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Hamilton University is a religious based school along with Richardson University that is an accredited postsecondary institution of higher learning granting accredited degrees based on the rigid accrediting standards of the American Council of Private Colleges and Universities (ACPCU). In addition the Board of Trustees has written these standards into the university’s by-laws thus, legally, they must be strictly followed. All transcripts carry the ACPCU seal.
This Comment relates to American State University, was based in Honolulu, HI. In the late 1990's American was not clearly run by or related to Hamilton University. Am State U's business was dissolved aprox 2002/ 2003, while many students were still paying tuition to an Indiana based financial group. [American state University was listed in Bear's Guide in the 1990's and not listed as a "diploma mill"] Perspective students registered to this organization and submitted paperwork to complete courses as it was understood this being a theosophical institution. Required entry exams and philosophical questions were required to be completed and submitted. Graduate degrees were issued for completed coursework and graded by university officials over time and after coursework was submitted and graded. All this was labor intensive and past students of American State University were not at fault if they were "defrauded by Rudy Marn, President". Rudy Marn (now deceased), then president of American State University was ordered by the District Attorney of Hawaii to cease operations for placement a fraudulent accreditation symbol on the students' degree placards, but he was not ordered to stop collecting payments. Many students completed several years of coursework and submitted papers to the university and received graded materials by mail. Unlike a "diploma-mill" where one merely pays once for a piece of paper, American State University graded research papers with comments throughout the years of attendance by the students. It is my rebuttal and statement that it is not fair to disregard the loyalty and efforts of hundreds of American State University students who paid thousands of dollars and worked through years of coursework and correspondence with this institution. One should not simply disregard their efforts when no warnings or protections were in place for these students and the levels of academic effort required to meet the demands of Am State University being at similar levels to other non-accredited institutions. This is not the fault of any alumni who worked through to complete degrees by a theosophical academic program. I attended this institution from 1997 to 2001 and I also spoke to the District Attorney of Honolulu, Hawaii in 2004 regarding Am State University. There are many non-accredited courses offered by various institutions, this one should not be any different. People get credit for listening to documentaries, and doing self study, and should not be considered any anything different in my opinion.
Edit request from Jdolanjoed, 10 September 2010
Hamilton University is a private religious based school along with Richardson University that is an accredited postsecondary institution of higher learning granting accredited degrees based on the rigid accrediting standards of the American Council of Private Colleges and Universities (ACPCU). In addition the Board of Trustees has written these standards into the university’s by-laws thus, legally, they must be strictly followed. All transcripts carry the ACPCU seal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdolanjoed (talk • contribs) 18:40, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
- Edit-protected request was malformed. Format notwithstanding, I am rejecting it. The content that Jdolanjoed proposes to add is unsourced and is essentially contradicted by the third-party-sourced content in the current article. In particular, note that "American Council of Private Colleges and Universities" is an unrecognized accreditor that has been described as a "fake accrediting agency set up by ... Hamilton University." --Orlady (talk) 20:36, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Edit request from 184.108.40.206, 30 December 2010
please add another name of the PhD graduates: Dr. Aleksander (Kozlowski) Strande, M.S. Ph.D. practices Naturopathy in CA and TX