Chuck Diamond awarded by Dr. Jeff Cropsey

Dr. Jeff Cropsey (right) awards Charles "Chuck" Diamond with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Kansas City, MO – April 5, 2010 – On March 16th, Grantham University held the first of several celebrations honoring the University's upcoming 60th anniversary of providing a high quality online education that is accessible and affordable.  The University, which was founded on January 2, 1951, plans to host similar events throughout the year to honor its students and alumni in their local communities.  The theme of the 60th Year Celebrations is "Serving Those Who Serve – 60 Years of Excellence.  Be a Part of It."

On the evening of March 16th many area students and alumni gathered along with members of the Grantham University Board of Governors, staff, and members of the military voluntary education community at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Rosslyn, Virginia.  Several students received academic awards, and recent graduate, Mr. Charles Diamond, was presented with his Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies.  Mr. Diamond graduated Cum Laude.

Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president for strategic initiatives at Grantham University, presented Mr. Diamond's diploma with these words: "Charles is a true American patriot who with the support of his family and the staff at Grantham University relentlessly pursued his degree so he could move forward in his career and continued service to our nation." Read more in our recent post, Graduate Spotlight: Charles Diamond.

"We believe that every service member, every veteran, and every member of a military family should have the opportunity to pursue a college education," said Dr. Cropsey. "To ensure that our programs are accessible and affordable to these deserving students, we have developed numerous scholarship programs, an interactive online learning environment and a solid student support structure to ensure that this belief becomes a reality for those who sacrifice for us all."

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