The George H. Ryan Gymnasium in the KCC Activities Building is the setting for tomorrow's (Sat) graduation ceremony at Kankakee Community College. More than 400 degrees and certificates will be conferred at the 53rd Annual commencement. A number of students, faculty and alumni accomplishments will be recognized.
The speaker will be a former president of the college, Larry Huffman, Ph.D. In all, Huffman worked at KCC for 24 years, first as executive vice president for academic programs & services. After serving for 10 years as KCC’s president, Huffman retired in March of 2001. He then worked in the private sector and at other colleges for several years. Huffman also served as interim-president at KCC for five months in 2009.
The recipient of the John M. Fulton Distinguished Alumni Award is the Honorable Michael Kick, retired chief judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit, which includes Kankakee and Iroquois counties.
The ceremony will stream live on the commencement.kcc.edu website. Social media users can use #KCCgrad2022 to congratulate graduates.
At the U of I in Champaign-Urbana ---- students and loved ones gatther at Memorial Stadium for commencement exercises. Former Illinois and U.S. National Team women's soccer coach Jill Ellis will serve as commencement speaker.