Another record graduating class for PCC
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - For the third consecutive year, Pima Community College will confer a record number of degrees and certificates on a record number of graduates during its Graduation ceremony.
C.J. Karamargin with PCC tells KGUN9 that a total of 3,791 students are candidates for graduation at this year's commencement ceremony - 65 more than last year's record.
This year's ceremony will take place on May 22 at the Tucson Convention Center Arena located at 260 S. Church Avenue at 7 p.m.
Chancellor Lee D. Lambert says, "Our graduates are united by a spirit of perseverance and a love of learning. They truly reflect the best qualities found in Tucson's wonderful tapestry of cultures and surely will form the backbone of a thriving, prosperous community."
The oldest graduate is Salahuddin Ali Qurtubah, 76, who is a candidate to receive a Social Services Certificate.
The youngest graduate is Jose Teodoro Celaya-Alcala, 15, who is a candidate to receive an Arizona General Education Curriculum-Arts certification.
The College is scheduled to confer a total of 6,070 degrees and certificates. Many PCC students earn more than one certificate and/or degree.