Presenting our National Anthem

Our National Anthem for the 2022 Remington College Virtual Commencement is being Performed by Sarah Campbell, Manager of Quality Assurance for Instructional Technology. We would like to thank Sarah for contributing her talents on this special day for our students.

Opening Remarks

Heather Hensell, Ed.D. – Provost

Dr. Hensell serves as the Provost for Remington College. She taught both online and face-to-face for 12 years prior to joining Remington College in August of 2017. Heather earned her doctorate in higher education leadership from Gwynedd Mercy University and has a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in family studies from Texas Woman’s University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of North Texas. When she’s not cheering on the students at Remington College, Heather enjoys reading and instant film photography. She’s currently working on her first creative non-fiction short story and hopes to begin a Master of Fine Arts program in creative non-fiction in 2022.

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Outstanding Staff

Paul Valentino

Paul Valentino, currently resides in Central Florida.  He is the Criminal Justice Program Chair for Remington College. Paul has been a member of Remington College since 2011 and has had several assignments such as Instructor, Adjunct, Department Chair for the Criminal Justice/Paralegal Programs, Interim Dean, Global Dean and Global and Online Dean.

Paul has been in adult and post-secondary education for more than twenty five years. He is a retired Police Chief with more than thirty years of public safety experience in special operations, management, education, training, organizational development, strategic planning, professional compliance, specialized investigations and leadership.

Throughout his professional life he has leveraged his skills in public safety and post-secondary education to evolve into a proven and driven servant leader.

Paul has a steadfast dedication to his work, pursuing organizational excellence and remaining steadfast to mission-specific goals and academic success. He is also a Board Member Director for Wounded Warriors Outdoor Adventures which is a nonprofit organization that provides service to military veterans, first responders and their families.

In his leisure he spends time with his wife Janette, three children Kevin, Alyssa, Ashley and their seven grandchildren Jake, Jaiden, Brantley, William, Lilly, Amelia and Colt.

He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and spending time in upstate New York with the Wounded Warrior’s Outdoor Adventures community.

Outstanding Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Rhoads

Dr. Jennifer Rhoads is one of Remington College’s longest tenured instructors, starting with the school in November of 2009. In 2014 she became Program Director at the Little Rock campus. In 2016, Jennifer moved over to Remington College Online, where she is the Program Chair for the Allied Health department.

Dr. Rhoads finished up her PhD in Health Services/Community Medicine this July. She also has Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology. She is a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), a certified Allied Health Instructor (AHI), and a Nationally Certified EKG Technician (NCEKG).

Dr. Rhoads’ previous work experience includes the North Metro Medical Center, US Air Force Veteran – Medical Technician, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and US Army Veteran – Psychological Warfare Specialist. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters (19, 4), one son (16) and their three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, long distance backpacking/hiking, camping, kayaking, and road cycling

Outstanding Student

Tilford Saunders

Tilford Saunders was born in the state of Ohio, in a little city called Zanesville. He moved to Alabama during his teenage years where he joined the United States Marine Corp. During this time, he graduated from Remington College in Electronic Technology. After serving in the Marine Corps, he joined the Mobile Police Department in Mobile, Alabama. For the past 17 years, he has worked in Patrol, Narcotics, Intelligence and is currently a patrol supervisor. He went back to Remington College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. His goal is to teach policing (Criminal Justice) because “there is a right way to police.”

Tilford chose the Organizational Management Bachelor’s degree program because he wanted a sense of direction pertaining to leadership. In his own words, “Learning how an organization operates would allow me to become a well-rounded leader and individual within any organization.”

When asked about what motivated him to complete the program at Remington College, Tilford indicated that “the instructors at Remington would not let you give up. I coupled that with the idea of being the first one in my house to have a Bachelor’s and that is what kept me motivated.”

In advising future graduates of Remington College, Tilford responded, “Dr. King said. ‘The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character that is goal of true education.’ Work hard and have good character, everything else will fall into place.”

Commencement Speaker

Jon Daniels – Director of Campus Administration of Remington College Online and Knoxville

Jonathon Daniels is an U.S. Army Veteran – served in Operation Iraqi Freedom I, II and III. He is a two time Army Commendation Medal Recipient. Jon is married and the father of five children. He has worked in higher education for 16 years. Originally from Southern Illinois, an avid sports fan, Jon played college baseball and was scouted by Red Sox, Cardinals, Cubs and Braves.

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It is time to recognize the hard work of our graduates and wish them well in their future endeavors.


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