On Friday, May 15, 2009 at 7pm, Milan Institute, a vocational school located in Clovis, CA, will hold a graduation ceremony for over 50 graduates. The graduating class consists of students who have completed the Cosmetology, Medical Assisting and Massage Therapy programs. The school will honor graduates who have achieved 100% attendance or a 4.0 GPA with a list notation. Maxine Fuentes, a 5-time National Personal Best Winner at the J.C. Penney Salon chain, will be delivering the commencement speech. The event will be held at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Center in Clovis, CA.
The Commencement Speaker Maxine Fuentes has 49 years of cosmetology experience. During her time as a cosmetologist at the Fresno J.C. Penney Salon, she annually exceeded one million dollars in revenue for the past 9 years. She has given numerous guest presentations at the Milan Institute Clovis campus, where she has gained the respect of the students and is well-liked for her engaging teaching style. She will be joined at the podium with Milan student speakers Michelle Martinez and Leslie Portillo.
Roger Cranmer, Director of Milan Institute, was especially proud of the graduating class. “Our graduates have worked hard for this moment,” states Roger Cranmer. “Many of our students are single parents and had to attend school part time while they continued to work to support their family. In an unstable economy where unemployment rates are soaring, these graduates have taken the future into their own hands by committing to learning the skills they need to have a better career. On behalf of the Milan Institute staff, I congratulate the graduating class and wish them success in their future careers.”
Currently, the school offers the following accredited programs: Medical Assisting, Cosmetology, Esthetician and Massage Therapy. Both day and evening class schedules are offered, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. Milan’s faculty offers academic credentials with years of training or work experience in their areas of specialization. The school’s administrative staff is committed to providing the individual student attention necessary to achieve success in the fields of healthcare, cosmetology and massage therapy. In addition, the school provides career services assistance to all of its graduates to assist them with their new job search.
The school also has a student salon/spa where value-priced beauty and massage services are performed under instruction supervision. This month Milan is offering $3.99 haircuts after 4pm, $19.99 machine facials Thursday through Saturday and $39.99 extensions, scalp treatment and style with product purchase Monday through Wednesday.* The student salon/spa also offers services such as Swedish massage, manicure, pedicure and makeup application. To schedule an appointment, call (559) 323-2800 or visit the student salon/spa at 731 W. Shaw Ave., Clovis, CA.
Milan Institute has been preparing students for the workforce since 1985 and has 16 campuses located throughout the western United States. The school is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). For more information on career training and student spa services, contact Milan Institute at (559) 323-2800 or go to www.MilanInstitute.edu.
*All services performed by students under instructor supervision.