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Keiser University spring commencement ceremonies honor graduates at 21 Florida campuses


 April 26, 2023

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Keiser University spring commencement ceremonies honor graduates at 21 Florida campuses

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — From May through September 2023, Keiser University campuses throughout Florida will host a series of commencement ceremonies to honor the approximately 4,200 graduates who earned their degrees in the 2022-23 academic school year. In total, more than 2,500 Keiser University graduates are expected to take part in ceremonies signifying the completion of their college degrees and the beginning of the next chapter in their professional lives.

“I want to congratulate the Class of 2023 for their commitment to themselves and their families by pursuing an education that will prepare them to enter the workforce or take the next step in their academic endeavors,” said Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., Chancellor of Keiser University. “Keiser University’s Class 2023 has shown great perseverance. I wish them the best of luck in the future and invite them to stay engaged with their alma mater.”

Keiser University’s 2023 commencement ceremonies are being held at campuses throughout Florida. Keiser University’s Flagship campus in West Palm Beach will kick off the graduation season on April 28 with approximately 150 graduates earning their degrees. Keiser University’s West Palm Beach campus also hosts its ceremony on April 28 with approximately 200 graduates taking part in the ceremony including those from  the College of Chiropractic Medicine.

Joining the expected guests, friends, and families of the graduates will be several prominent congressional, state, and local leaders who will serve as commencement speakers at the ceremonies. The 2023 list of Keiser University commencement speakers includes U.S. Congressmen Brian Mast (FL-21), Aaron Bean (FL-4), and Florida Representative Fred Hawkins (District 42).

Keiser University celebrated numerous accomplishments during the 2022-23 academic year which are a testament to the University’s focus on creating student success. In 2023, Keiser University earned distinction from U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 university in the country in social, upward mobility and climbed and incredible 80 spots to be named No. 219 overall in the nation. In 2022, Keiser University was also named one of the top 100 most financially sustainable universities in America by Forbes and one of the top Hispanic-Serving institutions in the U.S by Niche.

In addition to its esteemed recognition, Keiser University continued its nearly 50-year mission of meeting the higher educational needs of its students and the critical workforce needs of Florida. In July, Keiser University and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses announced the formation of a nursing advisory council to help solve Florida’s nursing shortage. The University also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Homeland Security to begin training the next generation of homeland security professionals. During the 2022-23 year, Keiser University announced new degree programs in women’s health nursing and Fintech, and the development of an aquatic center at its Flagship campus.

For nearly half a century, Keiser University continues to address the talent needs of the state to help create a prosperous Florida. Since 1977, Keiser University has awarded roughly 100,000 degrees in many of Florida’s targeted industries including nursing and healthcare, defense and homeland security, information technology, law enforcement, and business.

About Keiser University:

Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and was ranked No. 1 in the providing Social Mobility by U.S News and World Report in 2023.


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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 instructors at Keiser University impacted my life. They believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. KU helped to prepare me for the real world and got me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

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

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

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