American Sentinel University Hosts Tenth Commencement Ceremony on June 19

– AT&T’s SVP Corporate Strategy to Deliver Keynote Address –

AURORA, Colo. – June 18, 2015 – American Sentinel University will celebrate the academic achievements of its newest graduates in nursing, informatics, management and technology disciplines at its tenth commencement ceremony to be held on June 19 at 9:30 a.m. MDT in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The event will be webcast live.

Michael Bowling, senior vice president, corporate strategy of AT&T Services, Inc. will deliver the keynote address. Bowling is responsible for driving the growth of a $37 billion wireline business, as well as the company’s Business Mobility service portfolio.

“We are proud to honor the hard work, drive, determination, and commitment each student has demonstrated to reach this important phase of their journey to attain academic excellence. As someone who returned to school later in life, I understand the sacrifices that were made to reach this important milestone,” says Mary Adams, president and chief academic officer of American Sentinel University. “Our students have embraced the principle of continuous advancement and transition, and today marks the pinnacle of their challenging journey.”

During the commencement ceremony, the university will confer 1,346 degrees, 80 of which are at the doctoral-level. American Sentinel currently has 2,790 active students and of those, 11 percent are at the doctoral-level and 41 percent are at the master’s level.

Key highlights of this year’s commencement include:

  • Cynthia Christensen, M.S. Nursing Education, Vancouver, Wash., is the winner of American Sentinel University’s Founder’s Award presented to the graduate who has the highest grade-point average and has displayed determination and initiative in their student life.
  • Alexander Kulcsar III, M.S. Computer Science, Dexter, Mich., is the recipient of this year’s Joe. B. Wyatt Award presented to the graduate who has exhibited outstanding effort, energy and leadership in their student life.
  • Shaylene Caffey, M.S. Geospatial Information Systems, Kansas City, Mo., is the winner of the Lt. Col. Paul J. Capicik Outstanding Military Student Award presented to the student who demonstrated unusual diligence and persistence in completing their studies.
  • Honorary doctorates will be awarded to Ravi K. Reddy, managing partner of RK Reddy & Associates and Bruce Sullivan, retired audit partner and managing partner, Nashville, Ernst & Young, LLP.

American Sentinel University awards honorary degrees to recognize outstanding achievement. Recipients receive a Doctor of Letters degree, and they are amongst one of the highest honors conferred by the university. Previous recipients have been models of excellence and service to the university’s students, graduates and the world.

The Dean’s Awards for Academic Excellence will be presented to the following graduates who demonstrated excellence in the graduating class: Kirkland Chewning, B.S. Computer Science, Plano, Texas; Angela Meeks, M.S. Business Intelligence, Franklin, Tenn.; Sabar Ndetan, B.S. Nursing, Beltsville, Md.; Betty Hall, M.S. Nursing Informatics, Markham, Ill.; Thomas Smith, DNP Educational Leadership, Buchannon, W.Va.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.