CollegeAmerica Celebrates 2013 Graduates Flagstaff

By Staff Writer Published on June 24, 2013

CollegeAmerica Celebrates 2013 Graduates Flagstaff

Students Commemorate Education Victories With Families and Supporters

Flagstaff, Ariz (June 24, 2013) — The Flagstaff campus of CollegeAmerica, a leading provider of on-campus and online higher education, celebrated the achievements of 56 graduates last week at Prochnow Auditorium, with keynote speaker Coral Evans, vice mayor of Flagstaff, and student speakers Jessica Dowling and Kelly Rippey, co-valedictorians, and salutatorian Loyce Michelle.

At the commencement, students earned 53 associate degrees and three bachelor’s degrees.

“We are very proud of our graduating class,” said Campus Director Suzanne Scales. “For many of our students, it’s been a long journey as they’ve balanced families, jobs and other priorities. And while CollegeAmerica removes some of those obstacles, the credit truly goes to these remarkable individuals who are motivated and ready to make a difference in their lives.”

Evans is serving her second four-year term as vice mayor and is the executive director of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff, Inc., a nonprofit organization providing revitalization and redevelopment programs and services to residents of the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood. Evans holds a master’s degree in business administration and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in sustainability.

CollegeAmerica offers degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and computer science. For more information about CollegeAmerica, visit or call 1-877-535-0012.

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), 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