Laurus College Commencement – Class of 2015-16
by the Marketing Department at Laurus College
Laurus College recently held its Commencement ceremony at the Clark Center for Performing Arts, located in Arroyo Grande, California. The ceremony recognized the achievements of those individuals who completed their Certificate and / or Associate Degree programs in 2015 and 2016. While the majority of Laurus College graduates do not reside in the immediate vicinity of Arroyo Grande, that did not prevent 50 graduates and over 275 family members and friends living throughout the ‘805’ (and beyond) from attending the ceremony.
Among the graduates in attendance, 19 received “Honors Student” status (3.87 GPA & Higher), and several were awarded a combination of both degree and certificate in their field of study. Associate Degrees and Certificates were awarded in all five (5) of the program areas that Laurus College offers including Digital Arts & Computer Animation, Information Technologies (IT) & Network Systems, Medical Billing & Coding, Professional Business Systems, and Web Design.
“Today is a day of achievement for all of the hard work and energy we put into getting ourselves to this point,” said Elizabeth Black, an Information Technologies (IT) & Network Systems graduate from Crockett, CA, who was nominated by her instructors for the honor of speaking on behalf of the 2015-16 graduating class. “It took courage and endurance to get us here and because of the new knowledge we now have, we have the conviction to pursue our dreams and to continue to grow in our new career fields.”
In addition to Student Speaker Elizabeth Black, Laurus College CEO, Dr. David E. Ahn, also addressed the graduating class:
“All of you should be very proud of yourselves today. From your first day at Laurus College until now, I am certain all of you faced many obstacles along the way. The challenges may have been physical, financial, technical, and/or emotional, but regardless of what it was, you persevered and now you are graduating. The character you built and confidence you gained throughout your educational progress will serve you well the rest of your life. You should forever be proud of who you are and what you have become.”
For Laurus College graduates, the journey they share with the college doesn’t end with commencement. Instead, it marks the next milestone in a life-long partnership between the school and its graduates.
“This is such an amazing celebration of both persistence and talent,” says Chancellor Jeff Redmond, who has been with Laurus College since it first opened campuses on the Central Coast of California in 2006. “Many of the graduates here today have already secured jobs in their chosen career field, and are well on their way to pursuing their next set of goals. Graduating from college and attaining work are wonderful achievements that should be celebrated, and as an institution of learning and career development, we believe in supporting our graduates’ pursuit of success throughout their entire career.”
Laurus College is a private, California-based career college that operates multiple campus locations on the Central Coast of California and also offers all of its programs online. To learn more, please visit LaurusCollege.Edu.