Press Release

Rasmussen College Celebrates Graduates and Success at Commencement Ceremony

Rasmussen College Graduation to be held June 29 at the Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center

June 27, 2012

Erin Werthman
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (June 28, 2012) – Rasmussen College will celebrate the graduation of approximately 130 students from its Rockford Campus on Friday, June 29, 2012. Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college focused on delivering career-focused education, will host this year’s commencement ceremony at the Clock Tower Resort and Conference Center at 6 p.m. Nearly 1,100 people are expected to attend.

The graduates, who all completed their required coursework during the past six months, will be presented certificates, diplomas, associate’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Schools of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Health Sciences, and Technology and Design.

“We are so proud of what our students have accomplished, and we are confident that the skills and education they obtained at Rasmussen College has given them the foundation they need to be successful in their career and in life,” said Craig Steege, campus director at the Rasmussen College Rockford campus. “Our students are great examples of academic achievement in our community; this is their day to be recognized for their hard work and determination and we wish them all the best.”

Dr. Ehren Jarrett, the assistant superintendent for the Rockford Public Schools, will deliver the keynote address at the commencement ceremony. Earning his doctorate in Educational Leadership, Dr. Jarrett has dedicated his life to education and preparing the next generation for success. Prior to coming to Rockford Public Schools, he served as principal of Hononegah Community High School. During his tenure there, both Newsweek magazine and the Washington Post named Hononegah one of the top schools in the nation. Dr. Jarrett currently serves as the chair of the Alignment Rockford High School Pathways Committee, the Education Chair of the United Way Annual Campaign, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Discovery Center. 

Taso Tsiganos, II, who will be receiving his Associate’s of Applied Sciences degree in Business Management, was selected as this year’s student speaker. Tsiganos will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and plans to return to school immediately to earn his bachelor’s degree. However, his aspirations don’t end there; Tsiganos plans to attend law school in the future.

Rasmussen College congratulates all of their graduates. For more information on Rasmussen College, visit

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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