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CHICAGO, June 29, 2020 – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joins CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, in recognizing 25 City Colleges of Chicago graduates who will receive scholarships from the company to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The winners recently graduated from Chicago’s community college system with […]
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On Saturday, June 27th at 9 a.m., City Colleges of Chicago students, families, friends, faculty and staff will be able to view the community college system’s first virtual Commencement Ceremony online at   More than 3,700 graduates from across the seven City Colleges of Chicago celebrate earning their associate degree this year. “Our students’ accomplishments, […]
Dear City Colleges Community: Our proposed FY21 budget reflects a year ahead impacted by COVID-19, and prioritizes our commitment to offering Chicagoans a quality, affordable education in a healthy and safe environment. The budget accounts for adjustments made in the 2020-21 academic year as a result of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of […]
Student Success Stories
Thadeus Banks
Malcolm X College
As a child, Thadeus Banks always loved science and taking care of others. Now, after much soul searching, he is pursuing a career in nursing – the perfect fit for him. When Thadeus graduated from Austin Career Academy in 2012, he went to trade school to prepare for a career in electrical, construction, and maintenance,...
Umara Zetino
Wright College
Umara Zetino’s advice to anyone who has been out of the classroom for a while is pretty straightforward: “it doesn’t matter what age you are, as long as you have the will and the drive. If you want to earn your degree, you can do it.” And she should know. After leaving high school at...
Daryna Doroshenko
Harold Washington College
In a few short years, Daryna Doroshenko has perfected her English, earned her Associate Degree in Accounting, and has now been named as valedictorian for Harold Washington College for the Class of 2020. When Daryna moved to the United States in 2015, she already had a solid foundation of the English language. After working in...
Kamron Southall
Harold Washington College
At the age of 21, Star Scholar Kamron Southall is not only graduating from Harold Washington College with an Associate Degree in Computer Science, he has landed a full-time job at JPMorgan Chase & Co after a year-long apprenticeship. Always interested in computers, Kamron said he learned “the language and the logic of programming” in...
Alec Telles
Truman College
Alec Telles’ ultimate goal is to help solve climate change and other environmental issues through engineering – and this Truman College graduate is well on his way. When he graduated from Taft High School, he wasn’t sure what his next move would be. He didn’t want to apply to four-year universities because he was afraid...
Tatiana Foster
Malcolm X College
Tatiana Foster is well on her way to becoming a labor and delivery nurse and midwife after finding her true calling in life at Malcolm X College. After she graduated from John Marshall High School in 2013, Tatiana went to cosmetology school. After a few years in the beauty industry, in her own words she...
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Patrice Henderson
Olive-Harvey College
It didn’t happen until later in life, but once Olive-Harvey College (OHC) Disability Access Center (DAC) director Patrice Henderson found her passion, she committed herself fully to her profession. Patrice grew up on Chicago’s South Side and attended Kenwood Academy. Once she completed high school, the mother of one took classes at Daley College and...
Tunisha Potter
Kennedy-King College
College advisor Tunisha Potter knows first-hand what some of her students are going through – because she’s been there herself. After graduating from Westinghouse High School in 2000, Tunisha moved to Texas with her mom. She was already a mom to a two-year old, and so community college was the best option for her. It...
Nicole Gould
Daley College, Early College
Nicole Gould always pictured herself working with young people, and has happily found her professional home at City Colleges as a college advisor, primarily for Star Scholars. Nicole is from Chicago, but after she graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy, she went on to earn her BA in criminal justice at Jackson State, an Historically...
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