Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Join Us for 2015 Cultural Convocations

What are cultural convocations? Maricopa traditionally offers students the opportunity to celebrate graduation through culturally focused Convocations. Convocations are smaller, more intimate graduation celebrations that are focused on a particular discipline, skill or culture. Maricopa’s Cultural Convocations are open to students from all ten colleges. It is important that you register to attend and indicate how many guests you will bring. For planning purposes, you must register in advance. We look forward to seeing you.Why are they important? Cultural Convocations affirm our students and reach out to families and friends in a way that is culturally meaningful. All Convocations are open to all graduates from all ten Maricopa colleges who wish to participate in a culturally specific ceremony. Convocations are open to employees, family and friends of graduates who wish to celebrate with the students. Because of the capacity limits, some convocations may limit the number of guests per student. Culturally specific convocations are listed below along with contact information to get more information and to register. RSVP today, come celebrate with family and friends! Group LGBTQA. Date: Saturday, April 25th. Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Location: MCC –LB 145. Contact: Please RSVP by e-mail to Richard Schultz, Richard.schultz@riosalado.edu or by phone at 480-377-4062. Group Veterans. Date: Thursday, May 7th. Time 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.. Location: GCC Student Union Rom. 104. Contact: Please RSVP by e-mail to Darcy Breault, darcy.breault@riosalado.edu or by phone at 480-517-8687. Group Hispanic. Date: Friday, May 1st. Time: 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.. Arrival time is 5:00 p.m.. Location: EMCC Conference Center. Location: Please RSVP by e-mail to Don Jensen-Bobailla, don.jesnsen-bobadilla@domail.maricopa.edu or by phone at 480.731.8296.Group Black / African American. Date: Saturday, May 2nd. Time: 2p.m. – 4 p.m., arrival time 1 p.m.. Location: CGCC – Arnette Ward Center for Performing Arts and Student Union Pavilion. Contact: Please RSVP to the VP of Student Affairs Staff by phone at 480-732-7322. Group Asian Pacific Islander. Date: Saturday, May 2nd. Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.. Location: MSS – The Event Tent. Contact: Please RSVP by e-mail to Ariyana Skauge, ariyana.skauge@cgc.edu or by phone at 480-857-5559. Group American Indian. Date: Thursday, May 14th. Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.. Location: MCC Performing arts Center. Location: Please RSVP by calling the American Indian Institute Department at 480-461-7931. For more information about Convocations at MCCCD contact Terry Mitich at 480-731-8659 or Rory Gilbert at 480-731-8111.

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For more information about Convocations at MCCCD contact Terry Mitich at 480-731-8659 or Rory Gilbert at 480-731-8111.