The Kaplan Career Institute Nashville campus held a graduation ceremony Friday, Dec. 7, for 47 graduates at the War Memorial Auditorium.
Jeffrey Rowe, president of the National Speaker's Association's Tennessee Chapter, was the keynote speaker.
Students were recognized for earning certificates, associate degrees and diplomas in one of four programs in the legal studies and allied health fields. Upon graduation, students may be eligible for entry-level positions in their field of study, many of which are in high demand throughout the state.
According to the Occupational Employment and Projections, a report by the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development, medical assistant positions are expected to increase by 46.8 percent and paralegal positions by 44.2 percent from 2004 to 2014.
"I am extremely proud of our graduates for their perseverance throughout this educational experience," said Adam Butler, executive director of the Kaplan Career Institute Nashville campus. "I am equally proud of our faculty and staff for their unwavering dedication in leading our students to this great day."
The Kaplan Career Institute Nashville campus is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.
The Kaplan Career Institute Nashville campus' December 2007 graduates from Marshall County are:
F. Michael Knois, Lewisburg, Associate of Applied Science in paralegal studies; Amity Faith Flener, Lewisburg, diploma, medical assistant.