Students celebrate their hard work and perseverance on this special night
Cherry Hill, NJ—To a standing-room-only audience last week, a group of students from the Harris School of Business entered in cap and gown and took their seats in the front of the room. Walking down that aisle was the culmination of many months of classes, homework, and exams, as well as mastering a comprehensive set of workplace skills. For many of the students, graduation represents overcoming obstacles, reaching goals, and getting a fresh start in life.
Campus Director Melanie Gaskins officiated the ceremony, which was held in a ballroom at the Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill. One of the benefits of attending a smaller career training school like the Harris School is that everyone gets to know you. Ms. Gaskins gave out personalized—and often humorous—awards to students, causing cheers to erupt from the audience. While the evening felt celebratory, it was also a sad moment, as classmates and school staff members said goodbye to one another.
The evening’s graduates were all students at the Cherry Hill campus of the Harris School, where they completed one of four career-focused programs: Health Claims Specialist Plus (medical billing and coding); Professional Medical Assistant Plus, Massage Therapy, and Legal Office Technology. Most programs take about one year to complete, and include an internship in which students have the opportunity to put their new skills to use in a real workplace setting.
Having the courage and the perseverance to start a new career field is something to celebrate. At the recent ceremony in Cherry Hill, as friends and family members filled the room, it was clear how proud they were of their graduates. The Harris School wishes to congratulate all of its graduates from all eight campuses of the school. We know how challenging our career training is, and our graduates have proven that they’ve got what it takes!