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Macomb Community College celebrates its 90th commencement

– Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00AM

Macomb Community College’s fall 2013 commencement ceremony will be held on at 2 p.m., Dec. 14, at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, located on Macomb’s Center Campus in Clinton Township.

The event recognizes the achievements of students who completed their requirements at the close of the summer and fall semesters. The college expects to grant about 1,270 associate degrees.

The commencement speaker and recipient if the Most Distinguished Graduate award will be Charles Cammarata, 37, of Fraser. Cammarata will receive an associate of applied science degree in climate control technology. He is a student ambassador as well as a fundraising coordinator and a past vice president of leadership for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Macomb. 

Since January of 2012, Cammarata has been concurrently enrolled at both Macomb and Ferris State University, attending Ferris classes at Macomb’s South Campus in Warren. This month, he also will receive a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and management from Ferris. After his two graduations, Cammarata plans to look for a job that will utilize his skills, possibly in management consulting or training and development.  He also aspires to attend graduate school. 

Recognizing how important it is for graduates, family, friends and faculty to reflect upon the significance of earning a college degree, Macomb Community College hosts two commencement ceremonies each year. In addition to the ceremony held each December, a commencement is held each May to honor graduates who complete their degree requirements at the close of each year’s winter semester.  

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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