Keiser University Flagship Campus Celebrates Commencement, Valedictorian Credits Leaders for Success - Keiser University
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Keiser University Flagship Campus Celebrates Commencement, Valedictorian Credits Leaders for Success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Palm Beach, Florida – May 2019 Keiser University Flagship campus graduate Wyatt Engler, the university’s 4.0 valedictorian and swim team National Champion, is now one step closer to entering the Biomedical Science field and directing cancer research, thanks to universal principles he’s applied to his academic and athletic endeavors. The 22-year-old Biomedical Science major recently shared his Top 5 Tips for Academic and Athletic Success:

  1. In class, sit in the learning T (front row or down the middle line of seats).
  2. Be proactive instead of reactive.
  3. Show up early to class and athletic practice.
  4. Complete drills and assignments when they are first given.
  5. Always actively take notes.

The 4.0 graduate credits Keiser Swimming Coach Adam Epstein and professor Joan Krakowsky for their encouragement and expertise, and shares that the same disciplines used for athletic success can be applied to achievement in the classroom. “There are multiple swimming principles that I have applied to my academic studies such as dedication, determination, motivation, timeliness, and grit,” said Engler. “There were many swim practices that it took all my mental strength (and a teammate pushing me in) to get into the cold water. Swimming is a sport focused on endurance and fitness. If a swimmer spends two days out of the water, they must catch-up the next week to begin at the point they’d left off because one’s body tires quicker and loses the proper ‘feel’ for the water. The same responses apply to late night homework assignments. Whenever I miss a day of class, I feel as if I am behind a week. Therefore, the same concepts of intentional and diligent discipline and focus apply to both endeavors,” said Engler who hopes to direct ‘major histocompatibility complex’ research designed to encode various components of the immune system in order to confirm treatments for cancer and other diseases.

Over 100 graduates participated in the ceremony with the top seven countries of international origin including The United Kingdom, China, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and Germany.

“As we celebrate over 40-years of putting students first, we applaud our graduates as they reach this milestone and are thankful to serve as an international destination,” said Flagship campus President Dr. Gary Vonk. “As our graduates embrace the professional world, we enjoy learning of their continued success as we encourage lifelong learning, leadership, and community service,” he added.

Keiser University welcomed Beth Kigel, President and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce who’d delivered the inspiring commencement address. Salutatorian Matthew McKewin has earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management with a 3.96 average. He looks forward to returning to his home country of Australia where he will play professional basketball and found an Amateur Athletic Union team.

About Keiser University

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 3,800 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels.

For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.

 

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I had been going to another school before, I dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate