Stevenson School of Graduate and Professional Studies to Graduate 208 Students at 7th Commencement Ceremonies, May 20

May 11, 2015 7 AM

Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies will graduate 208 students at the school’s 7th Commencement Ceremonies Wednesday, May 20, at the Greenspring Gymnasium, 1525 Greenspring Valley, Stevenson, MD 21153.

The class is comprised of 111 students graduating with master’s degrees and 97 earning their bachelor’s degrees.

The keynote speaker will be John E. Grimes, CFE, CFI, Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Studies. Grimes has more than 43 years of law enforcement, criminal investigation, and fraud examination experience serving for the Baltimore City Police Department and the Amtrak Police Department Fraud and Organized Crime Unit. He retired from service in 2011. Grimes holds a B.A. in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the Notre Dame of Maryland University, and an M.S. in Forensic Studies from Stevenson University. Grimes currently serves as the President of the Maryland Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also serves on the advisory committee for the newly formed Center for Forensic Excellence at Stevenson University.

Stevenson’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers eight adult undergraduate degrees: Business Administration, Business Communication, Business Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary Studies, RN to BS Nursing, and Paralegal Studies. The programs are designed for working adults, and many can be completed within 18 to 24 months depending on the number of credits a student has acquired before entering the program. Most of the undergraduate degree programs can be completed by taking courses that are scheduled in a mixed eight-week hybrid or online format, or in a traditional 16-week format.

Master’s degree programs include Business and Technology Management, Communication Studies, Cyber Forensics, Forensic Science, Forensic Studies, Healthcare Management, Nursing, and Maryland’s first online Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) in Secondary Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics (grades 7-12).

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