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STLCC Graduation 2017

STLCC Commencement Slated for May 20 at Chaifetz Arena

Sarah Johnson's Story

Nearly 2,500 students will be honored at St. Louis Community College’s commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 20, at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, No. 1 South Compton Ave.

Commencement exercises begin at 7 p.m.

During the ceremony, the college will confer more than 2,000 degrees and more than 300 certificates. Students who completed bachelor’s degrees through STLCC and Central Methodist University will also receive diplomas during the ceremony. 

Maxine Clark, founder of Build-a-Bear Workshop and chief executive officer of the Clark-Fox Family Foundation, will receive the St. Louis Community College Honorary Degree Award. 

Sarah Johnson, who will receive an associate degree in general transfer studies, will provide the student address. A native of Burundi, East Africa, Johnson enrolled at STLCC-Wildwood in fall 2014. While pursuing her degree, she held a number of student leadership positions, including serving as president of the Psychology Club and president of the Beta Rho Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. She also received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Paris, France during the summer of 2016. Upon graduation, Johnson will continue her education at Fontbonne University, with the goal of becoming a speech pathologist.

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