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Mayoral Proclamation Presentation & Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting

Mayoral Proclamation Presentation & Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting
Mayoral Proclamation Presentation & Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting
Mayoral Proclamation Presentation & Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting
Virginia Beach Mayor to Present Bryant & Stratton College with Proclamation for 165th Anniversary


Virginia Beach, Va. (September 3, 2019) – For 165 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been sharing its passion for education by offering students access to career-relevant opportunities. To celebrate its commitment to the community, Mayor Bobby Dyer will kick off Bryant & Stratton College’s 165th Anniversary Celebration festivities with a proclamation speech at 11:30a.m. nodding to its long-standing dedication. This free event is open to the public Wednesday, October 23 starting at 11am at the Virginia Beach Campus, located on 301 Centre Pointe Drive.

 “We are thrilled to have Mayor Dyer by our side as we celebrate this monumental milestone and the next chapter of Bryant & Stratton College,” said Eric Harrell, State Director of Marketing & Communications, Virginia Colleges, Bryant & Stratton College. “Our longevity is credited to our success in creating and offering educational programs to meet the specific and changing needs of students and employers, and the immense community support we continue to receive, year after year.” 

During the festivities, attendees will be able to witness the official ribbon cutting of the College’s brand new Esports Arena, kicking off their new Esports Competitive Program. The event will also provide complimentary food and refreshments, as well as host a series of games, raffles and giveaways. 

Outside of the celebratory activities, participants will be able to tour the campus as well as meet instructors to learn about Bryant & Stratton College’s sound approach to helping students reach their goals. Attend and also get the opportunity to: 

  • Connect with admissions, career service advisors, and instructors to learn about degree programs
  • Tour Bryant & Stratton College’s exclusive onsite Children’s Center facility
  • Obtain information on taking the next step in life to a better career
  • Speak with financial aid experts who can help identify and discuss ways to fund education

The Virginia Beach Campus offers more than 20 academic programs including Nursing, Medical Assisting, Accounting, Business, Information Technology, Human Resources, Early Childhood Education and more.  

New to the Hampton and Virginia Beach campuses in the fall of 2019 is the launch of Bryant & Stratton College’s Esports program. As of January 2019, Bryant & Stratton College was the sixth college in Virginia to offer Esports as part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), which serves as the governing body to more than 100 colleges and universities, setting standards for eligibility and conduct for collegiate eSports.

The college plans to offer co-ed Esports teams that will hold full-size rosters. To compliment the program, the Hampton Campus has created a 500-square foot Esports Lab where the team will practice and compete. The lab features 15 high-end gaming computers, gaming bays, and consoles. The gaming center will be open to all students and staff during designated hours.

To learn more about the October 165th Anniversary Celebration & Esports Arena Ribbon Cutting, or how you can get started at Bryant & Stratton College, please visit

 About Bryant & Stratton College

Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Continuing Education department.


For 165 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, business, criminal justice, design, financial services, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. In addition to access to education, Bryant & Stratton College offers students access to tools to help ensure their greatest chance at success through their Career LifePrep® program. Bryant & Stratton works with students to best map individual career paths - teaching the soft skills employers value most, helping establish valuable professional connections and internships and offering career services support even after graduation. Bryant & Stratton College is committed to helping students succeed in their education and beyond.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit General information can be found on the college′s website at


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