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Lucia Huerta, Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipient

City College student Lucia Huerta is headed to university debt-free

Meet the inspiring Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar who made it happen
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 28, 2021
In 2016 Huerta didn’t know what a community college was, and in 2021, she will transfer to one of the top four-year universities in the country to study sociology.
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Lorenzo Brooks Graduation Photo

A new outlook on life for City College graduate Lorenzo Brooks

The EOPS graduate is headed to a bright future
Rachel de la Torre, Multimedia Journalist May 28, 2021
Sociology major Lorenzo Brooks is one of the many students here at San Diego City College who is graduating this Spring 2021 semester.
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Tatiana Butte

A pile of scholarship applications pays off for City College student

One of Tatiana Butte's 30-plus scholarship applications earned her a major award
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 25, 2021
In September 2020, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipient Tatiana Butte was trying to get by during the pandemic, taking as many classes as possible and using every free moment to focus on scholarship applications, submitting more than 30. Nine months later, her life has completely changed.
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Tatiana Butte and Lucia Huerta

Strangers turned friends, City College pair wins prestigious transfer scholarship

Lucia Huerta and Tatiana Butte will receive up to $40,000 per year
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 25, 2021
Strangers prior to attending City, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship recipients Butte and Huerta are bonded for life.
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Drive-Thru graduation celebration 2020

VIDEO: City College honors graduates with drive-thru ceremony

A virtual commencement will be streamed on May 28 at 5 p.m.
Noelle Mortensen and Devon Doane May 24, 2021
After a long year of Zoom classes, San Diego City College students got a chance to celebrate graduation in style. Students and faculty came together for a drive-thru graduation ceremony held on campus on May 21.
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VIDEO: 4 simple steps to style your grad cap

In this special News You Can Use, blinging out your cap for graduation day is so easy
Ayo Elise May 21, 2021
Decorating your cap is a way for you to recognize your achievement. Whether you're transferring to a four-year university, finishing an associates degree or receiving a certificate, recognizing this point in your life is important.
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Virtual graduation

City College will host virtual and drive-thru commencement ceremonies this May

Graduation applications are due April 30
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist April 30, 2021
San Diego City College spring 2021 graduates will be honored this May at virtual and drive-thru commencement celebrations. Students must apply April 30, 2021 to graduate and be included in these events.
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RADIO: City College Commencement to include virtual, drive-in events

Graduates invited to sign up for commencement
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist April 19, 2021
San Diego City College Commencement will be a two-day event consisting of both in-person and virtual events, according to campus social media.
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Graduation 2018

City students, faculty react to commencement postponement

With City's annual graduation ceremony pushed back, students express fears of missing out (FOMO)
Elisabeth Vermeulen, Staff Writer April 15, 2020
Due to a statewide restriction of assembling large groups, San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll announced in an email that City's May 22 ceremony has been postponed to summer or fall, or perhaps in a digital format.
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A graduating student hugs his mother

City College pays price for convention center move

Cancelled Balboa Park Project pushes graduation to Convention Center.
Vicky Pineda, Assistant Sports Editor May 24, 2019
The city of San Diego’s planned Balboa Park Reservation project, which was meant to renovate the Plaza de Panama section of the park, forced San Diego City College to look for alternative venue options for its yearly commencement ceremony.
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Picture of professor and two student graduates

Beloved 50-year City College professor retires

Professor Cruz Rangel was honored at the 2019 Chicano Latina Graduation Celebration that he founded.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 21, 2019
When professor Cruz Rangel started teaching at San Diego City College, Richard Nixon was president and many of his students did not have the right to vote, because the 26th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution hadn’t lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 yet.
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Convention Center

Planned construction leads to graduation venue change

Traditional Balboa Park graduation venue moved to San Diego Convention Center due to a once conceivable construction project
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 20, 2019

Those walking in caps and gowns for graduation this May will be walking a lot closer to the bay. The 2019 San Diego City College commencement ceremony has been moved to a ballroom at the San Diego...

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