President Rosalie Mirenda, Keith Primeau, and
Vice President for Academic Affairs Gerard O’Sullivan
Keith Primeau, former captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, recently received his college degree in liberal studies from Neumann University.
“I always intended to return to school and get my degree. The classes and teachers were wonderful and well worth the time and effort. At the end of the day, I am pleased to say I am a Neumann University graduate,” Primeau said.
Primeau earned a B.S. in liberal studies, an undergraduate degree program for adults with semester-long courses (six credits each) taken either in class or online. This program is designed for adults who are at least 21 years old and requires no previous college credit.
Primeau skated for the Flyers from 1999 to 2006. He also played in the 1999 and 2004 NHL All-Star games. He officially retired from professional hockey on September 14, 2006.
Neumann recently introduced another undergraduate degree option for adults. The B.S. in professional studies is a business-oriented degree, with eight-week courses offered on weeknights. A student must be at least 19 years old and have completed one year or more (30 credits) of college to join this program.
Adults can bring as many as 90 transfer credits into professional or liberal studies, and may even earn credit for life experience.
Primeau is the second professional sports figure to earn a bachelor’s degree from Neumann University in recent years. In 2009, NBA referee Joe Crawford earned a degree in liberal studies, taking most of the courses online as he traveled from city to city to officiate professional basketball games.
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