STLCC Commencement A Highlight of 60th Anniversary Celebration
St. Louis Community College’s commencement ceremonies will be a little more special in 2022.
Not only will they be the first in-person graduation exercises since spring 2019, but they also will be a significant moment of STLCC’s 60th anniversary celebration.
STLCC commencement is Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena, located on the campus of Saint Louis University.
More than 2,400 students qualified to earn associate degrees or certificates. That’s quite a contrast to STLCC’s first graduating class in 1965 when 67 students earned associate degrees. In the early days, the College’s first programs were nursing, data processing, culinary arts and automotive technology. Today, STLCC has 15 college transfer options and more than 80 career programs.
This year’s student speaker for commencement is Alyssa M. Gaddis, STLCC-Meramec, who will graduate with an associate degree in general transfer studies. Gaddis, president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter at Meramec, plans to study accounting at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Because of COVID-19, the spring 2022 semester was Gaddis’ first taking classes in person.
Stories about Gaddis and other STLCC graduates will be featured in the newsroom on the College website May 16-20.