Salt Lake Community College Graduates Largest Class in School History

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Salt Lake Community College’s class of 2012 will graduate 4185 students—making make it the largest class in school history. U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team player Abby Wambach will be the Commencement speaker.

2012 Graduate of Excellence

2012 Graduate of Excellence

Abby Wambach has won both an Olympic Games gold medal and led the U.S. team to the World Cup finals. Wambach has been recognized as the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year.

Salt Lake Community College’s class of 2012 will graduate 4185 students—making it the largest class in school history. The 2012 Salt Lake Community College Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. at the Maverik Center, located at 3200 South Decker Lake Drive in West Valley City, Utah. U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team player Abby Wambach will be the Commencement speaker.

One hundred eighty-seven U.S. Veterans will graduate in the class of 2012—38 with Honors, 23 with High Honors, and one Graduate of Excellence.

Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups and businessman Roger McQueen will be presented with honorary doctorate awards.

The College will recognize Laura Procunier and Phillip Chipping as Distinguished Alumni.

The annual SLCC Teaching Excellence Awards will be presented to Mary Alvarez, Kyle Costello, Melanie Dance, Terry Martin and Lois Oestreich. The College Innovation of the Year Award will be presented to the SLCC Community Writing Center's Salt Lake Teens Write Program.

The 2012 Graduates of excellence are: Young Woo Son from the School of Applied Technology and Professional & Economic Development; C. Scott Wood from the School of Arts, Communication and New Media; Dut Aguer Bior from the School of Business; Ann-Judith Valcin-Sluga from the School of Developmental Education and Learning Resources, Robyn Smith from the School of School of Health Sciences; Samuel Ortiz from the School of Humanities & Social Sciences; Jaclyn Lakey from the School of Science, Mathematics & Engineering; and Ramsay L. Campbell from the School of Technical Specialties.

English professor Lisa Bickmore will be the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer.

Abby Wambach was a collegiate All-American as a soccer player at the University of Florida who first joined the United States’ Women’s National Team in 2001. She has won both an Olympic Games gold medal and led the U.S. team to the World Cup finals. Wambach has been recognized as the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year.

About the College:
Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Educating and training more than 62,000 people each year, the College is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The College has 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Courses are offered during both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

For more information about 2012 Commencement, visit: http://www.slcc.edu/commencement/.

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