Jan. 4, 2013
will hold its first statewide commencement ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of its on-campus graduates throughout
and those that attend classes
across the nation. The ceremony takes place
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre located at 401 West Livingston Street in
Keiser is pleased to announce that
) will serve as the commencement speaker.
will provide welcoming remarks for over 400 graduates and the 2,500 expected guests.
Keiser will also award two Top Employer awards which were selected among many outstanding nominations. Health First,
's only fully-integrated health system that's based in
, has hired over 490
graduates to date.
Manatee Memorial Hospital is also receiving a Top Employer award having hired 102 graduates in nursing, radiologic technology, medical assisting, nuclear medicine and information technology from the
Selection criteria included the employers' tangible impact on the local economy and businesses, commitment to community service and being an overall great place to work.
is the Valedictorian. Upon graduating from high school, Jessica chose Keiser for her first degree in Radiologic Technology. Tomorrow she receives her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences.
"My degrees from KU have helped to me get closer to my professional goals and have strengthened the foundation of my future in the medical field," said Montanez. "I am currently employed in my field and look forward to continuing my education so I can keep achieving my dreams," she added.