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From: StockDung7/20/2010 4:01:02 PM
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JUST STUFF TWO DIPLOMA MILL DEGREES IN YOUR SEC FILINGS. SEC REALLY dont care anyway. Anthony Nobles had two diploma mill degrees. One from Redding University (a fake degree bought from a fake college) and the other from Glendale.

Anthony Nobles is currently running noblesmedical.com in California and is seeking investors

The West Linn case revolved around Galle's acquisition of a so-called "degree" from an entity that does business under the name "Redding University." Some people have trouble grasping the fact that Redding University does not exist, referring to its list of programs and online delivery even while calling it a possible diploma mill. In fact, there is no such thing as Redding University. It's simply a name given by its owner to a business that sells fake college degrees. It has no programs or "nontraditional delivery" mode, let alone faculty.



Date Filed Title
04/15/2008 10KSB for Sutura Inc
COMPANY NAME(s) - [Sutura Inc (CIK - 937814 /SIC - 3841)]
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 10-KSB (Mark One) ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 For the Year Ended December 31, 2007 OR o TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
Exhibits List-> | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Anthony Nobles, Ph.D., 43, has served as the Chief Scientific Officer since September 21, 2006, and served as our Chairman of the Board until April 4, 2008. Prior to that Mr. Nobles served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of the Company since the consummation of the merger of the Company with Sutura, Inc. (“Prior Sutura”) on August 19, 2005. Recently, on February 21, 2008, he was
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appointed to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, in addition to his existing officer positions. Mr. Nobles co-founded Prior Sutura in 1996 with Mr. Ratering and served as Prior Sutura’s Chairman of the Board from the inception of Prior Sutura until consummation of the merger. He also served as Prior Sutura’s President and Chief Executive Officer since the inception of Prior Sutura until consummation of the merger, except for a brief period from January 2000 to October 2001 during which time he held the title of Chief Technology Officer. In addition, Mr. Nobles has founded other medical device companies with Mr. Ratering, for which he serves as an officer and director. He has been awarded various patents for medical devices for use in cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, and vascular & general surgery. Mr. Nobles holds a Master of Science and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (2007) from Redding University and a Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering (2007) from Glendale University.

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Diploma mills: Lessons from the Galle and Colvin cases
Published: Monday, July 19, 2010, 8:00 AM
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By Alan Contreras

Two interesting cases covered by the media in recent weeks have brought some attention to the problem of degrees from diploma mills. The Oregonian's excellent coverage of the Patti Galle case in West Linn brings some helpful visibility to the problem of fake degrees. The Bend Bulletin discovered that Clark Colvin, a Republican candidate for governor, was claiming degrees from two unaccredited degree suppliers. These stories helped show how common the practice of using bogus educational credentials is.

The West Linn case revolved around Galle's acquisition of a so-called "degree" from an entity that does business under the name "Redding University." Some people have trouble grasping the fact that Redding University does not exist, referring to its list of programs and online delivery even while calling it a possible diploma mill. In fact, there is no such thing as Redding University. It's simply a name given by its owner to a business that sells fake college degrees. It has no programs or "nontraditional delivery" mode, let alone faculty.

In the United States, there is no private right to issue college degrees. All degree-granting, including that done by religious colleges and private colleges, is controlled exclusively by governments. That has been true since the founding of the U.S. as a nation, when Harvard University had to get a royal charter, later superseded by a Massachusetts charter, in order to issue degrees, even though it was a religious institution and could teach without that government imprimatur. Degrees, as such, are exclusively controlled by governments and have been for hundreds of years.

A college degree, to be valid in the U.S., has to come from a school that has express written authority to issue degrees given to it from Congress, a state government or a recognized Indian tribe. All degrees provided by U.S. entities lacking authorization from any of these three kinds of government are always fake and always invalid. Use of such so-called "degrees" in Oregon, Washington and many other states is illegal.

The difference between the Galle case (a fake degree bought from a fake college) and the Colvin case is that Colvin acquired two of his degrees from entities that had the legal authority to issue degrees (one operated in Hawaii and one in Switzerland and various small islands) but had no accreditation or national recognition. Under Oregon law, such degrees can legally be used in the private sector provided that they always carry a disclaimer of accreditation. Colvin, having not used the disclaimer, was asked by the state to either use it or voluntarily cease using the degrees. He chose the latter, and dealt with the situation in a prompt and professional manner once he found out the problem.

In order for college degrees to have value, their nature must be protected by law. That's why Oregon law restricts their use to those issued by legitimate colleges. The Office of Degree Authorization exists in part to investigate the use on nonstandard degrees and enforce this law.

For further information see the Office of Degree Authorization website:

Here's the Top 10 sources of invalid degree reports or inquiries received by ODA:

Almeda University
Belford University
Breyer State University
Canyon College
Corllins University
MUST University
Rochville University
Rushmore University
Washington International University

Alan Contreras is administrator of the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization.
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