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Celebrating mid-year graduates

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Dec 20, 2022

Winter graduate statistics

Graduation day is an important milestone in any student’s life, marking the end of an educational journey and the beginning of whatever lies ahead, whether it be continuing their education or starting a job. College of Lake County (CLC) gave the newest group of graduates a celebratory send-off during the college’s first December commencement ceremony. 

More than 1,200 graduates representing 40 academic programs received degrees and certificates, including over 40 military-affiliated students.  

Graduate and his son

“It's been an amazing experience,” said graduate Emma Borovka. “The teachers here are amazing and helped me excel in my career more than I ever anticipated or even knew was possible. I’ve made lifelong friends, and I'm really proud to be here tonight." 

Mother hugging a graduateAnother graduate, Mia Diaz, said, “I'm just so happy and blessed to be a college student and to have such wonderful people at CLC to help me through it. I don't think I would have made it without their support.” 

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes in 2019 and is a national leader in many areas, including campus internationalization, sustainability and conservation.