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.ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT:
Dwight N. Rodgers, Sr.,


It takes a strong, driven individual to go back to college and earn a degree as an adult learner. It takes a whole other level of drive and dedication to keep coming back and striving for higher and higher levels of academic achievement.

Forty-eight-year-old recent Post graduate and current Post MBA student, Dwight N. Rodgers, Sr., holds that very special kind of dedication. Rodgers first went back to school to earn a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Post in 2011. Since then, he has gone on to earn his A.S. in Management from Post in 2012 and, in May, graduated with his B.S. in Management. He didn’t stop there. Currently, he is enrolled in Post's Masters of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Project Management.

"If Post had a doctorate’s degree in Business, I would be there," said Rodgers. “What can I say, I just love Post University."

It didn't take long for Rodgers, who is currently the President and CEO of D.R. Management Group, Inc., a nonprofit development and consulting company, and a General Manager of a Starbucks in Montgomery, Alabama, to become hooked on higher education.


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NOEL LEVITZ 2014 SURVEY RESULTS

Great news! For the third year in a row, Post University exceeds the national average for student satisfaction on two national surveys conducted by Noel-Levitz.

Post University students were more satisfied in all the key areas of the survey, including institutional effectiveness, academic advising, academic services, instructional effectiveness, and admissions & financial aid.

Included among the results were excellent scores for:
  • There is a commitment to academic excellence at this institution
  • The quality of instruction I receive at this institution is excellent
  • The staff at this institution are caring and helpful
  • My academic advisor is concerned about my success as an individual

FIRST ANNUAL ALUMNI SURVEY COMING THIS FALL

As part of an ongoing effort to build and improve relationships with alumni, Post University will being issuing an annual survey to explore your needs and update your contact information with us. Please expect the first such survey in November 2014.

Our alumni are not only our past...you are our future! Post University relies on its alumni to help provide internship opportunities for its current students, and to share your success stories in the hopes of enrolling future students. We strive to build stronger relationships with alumni to receive feedback which will help shape our future program offerings, to keep track of your employment and job placement statistics, and to learn what we can do to assist you with your future higher education needs.

Our first annual survey will be heading your way soon, to the same email address at which you receive this newsletter. Help spread the word! If you know an alum not receiving this newsletter, ask them to visit http://www.post.edu/maincampus/alumni.shtml to fill out the Alumni Update Form.

Thank you!


#POSTADVICE OFFERED UP FOR INCOMING STUDENTS

.With the start of the fall semester and the kickoff of MOD 1 for our Online community, we asked Post students, faculty and staff, and alumni to offer up their advice to incoming online and on-campus students.

We asked, and you answered. From shower sandals to managing an online course workload, tips for this year’s new students came in from across social media. From LinkedIn, to Twitter, to Facebook and Google+, #PostAdvice was used to share great advice and wisdom from people who have either been an incoming student at Post or worked with new students.  The collection has formed a great resource for all new students

Post University President Don Mroz started it off by providing his advice via his new Twitter handle @PostPrez: "Go to class, study hard, enjoy your friends, and have integrity! And be respectful of others! Appreciate differences!"

To read more, and find a link to the complete list of contributed advice, check out the full story on FuturePost. Click HERE


POST ALUMNI AND ONLINE STUDENTS INVITED TO SPRING 2015 STUDY TOUR IN SPAIN

, Post University Main Campus and Online students, along with alumni, will be given the opportunity to tour Spain in the spring of 2015, as the Post University Study Tours group prepares for another overseas adventure. Led by Professor John Rohlfing, Academic Program Manager Katie Zurlo, and Honors Program Director Linda Kobylarz, the trip will include visits to Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Seville, and Madrid.

To learn more, and to help spread word on this wonderful cultural experience, click HERE to view a short photo slideshow featuring shots of past trips.


STAY CONNECTED . . . .

POST'S BUSINESS SCHOOL RANKED IN TOP 10 FOR ROI
For the second year in a row, The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University was ranked among the top 10 business schools in the nation for providing the best return on investment (ROI). Our business school came in at number 7 this year, up from number 9 last year.
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When comparing tuition costs with median lifetime salaries of our graduates, Payscale.com determined what you probably already knew – earning a business degree from Post University is a great value!

HOMECOMING 2014
It's Homecoming 2014! Come cheer on your home team!

Post's Sprint Football takes on Mansfield University this Saturday, October 4th, for Homecoming. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. Be sure to check in at the Alumni Tent near the concessions area. Enjoy some refreshments and catch up with fellow alumni!

IN THE NEWS
» President Don Mroz, Ph.D., provided insight on the rising cost and value of a college education in a Huffington Post blog article entitled Is college worth the cost of attendance. Spoiler Alert: The answer is YES!
» Associate Director of Career Services Debra Manente contributed to the article Ten things to do after the job interview on NextAvenue.com. This article also ran on Forbes.com.
» Jill Buban, Assistant Provost for Research & Innovation, shared her insights on how parents can help toddlers understand their feelings in an article for Mom.me.
» Several tips for how managers and CEOs can create employee loyalty during the summer were offered by Associate Faculty member Douglas Brown in an article he wrote for Wired.com.
» Chief Financial Officer Richard Volk provided input in a story for NerdWallet.com on what parents and students should know about student loans.
» Recent Post University graduate Sabrina Paige is featured as one of the most promising Hispanic graduates in the Summer issue of Hispanic Executive.

ALUMNI UPDATES
» Visit the Alumni site

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Do you have news to share about a wedding, birth, new job, or promotion? Tell us what you're up to by sending an email to alumni@post.edu and you could be the next feature!

To read more alumni stories, check out the Official Post University blog, FuturePost, and its regular series entitled "My Post experience."  To share your Post story, email Post Social Media and PR Associate Dan DeBlasio (ddeblasio@post.edu).


Comments or questions? Email alumni@post.edu.