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Jim Hansen to Speak at Eagle Gate College’s Layton Campus Commencement Ceremony

Press release from: Eagle Gate College

(Layton Utah) April 13, 2009 — Eagle Gate College, the career education Leader in Layton announces its Spring 2009 graduating class. One hundred graduates will be awarded Diploma, Associate and Bachelor’s degrees at a commencement ceremony on Friday, April 17. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater in Ogden, Utah.
Former U.S. Congressman Jim Hansen will give the commencement address. Karen Smith, Layton Campus President, will confer the degrees.
Jim Hansen was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1980 and served until 2003. He has been an advocate for Utah and for Davis County for business, military and aviation development. Congressman Hansen led the fight to save Hill Air Force Base, worked with public lands, mortgage companies and revitalized the manufacture of light aircraft. In addition he is credited with helping to preserve the aviation industry in Utah.
“For Eagle Gate College graduates, the commencement ceremony is the culmination of the students’ hard work and dedication to improve their lives,” President Smith said. “We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of each graduate on this special day.”
Eagle Gate College’s Layton Campus was established in 2004. Today the campus continues to help adult learners transition from dead-end jobs to rewarding careers in the greater Davis County to the Utah-Idaho border. Located at Interstate 15 at the Layton Hills Mall exit, Eagle Gate College provides accelerated, affordable on-campus and online degrees.

Eagle Gate College is a leader in career education in Utah. Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s and diploma programs are accelerated so students graduate faster. Eagle Gate College’s programs were established to address the rapidly growing demand for educated and skilled professionals in Utah. With thousands of graduates along the Wasatch Front, Eagle Gate College graduates are working in their chosen careers and gaining valuable career experience in much less time than would be possible through traditional education routes. Eagle Gate College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. (ACICS). www.eaglegatecollege.edu

Amy Plaizier, Campus Resource Center
The Eagle Gate College Group
405 South Main Street, Suite 330
Salt lake City, UT 84111

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