Grayson, Bolton and Stevens Headline Anniversary Event for Beckfield College

Florence, KY (August 21, 2009)  Beckfield College will celebrate 25 years of academic excellence at a reception on Sept. 3 highlighted by toasts from Trey Grayson, Secretary of State of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Douglas Bolton, Publisher of the Business Courier, and Steve Stevens, President of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  The event will take place at the main campus in Florence at 16 Spiral Drive from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to community, business, civic and educational leaders and ambassadors along with alumni. 

“We are honored to have such strong support from the community as we celebrate a major milestone,” commented Dr. Ronald Swanson, president of Beckfield College.  “Trey Grayson spoke to our graduates just a couple years ago as our Commencement Speaker.  It’s a thrill to have friends like Trey mark this anniversary with us.”

Beckfield College celebrates this anniversary on the heels of opening a new campus this year in Springdale and expanding facilities at the Florence campus to better serve health sciences and a new Practical Nursing program.   Student enrollment is up 50 percent since 2007, with nearly 900 students. 

Beckfield College offers bachelor and associate degrees, certificates and diplomas and recently received renewal of their accreditation and has been designated an Honor Roll Institution by the Accrediting Council for the Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).  The school focuses on career paths in Business Administration, Computer Network Administration, Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, Health Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Medical Assisting, Nursing-RN, Paralegal Studies, and Practical Nursing.  

Beckfield College will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary at two major events in September.
On Wednesday, September 2, Beckfield College will have a grill out with Chris Carr & Company from B105 at the Florence Campus at 16 Spiral Drive behind Sam’s Club from noon to p.m.  This event is open to the public.  The September 3rd Reception is open to the community, but reservations will be necessary.  Please contact 859-426-1952 or email with questions and reservations. 

Beckfield College is a career college accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) that has, since 1984, been evolving to meet the educational needs of its learners while meeting the demands of the community and area businesses. Beckfield College is focused on, and dedicated to, a personalized teaching and learning environment designed to support the personal and professional career development of quality students. Instructors bring years of real-world, practical experience and education into the classrooms to enhance the students’ education. With its philosophy that “Success in College brings Success in Life,” Beckfield College celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009.  For further information, visit or follow on facebook.

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