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University of Phoenix to honor 2011 graduating class

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

The Northern Nevada University of Phoenix Campus will honor nearly 200 students at its graduation ceremony taking place Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.  Campus Director, Dr. Robert Larkin is proud to announce that Katy Simon, Washoe County Manager, will be providing the commencement address and Rosalynda Paez Carlton, Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy will offer the graduate speech addressing the graduating class, family, and friends.

The Conferring of Degrees will be presented by Director of Academic Affairs, Dr. Michelle Palaroan.  During the 2010 graduation ceremony, Dr. Palaroan and Dr. Larkin were the first doctoral graduates to participate at the Northern Nevada commencement ceremony.

The presentation of Distinguished Faculty will be presented by Dr. Michelle Palaroan. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Student Leadership Award will be given to an undergraduate or graduate business student who has developed leadership qualities and maintained a high level of academic accomplishment while progressing through his/her program at the University of Phoenix.  The award recognizes students who have exhibited leadership in the community, professional and/or academic ground and organizations while enrolled at the University.

The Northern Nevada Campus is known for providing aggressive business programs and is well recognized for its impact on the education and counseling community.  The Northern Nevada campus in south Reno offers students a state-of-the-art facility on Professional Circle with an enhanced Student Resource Center for both its ground and online students.

Class Size 2011 – 192

Degrees

Associates – 37

Bachelor’s – 88

Master’s – 67

Day, Date, Time

Saturday, May 21st – 11a.m. to 1p.m.

Location

Reno Sparks Convention Center

Presiding

Dr. Robert Larkin

Campus Director

Commencement Address

Katy Simon

Washoe County Manager

Student Speaker

Rosalynda Paez Carlton

Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family and Child Therapy

ACBSP Student Leadership Award

This award is given to and undergraduate or graduate business student who has developed leadership qualities and maintained a high level of academic accomplishment while progressing through his/her program at the University of Phoenix.

Distinguished Faculty Award

Awarded to the faculty member recognized by students for exemplary work and experiences

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. Through flexible schedules, challenging courses and interactive learning, students achieve personal and career aspirations without putting their lives on hold. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.