ED Magedson – Founder
Florida Metropolitan University Lakeland995 E. Memorial, Suite 110, Lakeland, Florida United States of America
I was just out of the Navy living in Orlando, Florida. I was undecided about what I want to do but had to do something to advance what I had already accomplished while in the Navy. I visited a college fair in Orlando and was sweeped into the campus in Northern Orlando. They gave a good speech and signed up for classes. Six months later while still doing dentistry as a dental assistant and going to school I went into Criminal Justice program at FMU Orlando from there I transferred to Lakeland FMU due to my getting a new job as a Recreation Specialist at a local Youth Prison. And met my wife. I transferred to get closer to her and away from Orlando.
When I completed my Associates Degree in Criminal Justice I was told that at the time Governor Jeb Bush had given accreditation to the Criminal Justice program, and found that to be a lie. The only thing that kept me going to the school was the pay raises and advancements I recieved while working know as a Juvenile Case Manager, and Walt Disney World as a Communications Dispatcher. After completing my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. I thought I had the world. I look into the Accreditation at Florida Metropolitan and got lie after lie. But I cant entirely blame them I did stay on for my Masters in Business Administration which is the only degree I currently hold that is trully accredited according to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Than in 2004 the hurricanes took my home and I move to Ohio with wife in tow. I finished schooling and got a good job as a Juvenile Corrections Officer making a good wage, but my degrees didnt get me the job my 10 years as a Juvenile Case manager got me the job in Ohio.
In 2007 with my bills other than my student loans all caught up I honored my wife's request to move back to Florida. I got a job back at Disney and as a Mental Health therapist and found out the corruption that is Florida Metropoiltan University.
In Jan 2008 I moved back to Ohio because I lost my job as a Mental Health Therapist because my degrees were not accredited and I couldnt prove they were. Jeb Bush was no longer Governor and his big Brother was no longer President.
I worked as a Production Worker at Honda as a Temporary in the Plastics Department. And was Laid Off in February 2009. The only thing that is working for me is that I'm in college working towards a Certification as an Addictions Counselor towards a License as a LCDC II Chemical Dependency Counselor. The only bad thing is I'm unemployed in State of Ohio with 2 out 3 degrees that are worth the paper there on.
Sallie Mae is looking for the payment of $86,000 + that FMU cheated me and alot others out of. I'm not looking for money personally. I just want the loans paid off and enough to repeat at a college where I can make something out of my life. I just turn 40 so working in the Criminal Justice field is out of the question. Thats why I took a job at Honda when I got back to Ohio. My job with the State was gone because I stayed to long in Florida. If anyone knows of any progress in the Law Suit please contact me.
Thank you for listening,
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