Issue No.3          November 2016

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 President

Travis Allen-Headshot-Small (1 of 1).jpgThe current political season is unlike any in history. It’s important to remember that we have the right to vote because of the brave sacrifices made by so many American families. We honor those that came before by intelligently participating in this process.

It is also a season to reflect on the many things that we are grateful for. My gratitude list has certainly grown over the last year. Beyond the many things in my personal life to be grateful for, the last year has brought wonderful improvements to Trident that are resulting in higher student success rates and improved satisfaction.

We still have a lot of opportunity to improve, but I am grateful to our dedicated faculty and staff that have worked tirelessly to make Trident better for our students. I am grateful for each of you and the sacrifices that you make to achieve your educational goals, while supporting your family, defending our country, and making our communities stronger. The best part of my day is reading news of your many successes. You remind me of what it means to be Trident Strong.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from all the Trident Faculty and Staff!


Trident in the Community

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

Trident Military Assistance Center

Trident University’s commitment to educate the men and women who serve or have served in the US Armed Services goes beyond the classroom. The Trident Military Assistance Center (TMAC) was created in June 2015 and has since offered multiple resources to support Trident’s military-affiliated student populations.

TMAC MISSION: To lead post-secondary educational achievement of military, veterans and those military-affiliated student populations through mentorship and professional development.

TMAC VISION: To become a model of excellence by providing best in class access to post-secondary education and true advocacy on the part of the military-affiliated and traditionally under-served student populations.

Ms. Esmeralda Silva, Vice President of Strategic Alliance and Outreach Services is pleased to announce that our Trident Military Assistance Center will be honoring our fallen students and alumni. Beginning November 2016 Trident University will create, “The Silver Taps Memorial Wall.”

With Respect and gratitude, The Silver Taps Memorial Wall is our tribute to our fallen students and alumni who served in our US Armed Services.

They are not forgotten
When someone is remembered after their decease they continue to live on
Trident’s fallen will forever be a part of the Trident family
In your honor; we are forever indebted

For more information please contact Trident Military Assistance Center leadership at:

Academic Spotlight

Earn your MBA in 9 courses!!
Trident University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare professionals to manage and lead enterprises that create value for stakeholders in a global business environment. Using a case-based approach, the program is intended for working professionals who wish to advance their careers through education while working full time. Adult learners will acquire a solid foundation in core business functions, develop analytical capabilities, and enhance critical thinking skills.
Students are supported from application through graduation in a number of ways. Admissions advisors prepare students for beginning their studies by making expectations clear, previewing the learning management system so students understand how to access courses and submit assignments, and follow the students through successful completion of their first assignments to be able to trouble shoot any problems or concerns. After this, students are assigned a dedicated student success advisor who assists in course recommendations, registration, and any non-academic course-related questions. These advisors stay with the student for the duration of their program. In addition, students who have been out of school for several years and/or would like refreshers in accounting and marketing can take a non-credit self-study refresher course in these areas with no tuition costs. Faculty Leads are assigned to each subject area and are available to provide additional assistance when required or resolve any dispute or complaint with the course or instruction.

Trident in the News

Veteran Student, Purple Heart Recipient, Perseveres to Complete Degree
Dean’s List August Fastrac 2016 Session
Trident University News: College of Education & University College Promotions and Appointments
Class of 2011 / 2013
“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,  BS in Business Adminstration & MBA
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“Serving first-generation college students and assisting them with the transition back into higher education gives me great pleasure.”
Dr. Scott Amundsen, Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships & Dean of University Studies
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Her teaching experience spans the range of undergraduate, masters, PhD, and executive education. Dr. Louis is particularly passionate about creating courses that involve direct learning through an experiential approach.
Dr. Debra Louis,  Associate Dean - Glenn R. Jones College of Business
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Career Center Corner

The CCPWS has added two new organizations to our growing list of companies who seek to employ our students and graduates. We welcome the Harris County (TX) Sheriff’s Office and Comcast! These two organizations join our already long list of employers who recognize the value of Trident students and graduates.
Job seeking? Check out the new Virtual Career Center on the Student Portal (or at or connect with the Career Center at
Upcoming webinars:
  • Glass Door Information Session - REGISTER TODAY!
    Wednesday, November 9 @ 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET  |  Presented by: Tanya White-Earnest
    Highlighting the valuable tools and services offered through Glass Door to support your job search and interview preparation. Sydney Frazer of Glass Door will be our guest presenter and will share not only the wonderful tools available, but give you information on how to use the system “free” and gain access to all the data available in their system. You don’t want to miss this – whether you are in job search or not, this information is valuable to everyone! 

  • CVS Health: Employer Information Session - REGISTER TODAY!
    Wednesday, November 23 @ 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET  |  Presented by: Tanya White-Earnest
    This webinar will highlight CVS Health organization, opportunities, and hiring process. Representatives from CVS/Coram will share what it is like to work for CVS, how to get hired, and why you would want to work for CVS. Don’t limit your thoughts to CVS “stores” – there is so much more available as part of the CVS system. Don’t miss this webinar to help you see what opportunities may exist for you.


Alumni Community

Exciting work is happening to make YOUR Alumni Association better than ever! Since the month of June, nine chapters have been established across the United States and a total of 17 meetings and events have occurred. The goal of these regionalized chapters serve the social, professional, and academic needs of members, providing opportunities for meaningful face-to-face engagement, professional development and philanthropic efforts.
In the month of November, the Association will host its second Chapter Meeting in El Paso, TX. At this meeting we will build upon the foundation established at the inaugural meeting in August and begin planning our Thanksgiving turkey and canned food drive and other activities for the remainder of 2016. If you are in the area, please be sure to join us!
Mark Your Calendar!
When: Thurs., November 3 | 6:00-8:00pm
Where: Armed Forces YMCA | 7060 Comington Street El Paso, TX
Trident Support: Philip Johndrow & Kendra Temple Appetizers and refreshments will be served Dress is casual
If you don’t live near our November chapter meeting locations, take a look at our Regional Chapter locations below and reach out for more information on the next meetings.
  • Dallas, TX
  • El Paso, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Killeen, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Orange County, CA
  • Hampton Roads, VA
If you live in one of these locations and would like to connect, please reach out to so that you can be added to the chapters private Facebook page. Your involvement makes the chapter stronger and better! If you don’t see your location listed and would like to start a chapter in your area, email to make a recommendation. Enjoy the start of the holiday season and stay tuned for more exciting Alumni News in next month’s edition of Trident Today!
Enjoy all of the fun that Fall has to offer and stay tuned for more exciting Alumni News in next month’s edition of Trident Today!