UC Irvine Extension Awards Continuing Education Certificates For 2012-2013
IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The University of California,
Irvine Extension issued more than 1,700 Certificates and Specialized Studies
Awards to continuing education students completing programs in the 2012-13
academic year. These accomplishments, recognized at University Extension's
annual graduation ceremonies held June 19, 2013, included certificates granted
in 72 program categories encompassing a spectrum of disciplines including
business, management, finance, education, engineering, information technology
and arts and humanities.
"We celebrate and congratulate our Extension graduates on what they have
achieved, in earning a certificate and gaining mastery of a body of
knowledge," said Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., Dean of Continuing Education, Summer
Session and Distance Learning at UC Irvine. "This celebration indicates a
start of a new phase in the lives of our new alumni, and we look forward to
watching our graduates advance and anticipate the impact they will make in
their fields locally, nationally and internationally."
In addition to honoring this year's graduates, UC Irvine Extension bestowed
the Partnership Award to Life Technologies Corporation, represented by
Associate Director of Global Marketing Andrea McMullen, in recognition of
their educational relationship with UC Irvine Extension. Since 2011, Life
Technologies has formed a partnership with UC Irvine Extension to enhance and
support the expertise and skills of its employees through continuing education
programs and to improve lives of people around the world through their product
UC Irvine Extension also awarded two former students with its Alumni
Achievement Award. Each recipient demonstrated how the education and skills
gained from a UC Irvine Extension certificate program have been applied in a
distinctive and notable way.
Award recipients included:
oKaren Nguyen, a graduate of the Project Management and Business Analysis
certificate programs, also continued into the Advanced Project Management
program and became an active member of the Project Management program
advisory committee. Her Extension studies have supported her professional
career growth with three significant promotions in five years at Kia USA.
oCarlos Trillo Suarez is a graduate of the accelerated certificate programs
in International Business Operations and Management and in Project
Management. After expanding his knowledge at an internship offered by an
Extension instructor, he has continued to excel by founding EVINEX, a
mobile application and web development company based in Los Angeles.
The final award category, "Student Achievement Award," was presented to two
students for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to completing a program of
oJessica Aivazian is currently a supply chain operations intern for Mazda
and previously held roles as an IS engineer for L'Oreal and a project
manager for Renault. At Extension, she completed two accelerated
certificate programs in Project Management and International Business
Operations and Management.
oLindsay Olson entered the Extension program in E-Learning Instructional
Design. Based on her Extension classroom training, she developed online
instruction to help train audiologists using online instruction which will
be used by Kaiser.
About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the
continuing education arm of UC Irvine. Through thousands of courses and
programs offered on campus, online and on site, UC Irvine Extension helps
adult learners reach their career advancement and personal enrichment goals
—has now celebrated over 50 years of providing universally accessible,
university-level learning to local, regional, and global communities. Learn
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About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is a
top-ranked university dedicated to research, scholarship and community
service. Led by Chancellor Michael Drake since 2005, UCI is among the most
dynamic campuses in the University of California system, with nearly 28,000
undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty and 9,000 staff. Orange
County's largest employer, UCI contributes an annual economic impact of $4.2
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