Academy - Sacramento Announces Its First Bachelor Degree Graduation Ceremony

August 24, 2009

Fashion, interior design and visual communication graduates proudly walk first isle in style

Sacramento, CA. (August 24, 2009) – With its sights set upon the creative horizon, the International Academy of Design & Technology - Sacramento (the Academy) proudly announces the first Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating class from its campus. As one BA graduate from each of the Academy’s degree programs in Fashion Design & Marketing, Interior Design, and Visual Communication takes the stage, a creative 3-year journey will unfold and new opportunities will emerge. Family, friends and the community will gather to celebrate this special moment in the local education community. This graduating class includes Associate degree graduates walking the stage, but it’s particularly meaningful to the three Bachelor degree graduates, their families and the IADT campus.

In total, there are ten (10) graduates:

Fashion Design & Marketing
Carly Fraizer (BA)
Tandelayo Marks (AA)
Felicia Constantine (AA)
Ashley Wagner-Dunn (AA)
Veronica Salazar (AA)

Interior Design
Kristina Franquez (BA)
Sherie Nelson (AA)
Juana Valdivia (AA)
Gail Burnette (AA)

Visual Communication
Todd Buchanan (BA)

"We are all so proud of the tireless efforts our students put into their many projects and assignments, and to have our first three BA candidates is very special to our entire school community," says Patricia A. Hoffman, President, IADT-Sacramento. "The sheer dedication these students have put into ensuring their own future success is priceless. Our administrative and teaching staff is overwhelmed at this special occasion and we’d love for the community to share in our excitement."

The community is invited to attend this special event:

Event: Academy – Sacramento Graduation Ceremony
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

For more information, please contact Angela Dickson, Director of Career Services at (916) 285-9468 or, or communications representative Kristene Smith at (916) 288-8466 or To learn more about the Academy, visit

About the Academy
The International Academy of Design & Technology (the Academy – Sacramento) provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success in select design and technology fields. The Academy - Sacramento does not guarantee employment or salary. The Academy has been an established institution for more than 25 years and has 10 other campuses across the US. Since the Sacramento campus opened in 2007, the Academy has served the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for highly qualified professionals at the Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree levels.

The programs at the Academy focus on career and design areas, such as Fashion Design & Marketing, Interior Design, and Visual Communication. The Academy - Sacramento is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information please visit or call (916) 285-9468. The Academy is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools.