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Augusta, Ga., Resident Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Honors from Strayer University

May 16, 2013

Luevirta Hammonds Excels Academically, Gives Back to Community

ATLANTA– May 16, 2013 – Strayer University is pleased to announce that Luevirta Hammonds of Augusta, Ga., has been named the Outstanding Graduate Student. Hammonds will receive the award on Saturday, May 18, at Strayer University’s Atlanta, Ga., regional commencement ceremony held at the Georgia Dome.

Hammonds is graduating with a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in health services administration. In addition to earning a graduate degree from Strayer University, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga. Outside of the classroom, Hammonds is a licensed practical nurse for the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. In this role, she is responsible for providing patient care, medical coding, and administering and ordering medications for the clinic, which serves veterans in eastern Georgia and western South Carolina. She is also a Patient Aligned Care Team coach and serves as chairperson for the medical center’s licensed practical nurse board.

“Strayer University’s staff and faculty helped me through every step of my academic journey. And because of that ongoing support, I am now more marketable in the workplace,” said Hammonds. “By earning a graduate degree, I am eligible to apply for new positions with new responsibilities in my organization.”

As a licensed practical nurse, Hammonds has worked at locations throughout the world,

including Highland House Rehabilitation and Healthcare Inc. in Fayetteville, N.C., St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., and 67th Combat Support Hospital in Würzburg, Germany.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Award is given to a Strayer University graduate student with a 4.0 grade point average who has made significant contributions in both the workplace and community.

In addition to her responsibilities as a nurse, Hammonds is an active member in the community. She currently serves on her local church’s Trustee Board and Education Committee, which is dedicated to providing financial assistance to college students.

Hammonds will join nearly 1,200 students at the Atlanta regional commencement ceremony, where Anthony Amey, Emmy-award winning anchor and reporter for 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 Luevirta Hammonds 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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