Winter Fantasy at Sawdust in Laguna Beach

Winter Fantasy kicked off at the Sawdust festival grounds in Laguna Beach and I visited for this community news feature on Facebook.

What was in the Dana Point time capsule?

What was buried for 50 years in the time capsule at Dana Point Harbor? Watch my story to find out.

Front page feature story about 64-year-old graduate

tn-tn-dpt-me-0529-brandman-grad-2-jpg-20160528Reporter Alex Chan, who writes for the LA Times and Daily Pilot, visited the 2016 Southern California Commencement ceremony for Brandman University for this story and feature photos about a 64-year-old graduate who has had quite the journey: http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0529-brandman-grad-20160528-story.html

 

CBS-LA feature on commencement speaker

It was a pleasure to work with reporter Laurie Perez on this feature for CBS News in Los Angeles. Laurie visited the Brandman University Southern California commencement ceremony because of a graduate from the Santa Maria campus. Monica Careyette went from rock bottom to college graduate, and shared her deeply personal story as the student speaker, with the compassionate judge who changed her life by her side. The single mom overcame addiction to thrive and turn her life around.

New Year’s Resolutions Campaign for 2016

I partnered with Nielsen Media Research to conduct a Harris Poll (on behalf of Brandman University) regarding New Year resolutions for 2016. The survey results were shared with news media across the country via an online newsroom. News stories about the poll conducted for Brandman University ran on more than 200 television stations in the U.S., numerous radio stations and was even mentioned in newspapers such as the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Orlando Sentinel, and the Sacramento Bee & Modesto Bee newspapers. I made live TV appearances on “Good Morning San Diego”, “Good Day Sacramento,” “Good Morning Arizona”, and was interviewed on radio talk shows including KOMO in Seattle, WCBS in New York City and KNX radio in Los Angeles.

 

National buzz about Brandman University

MyPath, Brandman’s new competency-based bachelor’s program where students earn a bachelor’s degree entirely on an iPad, made a lot of headlines this week. A story with CBS News reporter Chris Martinez, featuring an interview with Chancellor Gary Brahm and student Colin Grieg, landed on CBS This Morning and was aired on over 100 local CBS affiliates across the United States. In all, the story was seen by more than 10 million people. Below you’ll find clips from some of the markets where Brandman University operates in California, and Seattle.



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Labor of Love

I spent the morning on Labor Day this year with my friends at Good Day Sacramento for two live in-studio segments about the teacher shortage in California, and an exciting new program launching at Brandman University. Check out the clips below.

 

 

 

Live on Good Day: Tips for Job Seekers

It was a pleasure to be back on Good Day Sacramento discussing the Tri-County Job Fair and providing tips for viewers.

Kelly Craig visits WCU Miami

It was a pleasure to welcome NBC South Florida’s Kelly Craig to campus at West Coast University in Miami for this “look live” segment.

In-studio with David Aizer

It was a pleasure to sit down with with Dave Aizer for this in-studio interview on ‘Inside South Florida’ discussing the new BSN program at the new  West Coast University campus in Miami, careers in nursing and the WCU nursing simulation center.

People Magazine: Dr. Jennifer Arnold gives commencement address

To read the article click on: http://www.people.com/article/jennifer-arnold-the-little-couple-commencement-address-west-coast-university

 

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NBC-LA: Scooter Riding Pup Pays It Forward

Chiquita the Scoot Pooch

KTLA: Local Students Spread Joy and Stuffed Animals at Boyle Heights Hospital

It was a pleasure to work with KTLA on this story for American Career College.

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KTLA feature: Long Beach Teen Gets Second Chance

It was a pleasure to work with KTLA on this story about David Rodriguez, a 19-year-old who will be graduating from the Medical Assistant program at American Career College in Long Beach.

NBC 4 Los Angeles: Skateboarding pup finds new home

Skateboarding pup

Click here to see the story on NBC 4 website

My column in Laguna Beach Indy: A Rescue Who Turns Heads

You can read the original article online at: http://www.lagunabeachindy.com/2013/09/08/rescue-turns-heads/

By Joe Cockrell, Special to the Independent

I love dogs. I’ve had a canine companion for most of my adult life, including an Australian Shepard named Libby that I rescued five years ago. In 2012, I was recruited to move to Southern California from my native Iowa for a position in higher education. With such a big move, I thought it might be best for Libby to wait until I got settled into my new life in Orange County. After I was established with my new job and moved into a pet-approved apartment in Laguna Beach, I was ready to bring Libby out to join me in our new home. But, in an unexpected turn of events, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and Libby would become a vital distraction for her during the first few weeks of chemotherapy. My father had little doubt that the affectionate dog was making a huge difference in their lives, and suggested that they adopt Libby and keep her there permanently. “Libby is her rock. It’s amazing how that dog helps her through it,” he told me. Libby had a new purpose in life.

Photo by Nik Sarac Local resident Joe Cockrell discovered his rescue dog, Chiquita, prefers a scooter to taking long walks because of a birth defect.

Local resident Joe Cockrell discovered his rescue dog, Chiquita, prefers a scooter to taking long walks because of a birth defect. Photo by Nik Sarac.

Not long after, I saw the cutest video on a local newscast: a small dog who could ride a doggie scooter, made from an old skateboard. The adorable video clip made me instantly smile, but the pup was not on the news because of her unique talent. Somebody had abandoned the six-year-old Chihuahua mix in Los Angeles and she needed a new home. Scooter included.

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CBS Los Angeles – feature about inspiring student

To view original story visit: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/06/24/navy-veteran-and-cancer-patient-inspires-university-community/

Feature at Brandman University commencement in Sacramento

PBS feature about Reboot Workshop at Brandman

Good Morning San Diego: Live on location

Good Day Sacramento: Going back to college

Good Day Sacramento: Resume Writing Advice

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

I had the pleasure of working with KMIR (NBC 6) reporter Jessica Fores on this story about using social media for job seekers.

Live In-Studio 3 News Palm Springs

What Not to Tweet if You’re Looking for a Job

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

74-year-old graduates from Brandman University

Joe Discusses Social Media on 3TV

Nagle Law Group on 3TV Phoenix

Nagle Law Group National News Story

This story first aired on ABC 15 in Phoenix, then aired on 59 TV stations all over the U.S.