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Another record graduating class for PCC

Another record graduating class for PCC

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED May 1, 2014

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.

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.