Grantham University Distance Education and Training Council Outstanding Graduate for 2013Kansas City, Mo. – April 16, 2013 – Chrissy Hagan, of Mandeville, LA, was recognized as Grantham University’s 2013 Outstanding Graduate in an awards luncheon today at the Distance Education and Training Council’s (DETC) 87th Annual Conference. Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, Grantham University Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, presented the award.

Hagan graduated from Grantham University with distinction in 2012, earning a Master of Business Administration. She completed her Associate of Science in Business Administration in 2003 and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2004 at Grantham University. She currently holds a Professional in Human Resources certification, is a long standing member of the Society for Human Resource Management and American Society for Quality, and has held leadership positions in the Human Resources Council for the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations. Her next goal is to earn her Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Hagan is the Chief Administrative Officer of a nonprofit organization that specializes in organ and tissue donation. A mother of four, Hagan cites her primary motivation for attaining her graduate education as the desire to make her children proud.

Since the inception of the DETC Outstanding Graduate Program thirty years ago, Grantham University has awarded this honor to one of its graduates each year.  Selection is based on academic records as well contributions to society and the graduate’s chosen profession.

“Many of our alumni choose to attend Grantham because our online learning platform gives them the flexibility to pursue post-secondary education on their own schedule,” noted Dr. Cropsey. “Through practical application of her Grantham MBA coursework, Chrissy helps her organization save lives each day. We are exceedingly proud to have her represent Grantham University and receive this well-deserved recognition from DETC.”

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Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.