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Aberdeen, Md. Resident Named Strayer University Valedictorian

July 8, 2013

Sarah Green-Hosey Recognized for Academic Excellence

ATLANTA – May 16, 2013 – Strayer University is pleased to announce that Sarah Green-Hosey of Aberdeen, Md. has been named valedictorian. Green-Hosey will receive her award and address her fellow graduates on Saturday, May 18, at Strayer University’s Atlanta, Ga., regional commencement ceremony held at the Georgia Dome.

Green-Hosey is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  She previously served as an emergency manager for the U.S. Air Force, where she oversaw the Emergency Operation Center at Travis Air Force Base in Solano, Calif.  In this role, she instructed more than 4,000 Air Force members and leaders in hazardous chemical detection and responded to local earthquakes, wildfires, hazmat spills and other emergencies.

When she was no longer able to continue as an emergency manager due to an injury, Green-Hosey enrolled in Strayer University’s criminal justice degree program in order to transition to a civilian career.  Her studies helped her to earn a position as a management analyst handling veteran claims for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ regional office in Baltimore, Md.

“My education has been an invaluable tool that I have used to not only advance in my current career, but to change industries and functions overall,” said Green-Hosey. “My degree, GPA and military background show employers that I am a hard worker who is committed to setting goals and achieving them.”

Green-Hosey has also worked as a management assistant at the Department of the Army and as a training assistant handling claims for the military’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office.  In this role, she also conducted sexual harassment and rape prevention training presentations and programs, which aim to remove the stigma associated with reporting sexual harassment and inform participants of the resources available to them.

Strayer University’s valedictorian title is granted to a student with a 4.0 grade point average, high levels of engagement in the community and extracurricular activities.  In the community, Green-Hosey is an active member of the American Legion and helps organize clothing and food drive for homeless veterans and veterans in need. She is also a volunteer for the National Guard Youth Foundation’s Youth ChalleNGe, where she serves as a mentor and tutor for at-risk youth.

Green-Hosey will join nearly 1,200 students at the Atlanta regional commencement ceremony, where Anthony Amey, Emmy-award winning weekend sports anchor and reporter at ABC affiliate WSB-TV, will deliver the commencement address.

Celebrating more than 120 years since its founding in Baltimore in 1892, Strayer University offers relevant and rigorous academic programs to working adults, first-generation college students and others who often do not have access to higher education, preparing them for success in today’s competitive job market. Strayer University graduates earn degrees in programs ranging from business administration and accounting to education and information systems.

The Strayer University Atlanta regional commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Georgia Dome located at 1 Georgia Dome Dr. NW in Atlanta.

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***MEDIA NOTE: To speak with Sarah Green-Hosey about her award, please contact Cristina Henley at cristina.henley@strayer.edu, work: (703) 561-1913, or cell: (703) 431-3691.

About Strayer University
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has been in operation since 1892. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, economics, information systems, information technology, human resource management, education, health services administration, public administration, management and criminal justice to working adult students at 100 campuses in 24 states and Washington, D.C., as well as worldwide via the Internet. Strayer University also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For more information, visit www.strayer.edu or call 1-888-4-STRAYER (888-478-7293).

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