Please help me confirm some facts

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  1. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    As far as I can tell, the university mentioned in the attached news article, AmerAsian University of Aurora, Colorado, does not actually exist. I'm betting that the conferral of this "honorary degree" is the opening bid for a degree mill seeking authentication. Help me out, does this university exist in any real sense? I'm ready to drop a dime on this school but I want to be sure. Does anyone have information in this matter?
    Thanks,
    Jack
    (oh yeah, here's the link to the story)
    http://allafrica.com/stories/200509120729.html
     
  2. mcdirector

    mcdirector New Member

    No info, but curiosity because I have a distant (very) in Aurora.

    It is not listed on any of the sites I visited for Aurora colleges or businesses OR for CO colleges. (not exhaustive, but . . .)

    another article -- same topic

    Here's one I can't read

    There was one more press release about Jammeh -- same stuff. Doesn't look like it exists.
     
  3. George Brown

    George Brown New Member

    Here's the site - http://www.amerasian.us/

    The Won Institute has a lecturer with a Doctor of Acupuncture from AmerAsian University - see page 18 - http://www.woninstitute.org/catalog.pdf

    Further Info about the Won Institute -

    ACCREDITATION
    The Won Institute of Graduate Studies is a Candidate for
    Accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle
    States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street,
    Philadelphia, PA 19204, (215) 662-5606. Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with a regional
    accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has
    achieved recognition and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. It has provided evidence of sound planning, seems to have the resources to implement the plans, and appears to have the potential for obtaining its goals within a reasonable time. The Graduate Program in Acupuncture Studies was granted approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education March 9, 2005. After the first year of operation, the Program will be eligible to apply for candidacy with the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). If candidacy is received, and after the graduation of the first entering class, the Program will be eligible to apply for programmatic accreditation with ACAOM.

    Cheers,

    George
     
  4. JamesK

    JamesK New Member

    They claim to be accredited by the "American Asian Universities Association," an organistation I have not been able to find any information about whatsoever.

    Doing a seach for the name of their president, a Bambang Tri Cahyono, reveals a rather interesting result from our good friend Jeffrey Brunton.

    I wonder if that is the same person?
     
  5. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Yes. Same person. AmerAsian was originally a Hawaii school (or non-school, as the case may be). I can find no evidence of their claimed accrediting agency, the American Asian Universities Association. Their website, rather amusingly, tells the bank account into which to make your deposit for your honorary doctorate.
     
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Oh, I guess I shouldn't jump to the conclusion that it is the same person. It might very well be someone else named Bambang Tri Cahyono who is in the business of starting dubious universities.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    BAM! BANG! Ouch!!! Was going to post but hit knee against desk!!
     
  8. backtoschoolnow

    backtoschoolnow New Member

    posting about mills etc.

    Does anyone think that posting info about the mills may bring them business? Whenever I see "is xxx a real school" I think "shill" Not that there is any way around it.
    -Pat
     
  9. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    Thanks to all for their input.
    Jack
     

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