The 2017 Graduation was held on June 24th, 2017. Please check back here for details on the next ceremony in early 2018.
Over 48,000 students graduated from Penn Foster in 2016, and have taken their first steps towards new careers, advancing in their current career field, pursuing postsecondary education, or mastering skills and hobbies. Based on recent survey data, 94% of Penn Foster graduates were satisfied with their program, 86% felt very or well-prepared for their job, and 92% would recommend their program to a friend.¹ Though each of our graduates has a unique story to tell, we’re proud to say they’ve all taken the next step towards achieving their dreams.
Q: Who can I contact with questions about Graduation?
A: The Penn Foster Events Team can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: When will the next graduation be held?
A: One Graduation Ceremony is held each year. The next graduation ceremony will be in 2018. More details will be announced in spring 2018.
Each year, Penn Foster hosts a graduation ceremony to commemorate our students successes. Graduates and their families travel from all over the country to have the chance to walk across the stage and celebrate their great achievement. Whether you’ll graduate from high school, career school, or college, you will have the opportunity to join your Penn Foster classmates for this memorable day!
Meet Omar Haughton, the 2016 Graduate of the Year, and his wonderful family from North Hollywood, California. Omar earned an A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice while rehabilitating from a combat injury, now he gives back through his job that helps others gain independence. Omar is an Army veteran who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. During nearly a two-year rehabilitation process, he discovered Penn Foster College and its Criminal Justice program. He used his Veteran's Administration benefits to begin online classes and earned his degree in Criminal Justice in May 2016. Shortly after graduating, Haughton got a job with Passport to Learning, where he works in the organization's Judicially Involved Support Services (JISS) division as a forensic adaptive living skills instructor. He combines his criminal justice knowledge with his personal experience to work with individuals with mild intellectual disabilities who have been recently released from jail. As a busy dad providing for my family, the classes were a perfect fit for my schedule. Whether it was reading a chapter during my lunch break, or taking a test during the night while my daughter was sleeping, I always found time to get my work done. This degree wasn't only for me, it was for my daughter. When she grows older, I want her to be proud and know that her father is a degree holder."
Check out our other awesome graduates on our Pinterest board! If you would like to be a featured Penn Foster grad, please leave a picture (your degree/diploma or even better, you holding it) and comment on our Facebook page or tag #pennfoster in an instagram photo.
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¹ DEAC (2015). [Results from Alumni Survey, 6 months post-graduation]. Unpublished raw data.