Simpson University Appoints New Dean of Nursing

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University is pleased to announce the appointment of Misty Smith as the new dean of the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing.

Smith, who has taught and served in administrative roles in the university’s nursing program since 2013, was selected after a nationwide search.

Smith is pursuing her Ph.D. in Nursing Education through the University of Northern Colorado, where her focus is on the professional role development of nurse educators. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Research College of Nursing in Kansas City and her Master of Science in Nursing from South University in West Palm Beach, Fla. Her practice experiences have been with adult patient populations, specifically caring for those with metabolic and nephrotic conditions.

“Dean Smith has an outstanding record as a professor, a firm grasp of the professional standards in the field, and a compelling vision for helping the School of Nursing continue to soar, all of which has earned her the respect and devotion of her students and peers,” said Dr. Dale Simmons, provost.

Smith becomes the third dean of the School of Nursing since the university began offering a four-year bachelor of science in nursing degree in 2011.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to build upon the strong foundation on which this nursing program has been built,” Smith said. “The need for bachelor-prepared nurses is great, and the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing administration and faculty are committed to helping our students grow spiritually and professionally for success in their professional roles.”

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Misty Smith, newly appointed dean of the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing at Simpson University, talks to KRCR-TV reporter Colton Chaivez in December about how the nursing program prepares students well for careers in healthcare.

Jan Dinkel served as the university’s first dean of the School of Nursing. After 30 years as dean of the nursing program at Shasta College in Redding, Dinkel came out of retirement to help Simpson grow its nursing programs, which also included an RN-to-BSN adult studies track, started in 2007. The nursing department became a School of Nursing in 2012, and the university broke ground on a Science and Nursing Center in 2013.

Dean Kristie Stephens oversaw a time of growth during which the School of Nursing gained national accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, grew to include a second yearly cohort, integrated the RN-BSN program, sent nursing students on medical mission tripsexpanded the simulation lab, and earned continued approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

The Science and Nursing Center opened in fall 2014, and the School of Nursing was named in 2016 in honor of Dr. Betty M. Dean, a former nurse, retired president of the Butte-Glenn Community College District, and a longtime Simpson University trustee.

The Betty M. Dean School of Nursing is listed as one of the best nursing schools in the country and No. 8 in California in RNCareers’ annual ranking, which looks at first-time NCLEX passing rates, accreditation, program offerings, and more.

The School of Nursing has graduated more than 205 four-year bachelor of science in nursing students since the BSN program began in 2011. More than 175 students have graduated from Simpson’s RN-BSN program. These graduates are making an impact in healthcare around the world.

“I am excited for the future of this program and the opportunity to serve in this leadership role,” Smith said.

Learn more about the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing at simpsonu.edu/nursing.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

 

 

Simpson University Bass Fishing Team Wins First in Lake Shasta Tournament

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University’s bass fishing team took home top honors Jan. 26 in its first college tournament of 2020 on its home waters of Lake Shasta.

The team of Nathan Phillips and Chase Sherman topped the field of 14 teams at the Wild West Bass Trail College Series, which included anglers from Chico State, Fresno State, and Oregon State universities. Their five-fish limit weighed in at 10.78 pounds and included the biggest catch of the day, a 2.45-pounder.

Simpson University had three teams on the water. The team of Sheldon Reese and Taj White placed fifth, with a weigh-in of 9.52 pounds. Ryan Beaty and Luke Blanchard came in 11th, with a 6.91-pound weigh-in.

“Overall, the fishing conditions were tough,” coach Alex Thiemann said. “That being said, our guys fished hard and put together a winning pattern. I was proud that Nathan and Chase got the win, but equally proud that our other teams put themselves in a position in which victory was only a bite or two away.”

As first-place winners, Phillips and Sherman earned $1,000. Phillips, along with Beaty, has already qualified to compete in the FLW Yeti College Fishing National Championship in Leesburg, Fla., Feb. 26-28.

At the weigh-in at Bridge Bay Marina, Phillips and Sherman talked briefly about the Simpson University bass fishing program, new this academic year. The six-person team comprise a new club sport for the university.

“It’s an awesome program,” Sherman said.

Phillips talked about the unique opportunity to attend college and pursue fishing with scholarship support and generous donations from local businesses, including Black Bear Diner, Harrison’s Marine & RV, and Phil’s Propeller.

“Their support is the reason these guys will be able to travel to Florida for the national championship,” Thiemann said. “We are so thankful for their generosity.”

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The Simpson University bass fishing team is recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. To learn more about the program, contact coach Thiemann at athiemann@simpsonu.edu. Follow the team on Instagram at SimpsonBass.

Photos by Nathan Bruce

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University Adult Studies Graduate Now Works for the Program

REDDING, Calif.—At his lowest point after years of drug addiction, Sacramento native Rodolfo Saenz found himself “stranded and hopeless” in Redding five years ago.

“By the grace of God, I ended up at the Good News Rescue Mission and spent three years in the Men’s New Life Recovery Program,” he said. “It was a challenging time, but it brought me to the saving grace of God.”

When Saenz chose to put his faith in Jesus Christ, everything changed, he said. In his late 20s, his desire to finish his schooling returned. He enrolled in Simpson University’s ASPIRE adult degree-completion program, choosing organizational leadership as his major.

GRAD_SaenzIMG_5331Saenz was one of 130 graduates to walk the stage Jan. 11 at Simpson University’s commencement ceremony for summer and fall graduates. He graduated with highest honors, inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda national honor society for the top 20 percent of his graduating class.

He is already putting his degree to work as the new manager of Adult and Graduate Studies at Simpson University. The job gives Saenz an opportunity to exercise practical skills as well as servant leadership – and to help other students in a program he found ideal for his educational needs.

“ASPIRE is practical; it is hands-on,” he said. “It produces results that students can use immediately. And the faculty are an invaluable resource.”

The program offers degrees in business management, liberal studies, psychology and organizational leadership. An online option is also available for psychology and organizational leadership. Programs can be completed in 12 to 16 months.

Saenz, 30, grew up in Sacramento, the youngest of four children. He describes his life before returning to college as “very inconsistent.” Drug addiction made it difficult to stay in school and hold down a job, so he drifted in and out of several colleges and worked in multiple industries, including restaurant, retail, real estate, customer service, and manual labor.

After his years working through addiction and growing in his newfound faith, Saenz found himself living in a more stable manner. “I can confidently say my life is a much more consistent journey,” he said. “I credit Jesus Christ above everything.”

When looking at options for completing his degree, Saenz said he found Simpson’s program very appealing. “The quick pace and cohort model made it an easy choice,” he said. “Further,  the Christian roots and values were important to me. Simply praying before class and having professors share their faith was a huge plus. Christian higher education goes beyond the mind – it incorporates soul and spirit as well.”

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Simpson University graduate Rodolfo Saenz  with friend Chris Angel.

His biggest challenge, as a student again at age 28, was disciplining himself each week to finish his work, Saenz said.

“It is too easy to say, ‘I will do that tomorrow,’ and ‘tomorrow’ never materializes,” he said. “Because of the fast pace, ASPIRE is not a ‘tomorrow’ program. It required immediate action every day. I am grateful for the lessons this taught me.”

The program also helped boost his confidence in what he is able to do.

“When I entered the program I had some doubts about my capabilities in higher education,” Saenz said. “But the ASPIRE program and amazing faculty helped me realize how wrong I was. After the first class, I knew my capabilities were far greater than I had realized.”

Learn more about the adult degree-completion program at simpsonu.edu/aspire.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University Bass Fishing Team to Compete in Lake Shasta Tournament

REDDING, Calif.—In its inaugural year, Simpson University’s bass fishing team will compete in its first college tournament of 2020 on Lake Shasta on Sunday, Jan. 26.

In addition, two team members have qualified to compete in the FLW Yeti College Fishing National Championship in Leesburg, Fla., Feb. 26-28.

The six-person team, under the direction of coach Alex Thiemann, comprise a new club sport for Simpson University that has garnered significant local attention. An introductory BBQ event on campus Oct. 19 that featured pro angler Jimmy Reese drew more than 50 people (Reese’s son Sheldon is one of the team members).

For the first year, Thiemann has concentrated on building the team. “We are establishing a culture that not only focuses on fishing but ensuring a focus on academics and community service,” he said.

Members competed in their first tournament in September, and Nathan Phillips and Ryan Beaty qualified for the national competition next month.

3ShastasThis month, the team is looking forward to competing in the Wild West Bass Trail College Series on their home waters of Lake Shasta against 15 to 20 other college teams from throughout the western U.S.

“Our guys would really like to do well at this first tournament of 2020,” Thiemann said. “This is our home lake and we’ll never have an opportunity to be this prepared.”

The team, which has new jerseys, is grateful for the generous sponsorship of local businesses Black Bear Diner and Harrison’s Marine & RV, as well as Phil’s Propeller.

“Their help and support is the reason these guys will be able to travel all the way to Florida for the national championship,” Thiemann said. “We are thankful for their generosity in helping us grow this great program in the beautiful North State.”

Photo: Four members of Simpson University’s bass fishing team 

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

Simpson University Business Luncheon to Feature SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Brian Shul

REDDING, Calif.—SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul, a retired major in the U.S. Air Force who was shot down during the Vietnam War, will be the speaker at Simpson University’s 18th Business Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3.

The event, sponsored by Merchant’s Bank of Commerce, will be in the James M. Grant Student Life Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; the event begins at noon. Tickets cost $50, or $500 for a table of 10.

Purchase tickets at simpsonu.edu/businessluncheon

Shul served as an Air Force fighter pilot for 20 years after graduating from college and flew more than 200 air support missions during the Vietnam War. He was shot down near the Cambodian border and severely burned in the crash. Rescued by Special Forces, Shul spent a year in military hospitals and was told he would never fly again.

But Shul defied the odds and returned to active duty flying. He culminated his career by flying the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the fastest aircraft ever built. He flew covert missions for four years and was the pilot who provided President Ronald Reagan with detailed photos of Libyan terrorist camps in 1985. He is the only SR-71 pilot in history to fly three spy missions on three consecutive days.

BrianPhotoLargeAfter retiring in 1990, Shul has pursued writing and photography. He was the first pilot to write a book about flying the Blackbird, completely illustrated with his own photography. He is also the only man to fly extensively with the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds as a photojournalist.

Shul is a Spirit of Freedom award winner, has appeared on the History Channel, and lives in Marysville, where he owns Gallery One, a photo studio.

Shul will be available after the luncheon to sign photos and books, available at the venue for purchase. Tickets are for sale online at simpsonu.edu/businessluncheon. For more information, contact Pam Schalo at pschalo@simpsonu.edu.

Photos courtesy Brian Shul

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

Simpson University for Seniors Offers February Classes on Psalms, Land Use

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University for Seniors is offering two courses in February for adults of any age. Classes start Feb. 3.

The non-credit, no-homework classes are taught on Simpson’s campus by university professors and professionals in their field of expertise. Classes meet from 10:20 to 11:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The following courses are being offered:

10:20-11:20 a.m. — How the West Was Lost: A history of the unintended consequences of land use policy in the West — California’s resources have long been at the center of debate on land and water usage. From the gold fields that brought California to statehood, to the creation of Yosemite National Park, debates have raged about how to protect and use those resources. This class will explore both the political and biological impacts of those decisions. Learn how the past will influence the future, as we deal with mega-droughts and mega fires that the future will bring. Presenter: Nadine Bailey

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — The Psalms: Songs and Prayers for the Temple and the Church — The course is designed to introduce the student to the structure, content and message of the Book of Psalms—and how it has impacted Christian theology and liturgy. PresenterGlenn Schaefer

Simpson University for Seniors offers courses each month through April. The cost is $95 per person, per course, or $145 for couples registering for the same course. Register online with a credit card at simpsonu.edu/seniorschool.

For more information, call (530) 226-4978, or email Glenn Schaefer at gschaefer@simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

 

Simpson University Celebrates Graduates at January Commencement

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University celebrated the achievements of 130 graduates from all programs during a commencement ceremony Jan. 11 in the James M. Grant Student Life Center.

Hundreds of onlookers cheered on the fall 2019 graduates from the traditional undergraduate program, School of Adult Studies, School of Education, School of Graduate Professional Studies, and A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary.

“As you cross the stage, handshakes and high-fives are welcome,” President Norman D. Hall told the graduates in his introduction. “Let’s make this a day of celebration.”

The commencement speaker was Redding Mayor Adam McElvain, a 2012 Simpson University alumnus and U.S. military veteran. His address—in which he cited multiple biblical references—exhorted the graduates to “Be Strong and Courageous.”

“You are stepping into the middle of a changing world and will need strength and courage,” he said. “What gives us this ability? Knowing God is with us and will never forsake us.”

McElvain shared some personal experiences where he relied on his faith and encouraged the graduates to push themselves out of their comfort zone; not be afraid to mess up; and to walk through open doors. He mentioned Ephesians 6:10-18, which talks about putting on the “armor of God.”

“Today you are walking through a door – a gateway to a new world,” he said, referencing Simpson University’s ‘Gateway to World Service’ motto. “It’s a door you chose, and I applaud your courage.”

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The ceremony included hymns led by Dr. Steve Kim, director of choral activities, and special music by percussion student Jordan Palmer.

Dr. Hall shared some of the many university milestones that have taken place during the Class of 2019’s time at Simpson, including two years of enrollment growth, accreditation renewal, and numerous honors and recognitions for students and programs.

Simpson traditionally holds graduation twice a year — in January for summer and fall grads, and in April for spring graduates.

Photos by Chyna Xiong

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University to Host Free Practice SAT on Feb. 22

REDDING, Calif.—For the third year, Simpson will host a free practice SAT test Saturday, Feb. 22, for area high school students.

This year’s event also includes an afternoon option to eat a free brunch in the campus dining center, tour campus, and learn about Simpson programs. Those who register and participate in these activities qualify for a $1,000 Campus Visit Scholarship. Register online at simpsonu.edu/freepracticesat. (If clicking on the link doesn’t work, copy and paste the URL into your browser.)

Check-in is from 7:45 to 8 a.m. in LaBaume-Rudat Hall, room 204, on the campus at 2211 College View Drive. The test will end at noon, and results will be available by 3 p.m. the same day.

“This is a great opportunity for college-bound students to assess their strengths and weaknesses and prepare for test day,” said Michael Austin, assistant professor of physics. “Juniors and seniors taking the SAT on March 14 or May 2 will find this especially beneficial.”

Participants are asked to bring two pencils with erasers and a scientific or graphing calculator.

Simpson University offers about 25 undergraduate programs in a variety of majors. New programs in digital media and engineering are in the works. Learn about all programs at simpsonu.edu.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University to Host Comedian Michael Jr. in ‘Off the Cuff’ Tour

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University will host Christian comedian Michael Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the James M. Grant Student Life Center on campus.

Michael Jr.’s television appearances include The Tonight Show, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Oprah, BET’s ComicView, CNN and ComedyTV. He was also a co-star in the movie, “The War Room.” He often performs at the most prestigious comedy clubs across the nation, including The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store. He is a regular entertainer at colleges like Notre Dame, Harvard, the University of Alabama and Liberty University, as well as at numerous churches throughout the United States.

Michael Jr. will perform at Simpson University as part of his “Off the Cuff” comedy tour. His website states: “Known as the comedian who is more than funny, Michael Jr. brings laughter to audiences all over the world. .. With comedy as the vehicle and purpose the destination, you will laugh in such a way that will inspire you to look inside and ask, ‘What am I called to deliver?’”

Some examples of Michael Jr.’s comedy can be seen at the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbP4KttZOcc
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOHfM2jf5-k

General admission is $20; early seating is $35; VIP tickets (with a pre-show Q&A) are $85. Tickets are on sale at https://bit.ly/35w3uR1.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

Simpson University Invites Community to Army National Guard Event

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University invites the North State to an Army National Guard informational event and giveaway on Thursday, Jan. 16, in conjunction with women’s and men’s basketball games.

The 5 to 8:30 p.m. event at the James M. Grant Student Life Center will kick off a partnership between the university and Army National Guard, launching a program whereby students can continue their college education while becoming part of the Guard.

Representatives from the Army National Guard will be at the event with information and T-shirts and water bottles to give away. A humvee and other equipment will be on display outside the Grant Center, and raffle prizes will be given.

Col. Robert Paoletti, a Shasta County resident and former Redding police chief who has served in the Guard for more than 30 years, will speak during halftime of the men’s basketball game.

“Being part of the Army National Guard continues to be one of the best professional experiences of my life,” Col. Paoletti said. “It has allowed me to serve my country while completing two graduate study programs, a fellowship, and develop leadership skills that have enhanced my civilian and military careers.”

Students who elect to join the Army National Guard will receive their basic training and have an opportunity to attend Officer Candidate School. All training will be on weekends and during summer break.

The Red Hawks play at 5:30 (women) and 7:30 (men) against UC Merced. Admission to the games is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and veterans. Children are free.

Simpson University is located at 2211 College View Drive in northeast Redding. The Grant Center can be easily accessed from Shasta View Drive.

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Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson is launching new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

Learn more about Simpson University at simpsonu.edu. Follow university news at simpsonunews.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Simpson University Prepares to Graduate 130 Students

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University will honor approximately 130 graduates during a commencement ceremony Saturday, Jan. 11, inside the James M. Grant Student Life Center on campus, 2211 College View Drive.

The 10 a.m. ticketed ceremony, which will be livestreamed at simpsonu.edu, will recognize the achievements of students from Simpson’s traditional undergraduate, adult degree-completion, and graduate programs.

Redding Mayor Adam McElvain, who is also a Simpson University graduate and U.S. military veteran, will be the keynote speaker. McElvain is a partner at Pacific Sky Creative, Inc., a local marketing firm, and was elected to the Redding City Council in 2016. His community service includes serving as chair of the Redding Electric Utility Commission and Community Services Advisory Commission; past president and founding member of the Active 20-30 Club; past president of the Friends of Whiskeytown; and past president of the Redding School of the Arts Governing Board. He is also a member of the American Legion, Shasta Historical Society, Turtle Bay, and the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce.

Simpson University traditionally holds commencement twice a year—in January for summer and fall graduates, and in late April for spring graduates.

Established in 1921, Simpson is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. The university has been in Redding 30 years and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its School of Adult Studies degree-completion program and about 3,000 from its School of Education. The university is also home to A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, the School of Graduate Professional Studies, and the Betty M. Dean School of Nursing, which is ranked No. 8 in California.

Simpson University has launched new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, men’s volleyball, and bass fishing. New majors include kinesiology and commercial music, with digital media and engineering programs coming soon. Simpson University offers aggressive scholarships to help make college education affordable.

For more information about Simpson University, visit simpsonu.edu.

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