Strayer University launches virtual commencement ceremony
Strayer University, a post-secondary adult education institution, today launched its 2007 Virtual
Commencement ceremony to provide its online graduates with a complete online ceremony that complements their experiences in Internet learning.
“Our virtual commencement ceremony brings the graduation experience directly into the homes of online students and their guests worldwide, and it also is a fitting culmination for Strayer University’s online students, whose graduation experience can match how they earned their degrees,” Randy Reich, senior vice president of Academic Administration, said.
In the 2007 virtual commencement ceremony, Strayer University graduates are greeted with a traditional rendering of “Pomp and Circumstance” while hearing and viewing their names as they appear in a diploma format. Graduates and guests may navigate through opening remarks, student biographies, photos of classmates, graduate words of inspiration, and a special congratulatory farewell.
The virtual ceremony includes a keynote address by Lee Cockerell, recently retired executive vice president of operations for The Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Cockerell reminds graduates that even though they have earned their degree, it doesn’t mean that learning has stopped.
Editor’s note: What can we say but… congratulations to the graduates!