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Chicanx/Latinx Bienvenida on Tuesday, August 23

City welcomes students with cultural events

Activities continue throughout the first two weeks of the fall term
The sun shone brightly in a clear blue sky as approximately 40 students, faculty and staff gathered on the A building patio for free food and entertainment at the Chicanx/Latinx Bienvenido event on Aug. 23.
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Graduation caps at 2020 Latino Chicana Graduation

100 students celebrate at the Chicano-Latina Graduation Ceremony

The Chicano/a studies department celebrate their 51st annual Chicano-Latina Graduation Celebration
Susana Serrano, Multimedia Editor June 17, 2022
The gloomy evening did not stop families, friends and graduates from gathering to celebrate San Diego City College’s 51st annual Chicano-Latina Graduation ceremony.
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Ana Isabel Serrano

City student Ana Isabel Serrano leaves a tale of affirmation

President of Active Minds and labor union intern graduates with transfer to UCSD
Philip Salata, News Editor June 1, 2022
Serrano honed her curiosity while growing up in Tijuana and attending what she described as a “very Catholic high school.” “I tend to jump into taboo topics,” she said. “What don’t you want me to discover?”
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Rachel Karalnik stands in front of skyscraper buildings in New York City while holding a camera.

City College student headed to top-ranking Chapman for film

After multiple rejections, Rachel Karalnik achieves her dream and exemplifies the power of perseverance
Kathryn Gray, Editor In Chief June 1, 2022
Rachel Karalnik was graduating high school in Brooklyn in 2019 with dreams of heading to film school in California. Then the rejection letters came one after another.
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City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos delivers a speech after receiving the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship at Citys 31st annual scholarship awards ceremony on May 10, 2022. City College Flickr

City College student awarded prestigious scholarship worth $55K

Jeannette Mayo Gallegos hopes to use Jack Kent Cooke funds to achieve her goal of working to combat human trafficking
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 20, 2022
City College student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, a 2022 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, was awarded $55,000 at City’s 31st annual scholarship ceremony on May 10th.
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Angel Lopez, a City student involved in the colleges theatre program, raises his fist in celebration during the Lavender Graduation ceremony on May 12, 2022. City College Flickr

City College celebrates its first ‘Lavender Graduation’ ceremony

While most such events are put on by student-run LGBTQIA+ organizations, City’s celebration was spearheaded by a combination of student-support programs
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 19, 2022
On a sunny mid-May afternoon City College held a Lavender Graduation ceremony on the campus’ Curran Square.  It was a joyous event by all accounts, with students, family members and faculty gathering to celebrate the achievements of the college’s LGBTQIA+ graduates.
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A group including Alicia Siu, Norell Martinez, Justin Akers Chacon and others stand in front of the mural in the City College cafeteria, smiling with raised fists.

Dual event celebrating ‘50 Years of Chicana/o Studies’ at City College draws crowd

The event included a mural unveiling and documentary premiere celebrating the department at the cafeteria on May 13
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 18, 2022
The Chicana/o Studies department at San Diego City College celebrated both the premiere of a new documentary and the unveiling of the cafeteria mural on May 13, each named and dedicated to the same cause – “50 Years of Chicana/o Studies.”
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Kenneth Banks stands in front of the mural he designed in the AH Building garage at City College

Kumeyaay artist Kenneth Banks shares life experience in a new City College mural

The former City student designed the first completed mural in the AH Building garage
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 13, 2022
Amidst the buzzing lights and echoing voices of the AH Building garage, a colorful merging of past and present greets drivers heading to classes at San Diego City College. The first of the garage murals to be completed was designed by Kumeyaay artist and former City student Kenneth Banks.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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Graduates from City College in caps and gowns stand in a row at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

City to celebrate graduates with first in-person commencement events in three years

In addition to a schoolwide ceremony at Balboa Park, there will be a variety of smaller events for City graduates on campus
San Diego City College will hold an in-person commencement ceremony for the first time in three years at the Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park on May 26 from 5-7 p.m.
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Alfredo Diaz stands on a ladder, stretching a can toward the newly painted area of a tall cement wall of the AH Building at City.

City students invited to social justice mural kickoff today

Three murals, a student art show, and a craft sale - just in time for Mother’s Day - are all underway on campus this week
Kathy Archibald, Enterprise Editor May 4, 2022
Three murals, including a geometric art piece with layers of symbolism, plus a student art show and a craft sale are all underway on campus this week, inviting student participation.
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Maria de la Luz May discusses her story on City College campus

City College student, family struggle to navigate housing insecurity services

State-funded program "Welcome Home, City" fails to connect student with housing, exposing challenges
Philip Salata, News Editor May 2, 2022
Despite the numerous housing insecurity services offered in San Diego and at City College, the process of navigating them can often create barriers to accessing resources, which impacts individuals and families already facing adversity.
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