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STLCC Commencement Slated for May 23 at Scottrade Center

May 07, 2010

More than 2,700 degrees and certificates will be conferred at St. Louis Community College’s commencement exercises Sunday, May 23, at Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Ave.

Ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. A total of 2,256 associate degrees and 501 certificates will be conferred. Students who completed bachelor’s degrees through 2+2 programs between STLCC and both Central Methodist University and Southeast Missouri State University also will receive diplomas during the ceremonies.

Student speakers will be:

Patricia Desamero  
Patricia Desamero
Patricia Desamero (St. Louis, Mo.), who will receive an associate degree in general transfer studies from Forest Park. She served as president of the Student Government Association and is the founding president of Tomorrow’s Law Pre-Law Club. She also served as co-captain of her quiz bowl team that placed second two straight years at the Hornsby Quiz Bowl; Forest Park was the only community college team in a field of historically black colleges and universities. Desamero, a member of the Air National Guard, plans to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis and study political science.
Nina Baumann  
Nina Baumann
Nina Baumann (Eureka, Mo.), who will receive an associate degree in teaching from Wildwood. An active community volunteer, Baumann she recently was honored by the Kwame Foundation as one of Missouri’s most accomplished young women. A dean’s list honoree at Wildwood, Baumann has been accepted into the Pierre Laclede Honors College and received a Chancellor’s Scholarship at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She plans to complete a master’s degree and then teach elementary school.
Quynh Tho Thai  
Quynh Tho Thai
Quynh Thoa Thai (St. Louis, Mo.), who will receive an associate degree in business administration from Meramec. Thai came to the United States from Danang, Vietnam, as a high school exchange student. Thai, who married in 2005, is an honors scholar at Meramec and served as the vice president of membership for the campus Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter. She has been accepted into the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in international business.
Christopher Pottorf  
Christopher Pottorf
Christopher Pottorf (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), who received an associate degree in electrical engineering technology from Florissant Valley. Pottorf, who was home-schooled in Cape Girardeau, is a member of the campus Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter. He plans to find employment in his field following graduation, but eventually will continue his education at a four-year institution.