Latino graduation

Over the past 42 years, City College come together to celebrate and highlight the educational accomplishments of its students with a Chicano/Latina Graduation Ceremony, this year taking place May 12, at noon in Gorton Quad.

The celebration is open to all students of any ethnicity, and its goal is to provide role models for our communities.

The bilingual celebration will be conducted, by masters of ceremony Rosalinda Sandoval, chair of the Language Department, and Misael Camarena, co-chair of the Math Department.

Chunky y Los Alacranes Mojados, a Chicano music activist and former City College student, will be in charge of the cultural entertainment.

This year the keynote speaker will be Herman Baca, political activist during the mid-1960’s.

The keynote student speaker will be Beto Vazquez and  Juanita Ayala-Lopez, from MECHA.

City College President Terry Burgess  and Chicano Sutdies Department Chair Enrique Davalos will also be present to congratulate students graduating.

Each graduate will have the opportunity to address the audience and recognize parents, family, and others attending the celebration for their support and love in helping them to accomplish their college degrees. Throughout the semester, the graduation committee members and staff, raise donations from their paychecks for the ceremony. Sponsors this year include Burgess, the World Cultures Program and Associate Students.

The Chicano Latina Graduation Committee invites students that wish to participate, to go to Student Affairs and RSVP at 388-3498, D-106 and sign up to be part of this celebration.
If you are graduating, transferring, or interested in volunteering to help with this celebration, please contact ChicanoLatinaG[email protected] or visit

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