CollegeAmerica Celebrates 2013 Graduates Cheyenne

By Staff Writer Published on June 11, 2013

CollegeAmerica Celebrates 2013 Graduates Cheyenne

Students Commemorate Education Victories With Families and Supporters

Cheyenne, Wyoming (June 11, 2013) — CollegeAmerica, a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, celebrated the achievements of 13 graduates from its Cheyenne campus last week at the Laramie County Administration Building with commencement keynote speaker Nathan Breen, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Laramie County School District 1, and student speaker Dustine Eckhardt, graduate with an Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Specialties.

Degrees earned during the graduation ceremonies included 11 associate degrees and two bachelor’s degrees.

“Higher education opens doors, builds confidence, and fundamentally changes communities by developing leaders,” said Jimmy Birman, associate campus director. “That is what we are committed to at the Cheyenne campus of CollegeAmerica.”

Eckhardt, who addressed the graduates, was a server at a local restaurant before she enrolled at CollegeAmerica. “I am a single mother and wanted something more for me and my children,” Eckhardt said. “CollegeAmerica allowed me to learn new skills that I will be able to use immediately on the job.” She now has a job in phlebotomy at BioLife Plasma Services in Cheyenne.

Breen is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Laramie County School District 1 and president of the Cheyenne Teachers Education Association. He is also the teacher and coach of “We the People” for Central High School, a student group created to revitalize education programs regarding the Constitution in schools.

CollegeAmerica offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and programs, including computer, business management and healthcare administration. For more information, visit or call (307) 632-7048.

About CollegeAmerica
Established in 1964, CollegeAmerica provides career-focused higher education to students in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona. Offering undergraduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and computer science, CollegeAmerica is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Dedicated to advancing higher education opportunities in its communities, CollegeAmerica also provides free GED® preparation and other courses through its Good Neighbor Initiative.* CollegeAmerica has two main campuses in Denver and Flagstaff, and branch campus locations in Fort Collins, Colorado Springs (with an additional satellite campus in South Colorado Springs), Cheyenne, and Phoenix. For more information, please call 801-312-0079. CollegeAmerica is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Contact: Nathan Schwebach