Convocation selects student speakers

Aztec PressPima Community College has chosen three students to speak during its annual diversity celebration for graduates.

The Multicultural Convocation will take place May 9 from 6-9 West Campus.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium, then move to the Palm Courtyard at 7 p.m.

The three student speakers are:

Sarha H. Beltran: Volunteer writing tutor at Desert Vista Campus and volunteer student aide at the West Campus Academic Computer Commons. Beltran was born in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico.

Patricia E. Mares: Volunteer for Tucson Medical Center pediatrics, Grace Community Church GO outreach center for refugees, Safe Kids USA and Girls on the Run. Her family is Yaqui, and from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She is applying for membership in the local Pascua Yaqui Tribe.

Lauren M. Dautrich: Disney College Program intern and regular participant in the Pima Writer’s Workshop.

The speakers were chosen from more than a dozen applicants. The evaluation was based on applications, interviews and recitations of their draft speeches.

The Multicultural Convocation includes international and multicultural themed entertainment, food and beverages. It is open to all PCC graduates in an academic year.

-By Paloma Mello

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