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SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– South Suburban College hosted its 90th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2018. This year’s Commencement Speaker was Marcus C. Evans, Jr., State Representative for the 33rd District, which covers parts of Chatham, South Deering, Avalon Park, Burnside, Calumet Heights, South Chicago, Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing, Lynwood, and Sauk Village.
Evans spoke about his experiences growing up on the south side of Chicago with limited financial resources. From his family he learned three important ideals that would come to define his life’s work: integrity, hard work, and community service. Evans attended Morgan Park High School and Chicago State University, majoring in mathematics.
This year South Suburban College awarded over 500 degrees and certificates to graduating students, in addition to many more transferring students who are finishing up their two years at SSC. Approximately 200 students walked at the ceremony.
South Suburban College is located at 15800 South State Street in South Holland, Illinois. Registration for the fall semester is now in progress. For more information, visit www.ssc.edu, or contact the Admissions Office: 708-210-5718.