Foundation Head Inspires Grads

June 29, 2012

Strayer University held its third regional commencement ceremony of 2012 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. During the ceremony, graduating students, alumni and faculty received 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., was also on hand to deliver the commencement address. Johnson is well-known for his role in leading 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 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

More than 1,600 Strayer University students from 69 campuses across the region listened to Johnson deliver the keynote address. “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,” Johnson said.

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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