Concord, N.C. Resident Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Honors from Strayer University

August 10, 2013

Jennifer Anderson Excels Academically, Encourages Students' Growth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – August 10, 2013 – Strayer University is pleased to announce that Jennifer Anderson of Concord, N.C., has been named the Outstanding Graduate Student. Anderson will receive the award on Saturday, August 10, at Strayer University’s Charlotte, N.C., regional commencement ceremony held at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Anderson is graduating with a Master of Education degree with a concentration in education management. In addition to earning a graduate degree from Strayer University, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Outside of her studies, Anderson works as an educator at James Martin Middle School in Charlotte, N.C., where she teaches a diverse body of students at different learning levels.

 “Although I had experience as an educator, I wanted to take on more leadership responsibilities,” said Anderson. “My degree from Strayer University gives me the background in business I need to grow professionally, and I am now able to take on new mentoring roles as a result of earning my degree.”

Anderson has worked as an educator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district for nearly 20 years. She recently founded Tutors to Leaders, a tutoring service that enables her to work closely with students of all ages in a variety of subjects. She also conducts team-building, leadership and diversity training workshops for local churches and businesses.

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 an educator, Anderson has served as a National Education Association representative and a Professional Learning Community chairperson.

Anderson will join more than 700 students at the Charlotte, N.C., regional commencement ceremony, where Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, U.S. Representative of North Carolina’s fifth congressional district, 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 may 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 Charlotte, N.C., regional commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, at the Time Warner Cable Arena located at 333 E Trade St. in Charlotte, N.C.

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***MEDIA NOTE:To speak with Jennifer Anderson about her award, please contact Rachel Richelieu at, office: 703-561-1861, or cell 202-557-4920.

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