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Actor, Commentator and Economist Ben Stein to Address Graduates at American InterContinental University (AIU) Commencement

We’ve checked, and there will be no graduates named “Bueller” holding things up when diplomas are awarded.

Actor, commentator and economist Ben Stein is scheduled to give the commencement address to American ...

Actor, commentator and economist Ben Stein is scheduled to give the commencement address to American InterContinental University (AIU) graduates July 28, 2012 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Stein is probably best known for his role as the economics teacher in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." (Photo: Business Wire)

American InterContinental University (AIU) announced today that Ben Stein – actor, economist, former game show host, presidential advisor, lawyer and teacher – will address graduates at its commencement Saturday, July 28 at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Described by some as a true Renaissance man, Stein is a noted writer of financial and economic commentary, a former advisor and speech writer to presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and the host of the seven-time Emmy Award winning Comedy Central quiz show “Win Ben Stein’s Money.” But he may be best known for his role as the high school economics teacher taking attendance in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

“Ben Stein possesses a tremendous combination of economic and political acumen, superior wit and social awareness. He’s known for poignant speeches that also leave people rolling in the aisles,” said Dr. George Miller, president of AIU. “I can’t wait to hear the advice he gives our graduates.”

AIU’s market-relevant degrees offer a real world focus for practical relevance in today’s workplace. And their innovative, award-winning online campus is designed to fit school into the lives of busy adults.

About American InterContinental University

Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, IT, criminal justice and design at U.S. campuses in Atlanta, Houston, Weston, Fla.; an international campus in London; and an internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. The award-winning AIU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.

AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. Additional information is available at www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information, visit www.aiuniv.edu. AIU cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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