graduation speaker

Grad speaker overcomes odds

May 5, 2016

By EDDIE CELAYA Imagine moving to a new country in your teens. The country isn’t entirely friendly toward migrants and its inhabitants speak a language foreign to you. Now imagine you’ve mastered the language and the culture, and are about to graduate from a community college. A scholarship will help pave your way to the […]

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Grad speaker values diversity

May 7, 2015

By KIT B. FASSLER Student Kenneth Lee will emphasize diversity when he delivers his commencement address during the Pima Community College 2015 graduation ceremony on May 21. The college will award certificates and associate degrees to 3,732 graduation candidates at the Tucson Convention Center Arena. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Lee, who was selected […]

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Graduation speaker applications due March 23

March 12, 2015

By KATIE STEWART-VACIO Pima College Community’s graduation committee is accepting student speaker applications for the May 21 commencement ceremony. The deadline to apply is March 23. Students who are graduating with an associate degree as of Fall 2014, Spring 2015 or Summer 2015 can apply to be the speaker. Applicants will be asked to describe […]

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Graduation speaker applies philosophy

May 8, 2014

By NICHOLAS QUIHUIS Athanasia Chalkiopolous strives to be an “inspirational warrior” and an enthusiast of a better future for everyone. These are a few of the qualities that led to Chalkiopolous being chosen as Pima Community College’s 2014 commencement speaker. Chalkiopolous applies one of her favorite Greek philosopher’s principles — Aristotle’s principle of collective happiness […]

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