Baker College Center for Graduate Studies and Baker College Online Honor Graduates Friday, June 1

May 30, 2012

The 2012 commencement ceremonies for Baker College Center for Graduate Studies and Baker College Online will be held on Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m., at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint.

“We are so proud of this year’s graduates,” said Dr. Julia A. Teahen, Baker College Online President. “They made a commitment to invest in their future and now have the training and skills necessary to succeed in today’s workplace.”

Among the 1,033 students from around the world who will receive their degrees this spring, will be the first graduates from the Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree Program. In addition, four Baker College Online and Graduate Studies staff members will receive their degrees this spring. They include:

  • Christy Brasfield, Development Coordinator, MBA Degree in Leadership Studies
  • Christine Huff, Online Success Coordinator, MBA Degree in Leadership Studies
  • Mary Rockafellow, First Year Advisor, MBA Degree in General Business
  • Sandra Luchenbill, Administrative Assistant, Associate Degree in Management

For the first time, Baker College staff, faculty and students who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces will wear red, white and blue cords on June 1.

“As a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, I am looking forward to wearing the cord that signifies my military service to our country,” said Dr. Michael Heberling, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies President. “I hope this is just the beginning of a long-held tradition at Baker College.”

Husband and wife team Hewig and Leela Isidore will also proudly wear the cords at commencement. This military duo will be traveling from Texas to Michigan, each having earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management. Hewig is still serving in the military.

Dr. Teahen and Dr. Heberling will address approximately 392 students who are expected to attend the commencement ceremonies. In addition, 120 Baker instructors from many parts of the United States will travel to Michigan to attend the commencement ceremony and the ninth annual Faculty Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Using Instructional Strategies to Facilitate Discussion Board Best Practices.”

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