More than 3,000 degrees and certificates will be conferred at STLCC’s commencement exercises Sunday, May 19, at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, No. 1 South Compton Ave.
Ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m. A total of 2,372 associate degrees and 670 certificates will be conferred. Students who completed bachelor’s degrees through programs between STLCC and both Central Methodist University and Southeast Missouri State University also will receive diplomas during the ceremonies.
Rodney Gee, principal, Financial Advisor Diversity Performance for Edward Jones and president of the St. Louis Community College Foundation Board of Directors, will receive the St. Louis Community College Honorary Degree Award.
The student speaker will be Antonio Parker Sr., who will receive his associate degree in criminal justice/law enforcement. Parker, who attends classes at the college's Florissant Valley campus, recently was named to the 2013 All-USA Community College Academic Team. He also was named the 2013 Coca-Cola Foundation New Century Scholar as well as a first-team selection to the 2013 All-Missouri Academic Team.
Established in 1962, St. Louis Community College is the largest community college district in Missouri and one of the largest in the United States. STLCC has four campuses – Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood – and annually serves more than 81,000 students through credit courses, continuing education and workforce development programs. For more information about STLCC, visit www.stlcc.edu.