Lindsey Streeter has been named Grantham University’s 2017 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Outstanding Graduate of the YearLENEXA, Kan. – April 25, 2017 – Lindsey Streeter, a 30-year U.S. Army veteran, has been named Grantham University’s 2017 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Outstanding Graduate of the Year. For the 34th year, with this award, DEAC is recognizing the significant accomplishments of graduates who earned their degrees through distance education.

Mr. Streeter currently serves as vice president – sales and marketing for a major U.S. bank. Streeter says that since graduating in 2012, his Grantham University Master of Science in Performance Improvement has opened the door for numerous opportunities in both his Army and civilian careers.

“(My degree from) Grantham University enabled me and my family to experience superior military positioning and assignments, and also led me to a leadership role within the civilian sector,” Streeter said. “I have been, and will continue to be, an advocate for higher learning, encouraging everyone I encounter to strive for academic excellence.”

Streeter retired as a Command Sergeant Major in 2016 after more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. Due, in large part, to his degree in Performance Improvement, he was assigned as Program Analyst for the Department of the Army’s Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program in 2015. According to Streeter, his graduate-level studies at Grantham University equipped him with the tools and confidence required to identify gaps and risks, and to provide improvement recommendations for the Army-wide program, reaching 1.9 million Soldiers.

Cheryl Hayek, Ed.D, Grantham’s interim university president and provost said, “We are extremely proud Lindsey Streeter is representing Grantham University as our DEAC Outstanding Graduate. He has truly earned this honor, which exemplifies the success that can come from hard work and dedication to your education, family, career and service to our country! We wish him continued success with all of his future professional, personal and educational endeavors.”

Streeter was recognized at the 2017 DEAC National Conference in San Antonio, April 25, as Grantham University’s Outstanding Graduate. He will also serve as the Alumni Speaker at the 2017 Grantham University Commencement Ceremony on August 5, In Kansas City, Mo. – when more than 1,500 graduates and guests from around the world will gather at the Kaufman Center for the Performing Arts for the online university’s annual graduation event.

About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Over the past 66 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners, as well as those in need. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support and its continuous advancement in line with changing technologies.

Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs, and serves a global student population of more than 17,000 annually.