ACE Celebrates Largest Graduating Class in Institution History 


August 29, 2023

Bianca Stakes

Bianca Stakes

Marketing Content and Communications Specialist

American College of Education® (ACE) honored its largest graduating class in institution history, more than 4,600 graduates, at its annual commencement ceremony in July. 

For the second-consecutive year, ACE conducted graduation at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana while also streaming a virtual ceremony. Over 37 different degree programs were represented, and the live stream had nearly 11,000 views in more than 39 different countries. 

“Commencement is a very special time at ACE. We are so very proud of our newest alumni and their exceptional accomplishments,” ACE CEO and President Geordie Hyland said. “Student success is at the heart of our mission and drives our actions every day. We are fully committed to equipping our students with the tools and skills needed to advance their careers beyond graduation.” 

Graduates shared glowing sentiments on how ACE made their dreams possible and the joy of celebrating their momentous accomplishments at the ceremony. Hear from just a few of the college’s newest distinguished alumni: 

“The ACE commencement ceremony was absolutely amazing!” Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction graduate Bethany Hayes said. “I spent a wonderful weekend in Indianapolis with my husband and enjoyed spending time in person with members from my cohort.” 

“As a full-time educator and single parent to two teenage boys, ACE allowed me the opportunity to continue my education with my busy schedule” M.Ed. in STEM Education graduate Lorena Cerecerez added. I know in my heart that without this flexibility, I would not be able to continue my studies, but ACE made it possible.”  

Check out the commencement highlights in a special recap video here

About American College of Education 

American College of Education (ACE) is an accredited, 100% online college specializing in high-quality, affordable programs in education, business, leadership, healthcare and nursing.  ACE is ranked #2 on Newsweek’s 2023 top online colleges list. Headquartered in Indianapolis, ACE offers more than 80 innovative and engaging programs for adult students to pursue a doctorate, specialist, master’s or bachelor’s degree, along with micro-credentials and graduate-level certificate programs. In addition to being a leader in online education, ACE is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. 

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