TAMPA, Fla (PRWEB) June 05, 2013
Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) recently hosted a virtual graduation ceremony for students of its online healthcare associate degree and diploma programs. The event, which marked the third semi-annual virtual graduation ceremony for the Florida-based healthcare school, was held on Saturday, April 27th. More than 800 graduates, guests, and UMA faculty and staff attended the online commencement ceremony.
All graduates were invited to walk in UMA's local commencement ceremony, which was held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on April 6th. Those who were unable to attend the physical graduation ceremony had the option to participate in the online commencement and were encouraged to invite family and friends to join them for the free online event.
"UMA's online healthcare diploma and degree programs reach students in the state of Florida and across the country," said Steve Kemler, CEO of Ultimate Medical Academy. "It is extremely important to us that all our students, both local and online, get the recognition they deserve for their hard work and achievements. We are pleased to offer the option of a virtual graduation so that all of our graduates have a way to celebrate their achievements together."
The virtual graduation ceremony included a video presentation of the recent Spring commencement ceremony as well as several chat rooms. In the chat rooms, attendees had the opportunity to interact with fellow graduates, UMA faculty, staff, financial aid, learner services and career services. During the ceremony, attendees were able to join these chat rooms to discuss continuing education, career placement and job searching, financial aid and other helpful subjects related to success or support after graduation.
The chat was particularly active as the names of online graduates were displayed on screen. UMA students, faculty and staff offered congratulations to the graduates for a job well done. As the names of online graduates scrolled across the screen, it was clear from the comments in the chat rooms that the online learning community was ecstatic to receive such recognition and was wholly supportive of their fellow online graduates.
Attendees also had access to a virtual backpack that provided a graduation program, list of graduates, certificate of congratulations, commemorative copy of the Healthcare Pledge, and a complete program transcript.
To learn more about Ultimate Medical Academy - including its campus-based and online healthcare degree and diploma programs, certification training, Careers Services and financial aid resources - visit http://www.ultimatemedical.edu.
About Ultimate Medical Academy
Founded in 1994 and located in Florida, Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers dynamic healthcare education programs that empower students to enter and advance within the growing allied health field. UMA is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and dedicated to providing a superior education in a supportive, professional and ethical environment. With locations in Tampa and Clearwater as well as online healthcare programs, UMA has helped thousands of students launch healthcare careers in Florida and beyond.
For more information about student graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.ultimatemedical.edu/consumerinfo.pdf.