2006 Graduation at International College

The 16th Annual International College Graduation Ceremony will be held on June 11, 2006, at Germain Arena in Estero. With 570 students respectively claiming Associate, Baccalaureate or Master Level Degrees, the Class of 2006 represents the largest in the 16-year history of the private, not-for-profit college comprised by a School of Business, School of Technology, School of Professional Studies and a School of Health.

Jessica Dunleavy has been selected as 2006 Graduation Student Speaker based on her outstanding academic achievement in maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

A resident of Fort Myers since moving from Connecticut at seven-years old, Dunleavy works today as Executive Assistant to the Head of Commercial Banking for Fifth Third Bank.

She says International College provided her with an opportunity to earn a college degree while balancing the demands posed in her job, and in her home which she shares with Husband Kevin and His bab (the family boat). Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Dunleavy took advantage of one of International College’s accelerated wheel programs.

Though intense, Dunleavy says the curriculum allowed her to fulfill degree requirements more rapidly than other programs.

And because it only requires students to attend one evening-long class per week, I was still able to work full-time in the day, which was really helpful, she says.

On June 11, Dunleavy will address an audience comprised of thousands that include graduates from Lee and Collier Counties (where International College has primary campuses) as well as graduates from the Counties of Charlotte, Hernando, Manatee and Pasco (where IC has established offsite learning centers). Having seen graduation audiences expand to such large proportions, college administration opted for a larger venue in Germain Arena this year, but also expressed unceasing appreciation for the long support of directors from The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Performing Arts which has traditionally hosted the ceremony.

Other highlights of International College’s 2006 Graduation include an appearance by Ray Humphrey.

A Naples Resident recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on international, corporate and computer security, Humphrey will serve as Keynote Commencement Speaker.

One of the most sought after lecturers on security, Humphrey has made frequent appearances at the FBI Academy, law enforcement, intelligence, and regulatory gatherings as well as a variety of domestic and international police departments. Maintaining an active role in a score of classified and non-classified security matters, he recently co-authored What Corporate America Needs to Know about Bioterrorism as published by the National Legal Center for Public Interest. “Ray Humphrey’s appearance at graduation actually follows our design of several new courses which seem to correspond with facets of his career”, says President Terry McMahan.

From the new Criminal Justice classes that focus on terrorism and intelligence gathering to those relating to internet predators and other new offerings in our School of Technology, Humphrey can deliver a message to our graduates about what their future may hold in a world where security is paramount at all times, says McMahan.
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