Big day for APUS
American Public University System celebrated the graduation of its largest graduating class of more than 8,700 American Public University and American Military University graduates at its 17th annual commencement June 15 at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md. Dr. Wallace E. Boston, APUS president & CEO, commended the lifelong learning commitment of the students, who ranged in age from 14 to 67. Those attending represented 29 countries and all branches of the U.S. military. Among the highlights: the University’s School of Public Service and Health and School of Security and Global Studies conferred the largest number of degrees overall; the U.S. Army had the most degree conferrals of any service branch, with more than 2,500 graduates; APUS recognized the inaugural graduates from its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program during a special pinning ceremony; several Transportation and Logistics Management program graduates were approved for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics Academic Waiver program and received ASTL’s Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management credential with their APUS degrees; and Emergency and Disaster Management graduate Carol Jeffers and Intelligence Studies graduate Eric Sifford received the President’s Award for outstanding academic graduate and undergraduate achievement, respectively.