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Macomb Community College celebrates 101st commencement May 3

– Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:00AM

Three graduates to reflect on their educational journey during ceremony

Macomb Community College is celebrating its 101st commencement on Friday, May 3, 7 p.m. at the Sports & Expo Center on Macomb’s South Campus. The college will be awarding more than 1,400 associate degrees to those completing their degree requirements at the end of the winter 2019 semester.

Three Macomb graduates will speak at commencement, sharing their educational journey.

Ayah Shkoukani, 19, of Fraser, is an Early College of Macomb student who attended Fraser High School and Macomb Community College simultaneously. A first-generation college student, Shkoukani has earned her associate degree in general studies and plans to attend Wayne State University to earn a nursing degree, aspiring to eventually become a pediatrician.

Sarah Fuller, 20, of Avoca, pursued her passion of working with food by earning an associate degree in restaurant management. A recipient of a Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association scholarship, Fuller hopes one day to be the general manager of a fine dining restaurant.

Jeff Sornig, 48, of Chesterfield, enrolled at Macomb following a 23-year career in the Marine Corps. Completing his associate degree in creative imaging and illustration was  interrupted by  a 10-week internship at Nickelodeon Animation Studio in California that turned into a two-year job. A desire to set an example for his sons that it’s important to finish what you start prompted Sornig to return to Macomb to complete his degree.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 38,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is one of the largest grantors 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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