Strayer University to Celebrate the Class of 2012 in Atlanta

May 9, 2012

On Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m., more than 1,200 students will graduate from Strayer University at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Graduating students, alumni and faculty will receive awards and recognition for their outstanding achievements, and noted human rights activist Martin Luther King III will deliver the commencement address.

King, the son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., continues his father’s legacy as a human rights organizer and proponent of nonviolent social change. King is committed to strengthening communities by creating and supporting youth programs, increasing opportunities for the creation of his father’s “Beloved Community” while advocating for the promise and potential of higher education to empower individuals and change lives.

“As an Atlanta native, I’m delighted to address Strayer University graduates in my hometown as they reach this remarkable milestone,” King says. “Our society grows stronger with each college graduate, and Strayer University is making this possible for so many deserving learners and leaders. I look forward to witnessing how Strayer University graduates not only achieve their personal goals, but also use their education to positively impact their communities.”

As part of the commencement celebration, Strayer University will also hand out four prestigious honors including the Outstanding Alumni Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Faculty Award of Excellence and Valedictorian.

“We are delighted to honor the hard work, time and tenacity that all of our graduates devoted to their education,” says Dr. Michael Plater, Strayer University president. “As we confer upon them their undergraduate and graduate degrees, we look forward to watching them flourish in their careers while maintaining their commitment to lifelong learning.”

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