CollegeAmerica of Colorado Springs Celebrates Its 2017 Graduating Class
COLORADO SPRINGS— On Friday, May 19, 2017, graduates of the CollegeAmerica Colorado Springs campus celebrated months of studying, hard work and perseverance at the annual commencement ceremony.
Throughout each school year, the faculty and staff at CollegeAmerica nominate students with top grade point averages, perfect attendance, and involvement in extracurricular activities as the “Student of the Quarter.”
Alan White, a CollegeAmerica graduate, was elected as the campus’s most recent “Student of the Quarter.” Along with graduating summa cum laude, White was also selected because of his stand-out participation and flawless attendance record.
“Not only is Alan graduating summa cum laude, but he owns his own props company and writes, directs and stars in horror films,” said Chelsea Murdoch, director of student services at CollegeAmerica. “When we have any cook-offs, costume contests, etc., Alan always participates and wins! He goes above and beyond in every aspect of his life.”
Originally from Asheville, North Carolina, White came to Colorado Springs after joining the military and moving to Fort Carson. White enrolled in CollegeAmerica in November 2014 after retiring from the military.
“Going back to school was something I wanted to do for a long time,” White said. “But when I was retiring I knew that my military experience alone wouldn’t get me a job. I knew that in today’s world everyone is wanting a college degree. So after retiring there were no more excuses—I decided to get some education under my belt. I liked how CollegeAmerica had a smaller classroom setting and at the same time was more of a self-paced program.”
Last year White graduated from CollegeAmerica with his Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Accounting. On May 19, White will walk in the campus commencement ceremony having earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He’s hoping to use his education to help him grow his business, G n’ R Props, a model shop where White handcrafts props to use in movies.
“Studying at CollegeAmerica was a good way for me to get into the business world as a new business owner,” White said. “It helped me understand how the business world works and by getting this degree, I can be better at running my business and be a better candidate for future employment.”
CollegeAmerica provides career-focused higher education to students in Arizona and Colorado. Offering degree programs in healthcare, business, and technology, CollegeAmerica is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers. For more information, visit www.collegeamerica.edu. CollegeAmerica is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.