Kaplan University Announces Local Summer 2010 Online Graduates

CHICAGO, Ill. — Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2010 class during a live ceremony on Aug. 7 in Chicago. Former U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. served as the keynote speaker.

The following local students were awarded degrees:

  • David Campbell of Elizabeth was awarded a Certificate in Information Technology.
  • Jose Esparra of Rahway was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
  • Toni M Medina of Rahway was awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Health Sciences.


“Graduates like you must use your education and skill set to make this a stronger, more vibrant and dynamic nation,” Ford told the approximately 730 graduates in attendance. “It takes courage and determination to improve your own life and the lives of those around you.”

The Kaplan University summer 2010 class, which included more than 4,200 graduates, earned associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees – as well as professional certificates – completely online. Many of them traveled from around the country and the world to attend the ceremony, meeting face-to-face for the first time. Kaplan University has graduated nearly 27,000 online students since it began offering web-based degrees in 2001.

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