2016 Keynote Speaker Brent Bushnell
Celebrating its 30th annual graduating class, Fremont College adds to its list of prestigious commencement speakers, Brent Bushnell, Founder and CEO of Two Bit Circus.
Bushnell grew up in a creative and entrepreneurial background with his famous father, Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. Bushnell attests that these experiential education is the reason he created Two Bit Circus, his experiential entertainment company that produces the STEAM Carnival, a modern-day circus designed to inspire kids in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) and why he serves as a Program Advisory Committee member of Fremont College’s digital marketing program.
Bushnell was also an on-camera inventor on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and a founding member of Syyn Labs that created stunts for Google, Disney, and the alternative band OK Go whose video “All Things Must Pass” generated 45 million views.
“What better story is there than a college that utilizes the latest technology and innovative learning models to prepare its graduates for their careers?” said Bushnell. “I am proud to be part of Fremont College’s mission of bringing technology infused education to a diverse student body.”
The synergy between Bushnell and Fremont is clear as both emphasize technology to create a fun, interactive and effective learning paradigm for students to develop critical thinking skills that will benefit them throughout their careers.
“Brent is such a rock star on so many levels,” said Fremont College Chancellor Dr. Sabrina Kay. “He pushes innovation everywhere he has worked and never rests on his laurels. During this time of knowledge disparity, where the quality of education received is often determined by the zip code you live in, being able to provide the quality education to our students who can contribute to the diversity in the tech industry is a worthy and necessary mission at Fremont College. I am confident Brent’s energy will inspire our graduates to do better and contribute more to our world.”
The 2016 Fremont College Graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
About Fremont College
The mission of Fremont College is to close the gap between the traditional classroom and the 21st-century workplace. As an innovator in professional education, Fremont College is invested in the innovative, relevant, and useful methods of learning including: an Ivy League-inspired project-based learning; vertically integrated apprenticeship learning; unbundled and just-in-time certifications; flipped, blended and personalize learning; and heart-centered learning. With campuses in Los Angeles and Cerritos and offering both online, blended and on-campus modalities, Fremont College offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in PATHS (Paralegal, Administration, Technology, Healthcare, and Sports Therapy) programs that matter to our lives. For more information about Fremont College and its unique learning models, visit www.fremont.edu.
Past Fremont College commencement speakers include: Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa; Jarl Mohn, President of NPR and Co-Founder of E! Entertainment and MTV; Eric Affeldt, CEO of ClubCorp and #1 on Golf Inc.’s most-powerful people in golf; Shawn Hunter, Former Chivas USA President; Matt Nordgren, Dallas’ Most Eligible reality star; and Dr. Dexanne Clohan, Chief Medical Officer of HealthSouth and the most influential woman in medicine by Health magazine; and Keith Ferazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back.