Former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) Delivers Commencement Address to Online Students during Live Ceremony in Miami
Shaquetta Parker of Red Springs, NC, has been awarded a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan University. Parker’s accomplishment was celebrated during a live graduation ceremony on Jan. 30 in Miami, FL. General Colin L. Powell, the 65th Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the commencement speaker.
“You can improve yourselves using the incredible power of this revolution [in online education] …It’s how Kaplan University has grown and continues to grow. This revolution will speed through this country because of its effectiveness and power,” Gen. Powell told the graduates during the ceremony at the James L. Knight International Center in Miami. “Today celebrate your achievements; tomorrow get back online and determine what you are going to do next.”
The Kaplan University winter 2010 class of more than 3,300 students earned their 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.