Bryan University leaders gathered for a live-streamed graduation ceremony, honoring more than 200 graduates. From left to right are Jeré Thrasher, Program Director for Court Reporting; William Hamilton, Provost, Vice Chancellor and Director of E-Discovery Programs; Don Gull, President of Bryan University Online; Jonathan Young, Program Director for Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science; and Donna Estabrook, Program Director of Health Information Technology.
Bryan University leaders gathered for a live-streamed graduation ceremony, honoring more than 200 graduates. From left to right are Jeré Thrasher, Program Director for Court Reporting; William Hamilton, Provost, Vice Chancellor and Director of E-Discovery Programs; Don Gull, President of Bryan University Online; Jonathan Young, Program Director for Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science; and Donna Estabrook, Program Director of Health Information Technology.

Members of the Bryan University community congregated on campus and online to attend  “Graduation 2013: Celebrate New Beginnings,” a virtual event that reached hundreds of graduates, their families and friends via a live stream from the school’s website, Friday, Aug. 23.

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Patrick Hanson, Associate Director of Student & Alumni Outreach, opened the ceremony with a warm congratulatory note before turning the microphone over to Bryan University Chancellor, Don Gull.

“This is an important milestone in your professional career, and I applaud your efforts and accomplishments,” began Chancellor Gull. “I know that most of you graduates have achieved this honor under great pressure and challenges. Most of you have spouses and/or children who look to you for support. You have mortgages to pay, cars to maintain, bills to settle. And yet, here you are, having done all that plus the rigorous requirements of a full academic program. Good for you! It will serve you well all your lives.”

Gull advised graduates to continue on their pathway to success by transferring their academic work ethic to everything else they face. “Treat every job, every task, with the attitude that this is the most important job in the world,” he said. “Everything worth doing is worth doing well. A good day’s pay is worth a good day’s work. It is your surest pathway to success …”

Also in attendance and speaking at the ceremony were the university’s program directors, Donna Estabrook, Health Information Technology; Jonathon Young, Advanced Personal Training and Exercise Science; Jeré Thrasher, Court Reporting; and William Hamilton, E-Discovery Project Management.

Hamilton, who also serves as the university’s provost and vice chancellor, recognized students for their achievements, but counseled them to retain a sense of humility as they moved forward in their careers.

“Everything that is done expertly in life appears easy to those who don’t know,” said Hamilton. "Don’t expect others to understand the hard work  … you put in to develop your skills. Just smile. Be modest. That’s the reward of being a true professional, of being really good at what you do.”

More than 200 students from 35 states across the country were acknowledged in the ceremony. (See below for a list of names and programs of study.) The Celebrate New Beginnings ceremony marked the first time Bryan University hosted a live-streamed presentation in honor of its graduates, who completed programs between Oct. 31, 2012, and Sept. 13, 2013.

“We are especially proud of our graduates and the degrees and certificates they have obtained through diligence and hard work with the generous support of their family, friends and employers,” said Hamilton. “The graduates leave Bryan University well skilled, ready to advance in their professional endeavors and to provide valuable services to our nation.”

Concluded Chancellor Gull, “My hope for you is that your graduation is a launch pad to the cosmos …. That you will take control of your destiny and fulfill all the rightful desires of your heart. I extend to you my best wishes for a happy future filled with success and enduring memories.”

Bryan University offers several accredited degree and certificate programs in personal training and exercise science, court reporting, e-Discovery, and health management and coding.

For more information about Bryan University’s offerings, visit www.bryanuniversity.edu or call 888.768.6861.

Media Contact: Drew Whitney, 602.384.2587, drew.whitney@bryanuniversity.edu

Bryan University Graduates 2012-'13

Advanced Health and Fitness Training

Mark Abarquez

Krystal Adair

Samuel Aguilera

Jay Algiere

Christian Alvarez

Nicholas Arnold

Joshua Avila

Maria Aziere

Brittany Balderson

Lynnea Barry

Aaron Beaubier

Robert Benson

Julie Bodine

Michael Boyett

Amanda Breidenbach

Markkus Brinson

Timothy Britt

Jamie Burdick

Hannah Burns

Rachael Campbell

Adam Clark

Jessica Clickner

Deborah Conklin

Christian Craig

Tim Crumb

Kendrick Dean

Nickolette Dean

Paul Desabetino

Dillon Doak

Laurie Edwards

Damon Endel

Heather Evans

Vicente Flores

Ashleigh Frye

Francisco Garcia

Audrey George

Dennis Gibbs

Brenna Gray

Alex Hansen

Chris Harris

Tamara Hekkema

Jason Hennig

Ernest Henry

Judith Hernandez

Stephan Hicks

Mark Holderness

Jody Holman

Crystal Huffman

Amanda Jenkins

Derek Jent

Elisha Johnson

Trevor Johnson

Scott Johnson

Jonathan Kloo

John Landrey

George Lawson

Amber Lopez

Valerie Manuel

Jennifer Marino

John Marquez

Amy Matarazzi

Alan Maynard

Nevin McCaskill

Mark Mickens

David Mills

Greg Morris

Alexander Mosley

Kevin Murphy

Steven Newhouse

Lupe Peters

Nikolaus Reel

Sherry Roberts

Steven Rohrbach

Heidi Root

Jennifer Rowe

Rafael Ruiz

John Ryan

Steven Santuci

Alexaundria Scott

Juan Servin

Jason Southern

Cheryl Sprung

Marisa Stallings

Jonathon Stevens

Sandy Stevens

Vincent Strange

Tyler Struckhoff

Jason Sullivan

Lashon Swiggins

Amy Szwerluga

Tyrone Talley

Jason Tibbs

David Tingley

Timothy Turpin

Justin Valicenti

Darnell Walls

April Warren

Tonya Watson

Alisha Webb

Megan Wells

Rebekah Westerlund

Jasmine Wheaton

Yvette Wiggins

Charles Williams

Lee Woods

Shaun Yanulaitis

Allie Young

 

Court Reporting

Jessica Croxford

Michelle Hernandez

Lindsay Jagich

Kelsie Medrano

Kristina Papenfus

Lori Wessely

 

E-Discovery Project Management

Miguel Alliegro

Laurie Ault-Sayan

Linda Bailey

Denise Beasley

Gail-Anne Bobik

Rolesha Brown

Lisa Crall

Gerard Curtis

Chioma Deere

Melissa Denktash

Ernest Destin, Jr.

Giselle Edwards

Candace Ellis

Riaan Engelbrecht

Merle Gould

Michelle Hager

Ethel Halpern

Jeffery Haynes

Azure Hicks

Chester Horton

Gwendolyn Humphrey

Brian Ivey

Moira Jamieson

Anthony Johnson

Marsha Klimek

Craig Kraus

Maxine Laws

LeJon Lozada

Martin Lynch

Antoinette Maynard

Rebecca Mieszkowski

Jeannine Moore

Denise Moore

Velkis Moreno

Karen Mueller

Emily Navarro

Andrew Pitt

Soraya Purvis

Myra Reed

David Robertson

Omar Ruffin

Parnell Speed

Yasmin Thomas

Sarah Vindigni

Robyn Voss

Sebrenia Webber

Shana Williams

Thomas Zacharia

 

Health Information Management and Coding

LaToya Aiken

LaShawn Anderson

Janelle Braun

Paula Brown

Justine Burgess

Janet Chaney

Chantelle Chapman

Crystal Clickner

Edwina Davis

Leah Drayer

Melissa French

Melissa Gomez

Jennifer Gorin

Melissa Guzman

Laura Haholy

Veronica Hardy

Allison Humphrey

Andrea Jackson

Jayme Johnson

Denise Johnston

Joyce Jones

Dolores Keeler

Crystal Lawrence

Constance Mac Fadyen

Jazmin Martin

Julie McCulloch

Staci Medendorp

Alonzo Middleton

Sabtecha More-Shaw

Stephanie Nicholson

Cheryl Nixon

Khristina Noble

Erin Oberholzer

Saralyn Pace

Tiffany Patridge

Denise Portillo

Denise Ratliff

Natasha Reed

Shelby Reed

Kelly Richards

Vanessa Rua-Barcia

Shineice Smith

Amanda Sparks

Holly Stemm

Yvette Swayne

Tracey Turrubiate

Miriam Velasquez

Thomas Wallace

Hayley Weller

Lisa Wood

Melanie Works

Janet Yost

                

 

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