Monday, May 21, 2007

Commencement Speaker Says University Degrees Open Doors

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Dr. Edward Hernandez Jr., keynote speaker at Argosy University’s commencement ceremonies congratulated graduates for completing university programs that would enhance their professional lives. “Earning a university degree will open doors for you in the working world,” Hernandez said.

The commencement ceremony, held at the Hilton in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 18, celebrated more than 150 graduates from the Inland Empire, Santa Monica and Orange County campuses. The event attracted more than 500 people. Argosy University awarded degrees in business, education and psychology at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

Argosy University/Inland Empire graduated seven students with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology and education. The university opened its Inland Empire location in May 2006. Wendy Vasquez-Osborn, interim campus president, said “Today marks a historical event for both the Inland Empire campus and its graduates. Today we honor our first graduating class of 2007.”

Hernandez is chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves more than 58,000 students at colleges throughout central Orange County.
In his speech, titled “Your Education – Your Future – Your Success,” Hernandez said college graduates face a bright and exciting future.

For information about Argosy University/Inland Empire call (909) 915-3800.

Argosy University’s Inland Empire campus is one of 18 Argosy University ( locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master's degree programs in clinical and counseling psychology, business and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor's degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate's degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440,

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