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University of Phoenix Partners with Chaldeans to Fill Need
By Sam Yousif :: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 :: 57917 Views :: Career & Education, Chaldean Education & Career Center

Michigan, USA - Developing on their growing relationship the Chaldean Education and CareerCenter and the University of Phoenix, Chaldeans are offered two local career fair opportunities in Southfield, Michigan. 

Corporate developer and diversity expert Stephanie English from University of Phoenix has been working with the Chaldean Education and Career Center to develop college education and career solutions for the Chaldean community.  The University is offering Chaldeans easy registration processes, one-on-one counseling, and now hosts two career fairs exposing job opportunities in the telecommunications and information technology industry for interested Chaldeans.     

“The Chaldean community has unique needs that the University of Phoenix perfectly fits.  We offer accredited college education and corporate training directly to hard-working Chaldeans.  Our university understands that many Chaldeans have a family to care for and may be unable or unwilling to travel to distant campuses or sit in a class for three to four hour stretches in the middle of the day.  Many Chaldeans are required to work long hours to provide for their family.  Our online courses are broadcasted directly to the homes or businesses of Chaldeans with ease and simplicity,” says English.

The Chaldean Education and Career Center has been in talks with the University, who has been welcoming and eager to serve the Chaldean population. 

“Along with our online campuses we have two physical campuses in the heart of the Chaldean community; one in Troy and the other in Southfield.  Chaldean students can either visit our buildings or take our classes from the comfort of their own home,” adds English. 

Unlike other universities and colleges, the University of Phoenix has aggressively sought to serve the community.  “Many Chaldeans attend Wayne State, Oakland, University of Michigan, Michigan state, Walsh, community colleges or a host of other educational institutions.  However, none have reached out to the community to understand and develop education solutions for us,” says Helen Siman of the Chaldean Education and Career Center.

 “This University knows that one size doest not fit all.  Mrs. English took the time to visit our Chaldean Computer Class programs for the community and has offered enhance our program by extending University of Phoenix computer training opportunities.”

On Friday, May 9th from 9:00 a.m. in the morning to 4:00 p.m., the University of Phoenix invites Chaldeans to a special career fair in telecommunications where Comcast corporation will be hand to interview for all corporate and local positions. 

On Thursday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Chaldeans are invited to a specail information technology career fair featuring some of the countries top IT corporations. 

Chaldeans are reminded to bring plenty of resumes and prepare for on-the-spot interviews and possible hiring. 

Both events are being held at University of Phoenix Southfield campus building 2 at the 4400 Town Center on the corner of Civic Center Drive (10 ½ mile) and Central Park Blvd, just west of Evergreen. 

“The career fairs are less than two miles away from Our Lady of Chaldean Cathedral in Southfield, Michigan,” says Siman. “The Center is working on other education solutions for Chaldean families, but we are proud of our partnership with the University of Phoenix and how they are being so flexible and helpful.  There are few caring and compassionate people like Mrs. English that really knows our community and genuinely wants to help our people.”

Mother of God Church, MI USA


Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church
25585 Berg Road
Southfield, MI 48033
Tel: (248) 356-0565
Fax: (248) 356-5235

Founding Pastor:
Msgr. Geroge Garmo in 1972
The current church building
was completed in 1980.

Rev.  Manuel Yousif Boji

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Wisam Matti

Daily:  10:00 AM Chaldean
Tuesdays:  5:30 PM Chaldean/English 
Saturdays:  Ramsha 4:45-5:20 PM; Mass 5:30 PM Chaldean   
Sundays:  8:30 AM Arabic, 10:00 AM English, 12:00 PM Chaldean

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 Rev. Manuel Yousif Boji

Fr. Manuel was born in Telkaif in the suburbs of Nineveh, Iraq in 1946.   Reverend Manuel Boji entered the Chaldean Seminary in Mousl in 1958 and was ordained a priest in Baghdad in 1968.  His first assignment was in Telkaif where he served for 19 years.  In July 1987, Fr. Manuel was assigned  to the United States  where he assisted Mar Addai Parish in Oak Park, Michigan for six months.  From March 1988 until April 1990, he was administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Detroit, Michigan.  Fr. Manuel completed his Masters and Doctorate work from both U of D Mercy and Wayne State University while assigned to the United States.  In May 1990, Fr. Manuel was assigned to Mother of God Parish and is currently serving there as Rector of the Cathedral. 

Parochial Vicar: Rev. Wisam Matti

Fr. Wisam was born in Basrah, Iraq on October 30, 1971. Completing his education in Iraq and serving in the military Fr. Wisam then entered the Chaldean Seminary in Baghdad in 1984.  He was ordained a priest in Karemlees a suburb of Nineveh on July 4th 1997.  His first assignment was in Mosul where he served for five years.  On January 21, 2002, Fr. Wisam was transferred to the Unites States and was assigned to Mother of God Parish where he is currently serving as parochial vicar.  Fr. Wisam, earned his Master in Pastoral Theology on April 28, 2007 from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.