Saturday, May 17, 2014

Online students travel to UIS to celebrate graduation



Over 200 people attended the University of Illinois Springfield’s pre-graduation brunch and celebration for online students on May 17, 2014. The event brings online students from around the country to campus, often for the first time.

A total of 40 online students from 9 states attended the annual event in the Public Affairs Center. Students traveled from Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Utah, Texas, and Wisconsin.

The celebration recognized graduates and their families, online coordinators, and program faculty before Commencement at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

UIS has been recognized as a national leader in online education, having received multiple awards for online excellence and achievement. In spring 2014, a total of 1,923 students were enrolled exclusively online at UIS from 45 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia; 72 counties in Illinois; and 13 foreign countries. About 66% of all UIS students take at least one class online.

A group photo of the online graduates was taken and each of them was presented with a gift from the University. For more information on online programs at UIS, visit www.uis.edu/online/.

View photos from the brunch on Flicker

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