Bryant & Stratton College announced today that Philip Rosedale, Founder and Chairman of Second Life, will speak at its graduation, the live Second Life college graduation to be held June 10, 2009. Mr. Rosedale has agreed to speak at this historic event to the approximately 40 graduates from the 150 year old institution’s online degree program as they receive their hard earned diplomas in their avatar form on the college’s virtual campus (http://online.bryantstratton.edu/slgraduation).
“These graduates are pioneers overcoming life’s obstacles to pursue their educational goals through online education to start a new life. So, it is particularly gratifying and fitting that they celebrate their achievement hearing from the man who pioneered a whole new world —Second Life,” says Scott Traylor, Director of Admissions of Bryant & Stratton.
The Bryant & Stratton Second Life graduation will be fully hosted on Second Life, including the procession, the conferring of degrees to students draped in their caps and gowns, and the commencement address by Mr. Rosedale. Students, who range in age from 25 to 45, will be graduating from a variety of the Bryant & Stratton online degree programs, including business, accounting, paralegal, IT, medical administrative assistant and human resources.
While only graduates and their families will be in attendance at the June 10th virtual graduation, those interested in Bryant & Stratton’s campus and graduation can explore their island in Second Life, view a video about the graduation, or learn more about Bryant & Stratton College at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/slgraduation.