First Graduation Ceremony at Camp Lemonnier

Story Number: NNS100426-16Release Date: 4/26/2010 6:15:00 PM
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From Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa held its first graduation ceremony for three Sailors who earned their degree from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Europe Division April 8.

Camp Lemonier Commanding Officer Capt. William E. Finn spoke at the ceremony along with the Camp's Executive Officer Cmdr. David Cook, who served as the master of ceremonies.

Commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Rear Adm. Brian Losey, was in attendance while the Command Master Chief Robert M. Cummings passed out the recognition certificates to each graduate, Chief Petty Officer Jeremy Beadle, Petty Officer 1st Class Ebony Franklin and Petty Officer 2nd Class Rickiesha Tanner.

The three graduates completed a total of 20 UMUC classroom and distance learning courses while stationed at Camp Lemonnier.

The Camp Lemonnier Education Center opened in the fall of 2007. Central Texas College and UMUC both have on-site offices at the site. All world-wide Navy College Offices are managed by the Center for Personal and Professional Development and support Voluntary Education programs throughout the fleet.

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