Bryant & Stratton College’s 160th Commencement Exercises to be held at Event Center

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Darius G. Pridgen will Deliver Commencement Address. Bryant & Stratton College's Amherst, Southtowns, and Buffalo campuses, along with the College’s Online Education division

Buffalo, NY, May 14, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Bryant & Stratton College's Amherst, Southtowns, and Buffalo campuses, along with the College’s Online Education division, will hold their 160th Commencement Exercises at the Event Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg, New York, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00am.

The commencement address will be delivered by Darius G. Pridgen, Senior Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church and Ellicott District Common Council Member for the City of Buffalo.  This is Pastor Pridgen’s third time participating in the College’s annual commencement exercises. His first was as clergyperson for the exercises, where his message was so well received by the graduates and their guests that he was invited back to deliver the commencement address the following year.  The College is pleased that he accepted their invitation to do so again this year.

In Western New York, Bryant & Stratton College's Class of 2014 consists of 854 graduates; 448 are expected to participate in Saturday's ceremony. 114 of the graduates have earned Bachelors degrees in Business, Healthcare, or Legal Fields.  The remaining 740 graduates have earned an Associate degree in Accounting, Administrative Assisting, Business, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Human Resources Specialist, Interactive Media Design, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Reimbursement & Coding, Networking Technology, Office Information Technology, Paralegal Studies, or Security Technology. In keeping with recent trends in education, these graduates completed their degrees in one of three ways:  entirely through campus-based classes, entirely online through the College’s Online Education division, or through a combination of campus-based and online study.

Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center.  For 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real-world education leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees, and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit  General information can also be found on the College’s website at

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