MEDIA ADVISORY: SDCE Awards 6000+ Diplomas and Certificates

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Ranessa Ashton

            Public Information Officer

            rashton@sdccd.edu | 619.733.0122

San Diego, CA. — Today, San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) will award more than 6000 diplomas and certificates on June 2 during a joint Commencement ceremony with San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) at 5 p.m. at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

The 2017 graduating class will be recognized for their leadership efforts and outstanding accomplishments. Cristina Rosas, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student whose father got deported from the United States (US) when she was just five years old, will be SDCE’s student speaker.

Date/Time:        Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location:        Spreckels Organ Pavilion | Balboa Park

Program:

5:00 p.m.         Traditional Processional during “Pomp and Circumstance”

5:05 p.m.         Presentation of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance and “Star Spangled Banner”

5:10 p.m.         VIP Remarks

Carlos O. Turner Cortez, Ph.D., President, San Continuing Education

Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D., Board of Trustees’ President, San Diego Community College District

Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, San Diego Community College District

Richard Barrera, Board of Education Vice President, San Diego Unified School District

Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District

5:45 p.m. Cristina Rosas, SDCE Student Speaker Shares Experience as DACA Student

6:00 p.m. Awarding of Diplomas

6:50 p.m. Traditional Turning of the Tassels

7:00 p.m. Traditional Recessional

4:15-4:45 p.m. Interviews:                SDCE Student graduates available for media

For more information, SDCE.EDU

Mission: San Diego Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse adult learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to college.