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AIU Atlanta Celebrates with Graduates

AIU Atlanta celebrated graduate success at the end of April, holding two major events to honor the 2013 graduating class.

On Thursday, April 25th, the campus held its annual Graduate Reception, a chance for new graduates and alumni to celebrate and network. Each honor society inducted new members during the reception. Alumni Relations Manager Lindsey Rogers discussed the Alumni Association, how to stay connected to AIU after graduation, and the benefits of association membership.

AIU Atlanta Faculty at Graduation
AIU Atlanta Faculty at Graduation Commencement
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The Atlanta Alumni Chapter presented the Leading by Example Award to Mr. Amadou Fall, who shared his story with guests and graciously thanked the Atlanta Alumni Chapter. Afterwards, everyone was able to enjoy hor d'oeuvres and share their excitement with other graduates, alumni, and their guests.

The following day, April 26th, was an exciting and beautiful day for commencement. Over 300 graduates and their guests arrived at the Atlanta Civic Center to celebrate the achievement of this important goal.

Dr. Hisham Shaban, AIU Atlanta Campus President, gave an uplifting and energetic speech to open the ceremony. He then welcomed Dr. Stacie Clark, who delivered the keynote address to the graduates. Dr. Clark is a veteran of the military and earned two degrees from AIU; her Bachelor of Business Administration and her Master of Business Administration. Dr. Clark then welcomed the student speaker to the stage, Nilka M. Huff-Rodgers, who spoke on behalf of the 2012-2013 graduating class.

After the graduates received their diplomas, Dr. Shaban congratulated and thanked everyone for attending. "As the graduates and guests left the stage you could see the excitement in their faces," said Lindsey Rogers, Alumni Relations Manager.

Congratulations to our all of our Spring 2013 graduates. We're proud of your educational accomplishments and look forward to seeing you take the next step in your journey.

Photo Credit: John Breedlove