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Class of 2024

City Times Commencement Edition previewGet inspired by the story of City College alumna Katya Echazarreta, available in English or Spanish. Echazarreta, the first Mexican-born woman to travel to space, is the 2024 commencement keynote speaker.

Access the digital version of the City College commencement program here.

Scroll down to learn more about the graduates crossing the stage as part of San Diego City College’s Class of 2024.

Read about the San Diego City College celebration of its 53rd Chicano Latina Graduation, as well as end-of-year events honoring veterans, LGBTQ+ and student-athletes.

Want to read the City Times digital commencement edition? Click here to read and download digitally. You can also click here to view download the edition as a PDF.

Katya Echazarreta muestra la bandera mexicana frente al cohete New Shepherd de Blue Origin despues de su vuelo inaugural al espacio el 4 de junio de 2022

City College ‘esencial’ a la primera mujer nacida en México para viajar al espacio

Originalmente de Guadalajara, Katya Echazarreta fue la primera ciudadana astronauta elegida por Space for Humanity
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalists March 24, 2023
La astronauta Katya Echazarreta, autodescrita como impasible, no llora fácilmente. Pero después de su vuelo inaugural al espacio en junio 2022 como miembra del equipo de la expedición Blue Origin NS-21, ella desarrolló una nueva apreciación para la tierra en la que ella ha caminado toda su vida.
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Katya Echazarreta displays the Mexican flag while standing in front of Blue Origin’s New Shepherd rocket after her inaugural flight to space on June 4, 2022.

First Mexican-born female astronaut credits City College with launching career

Originally from Guadalajara, Katya Echazarreta was the first citizen astronaut chosen by Space for Humanity
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief March 24, 2023
Astronaut Katya Echazaretta, self-described as unemotional, doesn’t cry easily. But after her inaugural flight into space last June as a crew member on the Blue Origin NS-21 expedition, she developed a new appreciation for the ground she has walked on her whole life.
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