PANORAMA CITY, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Maric College - Panorama City announced that it will hold graduation ceremonies on Saturday, August 19th for 97 students. The Honorable Martin H. Mogul, Administrative Judge for the Department of Defense, will keynote Saturday's graduation ceremony, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Northridge Performing Arts Center on the California State University - Northridge campus at 18111 Nordhoff Street in Northridge, Calif., at the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue. Maric College's students will be recognized for earning associate's degrees, diplomas or certificates that qualify them for entry-level positions that are in high demand, such as medical assistant and paralegal. According to the California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division report on California Occupational Employment Projections 2006, medical assistant positions are expected to increase by 35.7 percent and paralegal positions are expected to increase 28.5 percent from 2004 to 2014. Of the 97 graduates, 74 will be graduating from either the Medical Assistant program or the Paralegal program. "Graduation is the culmination of one goal for our students and the beginning of a new future," said Sharon Ahearn, Executive Director of Maric College - Panorama City. "Our staff and faculty are very proud of our graduates and their accomplishments. We know that this is a special day for the students, their families and friends." Maric College - Panorama City is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Maric College - Panorama City currently offers three programs including Medical Assistant, Paralegal and Legal Administrative Assistant. The Maric College - Panorama City summer 2006 graduates are as follows: Associate of Arts Degree Paralegal: Dennisse Aguilar, Los Angeles, CA Lida Azizi, Beverly Hills, CA Ana Carreon, Van Nuys, CA Pierre Cortez, Sylmar, CA Bernard Gloeckner, Van Nuys, CA Ruby Grant, Van Nuys, CA Tracey Hill, Panorama City, CA Amber Neri, Reseda, CA Amanda Ortiz, Valencia, CA Yvette Paladines, North Hills, CA Diana Ramirez, Van Nuys, CA Rita Rosenberg, Encino, CA Maria Urena, North Hollywood, CA Grigor Yeretsyen, Los Angeles, CA Associate of Arts Degree Business Administration and Accounting: Irene Garcia, North Hills, CA Keann Johnson, Palmdale, CA Brenda Pech, Panorama City, CA Jessica Sandoval, Palmdale, CA Associate of Arts Degree Computer Information Technology: David DePerrot, Panorama City, CA Geoffrey Hutson, West Hills, CA Diploma Computer Information and Support Specialist: Israel De Leon, Reseda, CA Keith Gonzalez, Reseda, CA Julio Jimenez, Van Nuys, CA Efrain Luz Lopez, Burbank, CA Diploma Computer Business Systems: Monique Aclan, Burbank, CA Juan Hernandez, Arleta, CA Doris Santana, Pacoima, CA Valerie Serrano, Panorama City, CA Diploma Legal Administrative Assistant: Wendy Aviles, Lancaster, CA Veronica Campos, Pacoima, CA Karina Ceja, Sylmar, CA Mayra Flores, Pacoima, CA Asia Ghazi, Northridge, CA Jessica Godoy, Van Nuys, CA Norma Lopez, Tujunga, CA Tammie Rose, Reseda, CA Nancy Salmeron, North Hollywood, CA Certificate Medical Assistant: Lauren Abrenica, Palmdale, CA Maura Aguilera, Panorama City, CA Viviana Anaya, Pacoima, CA Rodney Aquino, Reseda, CA Ana Arce, Reseda, CA Velsi Argueta, Van Nuys, CA Erika Arias, Reseda, CA Cassandra Astudillo, Panorama City, CA Mary Azouri, Northridge, CA Hellen Barrientos, Sylmar, CA Justin Benjamin, Pacoima, CA Patricia Blas, North Hollywood, CA Tanya Bolanos, Van Nuys, CA Oscar Carballo, Canoga Park, CA Nancy Cardenas, North Hills, CA Brian Carson, Lake View Terrace, CA Theresa Castellanos, Sylmar, CA Erika Castro, Sylmar, CA Gabriela Ceja, Sylmar, CA Nancy Ceja, Arleta, CA Mirna Correa, Panorama City, CA Snowda Cortez, Arleta, CA Zenaida Crisol, North Hills, CA Rogelio Cuevas, Sun Valley, CA Ana De La Rosa, Sylmar, CA Rosa Diaz, San Fernando, CA Jerson Dupitas, North Hills, CA Teresita Dupitas, North Hills, CA Gina Euceda, Panorama City, CA Glory Flores, Pacoima, CA Celia Gudino, Newhall, CA Renita Harris, Arleta, CA Vanessa Hernandez, Sylmar, CA Joseph Huerta, Arleta, CA Helena Lopez, Mission Hills, CA Jeanie Lopez, Van Nuys, CA Jackie Maanek, Sylmar, CA Daisy Medina, Arleta, CA Irene Medina, Sylmar, CA Suzanne Melgarejo, Sun Valley, CA Lidia Mendoza, Mission Hills, CA Etta McAvinnue, Granada Hills, CA Sarah Moran, North Hollywood, CA Tommy Murphy, Pacoima, CA Alnorlito Nino, Van Nuys, CA Srbue Oganisyan, Canoga Park, CA Shelly Palamo, Simi Valley, CA Siomara Perez, San Fernando, CA Joanna Poblete, Sacramento, CA Gabriel Robles, Panorama City, CA Joanna Robles, North Hills, CA Elena Rodriguez, Sun Valley, CA Mireya Rodriguez, Sun Valley, CA Maria Sanchez, North Hills, CA Gloria Smith, Panorama City, CA Leticia Trinidad, North Hills, CA Stacey Vafai, Santa Clarita, CA Paulina Valdez, Panorama City, CA Rolando Valenzuela, Panorama City, CA Lisa Wavra, Calabasas, CA About Maric College Maric College, with an original campus in the San Diego area, has long been recognized as one of California's leading career schools and is one of the largest groups of private institutions offering associate degrees and certificates in the state. For more than 25 years, Maric College has enabled students to develop and achieve their personal and career goals by providing study opportunities that integrate general education, professional skills, and career-focused training. Today, the school offers a breadth of programs in allied health, information technology, and legal studies at more than 15 locations. For more information, please see: http://www.mariccollege.edu About Kaplan, Inc. Maric College is part of Kaplan, Inc.'s Higher Education Division, which includes more than 75 campus-based schools in 21 states, as well as online programs through Kaplan University and Concord Law School. Kaplan Higher Education offers career-oriented certificate, bachelor and associate degree programs designed to provide students with the skills necessary to qualify them for entry-level employment in fields such as healthcare, business, information technology, technology, fashion and design. Kaplan has been providing educational and career services to students, schools, professionals, and businesses worldwide for nearly 70 years. Kaplan is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). For more information about Kaplan, please visit www.kaplan.com.
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