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SOLEX College Sends Off Its First Official Group of Accounting Degree Graduates in Style

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On June 11, 2010 SOLEX College held its first formal commencement ceremony for the graduates of its Associate of Applied Science in Accounting degree program.  

This group of 16 graduates participated in a small but elegant ceremony held at SOLEX College, located at 350 E. Dundee Road in Wheeling, IL.  A keynote address was given by the Village of Wheeling President, Judy Abruscato. Addresses were also given by Leon E. Linton, the President of SOLEX College, as well as two instructors highly favored by the students.  A reception was held afterwards for the graduates and their families and friends.

SOLEX College was founded in 1995 and is accredited by ACICS.  In December 2007 SOLEX College was granted operational and degree granting authority by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to award an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree in Accounting.  This two-year program fosters technical knowledge and skills designed to meet the needs of business and industry for qualified introductory, intermediate, and managerial levels of accounting. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics graduates of two-year accounting degree programs can be employed as bookkeeping, accounting or auditing clerks.  Positions of this nature are expected to maintain growth over the coming years, despite the current economical climate. This puts SOLEX’s current group of graduates in a good position to find employment.

“This commencement ceremony marks the first in what we hope to be a long and distinguished line of graduates entering the local community,” says Elizabeth Gould, Director of Business Development.  “We are constantly working on expanding our program offerings to coincide with current economic and job trends in order to better serve our prospective student base as well as to provide local area businesses with a qualified and well-trained workforce.”

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