Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2011
New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) celebrated the 102nd commencement on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the historic John Hancock Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. NECB honored 163 graduating students receiving Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education, Doctor Roderick Paige served as Commencement Speaker for the graduation. At the commencement, NECB President Howard Horton awarded Dr. Paige with the college’s first honorary doctorate of commerce.
Graduates Laura A. Pearson and Peter P. Plecinoga II both received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Pearson received the Associate in Science in Business Administration and Plecinoga received the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Plecinoga’s commencement speech discussed the importance of taking opportunities. He said “Embrace opportunities as they are presented – You just don’t know if they will ever come around again.” Plecinoga discussed how he was recently downsized from his banking position, but knew that he would be ok because he has his degree and education to continue forward.
When NECB asked Pearson if she would recommend NECB to other students she said, “I would definitely recommend NECB. It’s a great college. The professors are there to help you no matter what.”
New England College of Business and Finance offers multiple Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in focused areas of business including healthcare, food safety and culinary management, green and sustainable energy management, digital marketing and the nation’s first Masters Degree in Business Ethics and Compliance.
Enrollment for the 2011 academic year is currently open. Interested students should visit http://www.necb.edu or call 1-800-997-1673.
About Dr. Roderick Paige
During his tenure as Secretary of Education (2001-2005), Dr. Paige spearheaded the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. Dr. Paige also founded the Chartwell Education Group, LLC, an education-consulting firm, and served at its Chairman from 2005-2009. Dr. Paige served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 2005. Dr. Paige received his doctorate and masters in health and physical education from Indiana University and his BS from Jackson State University.
About New England College of Business and Finance
Founded in 1909, New England College of Business and Finance (NECB) is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NECB empowers students with skills and expert knowledge taught by seasoned business leaders and research faculty, using state-of-the-art online courses. Serving students across the United States, NECB is an online college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Online enrollments in the U.S. are growing at rates far in excess of the total higher education student population, with no signs of slowing, according to a recent national report by the Babson Survey Research Group.