Press Release (April 18, 2016)
Virginia International University to hold Graduation Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2016
Fairfax, Virginia, USA – April 18, 2016 – Virginia International University will be holding its 11th commencement ceremony on May 7, 2016 at 2 pm at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Building.
The ceremony will be honoring graduates across all academic programs, as well as students who have completed the English as a Second Language programs. Graduates will have the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements in front of our honored guests, professors, VIU staff, media, classmates, and family members, many of whom have travelled from their faraway home countries to attend this exciting event.
The commencement address will be delivered by Mr. John Hughes, 108th president of the National Press Club and editor for Bloomberg First Word D.C. The student addressers will be Tamila Khalikova, MBA; Dorothy Gudgel, M.A. in TESOL; and Krishnaveni Mummineni, M.S. in Computer Science. In addition to the keynote and student speakers, the ceremony will feature a performance by VIU’s Indian Spirit Club.
For more information regarding this year’s commencement ceremony, please visit http://viu.edu/students/services/commencement-ceremony.html.
About Mr. John Hughes
John Hughes is the 108th president of the National Press Club and a life-long journalist. The National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. It boasts approximate 3,100 members from every major news organization.
Mr. Hughes is currently an editor for Bloomberg First Word D.C., Bloomberg News’ breaking news desk in Washington D.C. Bloomberg News produced 5,000 stories each day from more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries.
About Virginia International University
Virginia International University is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit institution which was established in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia with the goal of making quality education affordable to students from around the globe. VIU offers over 20 cutting edge degree and certificate programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels in computer science, information systems, business, education, and public and international Affairs. VIU also offers ESL, continuing education, and test preparation courses to help students reach their academic and professional development goals. University programs are available on-ground as well as online.