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for ethical and effective leadership careers in the field of education, staff development, and training.
The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) is designed for current and emerging leaders, both in traditional and non-traditional educational environments who are looking to lead complex learning organizations. These leaders include individuals who currently hold or are seeking leadership positions within colleges and universities, educators in non-traditional K–12 environments, and professionals in various non-profit and government settings.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (Ph.D. EL) is committed to developing new leaders who respond and transform schools into active and effective learning communities, while nurturing the abilities of others toward a vision of excellence for every student demographic group.

Trident in the News

Trident University International Welcomes New Health Sciences Faculty
Trident University Department Chair to Present at Clute Institute Conference
Trident University Adds Experienced Army Veteran To Lead Military and Veteran Affairs 
“I believe that Trident prepared me for the biggest challenge of my life thus far, running for the San Diego Unified School District board."
Stephen "Steph" Groce, BSBA & MBA Class of 2011/2013
View Profile
 “I am extremely passionate about the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of our Service Members and Veterans."
James Shiver, Director of Strategic University Alliances 
View Profile
"It is my objective to deliver a high quality, online education so that students can meet their educational goals while continuing their career or military service."
Dr. Heidi Fernandez, Associate Dean - University College 
View Profile

Career Center Corner

This Way to CPA

Are you on your way to a CPA, if so, Trident’s Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies has some exciting information for you: scholarships and other resources are available for you through the American Institute of CPAs. As a student pursuing a business degree focused on accounting, you are eligible for a FREE AICPA Student Affiliate Membership for which you can register at

While at the site, check out the variety of resources including Career Tools, information on Exams and Licensure, an overview of the profession, and more. About The Scholarship: Every year the AICPA awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in AICPA Legacy Scholarships to students who plan on pursuing CPA licensure. Through AICPA Legacy Scholars program, recipients not only receive money, but also the opportunity to develop soft skills that will help make them even more attractive to future employers. Listed below are the currently available scholarships – Apply Now!

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship Award
This scholarship award, provided by the AICPA and Accountemps, grants financial assistance to outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  APPLY NOW - $10,000

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students
This scholarship award, provided by the AICPA and Accountemps, grants financial assistance to outstanding full-time undergraduate or graduate-level accounting students who demonstrate potential to become leaders in the CPA profession. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  APPLY NOW - $1,000-5,000

AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Award
This scholarship award provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business undergraduate degree holders who are pursuing both graduate studies in accounting and CPA licensure. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  APPLY NOW - $5,000

AICPA Foundation Two-year Transfer Scholarship Award
This scholarship award is available to students looking to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution to complete their degree in accounting or an accounting-related field. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  APPLY NOW - $5,000


Alumni Community

Are you planning to visit Southern California for the 2017 Commencement Ceremony and looking to save on travel and entertainment? Look no further, because Trident has partnered with Great Work Perks to provide our Trident community with discounts to Disneyland, restaurants, movie theaters, spas, sporting events, and so much more!alumni-perks-1.jpg

Here is a sampling of just a few of the companies you can save with because you are a Trident student or alumni, Universal Studios, Disney, Six Flags, Legoland, SeaWorld, Knott's Berry Farm, Aquarium of the Pacific, WB, Enterprise, and AMC Theatres. 

Take advantage of Trident’s exclusive Student & Alumni savings today!

Two Ways To Sign Up:
Method 1:
2. Go to the “Sign In & Sign Up” link in the top right corner

Method 2:
1. Go to & use the Organization Code 700077 when prompted during the sign up process

Program Info
1. New perks are added to on a weekly basis
2. Sign up for the Great Work Perks Newsletter and receive regular updates on available perks and contests
3. All perks will have full redemption instructions on the website

Trident is committed building more savings and offerings for our students and alumni. If you have suggestions or questions, reach out to