Friday, June 1, 2007


SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Part of Pam Wegis’ job as associate director of admissions at Argosy University/Inland Empire campus is to help student map out their education paths. It’s something she is very familiar with as she is also a student at the university.

Wegis is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education Leadership with a concentration in higher education. She said Argosy University’s programs are perfectly suited for working adults.

“There are a large number of working adults in the Inland Empire who need to degrees to advance in their jobs or change career fields,” said Wendy Vasquez-Osborn, interim campus president. “Our programs allow professionals to maintain their jobs while they continue their education.”

“What makes Argosy University different from other schools is that our programs are designed for working professionals,” Wegis said. Argosy University’s flexible programs, which offer online, evening and weekend classes, are perfect for working professionals. “Our flexible programs enable professionals to finish their degree programs in a timely manner,” Wegis said.

Wegis said students can choose how they take their course programs and take up 75 percent of their coursework online in certain degree programs. She also stated that the wide variety of class schedules makes it ideal for professionals with busy lives. “It’s very important for me to have a life and the class schedule allows me to do that,” Wegis said.

Like many returning students, Wegis, a former educator, went through a career change. She worked for 12 years in the real estate field in Branson, Mo. When her husband moved back to California, Wegis decided to return to the education field and joined Argosy University.

After she graduates, Wegis plans to continue working and teaching at Argosy University.

Wegis said what she likes about Argosy University is that the staff are committed to student’s succeeding academically and professionally. “They want us to experience success,” Wegis said. “It’s not just about getting a degree. It’s about changing your life and the lives of those around you.”

Argosy University/Inland Empire is scheduled to host an open house for the members of the public starting at 6:30 p.m., June 19. For more information call (909) 915-3800 or go to

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