SLCC Holds 2013 Commencement Ceremony

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Presiding Bishop, Emeritus David Burton recognized with honorary degrees.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert

The College will present Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Emeritus Bishop David Burton with Honorary Doctorate degrees.

Salt Lake Community College will hold its graduation ceremony on May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Maverik Center, located at 3200 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City, UT.

The College will present Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Emeritus Bishop David Burton with Honorary Doctorate degrees. Gary Herbert is Utah’s 17th Governor; he took the Oath of Office on August 11, 2009. David Burton was the 13th Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving from 1995 until 2012.

Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project, will provide the Commencement address. A finalist for CNN’s Hero award, Kayongo is an African refugee who founded the Global Soap Project, a non-governmental organization that recycles gently used soaps—mostly from hotels—and distributes them to areas of need. His organization has distributed new soap in 23 countries to improve health for disaster victims, refugees, and children and mothers living in extreme poverty.

Mabel Langford and Zane Holmquist have been named SLCC’s Distinguished Alumni. Holmquist is Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director, at Deer Valley’s Stein Eriksen Lodge. Langford works as a registered nurse and is a founding member and President of the Rotary Club of Hispano- Latinos of Salt Lake City.

Karen Kwan has been named the 2014 SLCC Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to one.

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