On Wednesday, May 13, the $$Indianapolis Campus Class of 2015 took the stage of the Indiana War Memorial to celebrate their accomplishments as friends and family members proudly cheered them on.
Commencement speaker Adam Collins, deputy mayor for economic development of the City of Indianapolis, also applauded the graduates for their achievements and reminded them that they were helping to build a brighter future for their community, as well as for themselves. “Not only are you celebrating your academic accomplishments, but also you’re embarking on the next step of your career, pursuing greater financial security, and helping to build our city of Indianapolis into a world class place to live, work, and raise a family,” he stated.—
[img]Deputy Mayor Collins reported that in 2014 almost 12,000 new jobs were created in Indianapolis, many in the areas of health care and technology. “All of you here, whether you’ve pursued a degree in medical assisting, in network administration, health information management, pharmacy technician, business accounting, or any other degree that gives you the know-how and the skills to work in today’s knowledge-based economy, are going to play a pivotal role in the success and growth of this city for decades to come,” he said. “Thank you very much for your work. Thank you for your dedication, and thank you for investing in yourself in order to make our city a better place to live and work.”
Following Deputy Mayor Collins’s address, several outstanding graduates were presented with awards: Janai Stewart—Achievement Award; Olaitan Atbatele—Leadership Award; Remella O’Steen—E. M. Coulter Award; and Aminata Diop—Joseph E. Hurn Award.
Charity Rodgers, a health information management graduate who is working at St. Francis Hospital, was also presented with the Alumni Hall of Achievement Award. Watch for more on Charity’s career success in an upcoming issue of the National News.
A- The $$Indianapolis Campus Class of 2015.
B- Commencement speaker Adam Collins, deputy mayor for economic development of the City of Indianapolis, applauded the graduates for their achievements and for the contributions that they would make to their community's workforce.