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May 5, 2016 | Harrison College

Harrison College to Award Degrees to 19 Graduates in Columbus Area

Columbus, Ind. (May 5, 2016) — Harrison College, a nationally accredited, career-focused higher education institution serving more than 3,000 students worldwide, will honor 19 graduates from its Columbus campus on Friday, May 6. Students will receive degrees in business, criminal justice and health sciences.

“A college degree is a gateway to opportunity, and the commitment these graduates have made to bettering themselves with the education and skills needed to succeed in the labor market should open many doors,” said Angela Shafer, campus president of the Harrison College Columbus campus. “The achievements celebrated here will not only benefit the lives of these graduates, but their families and communities as well.

Former Columbus Mayor Fred Armstrong will address the graduates and their families during the commencement ceremony. Armstrong served as mayor of Columbus for four consecutive terms, 1996 to 2011, and was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2005 by Governor Joe Kernan for his commitment to public service in the Columbus community. Before becoming mayor, Armstrong served on the Columbus Police Department and the Columbus City Council. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and received the Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam.


What:   Harrison College Columbus Campus Commencement

Who:    19 graduates from Harrison College’s Columbus campus, along with faculty, staff, family and friends

When: Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m.

Where:            East Columbus Christian Church – 3170 Indiana Ave, Columbus, IN 47201