Press Release

First Class To Graduate From Rasmussen College

Aurora Campus Celebrates Graduation of 24 Students from a Variety of Degree Programs

January 19, 2011

Erin Werthman
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AURORA, Ill., (January 19, 2011) – Rasmussen College will hold a commencement ceremony for the first graduating class of its Aurora campus on Sun., Jan. 16, beginning at 1 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to attend as Rasmussen College faculty and staff honor 24 graduates from the School of Business, School of Allied Heath, and School of Justice Studies at the Pipers Banquets, located at 1295 Butterfield Rd.

“Rasmussen College creates a sense of community and belonging for both its students and faculty. We are excited to recognize the first graduating class from our Aurora campus and look forward to hearing about their future professional achievements,” Rasmussen College Aurora Campus Director Susan Cheney said. “I am confident that each of our talented and hard-working graduates will enter his or her desired career field with the skills, training, and education necessary to succeed and stand out in a competitive workforce.”

Sunny Chico, president of SPC Consulting and former Region V director for the U.S. Department of Education, will address the graduates. Her company offers experience-based solutions to school systems in the areas of diversity, reform, training, and compliance with federal, state, and local education law. Chico’s booklet series, “You: Your Child’s First Teacher,” for parents of preschool, elementary, and secondary schoolchildren encourages parents to be involved as partners in the education of their children and guides them through diverse school systems, as well as U.S. education regulations.

Rasmussen College Aurora Commencement Ceremony

Pipers Banquets
1295 Butterfield Rd.
Aurora, IL 60506

Sun., Jan. 16
1 - 2:30 p.m.

Rasmussen College offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in various high-demand fields through its School of Business, School of Technology and Design, School of Allied Health, School of Justice Studies, and School of Education. Enrollment is now open for spring 2011 classes.

A complete list of Rasmussen College Aurora 2010 graduates is included below.

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Rasmussen College Aurora 2010 Graduates

School of Allied Health

Jessica L. Krepel
Tracy L. Leonard *
Melissa Marie Martin
Rebecca Leigh Maza *
Amy E. Milling
Julie Elizabeth Roake *
Sarah E. Rodarte *
Luke M. Blazek *
Latina Iverson-Simmons *
Ayana McGill
Candace Pierce
Cherie Thompson *
Trenna Murdock

School of Business

Angela J. Hibben *
Ryan Marie de la Cruz *
Roshawnda M. House
Amanda Catherine Witkowski
Esther Marie Arellano
Marco Garcia
Alfonso Fajardo *
Sheri L. Guarnizo
Martha Lynette Ostiguin *
Danny R. Palencia

School of Justice Studies
Jenna E. Colley *

* Graduating with honors

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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