We are very proud to announce our new partnership with businessman and former Washington Redskins player, Charles Mann who joins the Strayer University family as a success story, inspiration and graduate of Strayer’s class of 2015. On what inspired him to go back to school, Charles explains, “I started something and did not complete it… and when I saw my daughter graduate [college], I said I want that [and] so I went after it.” Despite being a huge success in football, Charles saw a college degree as something he still hadn’t accomplished in his life; a decision that led to the start of the next chapter of his life and career at Strayer University. On beginning his journey at Strayer University, Charles said “Once I got on campus and was a part of it, it was definitely right.” We are honored to have Charles Mann deliver the commencement address to his fellow classmates at our Washington D.C. ceremony on June 27, where he will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management. (Congrats, you did it!) Watch the full story of what made him want to return to college after retiring from his football career and how that path led him to Strayer University. Part 1: Finding Inspiration

Part 2: Deciding to Go Back to College

Part 3: Attending Strayer University

Part 4: Graduation Day

ABOUT CHARLES MANN

Originally from Sacramento, Calif., Mann attended and played college football at the University of Nevada, where he played from 1979 to 1982. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 1983 NFL Draft and is known for helping lead the team to three Super Bowl appearances, two of which they won. After retiring from playing football in 1995, Mann was a reporter and weekend sports anchor in Washington, D.C. Mann co-founded The Good Samaritan Foundation, which provides inner-city youth with workplace training. Most recently, he founded Charles Mann Enterprises, a government contracting firm that offer customized solutions to meet business needs.

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