CollegeAmerica Graduates Don Caps and Gowns at May 13 Commencement Ceremony

Top Quote Colorado Springs campus to award diplomas to 160 graduates at City Auditorium on Friday, May 13. End Quote
  • Colorado Springs, CO (1888PressRelease) May 13, 2011 - Graduates from CollegeAmerica will don caps and gowns this coming Friday, May 13,to receive their college diplomas. The graduates join the thousands of alumni who have received career training from CollegeAmerica through degree programs in Business, Graphic Arts, Healthcare, and Information Technology.

    The program will commence with special keynote addresses from CollegeAmerica graduates Joe Alonge, Jimmy McCargar and Karen York.

    The graduating class also includes a local mother and daughter duo, Sylvia and Roxann Ghist. Daughter Sylvia will be graduating with a Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree in Graphic Arts and mom, Roxann, an A.A.S. in Business Management and Accounting. Both women are the first to have earned college degrees in their family.

    "[Earning my degree] has made me realize who I am and to become a better person. It's given me the confidence to go out into the world and show people my skills and what I have to offer," said Sylvia. She says she is most looking forward to having a career she enjoys instead of just a job.

    Roxann considers her degree a step toward her ultimate dream of starting her own business.

    "My goal has always been to start my own business, be my own boss. With a degree in business management and accounting, that is what I am striving for," said Roxann. But she says the accomplishment she is most proud of is that she and Sylvia earned their degrees together.

    There will be 160 students in the 2011 graduating class.

    What: CollegeAmerica 2011 Commencement Ceremony
    Where: City Auditorium, 221 East Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    When: Friday, May 13, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

    For more information about CollegeAmerica or its upcoming commencement ceremony, contact Kavitha Thimmaiah at 303.433.7020 or kthimmaiah ( @ ) csg-pr dot com dot

    About CollegeAmerica®
    CollegeAmerica and its affiliates Stevens-Henager College® (including Independence University®) and California College San Diego have sixteen locations across the western United States helping make better careers more accessible for their graduates. CollegeAmerica's degree programs are designed to produce highly trained and skilled graduates prepared for a wide range of jobs. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offering programs in Business, Information, Graphic Arts, and Healthcare, the college continues to provide a quality education to generations of students. For more information visit

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