Argosy University/Orange County Commencement Speaker Says University Degrees Open Doors
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Dr. Edward Hernandez Jr., keynote speaker at Argosy University/Orange County’s commencement ceremonies congratulated graduates for completing university programs that would enhance their professional lives. “Earning a college degree will open doors for you in the working world,” Hernandez said.
The commencement ceremony, held at the Hilton in Costa Mesa on Friday, May 18, attracted more than 700 people. More than 130 students from the Argosy University Orange County, Inland Empire and Santa Monica campuses participated in the ceremony. Students who participated earned or will earn an associate, bachelor, master’s or doctoral degree in business, education, or psychology.
Dr. Jeb Egbert, Argosy University/Orange County president, said that graduation is a time for both students and families to celebrate. “The graduation robes you are wearing today are significant, because they show you have earned your degrees,” he said.
Hernandez is chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves more than 58,000 students at colleges throughout central Orange County.
In his speech, titled “Your Education – Your Future – Your Success,” Hernandez said college graduates face a bright and exciting future. “I envy the technological changes you will see,” Hernandez said, noting that when he received his doctoral degree, more than 30 years ago, he never took any courses involving computers.
Argosy University’s Orange County campus is one of 18 Argosy University (www.argosyu.edu) locations in 12 states. Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in clinical and counseling psychology, business and education. Argosy University also offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in psychology and business, and associate’s degree programs in various health sciences fields. Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA) (30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org).
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