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Kaplan Career Institute Detroit Hosts Graduation Friday

Ceremony to Recognize 279 Students

Thursday, July 21, 2011 7:08 am CDT

Dateline:

DETROIT
"This is just the first of many steps our students are taking to build a brighter future for themselves"

Kaplan Career Institute Detroit will hold a graduation on Friday, July 22, for 279 students. The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the COBO Conference and Exhibition Center at 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. Dr. Eric Ayers, renowned Detroit-area physician and Wayne State University School of Medicine professor, will be the graduation’s keynote speaker.

The Detroit-based campus will recognize students for earning a diploma in the field of computer support technician, medical assistant, medical office management or pharmacy technician.

“This is just the first of many steps our students are taking to build a brighter future for themselves,” Tiphany Pugh, executive director of Kaplan Career Institute Detroit, said. “We congratulate them on the responsibility they took to achieve this goal and encourage them to continue to pursue and exceed their dreams.”

According to the Michigan Employment Forecasts published by the Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives, Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth, pharmacy technician positions are expected to increase by 24 percent and medical assistant positions by 25 percent between 2008 and 2018.

Kaplan Career Institute Detroit is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is listed as a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Kaplan Career Institute Detroit campus’ July 2011 graduates are:

Diploma

Computer Support Technician

Cathy Ajami, Detroit, MI

Jahmad Anderson, Southfield, MI

Oscar Barber, Detroit, MI

Fulton Bradley, Detroit, MI

Max Bryant, Detroit, MI

Daniel Curry, Detroit, MI

Jordan Dale, Detroit, MI

LaMont El, Detroit, MI

Damon Goodwin, Detroit, MI

Gilbert Howard, Redford, MI

Mercedes Irvin, Detroit, MI

James Johnson, Detroit, MI

Anthony Jones, Hamtramck, MI

Lester Lampkins, Royal Oak, MI

Damon Mitchenor, Detroit, MI

Derek Owens, Detroit, MI

Quentin Peoples, Detroit, MI

Brian Rayford, Harper Woods, MI

Bernadette Vasser, Detroit, MI

Platnium Washington, Hamtramck, MI

Kyle Webb, Detroit, MI

Medical Assistant

Darshea Allen, Detroit, MI

Johaly Almeyda, Detroit, MI

Sherrie Bailey, Taylor, MI

Heather Barum, Dearborn, MI

Tiara Bell, Detroit, MI

Demiqua Benson, Detroit, MI

Napoleon Blackman, Detroit, MI

Velma Blackmon, Detroit, MI

Darrius Boyd, Detroit, MI

Deedra Brown, Detroit, MI

Sharmika Brown, Detroit, MI

Annie Butler, Detroit, MI

Stephanie Callaway, Belleville, MI

Joycelyn Carroll, Detroit, MI

Jalisa Carter, Detroit, MI

Tierra Carter, Detroit, MI

Veronica Christian, Detroit, MI

Sharee Cochran, Detroit, MI

Markysha Coleman, Warren, MI

Jamara Collins, Detroit, MI

Mary Cooper, Roseville, MI

Jasmine Covington, Detroit, MI

Jessica Cunningham, Detroit, MI

Krishonda Dangerfield, Cincinnati, OH

Caroline Davenport, Detroit, MI

Renault Davis, Detroit, MI

Uneeda Dillahunt, Detroit, MI

Frank Dixon, Detroit, MI

Niesha Dowl, Highland Park, MI

Crystal Eberhart, Detroit, MI

Erika Ellis, Detroit, MI

Etiol Ellis, Detroit, MI

Candice Everson, Detroit, MI

Anthony Farrar, Southfield, MI

Antoinette Fields, Detroit, MI

Erica Fisher, Detroit, MI

Krystle Foster, Detroit, MI

Sharla Frazier, Farmington, MI

Dominique Frith, Detroit, MI

Victoria Garner, Detroit, MI

JaTalia Gause, Detroit, MI

Tamisha Gibson, Detroit, MI

Cassandra Gonzales, Detroit, MI

Kimulisa Gordon, Detroit, MI

Dwana Green, Detroit, MI

Nora Green, Detroit, MI

Markesa Griffin, Detroit, MI

Jemmima Gunter, Detroit, MI

Ramona Hakeem, Detroit, MI

Natalie Hale, Detroit, MI

Kiara Hill, Roseville, MI

Lakrisha Hill, Detroit, MI

Tierika Hodges, Detroit, MI

Valricky Hope, Detroit, MI

Keaira Howard, Detroit, MI

Allantai Jackson, Detroit, MI

Anastasia Jackson, Warren, MI

Janay Jackson, Warren, MI

Shantel Jennings, Detroit, MI

Adella Johnson, Redford, MI

Jasmine Johnson, Detroit, MI

Rian Johnson, Detroit, MI

Chafone Jones, Detroit, MI

Ida Jones, Detroit, MI

Benjila Kellie, Detroit, MI

Lorenzo Kellum, Detroit, MI

Krystal Kemp, Detroit, MI

Antwaynettae Latham, Detroit, MI

Chantel Looney, Pontiac, MI

Denise Lyles, Detroit, MI

Tiffany Maddox, Detroit, MI

Darrell Mann, Detroit, MI

Kerry Markiewicz, Hamtramck, MI

Taurinae McBride, Detroit, MI

Marquetta McCall, Detroit, MI

Monique McCullough, Detroit, MI

Tiffany McFolley, Detroit, MI

Katrina McGee, Detroit, MI

Kenyetta Melton, Romulus, MI

Nikiiya Merchant, Detroit, MI

Kiara Mitchell, Detroit, MI

Regina Mobley, Detroit, MI

Janiqua Morgan, Detroit, MI

April Moses, Eastpointe, MI

Natea Motley, Detroit, MI

Shirley Newell, Detroit, MI

Joi Nichols, Detroit, MI

Kierra Norris, Detroit, MI

Lorena Nunez, Detroit, MI

Ciara Pace, Detroit, MI

Sharell Parker, Detroit, MI

Tiffany Payton, Detroit, MI

Briona Peete, Detroit, MI

Kia Perkins, Detroit, MI

Lavon Philson, Detroit, MI

Crystal Porter, Detroit, MI

Letetia Posey, Detroit, MI

Kristal Powell-Pouncey, Ypsilanti, MI

Tamika Pugh, Detroit, MI

Tiera Ready, Detroit, MI

Charletta Reed, Detroit, MI

Latasha Reese, Detroit, MI

Jose Rodriguez, Detroit, MI

Ashley Roland, Detroit, MI

Kyle Saine, Detroit, MI

Jerel Sanders, Detroit, MI

Patresa Sanders, Detroit, MI

Uniqua Sanders, Detroit, MI

Earnest Scott, Highland Park, MI

India Scott, Detroit, MI

Tiffany Shamily-Mitchell, Detroit, MI

Lakisha Sheffield, Detroit, MI

Charlotte Shelton, Detroit, MI

Kymberlee Shivers, Detroit, MI

Precious Sinegal, Detroit, MI

Deandrea Smith, Detroit, MI

Deborah Smith, Detroit, MI

Devon Smith, Detroit, MI

Lakeysha Smith, Inkster, MI

Nena Smith, Detroit, MI

Paris Smith, Detroit, MI

Pearlie Smith, Detroit, MI

Sharette Smith, Detroit, MI

Wilbur Spikes, Madison Heights, MI

Denisha Stinson, Detroit, MI

Anntina Thigpen, Detroit, MI

Britinni Thomas, Farmington, MI

Jessica Thomas, Detroit, MI

Melanie Thompson, Redford, MI

Annette Townsend, Detroit, MI

Rachel Triggs, Detroit, MI

Cassandra Turner, Detroit, MI

Nakita VanNostrand, Detroit, MI

Sherman Wagner, Detroit, MI

Kornecia Waiters, Detroit, MI

April Washington, Detroit, MI

Marquette Watson, Detroit, MI

Shayon Watson, Detroit, MI

Sheena Wells, Belleville, MI

Christopher White, Detroit, MI

Lashae White, Detroit, MI

Deonta Williams, Detroit, MI

Tara Williams, Southfield, MI

Cheryl Willis, Detroit, MI

Sherelle Willis-Bridges, Detroit, MI

Myleatta Wilson, Detroit, MI

Sean Wilson, Detroit, MI

Teanisha Wilson-Holly, Detroit, MI

Iris Winchester, Lathrup Village, MI

Franchesca Wingate, Detroit, MI

Latrice Witcher, Detroit, MI

Ashley Young, Detroit, MI

Medical Office Management

Dominique Applewhite, Detroit, MI

Charlie Barber Jr., Detroit, MI

Angela Bare, Detroit, MI

Vanessa Boykin, Detroit, MI

Kenya Buggs, Detroit, MI

Danine Carstarphen, Detroit, MI

Latonya Carter, Detroit, MI

Monique Chambers, Detroit, MI

Tracy Coleman, Detroit, MI

Taelor Conley, Detroit, MI

Khalika Crayton, Detroit, MI

April Daniels, Detroit, MI

Desiray Davis, Detroit, MI

Marlean Dyer, Detroit, MI

Robyn Erb, Huntington Woods, MI

My-Jia Handberry, Detroit, MI

Janice Hannah, Detroit, MI

Mildred Howard, Southfield, MI

Donyelle Jacks, Detroit, MI

Equiller Jones, Detroit, MI

Tamika Jones, Ferndale, MI

Ellen Jordan, Hamtramck, MI

Gorana Kutlaca, Clinton Township, MI

Danielle Lambert, Detroit, MI

Mya Lowe, Detroit, MI

Christina Maddox, Detroit, MI

Maleeka Mitchell, Detroit, MI

Sonja Moore, Detroit, MI

Velinda Nimmons, Dearborn, MI

Vickie Parker, Detroit, MI

Valerie Pickett, Detroit, MI

Charles Rand, Detroit, MI

Charla Robinson, Detroit, MI

Nicole Ryans, Harper Woods, MI

Nicole Sandifer, Detroit, MI

Michael Sharp, Detroit, MI

Erica Smith, Detroit, MI

Aiesha Taylor, Detroit, MI

Georlisa Timmons, Detroit, MI

Merinda Turner, Detroit, MI

Shaquala Turner, Detroit, MI

Brittany Walker, Warren, MI

Desiree White, Roseville, MI

Gail Whittaker, Detroit, MI

Chanell Wiley, Detroit, MI

Samantha Winfield, Detroit, MI

Pharmacy Technician

Sharell Arnold, Detroit, MI

Johnetta Barnes, Pontiac, MI

Tyra Beckwith, Detroit, MI

Susan Bermudez, Detroit, MI

Cameron Black, Detroit, MI

Cassandra Boatwright, Detroit, MI

Tenia Brim, Ecorse, MI

Alliston Brown, Roseville, MI

Clarence Brown, Detroit, MI

Lashanta Bryant, Detroit, MI

Felina Camacho, Detroit, MI

Christine Cedeno, Taylor, MI

Alshea Clemons, Detroit, MI

Christopher Davis, Pontiac, MI

Michelle Davison, Detroit, MI

Jerjuan Erwin, Detroit, MI

Alana Fisher, Detroit, MI

Ebone Foster, Detroit, MI

Iris Freeman-Bandutsya, Detroit, MI

Vanessa Garcia, Detroit, MI

Cortez Grant, Detroit, MI

William Grundy, Detroit, MI

Stephanie Hardaway, Detroit, MI

Gavlon Hayes, Detroit, MI

Kendra Henderson, Hamtramck, MI

Shamara Hill-Harris, Inkster, MI

Lonnie Hooper, Detroit, MI

Ruthell Irving, Detroit, MI

Ashley Jackson, Detroit, MI

Betty Jamison, Detroit, MI

Chiquita Johns, Detroit, MI

Angela Jones, Detroit, MI

Alyssa Kurtz, Howell, MI

Tashauna Lando, Hamtramck, MI

Michelle Ledbetter, Detroit, MI

Maisha Lewis, Southfield, MI

Telkynia Lockhart, Detroit, MI

Jordan McDole, Detroit, MI

Brittney McMurray, Macomb, MI

Jasmine Mitchelle, Detroit, MI

Angela Neal, Detroit, MI

Christina Otto, Dearborn, MI

Stephanie Paquette, Detroit, MI

Nachay Parker, Warren, MI

Kershawn Payne, Belleville, MI

Minyonia Peavy, Detroit, MI

Djuana Price, Detroit, MI

Nyree Redman, Detroit, MI

Sharen Robinson, Detroit, MI

Duane Royster Jr., Detroit, MI

Carmella Smith, Detroit, MI

Danyalle Smith, Detroit, MI

Satari Spiller, Detroit, MI

Angelaka Triplett, Detroit, MI

Pamela Williams, Detroit, MI

Shynita Williams, Harper Woods, MI

Sommer Williams, Detroit, MI

Paige Wilson, Detroit, MI

Terrance Woodruff, Roseville, MI

Amanda Wright, Detroit, MI

About Kaplan Career Institute

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