Capital Honors Class of 2012

June 21, 2012

Strayer University will hold its third regional commencement ceremony of 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., on June 23. During the ceremony, graduating students, alumni and faculty will receive awards and recognition for their outstanding achievements.

Harry E. Johnson Sr., J.D., president and CEO of the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc., will deliver the commencement address. Johnson has led the MLK Memorial Foundation as president and CEO since 2002. Under his leadership, the foundation raised $120 million and garnered support from leaders across the country to build the recently opened Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

“I'm honored to address Strayer University graduates as they reach this remarkable milestone,” Johnson says. “I have witnessed firsthand how education and enlightenment have an incredible effect on our communities, and I’m sure the Strayer University graduates will continue that tradition as they begin their very bright futures.”

Strayer University students from more than 69 campuses across the region are graduating at the upcoming ceremony. “Commencement is the most exciting time of the year, where we reward and celebrate our students’ focus, tenacity and accomplishments,” says Dr. Michael Plater, president of Strayer University. “We are delighted to watch this very deserving group of current and future leaders leverage their hard-earned education, and excel in their personal and professional lives.”

Strayer University will hold three more ceremonies later this year at the Amway Center in Orlando on Sept. 29; Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 27; and the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore on Dec. 1.

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