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Graduate of the Year

This award recognizes an individual not only demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, but also has made a meaningful contribution to their profession and demonstrated perseverance to overcome adversity.

Each year, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges seeks nominations for graduates from ACCSC-accredited institutions who are currently working in the same field as the program from which they graduated and who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession.  In selecting the Graduate of the Year, ACCSC considers several aspects such as:

  • Outstanding scholastic achievement
  • Demonstration of leadership within their profession
  • Advancement in their profession
  • Recognition of extraordinary commitment to their occupational field or community
  • Personal stories that demonstrate perseverance to overcome adversity

Click here to download the 2014 Nomination Form for the ACCSC Graduate of the Year

2013 Graduate of the Year 

Sheera Poelman
Ohio Center for Broadcasting - Colorado Campus

Sheera Poelman graduated from Ohio Center for Broadcasting-Colorado Campus (OCB) in 2011. During her time at OCB, Sheera maintained top grades and graduated first in her class, earning her way into two coveted media internships opportunities in Denver. Sheera’s hands-on experiences in content creation, show production, listener interaction and marketing for multiple stations rounded out her in-the-field experience so much so that Sheera was the first member of her class to be hired for full-time employment in the field of broadcasting. As a producer, writer, videographer and on-camera host for Denver Public Schools (DPS), Sheera used the career school training she received to write and produce numerous videos on outstanding teachers, students overcoming enormous challenges, and stories of inspiration and hope from across the DPS system.

Today, Sheera is an anchor for CBS NewsChannel 5 in Denver, the fastest rise to the anchor chair in OCB-Colorado’s history. In addition, Sheera returns to OCB often to share her assignments and experiences, inspiring OCB graduates and current students with her work ethic and can-do attitude.

Please join ACCSC in congratulating Sheera Poelman as the 2013 ACCSC Graduate of the Year.