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STLCC Commencement Slated for May 18 at Chaifetz Arena
April 29, 2014
More than 3,000 degrees and certificates will be conferred at St. Louis Community College's commencement exercises Sunday, May 18, at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, No. 1 South Compton Ave.
Ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m. A total of 2,372 associate degrees and 670 certificates will be conferred. Students who completed bachelor’s degrees through programs between STLCC and both Central Methodist University and Southeast Missouri State University also will receive diplomas during the ceremonies.
Former STLCC Chancellor Henry Shannon, Ph.D., will be the commencement speaker. Shannon, who currently is president/chancellor of Chaffey Community College District in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., worked at STLCC for 24 years. He served as chancellor from 2000 to 2007.
The student speaker will be Rachel Zink, who will receive her associate degree in general transfer studies. An honors program scholar, Zink received the 2014 President’s Merit Award and has appeared on the Dean’s List for five semesters. She also received a 2013 Student Leadership Award from the Missouri Community College Association. Zink is president of Meramec’s Global Justice Club. She is a member of the campus Phi Theta Kappa chapter and serves as the recording secretary for the campus Student Government Association. Zink also is a New Student Orientation peer mentor.