It’s not only a New Year, but for the Fall 2012 graduates, it’s a new beginning – a new journey upon which they will embark as their time at Minnesota School of Business-Richfield came to a proud end on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.
Nearly 70 students from MSB-Richfield and their Globe University Online Division counterparts attended the graduation ceremony, which was held at Richfield High School in Richfield, Minn. In total, approximately 180 students graduated this fall. Degrees awarded ranged from paralegal to nursing to digital video and media production, and almost 50 students received their master’s degree.
Retiring faculty member Mike Weiner spoke to the students about the importance of continued learning and gave humorous insights into life, education and the future.
The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Tim Sherno, Emmy-award winning reporter for Minneapolis TV station KSTP-5. Sherno delivered a powerful message of not being “too cool” to try new things, and advised students not to avoid taking risks for fear of embarrassing themselves.
Students who graduated with honors were recognized, and then the candidates were presented with their diplomas. The master’s degree candidates were hooded, followed by conferring of the degrees by the Online Division’s Dean of Faculty, Kristin O’Connell.
A reception was held in honor of the graduates immediately following the ceremony. Proud family members posed for photos with their graduates, cake and punch were served, and celebrations continued.
Earlier in the day, the nursing degree graduates held their formal pinning ceremony in the Richfield High School auditorium. Family and friends joined in the touching tradition, and students were able to say a special thanks to their loved ones.
MSB-Richfield wishes the Fall 2012 graduates much success and happiness in their future endeavors. Congratulations, and high-fives all around!