Fresh from completing his Wall-to-Wall cross-country bike ride, Jeremy Staat – Bakersfield’s own hometown hero – will honor the Spring graduating class of Santa Barbara Business College and serve as the keynote speaker at the College’s graduation ceremony.
After retiring from the NFL, Jeremy Staat enlisted in the US Marine Corp in an effort to better serve his country. As an Iraqi war veteran, Jeremy Staat returned to his hometown of Bakersfield and recognized a need to raise awareness about veteran issues. In 2011, he founded the Jeremy Staat Foundation, in which he delivers motivational and inspirational speeches to schools across the nation, serving as a living history of what it’s like to serve in the military and be a veteran.
Staat’s speech and the graduation ceremony will be held Friday, June 8, 2012, at Bakersfield’s Rabobank Arena at 7 pm. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
SBBCollege graduates will receive associate’s degrees and career training diplomas in the fields of business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education, medical assisting, paralegal studies, pharmacy technology, fitness training, medical office and vocational nursing. One hundred graduates are expected to receive their diplomas at the ceremony.
The College is currently accepting applications for their next class start.