Erica L. Nagel-Allgood is a strong believer in "Cura Personalis", a Latin phrase that means "care for the entire person". “It’s really important to me that we integrate this into our courses”, said Allgood. “It is about how we ought to live, in public, one-on-one, in groups, with our family and how we lead others.”
Allgood is an Assistant Professor of Communication for the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Regis University’s, College for Professional Studies (CPS).
Every department at CPS has a strong foundation in the school’s Jesuit Catholic tradition. However, professors don’t teach about religion, they simply incorporate a strong sense of social responsibility into the program which includes service to others and service to the community. Regis is dedicated to empowering today’s leaders to make ethical and effective contributions both civically and professionally.
Allgood, as a matter of fact, believes these values play a vital role in the Communication program at Regis. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from CPS is available both online and on campus and supplies the adult student with the right tools to play a substantial role in the success of today’s organizations, from non-profits and small business, to major corporations and global enterprises.
“Many of the students in this program are working in fields that involve conflict management, interpersonal dynamics, applied communication skills, human resources, public speaking, or leadership and management.” said Allgood.
Regis University’s CPS is a regionally accredited and nationally ranked college for adult learners who are interested in advancing their career opportunities and enhancing their leadership proficiency. Communication students are encouraged to explore issues and create practices that assist in valuable conversations and decision making that focuses on the greater good.
CPS provides a unique educational experience that is available to adult students only, requiring students to have 30 prior college credits or three years of real-world work experience. In fact, most students are busy, working adults who require flexible class schedules.
CPS students can choose to attend classes on campus, online or a combination of both. The college also offers weekend-intensive courses. “We really work hard to meet the needs of our students who are juggling work and family, with trying to fit in a degree.” said Allgood.
Because of their accelerated course formats, multiple campus locations, and a highly ranked online learning program, Regis is able provide an array of options that can suit anyone’s busy schedule.
On November 3, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Regis University’s, College for Professional Studies will be hosting an Open House at its Colorado Springs campus to present the opportunity for prospective students to learn first-hand about the abundant possibilities offered. Professor Allgood will be one of the featured speakers as well as a series of speakers from local businesses, who will address the desired attributes of potential job candidates.
Prospective students will have a chance to meet with faculty from all four schools within the College for Professional Studies, tour the campus and observe an online class demonstration. Financial Aid and Career Services Counselors will be on hand, as well, to answer questions and provide information.
An unofficial transcript evaluation will be offered to help evaluate prospective student’s requirements in order to complete a degree program. “Part of the unofficial transcript evaluation includes the possibility of awarding credit to students for prior work experience.” mentioned Allgood. Through a Prior Learning Assessment, (PLA), Regis can determine any learning gained outside a traditional academic environment for which the college can grant credit toward further education or training.
Regis University also offers tutoring, advising, lifetime career services, math help, writing help and more. Financial aid is available, and active-duty military members and their spouses are eligible for preferred tuition rates.
The University’s Colorado Springs campus was presented with the Donald R. Hekkers Community Services Award in 2010 for upholding an open-door policy for the community for an assortment of events and activities. Furthermore, Regis has endeavored to support the community’s needs by providing a counseling lab, which provides a focus on military within Colorado Springs. Through the lab, military service members, couples, and families are given a confidential, supervised setting to work with advanced counseling students in areas of crisis, trauma and loss; marital systems and couples therapy, family therapy, substance abuse counseling, and much more. Military service men and women, and their families, are afforded up to 15 free sessions. The counseling lab also supports the general public.
The Colorado Springs campus is located off Interstate 25 at 7450 Campus Drive, Suite 100. For more information about Regis University’s College for Professional Studies and its programs, visit CPS.regis.edu or call 800.419.8308.