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Macomb Community College celebrates 102nd commencement Dec. 13

– Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:00AM

Two graduates to reflect on their educational journey during ceremony

Macomb Community College is celebrating its 102nd commencement on Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Macomb’s Center Campus in Clinton Township. The college will be awarding nearly 900 associate degrees to those completing their degree requirements at the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

Two graduating Macomb students will speak at commencement.

Dalia Ali-Khan, 20, of Clinton Township, will share her journey from suffering debilitating panic attacks in high school to assuming leadership roles within the college community. She was president of Macomb’s Philosophy Club and a tutor in the Reading and Writing Studios. Ali-Khan has earned an associate degree in general studies and will transfer to Oakland University to complete her bachelor’s degree in social work. Her goal is to become a therapist, helping others and advocating for accessible mental health services.

Jennine Nelson, 43, of Grosse Pointe, enrolled in Macomb after a 20-year hiatus from the classroom. The mother of two sons, Nelson earned an associate degree in business administration. She will begin an internship at Meritor in January and plans to transfer to Wayne State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management.

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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