A St. Regis Valupack: Buy in Bulk

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by BillDayson, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    We all know that St. Regis (or more accurately the NBOE) resells Liberian "accreditation" to all comers.

    Well just today I noticed a whole managerie of new ones (they were all worked on today) with virtually identical webpage design:

    1. St. Lourdes University

    2. Hampton Bay University

    3. InTech University

    4. North United University

    5. Capital American University

    6. West American University

    And one with a different color scheme, but closely related text:

    7. Van Ives University

    There are probably more, these are just the ones I found without trying very hard.
  2. Mike Albrecht

    Mike Albrecht New Member

    Wow, St. Lourdes University offers a program in applied ethics!

    And they all "NBOE will hand carry your documents to the Authentication Office of the United States Department of State for authentication of your university degrees and transcripts, which may be helpful for Immigration and Employment assistance. "
  3. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    Bill...how did you come about these "wonderful" institutions of education (not!)?
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  4. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

  5. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    These sites are pathetic. Is anyone going to believe these are REAL universities? The NBOE must be really "hard up" for cash if they had to resort to this type of marketing.
  6. c.novick

    c.novick New Member

    I read that Liberian Pres. Charles Taylor has resurrected his promise to leave office. He will do it after the "peace keepers" arrive.

    Hopefully this will have an effect of the NBOE.
  7. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    There has to be an American connection to all of this. Didn't you Americans have a police force called the FBI or was that like Hawaii FIVE-0, just on TV.
  8. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    I'm impressed by Alan Contreras.

    While many admissions officers, credential evaluators and registrars are deep in their dogmatic slumbers, Mr. Contreras is wide awake to the dangers represented by uncritical acceptance of "flag of convenience" accreditation-havens. Not only is he awake, but he's actively trying to educate the educators by spreading awareness of it.

    Here's two more things on this issue that Contreras wrote for the online newsletter published by Boston College's Center for International Higher Education:



    But St. Regis is getting revenge on Boston College by ripping off their name.

    Here's Boston College of London:


    This is actually rather insidious, since many of the more prominent American universities operate European extensions.

    Obviously studying at Boston College in London is not quite the same thing as studying at Stanford University in Florence.
  9. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Of course there is. You don't think that it's coming out of Liberia, do you?

    Before it started emphasizing its Liberian "addresses", St. Regis used addresses on the Caribbean island of Dominica and in Washington DC. This new flock of Liberian accredited "universities" seems to have a Washington DC connection. That would be my guess about where the perps live. I'd speculate that it's a group of Americans along with somebody with a little clout inside the Liberian embassy.

    The FBI is one of those things that other people encounter, but nobody seems to encounter themselves. It's a lot like space-aliens that way.

    But if you want a real conspiracy theory, ask yourself where the FBI is headquartered.
  10. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    Usually there is a name given at the Liberian embassy for questions about the "accreditation".
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator Staff Member

    I imagine the FBI is a bit preoccupied right now. As bad a problem as degree mills are, they're a tiny blip on the radar screen compared to terrorists who want to destroy the country.

  12. bgossett

    bgossett New Member

    The listed non-schools, along with several others, were, and still may be, some of the names on diplomas for sale by advancedu.com, a site which has prominently featured SRU for some time now.

    This situation is similar to Denver State University and cooldegrees.com, where you simply choose the school name you like best and supply your credit card number. Advancedu.com's latest offering is Robertstown University.
  13. c.novick

    c.novick New Member

    Hey, when I was checking into these" institutions" , They all stated they were purchased by an "accredited" university.

    What does that mean? More trickery?

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  14. Dennis Ruhl

    Dennis Ruhl member

    The American federal government should start an investigation right now - under anti-combines legislation. Someone is trying to corner the market on degree mills.

    Is a well known school working in concert with the Monrovia Mutilater making so much money that they can take over an entire industry?

    Are these going to be a bunch more blood degrees from the merchant of blood diamonds?
  15. Dr. Gina

    Dr. Gina New Member

    Hey, SRU and Co. could be a funding source for the terrorists! (Hey you never know!)
  16. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    So does that make them EDUCATED terrorists? :)
  17. MarkIsrael@aol.com

    [email protected] New Member

    A College Degree In Your Spare Time 4acollegedegree.com
    Saint Lourdes University lelourdesu.com
    North United University northunitedu.com
    Hampton Bay University hamptonbayu.com
    Van Ives University vanives.com
    Capital American University capitaledu.com
    University Services university-services.net
    West American University westamericanedu.com
    InTech University intechedu.org
    National Board of Education nationalboardedu.com
    American Capital University americancapitalu.com
    World Chapel Ministries worldchapel.com
    Saint Regis University saintregis.edu.lr
    Robertstown University robertstownuniversity.ac
    Saint Regis University stregis.ac
    Distance Education Discussion Forum distancedegree.edu.pk
    James Monroe University jmuniversity.ac
  18. MarkIsrael@aol.com

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    Hartland University hartlandu.com
    Blackstone University blackstonedu.org
  19. MarkIsrael@aol.com

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  20. Len

    Len New Member

    Can someone tell me whether Rushmore University is legitimate or not? Are they any good?

    www. rushmore.edu


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