Trident University International Hosts Successful Open House at Fort Irwin

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Trident held an Open House at Fort Irwin National Training Center on August 21st, which served as an official kickoff of the University’s presence offering educational assistance on post.

From left to right: Mark Weedon, Esmeralda Silva, Karen Diaz, Travis Allen, and Al Rigual were on hand to represent Trident.

On Monday, August 21st Trident University International (Trident) hosted an Open House at Fort Irwin National Training Center in San Bernardino County, CA. Serving as a community showcase of the University’s presence on post, the event kicked off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony.

Speakers at the Open House included Colonel Seth D. Krummrich, Garrison Commander; John Valentine, ESO; CSM Edison M. Rebuck, Post Command Sergeant Major; and Travis Allen, President & CEO of Trident.

“I’m excited to have Trident here as a partner to help make our soldiers, families, and civilians better,” said Col. Krummrich, Garrison Commander. “Fort Irwin poses some incredible geographic and work hour challenges for soldiers training our nation’s finest. Finding flexible and adaptable educational opportunities like Trident fits perfectly with the Fort Irwin community’s needs.”

The University’s presence on post was officially set in motion in September 2016, when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Headquarters, United States Army Garrison, Fort Irwin

Trident is represented at Fort Irwin by Karen Diaz, Outreach Education Specialist. She is in charge of coordinating supplemental instruction and educational resources offered on post. Education resources offered include regularly scheduled writing labs, available to anyone on post, and supplemental instruction for students in Trident’s Master of Science in Leadership program.

The 100% online Trident has been in operation since 1998 and is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Active duty military, veterans, National Guard, and military dependents make up 79% of the University’s student population, and Trident is proud to employ many veterans at its faculty, staff, and management levels. Of Trident’s 30,000 alumni, more than 22,000 have a military affiliation.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs.

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