NBC Nightly News Veteran Tom Brokaw to Speak at Loyola University New Orleans’ Spring 2013 Commencement

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Loyola University New Orleans will award its 800th online graduate degree since 2006 at the Spring 2013 commencement ceremony featuring veteran “NBC Nightly News” anchor and decorated journalist, Tom Brokaw, who will address the graduating class.

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The 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony will also celebrate the conferment of the 800th online graduate degree since 2006.

Nearing the close of Loyola University New Orleans’ centennial celebration, there is a lot to look forward to for students, alumni, faculty and friends of the university. Veteran “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw will address the graduating classes of 2013. Brokaw will receive an honorary degree during the commencement along with legendary jazz vocalist Germaine Bazzle and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dean Baquet, the managing editor of The New York Times.

The 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony will also celebrate the conferment of the 800th online graduate degree since 2006. The graduate to receive the landmark degree is expected to come from the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration program, which accepted its first student in 2009.

Online programs currently offered by Loyola University New Orleans include:

  •     Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  •     Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  •     BLEND Program (RN-MSN Bridge)
  •     Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration

o    Specialization in Cyber Forensics Investigation and Administration (Coming April 2013)

o    Specialization in Forensics Science Administration

o    Specialization in Justice Administration

  •     Doctor of Nurse Practice (Louisiana’s first DNP)
  •     Master of Pastoral Studies
  •     Master of Religious Education

Loyola is an innovator and pioneer in adult education. The university started offering distance education 16 years ago in 1997, and was among the first to offer a fully online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program in 2006. The MSN was among the first graduate programs available in a fully online format that did not require a residency.

About Loyola University New Orleans:

Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and is the largest Jesuit institution in the South. The 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Top Online Education Programs guide singled out the Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing as one of the best online nursing programs in the country. In 2012, Loyola was one of only five nursing schools in the country and the only Jesuit institution to receive the honor roll designation from U.S. News & World Report. The publication has also ranked Loyola among the top 10 regional universities in the South for the last 23 consecutive years. The fully National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission-accredited online Master of Science in Nursing program currently serves students throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Loyola University New Orleans is a not-for-profit, Catholic Jesuit institution welcoming students of all faiths.

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