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Macomb Community College celebrates 94th commencement Dec. 18

– Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:00AM

Macomb Community College is celebrating the accomplishments of those graduates completing degree requirements at the end of the fall 2015 semester, to which it is awarding more than 930 associate degrees at its 94th commencement on Friday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Macomb’s Center Campus.

The commencement speaker and recipient of the Most Distinguished Graduate award is Alexander Witan, of Sterling Heights, who will be graduating from the Macomb Police Academy and will be receiving an associate of applied science in law enforcement. Witan began his educational career at Macomb in the Early Admit program, which allowed him to take college courses while still in high school. While attending Macomb, Witan tutored Vietnamese students and helped his sister train to enter the U.S. Marines training program. He also worked as a dispatcher at the Center Campus Public Safety Office through the student work study program. Witan has accepted a position with the Roseville Police Department. He aspires to become a U.S. deputy.

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 is 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.

Media contact: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560,