Online University Celebrates Graduates From Around the World At 2011 Commencement Ceremony

Aug 24, 2011 by University Communications

California Southern University’s 33rd annual commencement ceremony brings international student body to Irvine, California’s Barclay Theatre

Barclay TheatreIrvine, California—On Saturday, August 6, 2011, California Southern University, an online university, celebrated its 33rd annual commencement, conferring degrees on more than 40 of the 115 graduates of the class of 2011 at an afternoon ceremony at the spectacular Barclay Theatre in Irvine, California. Representing an international student body, the graduates in attendance traveled to Southern California from across the country and around the world to receive diplomas from CalSouthern’s Schools of Business, Psychology, and Law.

CalSouthern’s remarkably talented and diverse class of 2011 ranges in age from 22 to 75, represents the full spectrum of ethnic and economic backgrounds, and includes successful entrepreneurs, groundbreaking marriage and family therapists, a recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Medal of Patriotism, and even a sitting judge, among many others. More than 350 friends and family gathered to celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments.

After introductory remarks from CalSouthern President Dr. Caroll Ryan, student speaker Dr. Kirsteen Moore—a registered clinical counselor based in British Columbia, Canada with special expertise in youth depression and suicide—delivered a moving, poignant (and occasionally hilarious) speech. CalSouthern Faculty Mentor Dr. Clifford R. Kettemborough, Director of Technology at The Walt Disney Company, spoke about the challenges and opportunities presented by our increasingly global society.

The Deans of CalSouthern’s Schools of Business, Psychology, and Law awarded bachelor’s degrees (the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology), master’s degrees (the Master of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Law), and doctoral degrees (the Doctor of Psychology and Juris Doctor).

Founded in 1978, California Southern University is an accredited online university offering online degree programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in business, law, criminal justice and psychology to an international student body, utilizing a proprietary learning system. CalSouthern is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. To learn more about CalSouthern, please visit

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