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STLCC Commencement Slated for May 17 at Scottrade Center

May 05, 2008

Nearly 2,700 degrees and certificates will be conferred at St. Louis Community College’s commencement exercises Saturday, May 17, at Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. Students are expected to arrive by 10 a.m. A total of 2,202 associate degrees and 490 certificates will be conferred. Student speakers will be

  • Mahmedein Mahmedein (Hazelwood, Mo.), who will receive an associate degree in business administration from Florissant Valley. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, Mahmedein also served one year as Division III International Vice President of Phi Theta Kappa, the first STLCC student to hold an international office with the organization. He also was selected to the Missouri Community College Association/Phi Theta Kappa All-Missouri Academic Third Team. Mahmedein has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, and has been offered a full scholarship to the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He hopes to one day work for the United Nations as an ambassador or part of a relief effort.

  • Lynn Vitale (Concord Village, Mo.), who will receive an associate degree in life sciences from Meramec. A member of Phi Theta Kappa and an honors student, Vitale will be the first member of her family to earn a college degree. A single mother of three children, Vitale will attend Logan College of Chiropractic. She hopes to open her own practice and donate some of her services to those who cannot afford them.

  • Joshua Walker (Cahokia, Ill.), who will receive an associate degree in automotive technology from Forest Park. A member of Phi Theta Kappa and an honors student, Walker is a Supplemental Instruction group leader and currently is working on a bachelor’s degree in education technology online through Grand Canyon University. He will be participating in the college’s study abroad program in China beginning May 18. His career goal is to be an automotive instructor at Forest Park.