Today, City Colleges of Chicago to Award Nearly 1,700 Students Their Associate Degrees, Live Stream Available

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Join Nearly 1,700 Graduates of City Colleges of Chicago As They Walk Across The Stage To Receive Their Degrees

After two years of virtual Commencement ceremonies, nearly 1,700 City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) students, from all seven colleges, will gather in-person, with their families and friends, at Wintrust Arena today— Sunday, May 1, to walk across the stage and receive their associate degrees.

“We know how hard each student worked to get here to graduation, and we are thankful to be able to recognize their efforts with today’s celebration,” said Juan Salgado, Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago. “Our graduates truly reflect Chicago and they are mothers and fathers, husbands and wives –and partners, community volunteers and military service members, immigrants and life-long Chicagoans. They are the backbone of our great city.”

Two separate ceremonies will be held: the first ceremony starts at 1pm; and the second ceremony begins at 6:30pm. The program includes remarks given by the Class Valedictorians, City Colleges leadership and faculty. The ceremonies will be live-streamed and can be viewed here: www.ccc.edu/graduation.

Because education transforms lives, part of City Colleges’ mission is to serve as the City’s most accessible higher education engine of socioeconomic mobility and racial equity – empowering all Chicagoans to take part in building a stronger and more just city.

To learn more about how CCC students are reaching their goals, read: Wright College degree decades in the making: ‘I don’t give up’ in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The City Colleges of Chicago 2022 Commencement Ceremony for associate degree earners will take place in the following order and end times are approximate:

1pm to 3:30pm Ceremony

Olive-Harvey College

Harry S Truman College

Malcolm X College

Wilbur Wright College

6:30pm-9:00 Ceremony

Richard J. Daley College

Harold Washington College

Kennedy-King College

The following graduates represent their college as Class of 2022 Valedictorians and Salutatorians. Click here to learn more about each one of them.

Daley Colle

  • Valedictorian: Ruth Flores
  • Salutatorian: Chakyra Space

Harold Washington College

  • Valedictorian: Nathan Vogler
  • Salutatorian: Kam Tim Kwan

Kennedy-King College

  • Valedictorian: Michael Nwaigbo
  • Salutatorian: Jose Cueva

Malcolm X College

  • Valedictorian: Migdaliz Perez
  • Salutatorian: Marie-Christine Des Rosiers

Olive-Harvey College

  • Valedictorian: Kristen Medrano
  • Salutatorian: Malcolm Ryce

Truman College

  • Valedictorian: Alvaro Mendieta
  • Salutatorian: Gopal Poudel

Wright College

  • Valedictorian: Andres Gerena
  • Salutatorian: Melissa Glontea

Because education transforms lives, part of City Colleges’ mission is to serve as the City’s most accessible higher education engine of socioeconomic mobility and racial equity – empowering all Chicagoans to take part in building a stronger and more just city. To learn more, read City Colleges of Chicago 2021-2025 Strategic Framework and Plans.