WATERBURY, Conn. (May 3, 2010) – On Saturday, May 8, Post University will recognize the accomplishments of nearly 500 traditional and online undergraduate and graduate students during Commencement exercises on the grounds of its Waterbury campus and via a live video feed.
Since the University offers both on-campus and online degree program options, the graduation ceremony will not only be held on campus but also broadcast live via the Internet for the first time in the University’s 120-year history. Although many online graduates take advantage of Post University travel assistance vouchers that allow them to come to campus to “walk” in graduation, the University also wanted to give students who could not attend in person a way to enjoy the pomp and circumstance.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that our on-campus and our online students will have the opportunity to join together in sharing this momentous occasion with family, friends, faculty and staff, whether they’re on our campus Saturday morning or watching via video,” said Dr. Kenneth Zirkle, president of Post University. “Adding a live video feed was a perfect way to give all of our graduates near and far a way to share in this milestone event.”
Included among this year’s graduates will be 120 undergraduate students who attended the University’s main campus in Waterbury; and 260 undergraduate students, 41 Master of Business Administration (MBA), and 58 Master of Human Services students who completed their degrees through Post University Online’s Accelerated Degree Program.
During commencement, Post University will award an honorary degree to George D. Kuh who is Chancellor’s Professor of Higher Education at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Kuh will deliver the keynote address. Frank W. Ridley, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Connecticut State Department of Higher Education, also will address the graduates on behalf of the state’s department of higher education.
Curtis “Monty” Nebinger of Oxford and Christine Araujo of Harwinton both earned 4.0 grade point averages and will address the graduates as Valedictorians for the Main Campus. Nebinger will receive a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Araujo will receive a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Nebinger plans to pursue an online MBA degree from Post University after graduation.
Theresa Carroll of Naugatuck will address graduates as Post University Online’s Valedictorian. Carroll will graduate with a 4.0 and receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Commencement begins at 11:30 a.m. EST. To watch Post University’s graduation ceremonies live, go to http://www.Post.edu/graduation at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Founded in 1890, Post University is a career-oriented university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. In addition to providing quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes and competitive Division II athletics at its main campus in Waterbury, the University offers highly interactive accelerated degree programs that are offered completely online or during evenings and weekends at four locations in the state. Post University’s more than 5,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.post.edu or call 800-345-2562.